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Display on etrex Legend is dim

I have two, identical, etrex Legends. The display on one has become very dim, almost faded looking, making it very difficult to read. The display on the other etrex is very dark and easy to read. Both are roughly the same age, with the same amount of use. Any idea what the problem is?

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Have you tried Main Manu / Setup / Display and then adjusting the contrast?

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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You can adjust the display in your GPS setup menu. Looking for eTrek for spares if you have one to spare.

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