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I already have those.. just looking for more info...  thanks.
General Discussion / Looking for more features, Info
January 28, 2013, 05:59:07 PM
I have an Etrex Vista HcX.  Love it.  I use it primarily for fishing from kayak in coastal estuaries with lots of mangroves and canals.  Under the FIND area and MARINE there is only one item – Tide Stations.

Is there anything like, Solunar, Windtracks, that can be added as feature.  I have searched the internet and have come up blank...
Any help would be appreciated....  Never leave shore without it around my neck.....

General Discussion / Re: HELP!
January 28, 2013, 05:14:30 PM
You will find it in the most safe place... in the child's mind.    Lost a set of car keys years ago. 
10 years later ... we moved.  found keys in cigar box used to keep valuables.   Go figure...
TO BOYD::  Should I remove Mapsource from the computer so I don't possibly have a conflict in the future.???

General Discussion / Re: Garmin ETrex VistaHCX
January 28, 2013, 07:13:55 AM
Final Outcome.

I called GARMIN support.  Tech had me remove the MicroSD card.  then check power on.  It didn't respond. 
Next He had me plug into computer. I did and it powered up.  He then had me run WEBUPDATER, a program from Garmin to update the unit.  It was fully up to date so no further action needed there. 

He then had me unplug the unit from computer.  Checked for stability before powering off..  Reinstall the MicroSD Card and power up. It worked and seemed normal. 

He had no reason except to say that the card could have been corrupted or just caused a temporary malfunction.  Seemed strange to me that it was that but Nothing else was done and I was using the same batteries I had when it failed the first time. 

OH WELL....  Hope someone can use this info for their problem..
General Discussion / Re: Garmin ETrex VistaHCX
January 26, 2013, 03:00:19 PM
Thanks for your help GPBerry.  I have it plugged into the computer.  I get my start screen but nothing after that.  I cannot turn on the background light; It doesn't try to find satellites, so I am about the position as before. Though now I will try the reset.  I don't think it will work since I don't seem to be getting power to the unit.  I will also try to access my saved data on Basecamp.
General Discussion / Re: Garmin ETrex VistaHCX
January 26, 2013, 02:12:33 PM
Well.... That didn't work.  Reset did not happen. 
General Discussion / Re: Garmin ETrex VistaHCX
January 26, 2013, 01:53:03 PM
YEP... Deader than  a doorknob.  Don't see any corrosion,  I tested the batteries just to be sure.  I haven't tried hooking to computer as yet.  That was next step.
Thanks for input.. :)
General Discussion / Garmin ETrex VistaHCX
January 26, 2013, 11:11:30 AM
Went fishing today and unit would not turn on.  Batteries are good.  Garmin is closed today so couldn't call them.  Need help????
A few months ago I bought a Nuvi 50LM and last week when I went to use it again the screen froze on GARMIN.  It would not go away. I went to the operating manual and found nothing to fix this problem.  I was sure that Heat had destroyed its internal workings since it stays on the windshield 24-7.  Fortunately I went to the website and found support then looked for solution to problem.  Nada. 

I then went to the chat screen and got help.  Solution is found in the FAQs for the item.  It is a lengthy process that I won't go into here but you download 2 files and then follow the directions exactly and when finished the unit is functional with a new operating system that corrects the problem. 

The new version is 1.70. 

Thanks Boyd,

After I sent the item to you I found it in my manual.  I think I have it now....

THanks again... 
THanks for the info Boyd.
I don't have a WHERE AM I in the favorites.  It wants me to input an address.. then its not accepted as valid.  It is a business thats been there for 30 + years.

Don't know what to do now...
Thanks...  I think I'll forego the topo maps.
General Discussion / Re: Newbie, that needs help
July 30, 2012, 02:23:39 PM
Once you have the tracks, routes and such showing on Google Earth, simply use your mouse and sweep over the place you want to mark.  Then write down the coordinates that show at the bottom of your screen.  Then use the Icons to mark that location. You can add notes and such for each one. I am not an expert but that is how I do it with my Etrex. 

That gives me the information on my computer.  WHen you are done marking the locations you can then delete the pretty colored lines that make up your path(s).
I hope this helps clear your confusion.
I recently purchased a NUVI 50LM for my SUV.  I like the unit but some of the local addresses do not show up even if entered manually.  I have tried different approaches to enter them using street name, road name, US HWY #, and in every case the same.  No such address.  I would like to be able to enter (if possiple) the place where I am since I go there often.  My wife cannot remember addresses and this would be an aid for her.  I think it would be similar to marking a waypoint on my Etrex.   Any help would be appreciated.   ALSO.. Can I add FLTOPO to the NUVI50??