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  • Garmin GPS III Plus date problem

    Hi Guys.

    I have a GARMIN GPS III (not plus), and I had the 1995 problem (mine was showing may) that you seem to have.

    I discovered it could be a combination of the Y2K bug, and the End of Week problem. Apparently around in 1999, the way GPS was operating needed to be updated, so they changed a few things in the method. The End-Of Week issue was solved by an update for GARMIN GPS units (including the GPS III).

    I found a link at http://home.mira.net/~gnb/gps/gps38.html that (near the bottom) spoke about the end-of-week problem. The Readme file from Garmin (and the Zip file) are linked, but it links to:

    Readme:
    http://home.mira.net/~gnb/gps/GpsEOWreadme.txt

    Zip File:
    https://sites.google.com/site/gnbaddeley/GpsEow_V1.20_PC_Software.zip

    I know this says GPS38, but it seems it was a generic problem in many units (one program to fix all), and the software seems OK on my GPS III

    I had the serial cable for the PC, so I powered up my GPS, attached it to the computer, and ran the GPSEOW file on my PC. After I got the serial port working in (COM1 - COM4, rather than COM5 I had by default), it connected, and updated my GPS. It now has Jan 2015 (correctly)!

    It does need to autolocate after the update, so having an antenna and the sky handy is useful, but that seemed to behave OK after it got a fix.

    So, even with my Win8.1 PC, and a USB-Serial adapter in 2015. I can get it to update fine.

    Hope that helps someone else.

    Cjba850
  • etrex30 warnings

    Are you using a Route and a routeable map? It sounds like you are. If so and you set the via point to " dose not alert" it won't alert the point however it will still alert you to turns. If you go into "setup" then "Tones" then "Early Turn Waring" and "Final Turn Warning" you can set them both to off. You can also go into "Proximity Alarms" from the tone menu.Then turn on "Proximity Tones" you can set tones or turn them off for "Proximity Alarm", "Approaching Proximity Alarm" and "Leaving Proximity Alarm". Then from the main menu go into "Waypoint manager" Select the waypoint you would like to alarm by pushing in on the joy stick. Then push the "menu" button then go into "Set Proximity" You can then set how close you would like to be when it alarms.
  • Micro Disk for Garmin Nuvi 50LM?

    I did create a lot of "weeds"........ <<grin>> I just can't help myself, sometimes tangent paths are to irresistible for me.
  • Importing custom POI's

    I'm not aware of the POI Converter software but it may be it that is taking the POI name and forcing it down to old IBM computer standard with an 8 character size limit.

    I'd suggest you give Extra POI Editor a shot as I haven't heard of this problem using it to convert OV2 to CSV files. You can find EPE at https://turboccc.wikispaces.com/Extra_POI_Editor

    If that doesn't work and you don't get any more response here, I'd try POI-Factory.com where there are a lot of POI experts (many of them members here as well ;) )
  • Changing route(s)

    The 3597 uses via points as destinations by default but it's more than simple to change them to shaping points if you are using trip planner. Just load your trip and the list of via points screen appears on the screen that has the Map and GO icons on it. Tap the "FLAG" to the left of any of the waypoints between the starting point and the end point and the Nuvi will ask you if you want to change the waypoint to a shaping point. Say yes and your good to go.
  • How to update a nuvi 1300 with lifetime updates when I only have XP computers??

    It's great that you got it working. The last time I tried it would hang part way through the download and I finally gave up and used Express.

    If you look at the link @t923347 posted, it shows two versions on the Nuvi 1300. Am guessing that you have the version that included the full North America map along with a lifetime update card. I used to have a Nuvi 1350 which was like the other version that only had the "lower 49" map and no updates.

    I have wondered about whether Garmin is strictly enforcing the new 2 year update policy. Some people have reported that they are. I have a couple old units myself (Nuvi 3550 and Dezl 760) that have not been updated for a long time so maybe I will try someday and see what happens. Have pretty much given up on them though, my phone is much better with the Garmin StreetPilot app which looks just like a Nuvi.

  • How do I import ov2 files into my Nuvi?

    There are Garmin POIs, Custom POIs and Favourite POIs.
    Please let's get the terms right as that may confuse some folks. There are Garmin POIs, part of the map data, Custom POIs, loaded in various ways by the user, and Favourites or Saved places depending on the locale.

    There is no such thing as a Favourite POI.
  • How to update a nuvi 1300 with lifetime updates when I only have XP computers??

    Your Nuvi 1300 needs a Micro SD card and it sound like the one that will not fit in your unit is a regular sized SD card. A full sheet of specs for your Nuvi can be found at https://buy.garmin.com/en-CA/CA/p/30950#specs
    Thanks. I bought a card that was the right kind a few years ago and was going to try it but got sidetracked. Thought I had left it all this time in the back of my desk behind this laptop but what I picked up there tonight is not the right thing. Don't know what happened to the other one, have to keep looking. I would like to get the whole continental USA again even though I rarely drive outside the NE anymore. Not sure how that works to update that (assuming I can find the right card) but might try it if I can find it (or maybe I will buy another one). Not a priority for me I guess but it took me so long (friggin' YEARS) to bother to update my Garmin at all I felt like keep going tonight while I had the time/motivation!
  • Problems Creating Routes in Garmin Basecamp

    from david to keefo. having very similar problems - did you manage to resolve??
  • Navteq maps - paved footpath routes?

    Well that's a strange question ...

    If you know the route from your home to the town centre is there any need for you to worry about this?