Question about Garmin eTrex GPS Receiver
My garmin etrex does nothing with new batteries I had the gps on all day while boating. Forgot to turn it off. Checked on it the next afternoon and screen was blank. Replaced batteries, unit will not turn on. Cleaned the already clean contacts and checked all connections with a meter. No luck. Is this unit now a paperweight? Can it be taken apart to check further?
The eTrex is on the way back to Garmin! I contacted Garmin ref this problem and the tech suggested that I try to 'reset the master'...Power device off (it won't turn on so this was not a problem), press and hold down for 5 seconds the following button combination: page+enter+power. If this works a prompt will come up asking if you want to clear all user data, to which you have to select 'yes' and this will erase all data saved/stored. Leave the device outside for a minimum of 20 minutes so that it may properly acquire satellites. If the device does not awake using these directions...back to Garmin, which is the action I must now take! lt7578
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
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