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Garmin etrex (basic version) - display suddenly changes to single vertical line, after a few minutes indoors and immediately outdoors when satellite signal available

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  • Anonymous Sep 24, 2008

    I have the same problem - vertical line as soon as a satellite locks on.

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    I have a similar problem with my etrex legend. A single vertical line which seems to appear randomly, sometimes in a couple of minutes, sometimes after 10 or more minutes. Not related to satellite acquisition. Must remove battery to clear and restart.

  • helmet77 Mar 25, 2009

    I have the same problem. I will try a software update

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I had the same problem with the eTrex Legend (monochrome) and tried the solution of taking it apart, cleaning the connections and putting it back together. This did not work for me. I then updated the firmware to version 3.9 and that solved the vertical line problem, at least for the time being.

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I started having the same problems today. Try going to the Garmin site and downloading a software update for your model gps (it's under the "support" tab). This has seemed to solve the issue on my etrex legend.

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