After at least an hour my unit popped up on my K drive and the Garmin web updater "FOUND" my device, I have no idea why it took so long, thanks for all of your suggestions and time replying back.
48 threads about USB problems and the gps site posers keep stating that this is not a wide spread problem. Some of these want-to-be computer geeks just like to sound like they know something. lol
I have a 300 series Pilot and Garmin support admits that they have intentionally block the unit from showing up under 'My Computer' when plugged into USB slot. WHAT :shock: Yes, they Intentionally Block it from showing. I wanted to pair down the size of my map file (eliminate states I dont care about) so I could add more POIs. I have done this on a TOMTOM without any issues. BUT NO....... Garmin blocks you from being able to view the map file. Why? Because they can. Too bad the support is so poor. I really liked the units functionallty, but the support really stinks. This is my last Garmin unless a good hacker knows how to bypass this stupid block.
Use the cable that came with your nuvi rather than from another device if possible. And if you have an issue with one USB port then try another. Often the issue is with your computer.
I was having the same problem with the computer unable to detect my garmin. First install GCP which will communicte with your garmin.Then use IE not Firefox. Apparently this was the major problem. Good luck guys.
Your old POS came with Mapsource, right? My old StreetPilot did. I suggest you learn how to use it. Highlight the area you want and leave out the states you don't want. Send to device. If you don't have Mapsource, download and install Basecamp from Garmin for free. Same deal. Ain't that hard. :roll:
Your old POS came with Mapsource, right? My old StreetPilot did. I suggest you learn how to use it. Highlight the area you want and leave out the states you don't want. Send to device. If you don't have Mapsource, download and install Basecamp from Garmin for free. Same deal. Ain't that hard. :roll:You do realize your responding to an 11 month old post? :?
Mapsource would not recognize the 3490, recognizes the Zumos just fine.
I just received my received my 2595 today and did the backup of the NUVI when I received it. Here is the procedure I used.Make NUVI DIR & Files visible for Backup1. To make all of Nuvi files visible you must unhide protected files via Win7 like any other HD.2. Start NUVI by itself and go to Volume Screen.3. Press the upper right hand corner of screen for 10 seconds.4. The Developers Screen will pop up5. Scroll down to MTP SETTINGS6. Change from AUTO DETECT to MASS STORAGE7. Shut down NUVI and hookup to Computer USB cable8. Start NUVI and it should recognize it is hooked up to the computer.9. Explorer will now see all files in ROOT directory and the .System directories.