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Garmin Venture Cx died suddenly


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I have a Garmin Etrex Venture Cx (firmware v2.70) that I've only purchased a few days ago. I put 2 rechargeable 2500mAh NiMH batteries in it and went on a trip. I left it on the whole time.

I was curious about battery life, so after I returned I left it to completely drain the batteries. After they were drained I took them out and put an identical, fully charged pair in. The unit failed to start. I tried with different sets of batteries but it was still dead.


Has anyone else experienced anything like this? It seems strange that it died after only 1 day (!) of service without being exposed to any sort of shock :rolleyes:

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That is wierd and I would not think this would be a natural chain of events. I quite often use my GPS until it dies. With the Lowrance ifinder that was not too long 6 hours maybe. New batteries and it cam back up. Same thing with the Magellan and even my crappy Garmin. Sounds like yours has issues.


I'd return it!

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