Dear all, I've got a little problem with my brand-new Garmin etrex Vista HCx (firmware 3.1) and would appreciate any suggestions / help. A 2 GB SD card is inserted. When I turn the etrex on and immediately change the lighting to 100% by pressing the power on button (lighting button) again (twice) and then press the menu button (all during acquiring sattelites) the system shuts down immediately without warning.
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When I first press the menu button and afterwards change the lighting everthing seems to be fine. Can anyone please try this out / confirm this / negate this (with/without SD card)? Perhaps this is a general firmware problem and not a hardware problem. Thanks in advance and may the cache be with you:-) Regards, Tom (HHCacher). Nope, didn't duplicate it with the card in or out. And while typing this I turned the thing back on to verify a scenario and it won't go past the first Garmin screen. Even after pulling the batteries and restarting.
(sigh) I was about to head out caching, good thing I have a back up GPS. A trusty Blue Legend. Edit: Now it's working. Let's hope it stays that way.
I did note the upgrade included things about the backlight. Obviously this version has a few bugs in it. Changes from version 3.00 to version 3.10: Fix potential lock up when SD card installed. Fix the contour data intermittently drawing over interstates of Topo Map. Improve the blue shading color when using the setting 'Marine colors' in Daytime display mode.
Correct the brightness can't move over 50% in eTrex Vista HCx. Correct upside down direction of vertical speed. Fix incorrect highlight index at unit field in 'Area Calculation' page after select reset in menu. Changes from version 2.80 to version 3.00: Correct time scale of altimeter chart (Vista only). Add support for maps greater than 2 GB. Modify track log function for steady barometer output at power on ( Vista only ). Correct wrong indication of 'Vertical speed' and 'Glide ratio' ( Legend only).
Changes from version 2.70 to version 2.80: Fix 'Highway Page' shutdown issue with menu key operation. Correct power-on failure issue. Changes from version 2.60 to version 2.70: Improve distance calculation in odometer.
Fix system freeze issue. Fix shutdown issue when browse detail map. Correct user grid. Disable route calculation icon when GPS is off. Changes from version 2.50 to version 2.60: Correct German translation of 'delete all waypoints'.
Fix data card unlock failure when 2 cards of the same map set are used in one device. Improve sun times for polar regions. Fix issue where ETA in non motor vehicle modes can be unreasonably short. Increase precision of distance measurement to the cursor on the map page. Allow backlight adjustment on the track back point selection page. Fix shutdown when editing Estonian Grid coordinates.