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  • RE: Screenshot Feature I never turned it on, or ever used it (Frankly, I didn't know it had an On/Off function), and again frankly we only even used the GPS exactly as it came out-of-the-box, so we didn't explore any of the menus, assuming they wer…
  • Yes, in fact! My Nuvis get loaded by Win7 very quickly (seconds), but the Drive 6 takes a LONG time before I hear the Win7 "ding"alert telling me the device was configured. I also found the Garmin Express program is set to start when Windows "see…
  • I unplugged the GPS after waiting at least 10min and a couple of minutes later it re-booted with a Garmin Logo and under it a spinning symbol below which it says: Installing update files. This may take several minutes. No matter what I do or how l…
  • Thanks- I tried the link and it did nothing because in the upper right, I have only a camera symbol. I could never get a developer's screen. But I tried plugging my device into my computer and doing nothing else. Suddenly (after about 2 minutes) G…
  • Thanks, but I tried to follow the instructions at the POI Factory, and it says press and hold a finger at the top right corner of the Volume screen (the screen I get when I press "Volume" on the initial page where "Where to" is located. At the top …
  • Great- I didn't realize the Bluetooth volume was independent of the GPS volume. I hadn't found that. Yes, using the GPS mount/Speaker. I pressed the wrench on the volume page, and both the "Phone" and "Navigation" volumes were at 100%. I set the…
  • Thanks- I have to be driving around much of today, so will be observing, and will do a reset in any case when i get back tonight. Yesterday it stopped screwing up after I pulled the power, waited for it to go to sleep, and then re-powered it. To …
  • Yep- My Trends and Traffic Trends are both OFF. I will try a hard reset tomorrow. I might add that the towns and places that pop up and want me to "GO" to are far away, and places I've never been with the 3790. It's like it picks random cities an…
  • You missed it ... page 48 :) I did indeed: http://screencast.com/t/6VLojAAC But to be perfectly honest, unless you had told me exactly what to do, just reading that statement shown by the red arrow, I wouldn't have had a CLUE the difference it wou…
  • You need to change Map data Layout from More Data to Normal, you should find it in Tools, Settings, Navigation, Automobile :) Perfect!! Thanks-I'd confused this setting (Normal/More Data) with "More Detail" so didn't realize that "more data" meant…
  • To terminate the thread- Yep... I used the unit today, and it stopped displaying the EULA after a bit. Thanks! Bob
  • Just to terminate this thread, after spending at least an hour with Tech Support, they authorized a replacement unit. It arrived, and teh Voice Command worked PERFECTLY. I downloaded the newest maps, and the Voice Command was WEIRD! If I said "St…
  • Just to terminate this thread, after spending at least an hour with Tech Support, they authorized a replacement unit. It arrived, and teh Voice Command worked PERFECTLY. I downloaded the newest maps, and the Voice Command was WEIRD! If I said "St…
  • Try here for Basecamp help http://www8.garmin.com/learningcenter/training/basecamp/ Various things seem to cause the 13xx and 14xx series to create weird number categories. I've had it happen both after a map and software update, so it doesn't sur…
  • I'm not sure any of us have learnt exactly what Express does yet :twisted: I didn't understand that it had the ability to store user data (other than remember what devices users had registered)-my mistake. I do know though that it stores backups,…
  • I don't believe it's a Garmin Express bug. The problem stems from your favorite list on the 1490. As I've already stated, you need to get to the point where all your favorites are gone from the 3790. Clear the GPX folder and delete the favorites …
  • Mapsource... That's another new one for me. I've always just used the GPSs as stand-alone devices. I just looked it up at Garmin, and it says, "MapSource is no longer included with DVD/CD versions of our maps. Instead, use BaseCamp™ to view maps a…
  • The BUG- I decided to make sure that all my devices were cleared of all Favorites, so I individually deleted all my favorites on all 3 devices until pressing "Favorites" showed "No Data." I loaded "home" on the 1490, then decided to load Favorites…
  • No. The problem is that you've hit the bug I described, looks like the favorites were messed up on your 1490 prior to loading onto your 3790. Do you by any chance have an earlier back up of current.gpx from your 1490? If not then there are really …
  • OK, I went back and deleted the Favorites ON the GPS (rather than via the computer) and re-pasted the temp.gpx into the GPX Folder. Now my "Favorites" contain the following when I tap "Favorites:" A top line entitled "ALL FAVORITES" which DOES con…
  • Must be a new thing with the 37XX Series. I drive around w/ it and see what it does. Bob
  • OK, here's what I tried (I'm putting it in a separate post): Since copying and pasting the current.gpx file (re-named temp.gpx) into the 3790 STILL just left numbers rather than names for the favorites, I first tried inserting the same 1490 temp.…
  • OK. I found the Sticky, which is what you instructed, and think I did it correctly. I went into my 1490 and copied the current.gpx file into an empty desktop folder, and re-named it temp.gpx, then pasted it into my 3790 GPX folder after deleting t…
  • Thanks- Yes, the unit is brand new (reconditioned), and I've spent the first few days working out glitches with it (Garmin shipped it before properly resetting the unit from before "reconditioning" so it wouldn't recognize a lot of stuff, and thoug…
  • Hmmm... My update failed, and now my unit shows it has only this map: Cnna-Na-Dem North America DEM Never saw that before! I guess when the update failed it erased all of my existing maps so I have to try again? Bob
