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Old 02-23-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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My 60csx failed me on my trip...waa, waa,waa

I just came back from a Death Valley and Joshua Tree trip and halfway through our ride, my 60csx crapped out on us. I bought the unit used from an inmate and thought it might be "user error", but it worked for the first couple of days flawlessly, then decided it didn't want to play anymore
The problem specifically is when I go to "Saved Routes" and try to navigate I get the following message: "Route Calculation Error: No roads near destination." I tried it on the route that we used the first couple of days when the unit was working fine and I got the same message. I thought I would be slick and use the "Find" button, but lo and behold the "Find by Address" icon was not to be found
This happen to anyone else? If so, any advice on what to check? It's my first gps unit and Im keeping my fingers crossed that I'm the problem and not the unit.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
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The problem specifically is when I go to "Saved Routes" and try to navigate I get the following message: "Route Calculation Error: No roads near destination." I tried it on the route that we used the first couple of days when the unit was working fine and I got the same message. I thought I would be slick and use the "Find" button, but lo and behold the "Find by Address" icon was not to be found
My first thought is that the GPS doesn't think any maps are installed. The "No roads near destination" is the best clue, I think. Did you not download a map for that area, by chance? Maybe the memory card failed.

Try pulling the memory card and putting it in a PC. You should see a Garmin folder and a big .img file in that folder. If not, that's the issue. Of course, if the card doesn't work at all then that's the problem.

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Old 02-23-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response Phil.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:20 PM   #4
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My first thought is that the GPS doesn't think any maps are installed. The "No roads near destination" is the best clue, I think. Did you not download a map for that area, by chance? Maybe the memory card failed.

Try pulling the memory card and putting it in a PC. You should see a Garmin folder and a big .img file in that folder. If not, that's the issue. Of course, if the card doesn't work at all then that's the problem.

Good luck.
I did as you suggested regarding pulling the memory card and what do I find? The memory card slot worked it's way open from vibration and the memory card was wedged behind the batteries!
Put the card back in the slot, and presto, I'm back in business. Turns out I WAS the problem. Haha
Thanks again, Phil.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:27 PM   #5
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I did as you suggested regarding pulling the memory card and what do I find? The memory card slot worked it's way open from vibration and the memory card was wedged behind the batteries!
Put the card back in the slot, and presto, I'm back in business. Turns out I WAS the problem. Haha
Thanks again, Phil.
A well placed piece of electrical tape will keep the card lock mechanism from moving.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:31 PM   #6
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A well placed piece of electrical tape will keep the card lock mechanism from moving.
Is this one more of the small deficiences of the 60? The 76 snaps in and I don't thinik it will just vibrate out, you have to push it in then it pops out.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:42 PM   #7
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The place the memory card fits in a 60 is a bit fiddly, IMO. You slide the metal cover forward, lift it open, place microSD card in position, close the cover and slide it back to lock in the card. It usually takes a couple of attempts when you first get the unit to get the hang of it. It isn't always real obvious when the card isn't seated just right. I have never heard of one coming loose before this. Of course, if it isn't seated, the maps don't work.

I agree, the 76 is better in this regard. Also, the RAM mount is more secure, I think.
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Is this one more of the small deficiences of the 60? The 76 snaps in and I don't thinik it will just vibrate out, you have to push it in then it pops out.
No, the 60 and 76 have totally different card systems. The card fits into the body on the 76, held in by a kind of spring mechanism, but the 60 has a little metal flap to hold it in. As I mentioned, a piece of electrical tape can hold the flap in place so it doesn't unlatch and let the card fall out.

This is the mechanism in my Montana - it's virtually identical to the 60's card holder.

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Old 02-25-2013, 04:00 PM   #9
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okay,
Vunerable antenna
Pops out of RAM mount
Buttons are small
Memory card pops out

Why do people buy these things, the 76 is so much better?

Then for the greate upgrade they remove the 12V input in the 62 and people buy those?
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Why do people buy these things, the 76 is so much better?
My one complaint about the 76 is that the buttons are above the screen. Often, your hand or arm blocks the screen as you are using it. Minor, but the 60 buttons are better. Just me.

I think the biggest issue is the RAM mount for the 60. The top piece of the mount breaks off a lot. The 76 RAM mount is excellent.

Screen is too small on both.
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Screen is too small on both.
The bottom line...

That's why my 62S is now my handheld unit and I have a Montana on the bikes.
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That's why my 62S is now my handheld unit and I have a Montana on the bikes.
Heh. Great minds...
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:20 PM   #13
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okay,
Vunerable antenna
Pops out of RAM mount
Buttons are small
Memory card pops out

Why do people buy these things, the 76 is so much better?

Then for the greate upgrade they remove the 12V input in the 62 and people buy those?
I wouldn't say that the memory card system on the 60/62/Montana is inferior to the 76's slot load. In fact, I think being able to see the parts of the system is an advantage. No tiny spring inside the box to fail at the worst possible time. The flaw with the clip system can be fixed with a piece of tape.

And the 76/78 series is designed upside down.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:53 AM   #14
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The other big advantage the 62/78 has is the onboard 1.7 gigabytes of storage space. The 60/76 has zilch.


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Old 02-27-2013, 03:07 AM   #15
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okay,
Vunerable antenna
Pops out of RAM mount
Buttons are small
Memory card pops out

Why do people buy these things, the 76 is so much better?

Then for the greate upgrade they remove the 12V input in the 62 and people buy those?
Never had a problem with any of those.

That's why people buy these things.

I like mine a lot.
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