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My freind just bought it and it worked a few times. Today she went to turn it on and nothing. Tried new batteries, hooked it up to the computer, nithing.

Can some one help?


Put in brand new 1.5v alkalines (some rechargables are only 1.2v) and try a "master reset" by simultaneously holding down the "Page, "Enter" and "Find" buttons while powering up. You have to hold all buttons in for about 5 to 7 seconds. It will clear out all saved data and reset the unit to its factory state. If it still won't start-up after that -- then send it back.

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I've not experienced this on start-up. The only thing I can think of is that some Vista HCx owners had display problems on start-up and Garmin told them to hold the start button down for 5 seconds or until the start-up "beep" is heard.


You could try calling Garmin, but I suspect faulty hardware. I'd send it back if I were your friend.

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