I hava a garmin etrex30 here. It's very strange. I cured 4 different garmin devices in the past.\n\nNow I have a Garmin eTrex30 and it is absolute strange. On startup it showed just the garmin logo and the small text showing etrex30, Copyright... Then it's frozen. It stucks in this state.\nI produced cure and original firmwares and installed different versions. Up to FW-Version 4.1 (I didn't try 4.2 to 4.8, the actual one is 4.9) the eTrex started. It was detected by Garmin express and I successfully installed language-files. Then I tried to install updates to 4.9. It stucks at boot process.\n\nSo, next step. I formatted the internal storage with LinuxMint. Of course I know, this might cause problems. And: I could boot the FW 4.9. But the eTrex could'nt either find Data on the Storage nor could it write to it ("database error"). Yes, that's because I formatted it with Linux. Afterwards I formatted it with windows (not quick format). Still the same. So I used RMPrepUSB. And - it stucks again.\n\nSo I don't know, what to do... Maybe some of the really experienced users have some advice for me :-) Thanks.