You can check this thread for a lot of reports of the same issue and
some various fixes.
Not sure if any of this might help you or if you'll need to go the
Garmin repair route.
On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 1:25 AM, <engelwaffen@...> wrote:
> Going to see if a larger group can chime in on your situation. Okay Austin
> and San Antonio have you seen this before, if so what can be done to fix it.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Steve G.
> To: AMA_Geocache@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2008 10:29 AM
> Subject: [AMA_Geocache] Garmin on the Fritzzz
> Here's what is wrong with my Garmin eTrex Legend. And Hoot51, you
> might want to take note, if you went and purchased this unit.
> When I turn on the unit, it will attempt to acquire sat lock, then
> after about 20 seconds to a minute, it will power down, and a single
> verticle line appears on the screen. Now, it won't even power up. I
> thought it was the batteries at first. I grabbed fresh batteries, and
> it still does the same thing.
> I'm waiting on Garmin's tech support to call or email me. But with it
> being the weekend, it won't be until next week.
> Has anyone else experienced this with the eTrex units?
> Steve Graham