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Thread: Trouble with Garmin V

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    TimD
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    Angry Trouble with Garmin V

    Anybody had problems with downloading routes created on Map Source onto the GPS unit?

    Longer routes get 3/4 of the way through loading and up pops the message on the unit "route truncated"

    Trying to then access the route when needed results in the GPS unit telling you that it can't find the maps the route was created on!!!!

    Any ideas anyone? ( I have downloaded 4.9 - I think! - but the problem remains )

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    "route truncated"

    Are there more than 50 waypoints in your route?

    Russ.

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    Boxer is probably right. I had the same trouble with my eMap. Created turn-by-turn routes using autorouting on the PC, but when I came to download them, they were truncated.
    Created key waypoints (<50 per route) and used that instead.
    Funny though - I'd have thought the V wouldn't be affected. Check the specs on www.garmin.com for route limitations.

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    TimD
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    Thumbs down 'Truncated'

    A handful of turn/waypoints is all! Certainly nowhere near 50

    I will check out the website as you suggest though

    Your thoughts are appreciated

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    City Slicker
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    Check that you have the latest firmware for the unit. Garmin supposedly fixed this a while back with a download. I had the same problem that disappeared after the upgrade

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    TimD
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    Unhappy City slicker

    When I start up Map Source it says 4.9, so I presumed that the download had worked. What else can I check?

    I know little of such matters - hardware and software I am familiar with, what is firmware????

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    Garmin V Software

    Only a suggestion but is your unit operating 2.08 software?
    check the following link.
    http://www.garmin.com/products/gps5/download.html

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    ........and in answer to your next question.........

    Holding down the enter key while turning the unit on will display the firmware version you are running.


    This came from joining Garmin v at yahoo groups and doing a search on firmware.

    Might be an idea to join yourself.

    Russ.

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    TimD,

    Just phone Garmin UK on 01794 519944 and ask for "tech support". It's always so much easier and they are extremely helpful.

    Chris

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    City Slicker
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    Re: City slicker

    Originally posted by TimD
    When I start up Map Source it says 4.9, so I presumed that the download had worked. What else can I check?

    I know little of such matters - hardware and software I am familiar with, what is firmware????
    Already covered by other posts but you're confusing the Mapsource software (version 4.09) with the GPS V unit's firmware which should be 2.08 if you have updated it correctly. Download the firmwarte fom the website at Garmin and follow the instructions if you havent done so already.

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    TimD
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    Talking THANKS GUYS!!!!!


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    'tis a piece of piss when you consult the experts

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