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I HAVE A NEW GARMIN ETREX LEGEND THAT WORKED FINE UNTIL RECENTLY I CANNOT USE THE FIND WAYPOINT FUNCTION. IT TELLS ME GO THE WRONG DIRECTION AND THE MILEAGE IS WAY OFF. ALL OTHER FUNCTIONS ARE OK. THIS UNIT IS IF NO HELP TO ME ANYMORE. BATTERIES ARE NEW AND THE SATELLITE RECEPTION WAS VERY GOOD. IT WILL SHUTDOWN AFTER 15-20 MINUTES LEAVING A VERTICAL GREEN LINE ON THE SCREEN. ??? PLEASE ADVISE. GEORGE JULOVICH

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Try disabling WAAS function

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