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  • Cannot find anything I like better than Garmin gadgets basically. I've just given up waiting for the 276CX to be brought up to standard (lovely machine but no engine) and an almost unused Monterra arrived in the post today. I'm a glutton for punish…
  • Hi, No I'm not an app man I'm afraid. I only use the inbuilt traffic on the Drivelux. No smart phone here, I've gone from being a Computer Scientist to a retired technophobe! I hate the sight of families in restaurants silently glued to their littl…
  • No, not enough hands! Did not risk disturbing either of the connecting leads
  • Congrats on fixing your Driveluxe 50. Out of curiosity, how difficult was it to open the case? Did you damage the case at all in the process? Found it difficult to get started even with a thin blade, the screen kept popping back in. Trick was to use…
  • great news and thanks for the suggestions, esp. Alanb for the video. Reluctant to pay £78 without trying first I prised the screen out carefully (two connecting leads on this one) and found the battery terminal had disconnected. Connector just pops…
  • It's a load of 'pony and trap'. Battery was attempting to charge on the diagnostics screen whilst in the cradle
  • Garmin want to RMA it and charge me £78 for the privilege of fixing my newly out of warrantee Driveluxe 50 LMT-D
  • Thanks, that will be useful assuming Garmin have no g=bright ideas.
  • More questions from Garmin who say it is a sealed unit and just the battery cannot be changed!
  • Not far wrong! reply received: [quote] Thank you for your email. I am happy to try and help you resolve your issue. Based on your description of your issue it does sound as if your device has not been charged. When a device is powered using the ca…
  • I've pinged an email to Garmin who will no doubt go through the mostly irrelevant robotic decision tree and get me to check the fuse in the power lead that it's running off! Cannot find any videos on how the unit comes apart either, no visible scre…
  • Interesting, found a diagnostics screen by pressing and holding the corner of the screen. Battery is alternating every 5 - 10 seconds between 'Charging' and 'Charging done'. Battery voltage goes up to 4 volts during the few seconds charging and fad…
  • No joy on cradle or USB, both power up but no battery, flat as a pancake after connection, no power down warning, just dies on disconnection. Have a think whether I live with it and use as - is or pay Garmin as it's 1½ years old. Not obvious how …
  • Spot on Sussamb with the first part. Senile decrepitude. I had mixed up the power leads and thought the one I had with the box on was the traffic receiver for the Driveluxe, it was probably from my old Nuvu 3790 as it works on that! Used my other…
  • Did not charge off the micro USB cable during the map update either. Reset made no difference either. Will only work via cradle or USB lead, does not charge and tells me no traffic device even when in cradle
  • Cheers Sussamb, updating 2018.30 EU at present, think that will be something for tomorrow. Looks like a standard mini USB plug on the cradle, whereas it's micro on the driveluxe
  • Great minds think alike!
  • I had similar problem a while back with my Montaba refusing to go into mass storage which turned out to be a troublesome SD card. The Montana booted into mass storage fine without it. Probably won't help you but worth checking.
  • Have you got an SD card in the device? have you tried connecting without the SD drive?
  • The reason I use a GPS is that my phone only makes phone calls if and when I need it in emergency and without a flat battery. So no interest to me either.
  • 276CX but ONLY if Garmin ever fix the performance problems sounds an option (big screen, Bluetooth, long battery life etc.) TalkyToaster look & feel maps give the best individual track rail representation I have found, There's no easy way of g…
  • I've had similar but have found that a successful re-install was never followed by any map problems. Poor programming of the error message in my view, could be more re-assuring.
  • Little change here thanks. Permanently on when I am run leader for our classic motorcycle group. Battery life 75% as good as 650T and screen has to be viewed from square on or you cannot see it in sunlight and I still do not think it as bright.. …
  • 2018.10 is the current EU map and the complete map is a lot bigger than 404.5 meg
  • Been having an issue recently where the 680T refused to go into USB mode if my generic OSM map was enabled. Latest software update today professes to fix a potential display problem and now the 680T goes into USB mode with the OSM map enabled. Gues…
    in Montana 680T Comment by Chris_Sav July 3
  • What really amazes me on there is that so many people have still lashed out and purchased one of the most expensive GPSers despite the umpteen comments on its dreadful performance.
  • forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=334516 Seems to agree with your comment, had not seen it, but thanks. Off again this weekend so may try taking the screen protector off, rather than have to fiddle with the angle of the mount depending …
    in Montana 680T Comment by Chris_Sav May 30
  • Used the 680T extensively for the first time on a week long rally last week. I seemed to have more difficulty in reading the screen in bright sunlight than I remember with the 650T, but the navigation went well. Only disappointment was battery li…
    in Montana 680T Comment by Chris_Sav May 30
  • Prefer the Classic TT & Manx GP myself, less hectic and love seeing the vintage bikes
    in Isle of Man Comment by Chris_Sav May 27
  • External battery charger was the only way I found
  • Good suggestion thanks, Tried that and killed a few PID's via an administrator cmd window and taskkill but always finished up with explorer having the USB connection and shooting that blanks the screen and necessitates a reboot. Had hoped to find…
  • Done all that thanks, Took an image, uninstalled every Garmin installation on the PC, rebooted, connected the 680T into mass storage and just the same. I only occasionally get that message, and then after some considerable time. Most times it event…
  • I don't understand your concern here. Which was fine right up until the time when the 680T was no longer recognised by the PC which is the title of the thread. I'm afraid I'm not prepared to take the chance of making the situation worse again.
  • Got no further USB wise I'm afraid, Intel were absolutely no help with my drivers questions. My P.C. recognises the 680T which goes into mass storage mode fine, but will then only rarely and after much delay release it. The P.C won't shut down whils…
  • If you want a laugh on the subject of sawing off the branch you are sitting on! I'm still trying to get rid of this b****y Intel USB controller which is difficult when the PC is controlled by USB devices, but knowing I had my PS2 mouse I disabled U…
  • Nope I seem to be jinxed at the mo. My new bombproof Ruggear phone has just bricked with a problem they have never seen before that causes it to reboot. That too has just gone back!!
  • Mine is a mature installation upgraded from Windoze 7. I remember having USB issues in the dim and distant past so it is possible I installed the intel drivers cannot remember. Interfering with the Intel drivers also causes the hanging problem so I …
  • Ditto here, I have a 6Tb file server that the network is backed up to every day (raid 10) and that in turn is backed up via USB to an external 6TB disk once a month that is kept off site. No changes have been made to my system apart from multiply f…
  • I'm pretty certain it's a two way problem. The 276CX and the Monterra worked fine on my Windoze 10 USB 3.1 machine, my Drivelux 50 and my 3790T still do, the Montana 680T does not. Thus part of the problem lies with the Montana. The Montana works…
  • The 680T is recognised on my USB 3.1 P.C. so at least I can get on the thing. Disconnection is still problematic for me in that it takes a long time for Windows 10 to disconnect the device and when it does the 680T reboots and goes back into USB m…
  • Backtracking on the Monterra, I have tried a couple of the tests of the three point compass on the new 680T I have received and there does appear to be a bug which may also apply to my tests on the Monterra. Calibrate the compass and invert the 680…
  • My replacement 680T arrived this morning and was recognised by the PC immediately. Software update was carried out so it did not have the USB fix on it, shows the old one was faulty. Hope it disconnects when the battery is charged a bit more!!
  • Hi, Take a look at advrider.com/index.php?threads/garmin-announces-the-new-gpsmap-276cx.1178312/page-50 That shows just how useless I found the 276CX was. That BahaRider appears to be one of those who just thinks it's wonderful regardless of how t…
  • Cheers, would prefer the 276CX with the bigger screen and longer battery life but that needs a hardware upgrade, at least it looks like the 680.. was just a software fix. Seems the way to go.
  • Perhaps RFI problem from the motorcycle ignition? Does it do the same thing on a bicycle? But geez… just get a refurb Montana 650 and be happy. Thanks guys, I have now instigated a return request, but just wanted to be fair to the seller that my Mon…
  • OK guys, something a bit more definitive! Repeated the tracking test outside and worked fine with no wandering so that was a red herring on my part - sorry! Weather better so went out to try and get some film of the Monterra map gyrating on the mot…
  • Thanks, I don't want to go chasing the seller unless I am absolutely certain the Monterra is defective and I am not at this stage. I don't remember the Montana wandering when stationary anything like this, The tracking was not 100% clean but the …
  • Would still appreciate an opinion on my Monterra Left it sitting by the window for a couple of hours and the track did 16 miles
  • Does the PC say what the error is in installing the drivers? Have you tried installing the drivers as an administrator if its an access problem?
  • Yup, not been my year with Garmin GPS'ers!! Refurbed Monterra was only ever to be a cheap stop gap until the 680T got fixed or preferably the 276CX became the 276CXI