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The Garmin Etrex Summit does not have the ability to add maps to it.

Garmin eTrex... | Answered on Sep 20, 2011

2 possible reasons.
Either memory is full.
Try remove all data from history, and have a small run.
It should be OK then on PC upload.

If not OK, only hard reset can cleanup device, and return to factory settings.
Consult your manual for hard reset instructions.

Garmin eTrex... | Answered on Oct 04, 2010

Check out the Garmin owners manual (page 59):

This SHOULD get you on track again!
Hope this is helpful

Garmin eTrex... | Answered on May 02, 2010

Here's a link for your manual. I checked it. If this helps you plz rate this as 'fixya'. If you need more help leave a comment & I'll be happy to help. Thank you kindly.


Garmin eTrex... | Answered on Feb 27, 2009

Make sure you are outside with a good bunch of satellite and it should work.

If not go to the compass page and restore defaults.

Calibrate your compass if you have one,

Garmin eTrex... | Answered on Jan 25, 2009

First of all make sure your etrex is not set up to follow roads (if it has that facility). Maps are not always accurate particularly edges of lakes and forest boundaries. If your etrex can only see a few satellites then accuracy will be degraded. Make sure your body is not shielding the view of the satellites by holding the unit away from you. The accuracy of any GPS is affected by the relative position of the satellites with respect to each other. If they appear (at your location) to be in a straight line then your GPS cannot perform the trigonometrical calculations to determine your position with any accuracy. In GPS speak this is called DOP - Dilution Of Precision and can result in variable accuracy from +/-5m at best to +/-30m or worse.

Garmin eTrex... | Answered on Jan 20, 2009

You will need to input the security code for the maps. If you purchased them through Garmin or a Garmin dealer, contact Garmin and they will give you the security code.

Garmin eTrex... | Answered on Jan 07, 2009

Buy your map updates from Garmin, and Garmin alone.... then you can call on their excellent full customer support. They even supply you with an unlock code when you purchase maps direct from them as part of the deal. (these numbers will be recorded with Garmin, so contact them if you lost yours).
If you download maps from 'shady' sites, you get shady programs too.
Some maps downloaded have been found containing trojans to send details of your linked bluetooth products (phone details, computer details)

Hope this helps.

Garmin rep.

Garmin eTrex... | Answered on Jan 07, 2009

see discussion at http://californication.mtbguru.com/2005/11/20/deconstructing-the-garmin-etrex-vista/ Its possible that there's a bad connection at the ribbon cable, but most likely its a bad connection at the edge of the LCD glass panel. I've had two eTrex fail because of this problem. Don't pay the riduculous price Garmin asks for repair - just buy a new Magellan unit. If you must get a Garmin, go with the high-sensitivity receiver.

Garmin eTrex... | Answered on Oct 03, 2007

check the color scheme. you may have accidentally changed it

Garmin eTrex GPS | Answered on Nov 17, 2017

contact the manufacturer

Garmin eTrex GPS | Answered on Mar 11, 2012

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Garmin GPS | Answered 7 hours ago

If the echo series device powers on in demo mode (sometimes called simulator mode), this is an indication that the device does not recognize that a transducer is connected upon power up.
Ensure the transducer was correctly connected before powering on the echo. If the echo was powered on before the transducer was connected, power the echo off, then back on.
If the echo has a 5-inch display and is still in demo mode, an additional check can be made:
  1. Disconnect all cables from the back of the echo
  2. Completely remove the echo from the mount and the back mounting plate
  3. Correctly line up and connect the transducer cable to the echo's transducer port
  4. Once the transducer cable has been connected, connect the power cable to the echo's power cable port
  5. Power on the echo

Garmin GPS | Answered on Dec 05, 2019

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