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GPSr Units / Nuvi 550 crashing
« on: November 03, 2011, 05:18:24 AM »
I made a 1400 mile road trip last weekend on my motorcycle. While navigating some long routes my Nuvi 550 would crash everytime I tried to search for fuel along my route. The first 7 or 8 crashes the unit would just cycle off and back on but on the last it just went black and would not come back on until I temporarily removed the battery. After that I avoided any further "along my route" searches.

My guess is that my routes were too long and the unit ran out of memory. Anyone have any ideas how to work around this other than breaking the routes into shorter legs? One route was 730 miles but the other was only 350.

GPSr Units / Odometer error on Nuvi 500
« on: February 22, 2011, 02:53:33 PM »
I made a 200 mile ride with my Nuvi 500 last Saturday. I checked my trip screen periodically and all was well up to about mile 140. At some point after that it went crazy.

Any ideas what caused this?

GPSr Units / Device I/O errors
« on: January 28, 2011, 06:55:59 PM »
I have new refurbished Nuvi 500. I am getting "Device I/O Errors" whenever I try to load any mapset larger than about 40 mb. THis occurs with Mapsource, MapInstall and Windows Explorer. Most of this was with my desktop running Win XP SP3. When I tried it with my netbook running Widows 7 starter it immediately said I had a disk problem and suggested I let chkdsk run. I did and it found a bad file but no fix of the problem. So I ran a full disk check which was negative. I then defragged and it said the drived was badly fragmented but after runnibg no fragments, However, mapset transfers larger than 40 mb still fail with the same error message.

I am thinking that my Nuvi flash drive is bad and I should return it. Any other ideas? I have loaded all of Cith Nav 2011 to a sd card and the unit works fine But I want to be able to have full use plus am concerned the internal drive will develop more problems later.

Site Support / downloading maps with a download manager
« on: January 21, 2011, 08:04:43 AM »
I have a satellite connection with a 200 MB/day limit. However download limits do not apply from 2:00 am to 7:00 am and the ISP offers a download manager  which allows users to schedule downloads during this unrestricted zone. However the site uses PHP scripts to initiate the downloads
rather than posting the actual file URLs. Sometimes when I try to schedule a download what I actually get is only the html file containing the PHP script, other times it works.
I have sucessfully downloaded :

but 102-1861-sctopo_install.exe has failed twice.

Does anyone know why some files will download and others do not?


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