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Paracat

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eTrex H set-up
« on: December 30, 2012, 01:29:15 PM »
Note from Lyle - A 6 page article that I wrote for Trail Magazine, about how to set-up and use Garmin's eTrex H, is available free to download at: http://micronavigation.com/the-resource-centre/

Hello to all,
having followed the advice in the Nav Manual I have purchased a etrexh from ebay, also obtained all the required cables, set up the device as per, but trying to update the 2.7 version has been a real pain, on the garmin site for updates when plugged into the PC the updater recognises the device then says no device connected!!! any advice would be most welcome.

Many thanks
Paulcatt
« Last Edit: January 28, 2013, 03:39:18 PM by Lyle Brotherton »

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Re: etrex h set up
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 04:03:11 PM »
I suspect the problem may be with your hardware/software, a few suggestions for you:

1.   Make sure that your USB is plugged directly into your computer and not a USB hub and if so use a different COM port.
2.   Uninstall the Garmin driver and reinstall it without your eTrex connected
3.   Try to update the unit on another computer.

Let me know how you get on :)
« Last Edit: December 30, 2012, 04:07:28 PM by Lyle Brotherton »
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Re: etrex h set up
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2012, 04:21:13 PM »
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Re: etrex h set up
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013, 01:07:40 PM »
Paul, we had to re-install the driver quite a few times before it worked.

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Re: etrex h set up
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2013, 07:57:43 PM »
Thanks to lyle & Callum.

Managed to get the update down loaded on a friends desk top as opposed to my lap top, I will of course
try all the other possible routes, as its not only updates that are affected but down ;loading to and from Google earth,  O/S getamap etc. Thank you for your rapid response , went out on the Pembrokeshire coastal path today testing waypoints, track back, covered in mud , but impressed with the results came home happy.

Once again thank you

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Re: etrex h set up
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2013, 09:47:01 AM »
We had exactly the same issue and it driver related. To get around the problem we set up another user on the computer and this worked.

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Re: etrex h set up
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2013, 11:49:40 AM »
Paracat, I will email you a copy of an 8 page guide I wrote for Trail Magazine last year, on setting up and using the eTrex H, if you PM me which email address you would like me to send it to :)
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