20 Most Recent Garmin eTrex Venture HC GPS Receiver Questions & Answers


Garmin troubleshooting

replace it or try a master reset. that is an old unit. https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={dc0a1390-14a9-11de-76c5-000000000000}
8/9/2014 4:26:35 AM • Garmin eTrex... • Answered on Aug 09, 2014

Handheld gps just quit.

Go to GARMIN Website and seek help there [from their techys] asap ... ok
11/24/2013 12:30:14 AM • Garmin eTrex... • Answered on Nov 24, 2013

Webupdater crashed my etrex!!!

never use the garmin webupdater, it is unreliable. download the previous version 3.10 firmware from http://www.tramsoft.ch/gps/garmin_etrex-venture-hc-firmware-upgrades_en.html, extract to c:\garmin, plug in your gps via usb, hold the front button in the down position until update process completes, run the updater.exe program and let it complete. You will see an error message at the end of the update process, ignore and let the garmin reboot and it should work again after that.
9/12/2011 5:06:37 PM • Garmin eTrex... • Answered on Sep 12, 2011

ETrex Venture HC Car GPS Receiver: How do reset unit back to factory spec's...


From your owner's manual, to reset to factory defaults (Page 34)

Select the route page options button and press the Thumb Stick in to access the options menu.
Select "Restore Defaults" and then press in on the Thumb Stick to restore factory settings.
Hope this is of some help to you.
Good Luck!

5/8/2010 1:31:27 PM • Garmin eTrex... • Answered on May 08, 2010

My GPS won't stay on

I can solve this by not solving it. First I tried reset the unit to default settings: hold down the power, page, and enter buttons at the same time, a message, "do you really wan to reset..." will appear. Select "yes." If the unit reboots, hurrah. If not, call tech support (1.800.800.1020). Get an RMA, send it back to them for repair. I had purchased mine over 30 days ago but less than 60: Amazon wouldn't replace it, Garmin will either replace or repair. If you want them to send a new unit while the old is in transit, just ask; they will charge and then credit a card once they have the old unit is in hand. Good luck.
3/15/2010 8:53:52 AM • Garmin eTrex... • Answered on Mar 15, 2010

Garmin Etrex Venture HC will not power up/stay on.


You are not alone it appears. Follow the link below.

Try here.http://www.fixya.com/support/t2084694-gps_stay I had the same problem as you and I followed the advise to do a "bootlock" to download new software via Garmins WebUpdater. http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=931
But please note if the unit switches off during update it may cause problems.

Or you could just return to Garmin for a replacement.

3/1/2010 8:03:55 PM • Garmin eTrex... • Answered on Mar 01, 2010

Barmin ETrex Hc won't turn on


I had the same problem as you with the unit switching off.
I found this link http://www.fixya.com/support/t2084694-gps_stay
I held down the joystick button to perform a "Bootlock"
I don't know if it will work for you.

I got Garmins WebUpdater here http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=931
3/1/2010 7:54:28 PM • Garmin eTrex... • Answered on Mar 01, 2010

How do I calibrate my compass in the eTrex Venture

I will be happy to help you with this. Unfortunnately, the Etrex Venture does not have an Electronic Compass, therefore you cannot calibrate it. What this means is that this unit will show the correct direction of travel as long as you are moving. The unit takes satellite reading every 1 seconds and compares it's location with the last location. This way it can read the direction of travel. It will not give correct readings unless you are moving.
I hope this helps.
12/31/2009 5:01:11 AM • Garmin eTrex... • Answered on Dec 31, 2009

How to delete custom uploadaed map, i want resell

Hook up the GPS unit to your PC and delete the file gmapsupp.img.
12/20/2009 12:24:03 AM • Garmin eTrex... • Answered on Dec 20, 2009

My etrex Venture HC will not power up after

I can only suggest that you insure that you have fresh batteries, and that they are installed properly. If you had batteries sitting in it, and they leaked, you might want to examine the contacts and make sure they are clean, and not corroded.

The Etrex are sealed and water-tight. Opening the unit will make them no longer able to resist water as well, and if there is anything wrong internally, it should be sent back for factory repair.
11/6/2009 11:43:36 PM • Garmin eTrex... • Answered on Nov 06, 2009

Will not turn on. can

Hi there,

Here's the info that was posted in another form for the "System Software Missing" problem ..

1. Power off the unit.

2. HOLD down the power button and you will see "Pre Boot Mode" appear on the lower part of the display. KEEP HOLDING the power button down and the display will flicker, do this until the pre boot mode message disappears. This seems to take a long time (60 seconds at least).

3. Once the pre boot mode message disappears release the power button and your device will perform some activites to recover from the above problem.

Good Luck!!

10/24/2009 8:19:52 AM • Garmin eTrex... • Answered on Oct 24, 2009

The gps keeps turning off

9/20/2009 3:32:03 PM • Garmin eTrex... • Answered on Sep 20, 2009

Etrex keeps switching off

but your battery ien either low or faulty
7/6/2009 11:31:01 AM • Garmin eTrex... • Answered on Jul 06, 2009

Cant find how to manually input cordinates

First create a waypoint, and then modify it. Hold down the enter button for two seconds (the thumb-toggle on the face of the unit). This opens a screen with a number at the top and coordinates of your current location below. Once you've grabbed the coordinates you can change the name and the coordinates and the name and save it as a waypoint. Use the thumb-toggle to bring up number pads and letter pads for each line.
5/25/2009 2:20:09 PM • Garmin eTrex... • Answered on May 25, 2009
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