New Garmin Montana

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by AugustFalcon, May 18, 2011.

  1. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Third Line, same page.
  2. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    You have to go thru this sequence BEFORE you connect to the PC.

    Setup -> System -> Interface -> Garmin Spanner
  3. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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    See this similar thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688775&page=389

    If the GPS battery is anything like a cellphone battery, those center pins are for data, like state of charge, temperature, etc. If your Li measures 3.77 V across 1 and 4 it is fully charged. For some reason, that voltage is not getting into the Montana. If you were able to charge it via USB, that means that at least the battery to Montana to USB port connection is OK, meaning that the fault is internal.

    Try one more thing before returning it. Whack the Li bat across the flat of your hand hard two or three times (just to show it whose boss :lol3), insert it and THEN add two earplugs on top of it before closing the door.

    You should be able to get the vendor to let you keep the (almost certainly) good battery for a spare for all your trouble.:wink:

    BTW, after whacking it, if it now reads open between 1 and 4 you have found your problem unequivocably! Just don't let the vendor know about the jungle repair job.....:rofl
  4. ACP

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    Anyone know how to stop my Montana insisting on overlaying road names onto my map that I don't want to see?
    This is using GB Discoverer 50k and not in Nuvi or navigation profile and I have my other maps disabled.

    As far as I can see I have all the relevant settings off but it still pops them up on there

    Setup Map > Advanced Setup >

    Zoom Levels >
    Map Points > Off
    Street Label > Off
    Land Cover > Off

    Text Size >
    Map Points > None
    Street Label > Small (no off option)
    Land Cover > None

    Detail > Least

    Apologies if this has been covered before but it's getting annoying now...

    T.I.A, Andy :)
  5. BergDonk

    BergDonk Long timer

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    Done
    Ta
  6. BergDonk

    BergDonk Long timer

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    Seems like the same issue. I scrolled throught the subsequent pages and didn't find what eventually happened. No improvements when tapping the battery. Does seem like its an internal problem.

    The vendor has come back to me and suggested I didn't charge the battery first as per the manual, even though I explained I did, so I'll have to work through that and see how it evolves.

    Thanks for all the help guys, appreciated :clap
  7. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    This is really a hassle.

    You could call Garmin, and ask them to send you another battery, and see how that goes. If it fixes it, send them the old one back (if they request it).

    If that does not fix it, you will have an extra battery for the replacement unit you get from the vendor or Garmin.
  8. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    Trying to get maps installed. Bought my 600 a month or so ago, bought CN 2013 DVD, bought a PNY micro SD card 32gb. Called Garmin this am. They walked me through installing CN, of course it needed updating. (1 hr) then downloaded mapinstall. Went thru the process of sending CN over to the Montana. When it completes (1hr 40min) I get the msg, it didn't transfer. I called Garmin. They are having me repeat the same exact process. The guy on the help line called a guy at the help desk for instructions. Now I'm sitting thru it again, making sure my laptop does not go into power saver or something. However, I have zero confidence it will turn out any different than the first time. 16% complete 1 hr 32 min remaining. It hasn't changed in a while... Argh!!
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    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    You might just want to experiment with loading a small section of the map just to see if the SD card is compatible. Would save you a hell of a lot of time and aggravation.
  10. Patch

    Patch Been here awhile

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    OK... question I haven't seen answered directly before and search turned up too many needles in this huge haystack.

    My good wife bought me a 650 and downloaded City Nav North America to it so it would be ready to go out of the box.

    Now I can only access the detail in BaseCamp when the unit is plugged in, correct? I'd like to be able to use BaseCamp or rather google maps to create routes and send them to the unit without being tethered. Did that ship sail or is there a way I have missed?

    Thanks!
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    DOH! (Yes...)
  12. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    If your CNNA was purchased as a DVD, it should also install on your PC so that it's available in BC without having the Montana attached. If CNNA was purchased as an SD card, then the rules are different.

    I believe that downloaded CNNA updates are also viewable in BC without the unit attached; at least, that's been my experience.
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    Patch Been here awhile

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    So I take it that I cannot use BaseCamp (with the level of detail I need) without the unit plugged in. I did read the page linked... and several hours worth of this thread. Fron the linked page for download: BaseCamp can be used for viewing downloaded detail on your computer.

    I was hoping that I culd access it w/out being plugged in but I couldn't find a way to make it work. I don't want to pay for a DVD now that I already own the maps. Damn.
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    I have always gone the DVD route, for that very reason.

    My understanding (the information on the wiki is taken directly from Garmin) is that you must have the GPSr with the downloaded maps connected to your computer before BaseCamp can be used to view the maps on the device..

    If you find any different, from Garmin or your own research, please advise me!
  15. Patch

    Patch Been here awhile

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    Just spoke with Garmin CS... no way to do enable detail w/out being tethered. He suggested that I download it again to a new uSD card and that didn't work either. Garmin doesn't recognize uSD as a compatible device.

    I do want to Topo detail as well so I'll end up purchasing the Topo DVD and installing it on the computer... this will give me the detail I'm looking for in BaseCamp for the area that the Topo covers at least which will be 99% of my riding.

    Thanks for the help... now onto managing the other million configurable options... :D
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    You HAVE looked at the TOPO maps from GPSFileDepot, right?
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    You might try something like this...
  18. Patch

    Patch Been here awhile

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    Thanks... running Macs. Hadn't yet looked at GPSFileDepot - thanks for the tip. :clap
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    You should still be able to make a clone with your Mac... with slight tweaking of the process as explained.

    FWIW, I almost exclusively use maps from GPSFileDepot.
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    Sounds like the same problems I was having.

    Work around: Turn off unit. Remove SD card. Boot up, install CN. Once done, reboot and ensure it's there. THEN install SD, and add other map sets.

    Response I had from Garmin:

    I had a 32. Sounds like yours, no? :D

    Hope this helps, as I understand your frustration. All too well. :bluduh