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GARMIN Software Upgrade Information

Software Version 3.30
eTrex Summit HC
eTrex Venture HC
If this software is uploaded to a unit other than the product for
which it is designed, you will not be able to operate that unit.
If multiple attempts to update the software fail, you may need to
return the unit to Garmin for service.
Reverting to previous software revisions will clear all user data.
Change History
Version 3.10 to 3.30
1) All user data will be erased in this version.
2) Remove 'Interface' item in Setup Menu.
3) Fix potential shutdown during track log data clearing.
4) Modify page layout in 'Map Setup - General'.
5) Fix the contour data intermittently drawing over interstates issue of Topo Ma
6) Improve the blue shading color when using the setting 'Marine colors' in Dayt
ime display mode.
7) Fix map loading issue when using Mapsource tool.
8) Fix minutes to hours roll over issue.
Instructions for uploading the new software to your GPS using
Microsoft Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, or Windows XP:
1) It is recommended that you disable screen savers or other programs runni
on your PC while you go through the update process. Disruptions to the
update process may render your GPS inoperable. If the transfer is
interrupted, turn off the GPS and then turn it back on. Reboot your PC,
to step #9 and attempt the download again. GARMIN is not responsible for
failed downloads of operating software to the GPS and factory resetting
GPS unit will fall under our Flat Rate Repair Policy.
2) Click on "Download" and choose to save the file to your computer.
3) Choose a location where you can easily locate the file by saving it to a
location such as the "My Documents" folder or to "C:\".
4) Once the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the fi
5) Locate the downloaded file and double-click on it. This will launch the

then click on 'O K' on the Updater program window to start the data transfer. Turn the GPS on.garmin. . 8) Once the un-zip process is complete. 12) Open the C:\Garmin folder (or other folder where you un-zipped the files ). Win-Zip Self Extractor. This program compresses the data to allow for a faster download of the needed 6) A program window will appear asking you where to "Un-zip" the files. 11) If your GPS supports configuration of the USB format. Be sure to note where the un-zipped files are going to allow you to find them! 7) Click on the button labeled "Un-zip". or download and install the USB driver from Garmin's website at www. locate the file named 'Updater' and double click on it. 9) Connect your GPS to your computer using a GARMIN PC Interface cable to a n open USB port. Select the 'USB Device' option. verify that the US B Format is set to GARMIN (refer to your owner's manual for instructions). Thi s is by default C:\Garmin. 13) You should see the name of your GPS device next to the 'USB Device' opti on on the Updater program window. 10) If your computer asks for a driver. please see the software and installa tion instructions that came with your device. click on the "Close" button to exit the Win-Zip Self Extractor. You can change this location if you like.