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My Garmin Summit HC Died!!!!
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fireman121
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It started with a B maybe it was Berklin or some thing like that. Does that sound familar?
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Belkin and I've got one by them and it works on my. HMmmmmm
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nunesteixeira
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:44 pm    Post subject: Garmin Summit HC - doesn't keep turned on Reply with quote

It seems that the problem is frequent! At the moment, i have the same problem with my Garmin Summit HC!

"Well, I have tired three sets of brand new batteries with no luck. I have tried also USB energie cable. When I try to turn the unit on, there seems to a flash of life on the screen for 3 seconds, but that is it. "

Factory defect?!


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fireman121
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it still under warranty? either way contact Garmin and they can walk you through a master reset or arrange for you to ship it to them. If you have to ship it to them they have a fast turn around.
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IBcrashen
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Garmin Summit HC - doesn't keep turned on Reply with quote

nunesteixeira wrote:
It seems that the problem is frequent! At the moment, i have the same problem with my Garmin Summit HC!

"Well, I have tired three sets of brand new batteries with no luck. I have tried also USB energie cable. When I try to turn the unit on, there seems to a flash of life on the screen for 3 seconds, but that is it. "

Factory defect?!


Sad

Most times it is corrupt software in the unit.
Did you try a hard reset.
I believe the steps for hard reset are:
hold down enter, page, and power at the same time for 5 seconds.


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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was doing some googling on this as someone asked me for a recommendation on it. Turns out that's a widespread issue with the eTrex HC line. I didn't find any fix for it other than send it back to Garmin or get another GPSr.

Scratching this one off my recommendation list.
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casinoman
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HMMMM
AND IT'S A GARMIN.

Ill stick with my Magellen Wink Wink
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MNMizzou
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

casinoman wrote:
HMMMM
AND IT'S A GARMIN.

Ill stick with my Magellen Wink Wink


Cool. We'll know you're the one always 50 feet from ground zero still looking! Laughing
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casinoman
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MNMizzou wrote:
casinoman wrote:
HMMMM
AND IT'S A GARMIN.

Ill stick with my Magellen Wink Wink


Cool. We'll know you're the one always 50 feet from ground zero still looking! Laughing



No that has never happened as a matter fact at many of the weeknights I was able to make it to before I moved I found before many of the Garmins that were with us.
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Father-of-five
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the identical problem with my Venture HC... I thought I had somehow "bricked" it... I would turn it on... The screen would flash momentarily (satellite screen) then >blip< turn itself off... Fresh batteries, and a direct power supply did NOTHING...

I started searching around the web, and found a possible fix. It successfully repaired it, and have been caching on that unit for several months since...

http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/lofiversion/index.php?t210362.html

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benmeyer78
I found a solution that got mine back up and running. I had to use a Windows PC to get this going, but it works now!

- Pull the batteries and other external power sources, then put them back in.

- Go to the Garmin site to download the manual software updates: http://www8.garmin.com/support/blosp.jsp and download the appropriate file (not the web updater)

- Extract the update to a folder. By default it will go to C:\Garmin, but you should put it somewhere else if you've already installed Garmin software.

- Have that folder open, and have the updater.exe file ready to open

- plug in the USB cable, and on the GPS, hold the directional key in the up position along with the power button and do not let go. You will need to hold them down for several minutes

- run the updater.exe and you should see your GPS under USB. Let the update finish.

- I got an error message after it completed, but the unit now turns on and is fully functional!

I got the idea from this site: http://brilliantcorners.org/nodes/87-fixin...in-gpsmap-60csx about a different model, but the procedure worked for me.


It seemed like corrupt software on my GPS...

If I remember correctly, the KEY to getting this done was not using the web updater - but using the downloaded MANUAL updater...

I had the software (on the PC) running and one button click away from sending the update.

I hooked up my GPS, and started it up. I got the hello screen, and JUST as it flashed to the satellite screen, I hit the send update button - which seemed to "override" the GPS's software.

It was a trick getting the timing done just right (and I think I may have had to try it a two or three times before it took)..

I cannot guarantee results... only that our "problems" seemed very similar - and the above "solution" worked for me...

I hope this helps someone save themselves 75 bucks!

Good Luck!
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