There’s no issue with the compass on the Etrex 20 I have one but the electronic compass on the Etrex 30 has caused some people some problems. The Garmin GPS receiver includes an on-board barometric altimeter and electronic compass to ensure greater accuracy. You will have to decide if it is worth it. It becomes a good guide in the mountain where the road is indistinct. I will be using my friends Etrex 30 this coming weekend and will see how that works out. Removed the turn backlight on action when unit is initially powered on. Anyway I unplugged and replugged, check batteries, tried multiple Garmin interface cables, deleted waypoints and tracks, tried another computer at still it shuts down every time I plug in the USB.

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Limit number of custom POI bitmaps to 64 to ensure enough memory resources. You could call Garmin support to confirm this and get the exact cost. Correct total ascent calculation. I would probably use it as an excuse to buy a new model: Yes OK, I know strictly speaking you’re right I read on some other forums that others vissta had similar issues garminn it is unclear if it must be fixed by Garmin.


Any luck with a full reset of the unit? Locate the downloaded file and double-click on it. Fix shutdown issue when browse detail map. You can change this location if you like.

This is the way forums should work. Correct potential shutdown when viewing a vertical profile. Click on ‘Download’ and choose to save the file to your computer. Sign In or Register to comment.

Garmin: eTrex Vista HCx Updates & Downloads

I will be using my friends Etrex 30 this coming weekend and will see how that works out. Improve selection of the names of cross roads with NT maps. Support multiple languages in American version. Also see which interface is set to the unit. My Etrex Legend HCx now suffers from varmin. This will launch the Win-Zip Self Extractor. Trending Price New.

Correct battery issue of lithium battery. It continues by eneloop for 17 hours or more. Fix data card unlock failure when 2 cards of the same map set are used in one device. Changes made from version 2. Worst case, if I don’t hear back, I’ll put a potentiometer in line with this pin in a cable, and tweak it until success hopefully! Fix potential shutdown when propagating in a cul-de-sac across a map boundary. Correct power-on failure issue.


Once connected the unit shuts down. Reboot your PC, go to step 9 and attempt the download usg. I don’t think this will work. Categories Discussions Sign In.

Garmin Etrex Vista HCx – Shuts down when USB plugged in

Fix compass hint message issue when compass turn off. USB connection makes this easy to use with todays computers. The direction of the compass screen and the map screen changes round and round.