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  • gumbietygress@juno.com
    That sux ... but they re usually pretty quick. And magicians! Heck, they fixed Russ vista just by changing the serial number!!! Of course, you could use this
    Message 1 of 8 , Mar 10, 2010
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      That sux ... but they're usually pretty quick. And magicians! Heck, they fixed Russ' vista just by changing the serial number!!!

      Of course, you could use this unfortunate series of data losses to sweet talk your sweetie into your OWN Csx....

      BarbJ/Tygress

      ---------- Original Message ----------
      From: "Hellbringer" <subhumank3@...>
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: weird thing on my vista
      Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 03:21:59 -0000

      I got the OLD Vista.  That model served me well in Iraq back in 2003, so I decided to stay with that series.  So no SD cards, mini-cards, or slots for me. But enough about strolling down memory lane...

       Got a hold of Garmin support, and they told me that my Vista somehow lost its basemap (which I could tell by looking at the screen and it got me laughing when he said it), so now I have to ship the GPS to Garmin when I get back to get the basemap reloaded and the GPS fixed.  The service support guy has no idea how the basemap got taken off of my GPS and neither do I.  However, once I ship it off, it should take about a two or three week turn around.  Good thing I still have a Etrex Legend or two lying around, not to mention my wife has a Legend HCx (or was it a Cx?).  

       In the mean while, I'll just have to make due with turning on my GPS before any trips to the local caches out here.

      -Will "mongoosehide"



      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "moosiegirltx" <candylind@...> wrote:
      >
      > OK, I'm going to assume you have a Vista Cx -- if you have the "old" b/w Vista, please disregard most of this! A "hard reset" might still help.
      >
      > I think Shaun is right, your memory card probably needs to be reseated. Your maps should magically reappear afterwards. If they don't, you may need a firmware update, and/or a "hard reset". You might be able to find the key-press sequence on line, but if you can't, just call Garmin Tech support and tell them what's up. They will walk you through it or tell you it's hopeless (let's hope for the former!).
      >
      > Oh, one other thing to try -- put your card in an adapter and make sure you can "see" it with a card reader. If you can't, step 1 would be to reformat it and reload the maps. Step 2 would be to try a different card.
      >
      > Candy
      >
      > --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Hellbringer" <subhumank3@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Ok, I don't know how it happened, but I have lost all map data on my Etrex Vista ...
      >




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