Nuvi 3597LMTHD Refurb

 

Just received my 3597lmthd refurb.
First of all, I want to thank you for your tips and tricks.
Added new maps, firmware and saved favorites without a hitch.
Couple of things that I'm not crazy about. Minor quibbles.
Too smooth in texture. Not 'grippable' will be prone to dropping.
The enclosed data cable is very short, won't reach from the back of my pc to my computer desk. Ordered a longer cable.
All in all, I'm quite pleased with this new (to me) unit and I know I'll enjoy it.

ps- I needed another gps like a hole in the head, but wanted to see why there were so many raves about it. Guess I'll find out with use.

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Hi Res!

In my opinion, this is the best nuvi ever! The screen is hi-res and the screen size is big enough to be easily seen but not big enough to be in the way.

Minor annoyance - When connecting the short USB cable, do not prop up the 3597 on your PC desk with the USB connector in the back. The USB port is probably soldered to a printed circuit board and might break easily. The short cable makes this worse.

dobs108 smile

USB connector.

Good point Dobs108. It would probably be wise to use something like this: Right Angle Mini USB Adapter

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Never

Never thought that would be an issue but I'll have to be more careful. I've been using my 3597 connected that way since the day I took it out of the box, 2-3 years ago.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s, HereWeGo for Android.

Me too.

I use mine that way too Rick, but I am very gentle with it. I suspect the units like the 3597 that plug in on the back are not as vulnerable to breakage as those that plug in on the side, although I have never taken the 3597 case apart to see exactly how the USB connector is soldered on to the system board. Still, it is probably a good idea to minimize the stress on the USB port. Maybe our friend Jim form Sharcnet will enlighten us about how sturdy the USB port is on the 3597.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Prop Mine Up

I recognized that there would be a problem until the longer cable I ordered came in.
So I prop mine up face down on a small cardboard box behind my computer to lessen any strain on the unit.
Still haven't come to grips (pun) on how to handle it without dropping it. Some stippling would have made it so much easier.

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grips

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Still haven't come to grips (pun) on how to handle it without dropping it. Some stippling would have made it so much easier.

Although I've not done it, you could go somewhere like Joannes Fabrics, and find some Velcro and place a couple of tabs on the back so you can gain a tactile advantage.

Mine, when not in use, goes above my screen visor when out and about or in the house when I'm away on trips not involving the use of my auto.

I manufactured a thin cloth pocket and velcroed it to the top wide of the screen visor so that it's sandwiched between the roof and visor. Its handy out of sight when not in use.

As for the short data cable, I had a 5' cable that fit so that solves my short cable problem.

I have what one might view as a small vertical letter seperator. The sides stand about 2" tall and I slide the GPS into this when connected to the PC.

Hope this helps with some of your issues.

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