GPSmap 276C Problems

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by achesley, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Glad you made progress. Hopefully it continues working for you.
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  2. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Thanks Dave,
    I can't believe these things are still drawing pretty good money on Ebay. I'll just run my two 276c units till they die then probably go Montana unless they comeout with something better in the same price range.
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  3. 9Dave

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    Yep. And the reason they draw $$ is because they are so useful. Lots of fans out there who prefer buttons to touch screens.

    When my 376c dies, I will probably go for a 665 Zumo, but I hope that is a long way off. :pope
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  4. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    I had a 550 Zumo for a bit. Really didn't like how it worked. It finally broke and I sent it to Garmin for a replacement and when I got that in, made sure it worked and sold it. Just too spoiled to the *76 series. :evil
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  5. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Well, that didn't last long. Unit worked good for about 4 runs and downloading track file when getting back home. 3 days ago, I got Mapsource up and running and plug the 276C I'd had problems with in and turn it on. SOFTWARE MISSING greeted me. sigh! I turn the unit off and unpluged it from the USB. Turned it on and it came on. Plugged it back in and downloaded the track file for the day and shut it off after unplugging it first. Yesterday, took off on the KLR , unit on and working fine. Just did take it off the KLR and bought it in to the room to download yesterdays tracks. SOFTWARE MISSING greets me. Hot boot won't even work. Tried loading the same file that had got me back working last time. Nothing. Took it to the bike and plugged it in to 12.5 volts, Nothing. Oh Well. Now, it's back in the parts mode again. LOL! Guess I'd best start learning how to use a Montana if the other goes out.
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  6. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Have you seen this PAGE?

    I had to do the Master Reset and the Restore before on mine. After doing so, in each instance the unit worked again. It may not be applicable to your problem. But it may help the unit from being an expensive paper weight.
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  7. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Well Heck Charlie,
    After reading your post, I went to the web site. Held the unit in the Power .. Enter mode for about a minute. Nothing but a Software Missing message. Turned it off. Then, did the reboot again. Power ... Quit . Dang thing came on with the " User Data Delete Yes or No screen. Said no and it come on. Oh Well, Did get to download track file and erase trip computer and track file from it. Turned it off and will try it again later today in the truck.
    Thanks for convincing me to try it again. I tried the reboot about a dozen times a few days ago with nothing happening.
    Andy Chesley
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