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Old 06-11-2012, 10:39 AM   #3961
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Just to drive home the point, warranty replacement or newly purchased units will NOT fix the problem mentioned above. This is a design issue in all mfg Montana's to date, which requires the discussed easy workaround.
I must have missed that part of the discussion (we're up to > 260 pages so far!). I did try a piece of card wedged at the end of the battery as well as another on top. Are you talking about a regular earplug squished between the battery and the cover?

The trouble with anything on top of the battery is that it has the potential of "pushing" the battery cover up a little and this will cause the seal around the cover to lose integrity, allowing moisture to penetrate if you're using the unit in the rain/fog. The unit is, after all, supposed to be waterproof.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:12 AM   #3962
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So, EmmB looks like I own you one of these



where do you want it shipped
I think you should donate it to a local charity...
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:56 PM   #3963
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pics ????????
OK, I added the pics . So if you want to give your eyes a break from the buttplug above, go to the top of this page.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:07 PM   #3964
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I must have missed that part of the discussion (we're up to > 260 pages so far!). I did try a piece of card wedged at the end of the battery as well as another on top. Are you talking about a regular earplug squished between the battery and the cover?

The trouble with anything on top of the battery is that it has the potential of "pushing" the battery cover up a little and this will cause the seal around the cover to lose integrity, allowing moisture to penetrate if you're using the unit in the rain/fog. The unit is, after all, supposed to be waterproof.
I don't have the problem with the battery but the cover seems loose to me without an ear plug. It is loose enough that I would put a baggy over the Montana if I were forced to ride in the rain! GH
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:43 PM   #3965
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I don't have the problem with the battery but the cover seems loose to me without an ear plug. It is loose enough that I would put a baggy over the Montana if I were forced to ride in the rain! GH
I'd call Garmin to see what can be done about your loose cover. it should seal plenty tight enough to keep out rain. does anyone know what Montana is rated underwater for? low depth for 30 minutes?
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:40 PM   #3966
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Off topic question- Are there any open source (Free) marine maps available for the Montana? Garmin is proud of the Blue Charts!! GH
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:09 PM   #3967
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Off topic question- Are there any open source (Free) marine maps available for the Montana? Garmin is proud of the Blue Charts!! GH
Speaking of off topic. Apple selected TomTom to provide its new turn-by-turn maps.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:27 PM   #3968
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Speaking of off topic. Apple selected TomTom to provide its new turn-by-turn maps.
I thought TomTom was Gone. GH
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:50 PM   #3969
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I thought TomTom was Gone. GH
TomTom folded their manufacturing of small handheld devices but is still a player in other ways.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:21 PM   #3970
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I think you should donate it to a local bioweapons lab...
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:21 PM   #3971
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Found what seems to me to be a significant bug. Of course, maybe I am missing something.

Upon saving the current track, it prompts to clear the current track. I select yes, thinking that this is referring to the track that I just saved. I then notice that all of my Route 4 and Route 5 tracks of the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route are gone. There was a single gpx file I had for each route I placed in the gpx folder on my sd card. Each gpx file had multiple tracks.

I had selected "show on map" for several tracks from each gpx file, so the "clear current track", must have also cleared the gpx files which had tracks showing.

I don't carry a laptop. Thankfully I have my Android phone to manage the files on the SD card. I have a separate folder with various tracks that I move to the gpx folder because I don't want to clog the track manager. I was able to resolve the issue by copying the gpx files into the gpx folder again, replacing the files that were already there.

Anyone else noticed this? Am I missing something?

I had visions of me having to connect my gps to my desktop remotely through usb over rdp, like I had to do a couple years ago with my 60csx. One of the key factors in me purchasing the Montana was the ability to load and manage tracks with nothing more than an Android phone.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:35 AM   #3972
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I must have missed that part of the discussion (we're up to > 260 pages so far!). I did try a piece of card wedged at the end of the battery as well as another on top. Are you talking about a regular earplug squished between the battery and the cover?

The trouble with anything on top of the battery is that it has the potential of "pushing" the battery cover up a little and this will cause the seal around the cover to lose integrity, allowing moisture to penetrate if you're using the unit in the rain/fog. The unit is, after all, supposed to be waterproof.
My wife and I have ridden through lots of rain with the earplug in the battery case and never did we see any moisture getting into the battery case. The earplug compresses a lot until it's practically flat when the cover's closed on it. I could show you a picture of what it looks like when I open the case but the Montana's at home, and I'm at work.

And for those who worry about getting the Rugged Mount wet, or plugging the Montana into a wet RM, or what will happen if heavy rain hits the RM while the Montana's on it?

The answer is: nothing.

It just works.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:18 AM   #3973
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Fair play, I can see what folks mean about the closure being held away from the seal if material to clamp the battery is put on the battery, I did it myself when on a trip and have the 'battery authentication' type error message.
Now I have the spong earplugs in and so far, no error message.
I still for the life of me wonder why Garmin have thought I need to know whether I have a blag battery in the unit, as a set of AA cells can be made by many a company, so i guess the 'rechargeable cell' could be too.....? I don't care who makes them as long as this GPS keeps working.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:22 AM   #3974
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I must have missed that part of the discussion (we're up to > 260 pages so far!). I did try a piece of card wedged at the end of the battery as well as another on top. Are you talking about a regular earplug squished between the battery and the cover ?



Better then before, but I still have unexpected shutdowns.

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Old 06-12-2012, 07:08 AM   #3975
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This is a bit of overkill but at least you know where to look if you need an earplug for its original purpose.
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