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When I power up my eTrex Vista, I get the initial screen with the Garmin eTrex logo & then nothing else displays on the screen. It sits there for hours. I can't get any other menus or screens so I can't adjust any settings. Curiously, it will display the menu saying that it can't acquire the satellites. The menu is the one that says "continue searching, use with GPS off, use map, etc.). I can select any of those options but then it returns to the Garmin logo and nothing else. I used the updater to reload the software (computer detected it and displayed the model id) and nothing changed. Repeated all of this with and without batteries. Any suggestions?

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SOURCE: Garmin eTrex Legend

If it hasn't been used in a long time it could take up to 30 minutes to get positioning. Get a clear view of the sky and let it set at least 30 minutes. If that doesn't work antennae connection is bad. Its not a software issue.

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi GPS won't acquire satellites

There is a known hardware bug in the Garmin 600 series relating to the detection of the connection of an external antenna. The GPS is supposed to do this automatically and when it detects an external antenna plugged in it switches out the internal antenna. Unfortunately, this circuitry doesn't work correctly in some versions of the unit and sometimes it get's comfused and thinks there is an external antenna connected when there is not. This causes the behavior you describe because, for all practical purposes, there is no antenna connected.

Garmin can fix this and they've been known to fix it even on units that are out of warranty. There is a fix that can be done by someone with the right equipment and know-how which requires disassembling the unit and bypassing the antenna switch. Not to be attempted by anyone not experienced in micro surface mount PCB re-work.

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