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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

This is a new one on me. I'm trying to get a PQ into my Oregon 300. Often, I have to start it up several times before it "takes" so I can send the stuff from GSAK. Tonight, though, it's shutting itself off before I can even get to that. Any ideas what's up? I haven't changed anything else since I last did this (three days ago). Thanks.

The manual tells me nothing of value....

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2CraziesMSN
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Check your SD card
 
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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It's not that. The nuvi is doing the same thing. I was able to get the stuff into the Map60CSx. I get a message that USB device is not recognized. So it might be related to something with the communication between the device and the computer, though what has changed in 30 minutes since I loaded up the other, I can't imagine.

Some times, I really hate this game. I might just go to full time letterboxing, LOL No technology there.

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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

And I just re-installed the latest version of the communicator plug in and that is of no help.

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frmr
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

My nuvi does that when the batteries are so dead that it can start it up. If I charge them for a while, everything works fine.
 
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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Brand fresh batteries. Seriously, this silly game has been getting on my nerves and perhaps this is just a sign!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

new cable???? I had a problem like that. it would charge sometimes and then skip and restart the GPS
 
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huffinpuffin2
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We've found Garmin to have great tech support. One ringy-dingy. Two ringy-dingy. Smile Smile
 
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Team Deejay
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

My guess is that the problem is with the USB port on your PC, or, more specifically, the power supply to the the USB port. When you plug your GPS (either one) into your PC, it should be recognized almost immediately. While it is always possible that your motherboard is bad, I'm guessing that the power supply is going bad, which can cause low voltage problems to peripherals, like USB. I would suggest that you stick with the rear ports on your PC for this until you dig out the real problem. By the way, if you have changed things (new video card, new drive, even a new printer), you could be overloading your power supply. If what I just said sounds like Turkish, well, then drag that bad boy into a shop and let them analyze it for you.

You really don't need that plug-in. That is for downloading from gc.com, which I assume you don't use.

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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

Well, I guess we're not leaving the game yet. I shut everything off in frustration last night, then tried again this morning with one of the other USB cords we have around here. It worked. I don't know if the computer shut-off is the key or the new cord. I didn't know that communicator thing was only for downloading from the site, which we do on occasion, like if there's just one we want to seek.

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