Bad date on Vista.

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oldcrashtestdummy
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Bad date on Vista.

Post by oldcrashtestdummy » Sun May 12, 2019 5:25 pm

I have an Etrex Vista that is stuck on the last date that I turned it on before the software was no longer up to date. I have tried using Garmin Express and Garmin WebUpdater, but neither one will recognize the GPS unit. I have also tried WebUpdater on an old XP laptop also with no luck. I am connecting using a RS something cable to a USB cable.

The Vista would just live in my truck with the batteries removed for use in some emergency when I don't have my GPSMAP 66 or an iPhone or iPad in the vehicle (which is kind of never).

Should I give up on the Vista, or is there a secret way to update the software?

gpsrchive
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Re: Bad date on Vista.

Post by gpsrchive » Mon May 13, 2019 1:48 am

Is this just a plain eTrex Vista? Not a Vista H, Vista C, Vista Cx, or Vista HCx?

What is the current firmware version of your eTrex Vista?

oldcrashtestdummy
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Re: Bad date on Vista.

Post by oldcrashtestdummy » Sun May 19, 2019 12:51 am

It is just a plain Vista. Software is 3.90.

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Re: Bad date on Vista.

Post by gpsrchive » Sun May 19, 2019 1:50 am

3.80 was the final firmware release for those units, while some were produced with 3.90, like yours, which was never published. There are no updates for that Vista. I will check mine later and report back.

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