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I have a GPSmap 296 and recently updated it. It shows on the

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I have a GPSmap 296 and recently updated it. It shows on the screen in the bottom right corner 6.10 which I am assuming is the update version number.
The reason I did the update is because when the 296 boots up it is taking a very unreasonable amount of time which it has not done in the past. After the update I am still having this problem.
I do have a clear view of the sky for satellite reception. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi Dawn,

If your GPSMap296 is taking a long time to boot up, then try doing a hard reset, clear any logs, and try removing (rename) all your map files \Garmin\*.img

Let me know if that helps?