  • Called Garmin Support this morning, and while it took about an hour, it appears mine had been a Europe model before being refurbished, and still had registry that would not allow Free Maps for the Americas. That's why it came up with two Unit Numbe…
  • As I stated, to get to sussambs folder illustration to Unhide Files, do the following in Windows. You must use Windows Explorer and NOT Internet Explorer.To get to the proper screen open up Windows Explorer>click on Tools>Click on Folder Opti…
  • If Webupdater indicates you have the latest firmware there is no need to download again. Six hours is a painfully slow time for updates, I would do it late at night when service demand is lower. Out of curiosity, I called Garmin to see what they wo…
  • OK, Installed Garmin Web Updater and it found my unit and said: "Your Garmin Device Already has the Latest Software Version," but it gives the option of "Reinstall the same version" Should I do that? I ask because typically (on my Nuvi 1490) an o…
  • Sorry, I didn't know where to look for the files. As I mentioned in a previous post, when I registered my unit "Garmin Express" connected to my 3790 and said it was up to date and no updates were available for it. But I will try using the updater.…
  • I am using the GPS in a quiet room inside my house, so background noise should not be a problem. I called a friend tonight w/ a different Garmin that has voice command, and his machine would easily understand states and cities, as well as common na…
  • Absolutely. I was actually hoping that someone else had had this problem I am having where the device would respond to certain words (the category titles) and respond to numbers, but not to most words one would use to describe places for destinatio…
  • I’m not sure this will solve your voice command issue but it’s a good place to start. You don't indicate if you have a 3790T or 3790LMT. @@@ Sorry, I should have mentioned it's a 3790LMT With Garmin factory refurbs you don't usually get up to date …
  • Thanks. Though I don't remember how I did it, I may have done this operation when I replaced the battery in my 660 a couple of months ago. If I succeed, I will swap the new battery as well as the screen. Thanks.
  • Your're probably right. It's exactly like my 660, but came with European mapset. A Garmin support person told me that they were otherwise identical when I bought my 660 after she got the 670 for a European vacation. It MAY have more internal memory …
  • The file was from my daughter's Nuvi 760 (same as my 660 but w/ international maps as well) that she had recently bought maps for before having the unit fall off the windshield and onto the gearshift knob, breaking the screen. If the maps won't w…
  • There would be nothing there that didn't auto-download with their map update, but strange it just started acting up for 2 months with the updates installed. I checked and received the unit 8/30/11 I will hook it up as you suggest, then call Garmin…
  • Sure sounds like something is wrong with your unit. Maybe another 1400 series owner can comment? Your unit will automatically zoom in and out, and the only thing that should trigger the display of the shaded terrain is when you zoom out to 12 mile…
  • NO, given the GPS is still under warranty, I most certainly don't consider it disposable! :) At times, it just sits there and goes back and forth between terrain and regular roads feature with no seeming rhyme or reason. Is it supposed to just "ap…
  • OK, so having the terrain map flash in and out at random is NORMAL? You are right in that in non-distance zoom, you can't SEE the terrain detail, but the entire screen still goes bright tan in the night setting (very disconcerting in an otherwise d…
  • Thanks. On the "Junction View," I gather that's the "photos" that pop up once in a while that depict the exit view as one would be looking at it? I take it that downloadabl file has LOTS and LOTS of them that would be triggered by location? I've …
  • As I remember it took about an hour or two to download (I have a slow microwave internet connection), but it was not as large a file as the TomTom attempts to download for its map updates (TomTom was several Gb, which would take forever at my downlo…
  • "I didn't say the 1490 would be "no longer supported by Garmin". Actually Garmin has a good reputation for continued support on long discontinued models. As far as the map update on the 1490, if you peruse this and other forums you will find that …
  • My mistake, then. I didn't realize that the 2595LMT you mention is a replacement for a currently available 2460LMT. I assume the 2460 is a proven unit with no current "issues?" Frankly, there are TOO many Garmin models for casual users like me to …
  • Thanks- I didn't know my 1490 would not be able to hold new map updates. I guess "Free Lifetime Map Updates" is rather meaningless when the map files are bigger than the ability of the device to hold them. That makes the unit pretty useless beyond …
  • She and her husband will just be using the device as a general automotive navigational tool, though I think Bluetooth would be nice in view of the fact most states near where they live in NJ prohibit hand-held cellular devices. They are seniors, so…
  • Thanks, I had no idea. I will explore and see if it offers that option. That's one I'd actually use, since keeping favorite stores, restaurants, and friends apart in separate lists would make finding them on-the-fly easier. Having to page through …
  • Yes, I now understand. The Nuvi doesn't know or care that both categories have the identical listings. It was intended to categorize different classes of entries and make them more easily found later. I guess it was just that I hadn't entered any …
  • Ah. Again, my older Garmins didn't do that, and so my question. What seems strange is that BOTH files I currently have inside "Favorites" (named "Addresses", and "Favorites: by Nuvi) have the same exact saved-destinations inside each of them, so I…