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ETREX 20 Thembstick
« on: March 11, 2013, 11:49:46 AM »
I recently purchased an ETREX 20 on EBAY.

The unit seems to be new.

However, I am having problems using the thumbstick. It it is not clear to me whether there is something the matter with the thumbstick or if it is just clumsy me.

When I use the thumbstick, the display does not always move the way want it to go.

I have spoken to Garmin and the Garmin rep told me to practice and I would figure it all out.
The more I practice the worse it gets!

Does any other ETREX user find it difficukt to use the thumbstick?

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Re: ETREX 20 Thembstick
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 09:49:31 AM »
I generally don't have issues with the up, down, right and left.  However, when I go to click IN, to select, it is rather flaky.  I'll hear the tactal click, but nothing happens.  An example is when I turn off the car engine and the unit is plugged into the 12v outlet.  The unit always asks whether you want to keep it on or turn it off, and you have 30 seconds to answer.  I sometimes have to click on the stay on several times -- each time with an audible click -- before the darn unit agrees with my choice!

By the way, that is one feature that needs an option!  I would love an option in the settings that's something like:
When power disconnected:
  • Ask to turn off or leave on (default)
  • Always leave on
  • Always turn off
Perhaps I'll request this of Garmin...