not only did the HD unit prove to be garbage but it has now, somehow, screwed up the proper functioning of the old ecoroute "game" and gas mileage calculator.
At 45 mph I used to read 99 on the challenge...it now reads 1-5...my gas mileage used to be within about 7% it now appears to be about 25% too high...I am going to try to undo the firmware update...will report back.
Overall...run away from this HD...far far away!
at least no way I could find...have an e-mail in to Garmin...hoping for an easy fix but my experience tells me this will be a CF and require a trip to Garmin...someone remind me never to buy these dopey add ons ever again
Did you try a hard reset on the nuvi?
I had installed. The Ecoroute is not something I really need and I am leaving for vacation Saturday so I'd rather not further ruin the unit. Maybe when I get back unless Garmin respondes and says to do it to fix the problem.
Do you have lifetime map updates? If so, 2011.20 is out and you should have no worries about screwing up your 2011.10 map with the hard reset.
Seems it would be best to talk to Garmin about your issues before you go much further.
I can't imagine how the ecoRoute HD could have messed with your GPS. I'll be interested to know what you find out after you talk to Garmin.
Maybe when I get back unless Garmin respondes and says to do it to fix the problem.
The hard reset is very easy to do and may in fact fix your issues. I really doubt it will make things any worse. When you do call Garmin, it will be one of the first things they'll have you try on the unit.
it seems to have cleared up the firmware issue...thanks!
And so, all you boys and girls, the lesson for today is 'Hard Reset'. It's a panacea for most of what ails!
Just messing with ya, TMK. It's meant kindly.
Sounds like the typical Windows OS fix... reboot!
Back on topic, is there both a soft and a hard reset on the nuvi line? What (if anything) do you lose by doing a soft or a hard reset?
TMK, glad you got your issue resolved.
A soft reset is anything from turning the unit off and on, to holding the on button for 8-10 seconds. Nothing is lost.
A hard reset is a different technique, and it will cause loss of personal settings, and faves, routes etc. Back up your rig before a hard reset.
Are routes also in the current.gpx file (along with my favs)?
Other than custom settings, that's all I can think of that would be lost. I didn't realize routes would go too.
Routes are in current.gpx, but they will not reload automatically like Favorites do. When you copy current.gpx to the nuvi as temp.gpx, you will need to go to Tools - My Data - Import Route from file to get your routes back.
Note also that you will lose your trip log (blue lines) when you do a hard reset and there is no way to recover the trip log.
That was timely. I reset my 1690 tonight and was wondering what happened to my routes. Saw your post and was able to import my routes without a hitch.
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