So I'm installing maps on my 60CSx, and the process tanks because MapInstall couldn't detect a GPS attached to the computer. This is not the first time this has happened and it is annoying. The install process has to be restarted.
So, what causes the connection to fail, and how can I prevent it from happening again?
The installation of maps takes hours, and I don't want to keep pinging the GPS every once in a while with WebUpdater to make sure there is a connection, or to re-establish a connection.
Even when using RoadTrip or BaseCamp, the connection will be lost sometimes and I have to restart the GPS to re-establish the connection.
Make sure that the connection you are using is correct to the PC and not through a hub. Try another USB connection. The back USB's on a computer are usually straight to the board. In other words you could be losing the power on the connections.
I run numerous devices to the same USB ports and never any connection problems with those devices.
Is it possible to load the card by connecting to the USB port with a card reader and leave the GPS out of it?
Make sure your using a fast USB2 port, most computers have both 1 & 2 ports. Also be-sure the computer is plugged straight into the modem and not a router or a wireless connection. See if that helps.
I have USB 2 ports and a modem is not in the process.
I'm installing maps (2011.3, Topo 2008, US Topo 24K National Parks East) that are on my MacBookPro to the 60CSx.
Maybe you should post this in the Mac topics forum here in case it's a mac issue with the hardware or software.
Yes. And the process will be MUCH faster.
Use a card reader.
This has happened before. The final result in previous forums was that a bad USB cable had an intermittent connection.
Switching over to card reader installation.
Card is loaded with CN2011.3, Topo 24K National Parks East, and lots of Topo 2008 maps. The actual loading of the card took 15 minutes. The generation of the file to install on the card took hours.
Thanks for the help.
I'll be technical for a change - it's also part of my work ?
Came across this piece of routine for us MS users, who might get disconnected when they were downloading their Map Updates (I'm also a Linux user by preference, but this here ain't my own machine, know what I mean ?
Just launch the small app you'll find on that page, and your PC will not be able to enter sleep mode - therefore preventing it from disconnecting from whatever might be connected to it. Web, USB peripheral, you name it.
It's saved me several times - don't you hate it when the download crashes at 87.9% ?
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