I have a Garmin eTrex Vista C that was purchased just over a year ago. Over the last few months the band of rubber (sounds better than "rubberband") that encircles the unit has been working loose (the glue is loosing its adhesion). In particular, during warmer days it becomes very loose. The problem is that this band also integrates the Power, Quit, Menu, and two zoom buttons. These buttons are positioned via the band and when the band slides out of place the buttons follow. At this point it requires two hands to complete a selection.
I contacted Garmin and they are repairing it under warranty (I sent it 2 weeks ago). The questions is:
- Are other eTrex units experiencing the same failure (can I expect this to happen again after repairs) or was mine a unique situation?