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Same problem Did you ever get your Garmin Vista fixed? If so, where did you send it?

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To the factory (Olathe, Kansas).

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When I turn on my Garmin Legend, draggng anchor appears and a loud alarm sounds. None of the buttons work.Can't even turn it off.


This may not be the solution but go to their web site. I had problems with me Etrex Vista and they sent me patches, etc and finally I ended up sending it back and they fixed it and sent me a new one. If you can back up your waypoints etc. Do so because once they get it those will be wiped out.

Jul 18, 2010 | Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver

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Backup and Restore Favourites on Garmin Nuvi Satnav


If your garmin nuvi satnav becomes faulty it may have to be reset or indeed scrapped. Either way you lose the places saved in your favourites folder.

If you have backed them up to your computer it's a simple matter to restore them to your reset nuvi or to a new one.

To Backup Favourites in GarminNuvi Satnav


Instructions for PC:
  1. Connect the Garmin nuvi satnav to your computer
  2. Go to the Start menu
  3. Choose My Computer (or Computer for Vista and Windows 7)
  4. Right-click the Garmin nuvi drive and select Open
  5. Double-click the Garmin folder (For nuvi 1xxx series units skip this step)
  6. Double-click the GPX folder
  7. Right-click on the Current.gpx file
  8. Choose Copy from the right-click menu
  9. Right-click on any blank area on the desktop
  10. Choose Paste to put a copy of it on your computer's desktop
Instructions for Mac:
  1. Connect your garmin nuvi satnav to your Mac
  2. When you see the Garmin nuvi mounted to the desktop, double-click on it
  3. Double-click on the Garmin folder (For nuvi 1xxx series units skip this step)
  4. Double-click the GPX folder
  5. Click once on the Current.gpx file
  6. Go to the Edit menu at the top of the screen
  7. Click Copy "Current.gpx"
  8. Click any blank area on the desktop
  9. Go to the Edit menu again
  10. Click Paste Item
Now, if for some reason you need to put the file back onto your garmin nuvi satnav, you will need to send it over to your satnav using a program. For the PC, you will need MapSource which can be downloaded at:http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209

To send the file back to the satnav using MapSource on a PC:
  1. Connect your Garmin Nuvi satnav to the PC
  2. Go to the Start menu
  3. Highlight All Programs (Or just Programs for Vista and Windows 7)
  4. Highlight Garmin
  5. Click MapSource
  6. Click on the File menu
  7. Select Open...
  8. At the top where it says "Look in:", select Desktop
  9. At the bottom where it says "Files of type:" select GPS eXchange Format (*.gpx)
  10. Click on the Current.gpx file
  11. Click Open
  12. Click on the Transfer menu
  13. Click Send To Device...
  14. Select the GPS in the Device drop-down list.
  15. Click Send
Currently MapSource does not work with the Mac operating system so you'll either need access to a windows computer or a windows environment on your Mac to send the file back to your satnav.

on Feb 23, 2011 | GPS

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How do I install maps from the Garmin US Topo 100K to my Garmin Etrex Vista HCx? I've put in a microSD card, then what?


You need to install the map software on your PC. From there, using the map select tool, select the maps you want to add to your GS unit and then send them to the microSD card which will show up in the SEND window.

Mar 29, 2010 | Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Handheld GPS...

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My 3 year old Garmin Etrex Vista just started displaying horizontal lines across the entire display. Any suggestions?


Try updating the unit's software via the Garmin.com website. This may fix it as there was a satellite launched which was causing problems with some Garmin units.

Sep 25, 2009 | Garmin eTrex Vista GPS Receiver

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Long beep when turning off


I had the same problem with the etrex Vista. The problem was that my Mac stored hidden files on the Micro SD card and those cause the beep. If you delete the hidden files e.g. with Tinker Tool then you Garmin will work fine again.

Jun 11, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 60CS GPS Receiver

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I have an Etrex Vista C. I have had it for about 4 years. I am trying to install "TOPO U.S.A. 2008" USB data into the Garmin Etrex from the computor. However, it does not appear to be loading. It doesn't...


How are you installing?

You need to have Mapsource running, select the Topo USA 2008 maps to show on your screen. Use the Map Select tool, and select all the maps you want to send to the unit. Then hit the Send to GPS at the top and a pop up window asks what you want to send. Select Maps.

If this is what you have done already, please come back and tell us and we'll trouble shoot from there.

Jan 17, 2009 | Garmin eTrex Vista GPS Receiver

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Can not updait a GARMIN GPSMAP 60CSx


Try http://brilliantcorners.org/nodes/87-fixing-a-dead-garmin-gpsmap-60csx. It has helped many people. Complete steps to fix a dead Garmin are listed there.

Dec 31, 2008 | Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx GPS Receiver

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Blank Screen on Garmin E-Trex Vista


Yes, this problem has been caused by the launch of a new satellite earlier this year. As soon as your unit gets a fix from the new satellite, it causes this problem. Simple immediate fix: disable WAAS in the setup. Permanent fix: go to Garmin website and update your unit's software and it will fix this temporary problem. Enjoy your GPS and don't forget to come back and tell us if this fixed your problem.

Aug 19, 2008 | Garmin 010-00358-00 GPS Receiver

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Sync problems with windows vista


I got a Vista computer in April and have problems also. You need a special program to install the maps. email Garmin and they will send you the link. An SD card reader/writer is MUCH faster than the sync.

I didn't have syncing problems until after I tried to install Documents to Go. I had to remove Doc to Go v6 because it was making my computer unstable. Doc to GO V10 works with Vista but requires Palm OS6. Garmin says that Palm OS6 can't be installed on the Garmin iQue because they added proprietary software to OS4. I believe my sync problems will disappear after I reload the Palm Software.

Feb 18, 2008 | Garmin iQue 3600 GPS Receiver

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Wrong elevation showing garmin etrex vista


Found a fix, by resetting all user data my problem was fixed.
Garmin Edge 305 Power off device and hold 'mode + power'
eTrex Vista Power off device and then hold 'page + enter + power'
Hope this helps!

Dec 16, 2007 | GPS

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