Nuvi 50 and POI Loader

 

Just purchased a old Garmin nuvi 50 and I tried to load some custom points, but Poi Loader can not find the device.

Can you load Custom POI's or Routes from Basecamp into this GPS?

Thanks

Does Basecamp see the unit?

Does Basecamp see the unit? Does your computer see the Unit?

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Nuvi 50 Additional question

How to I change the Go Home location from the previous owner.
Only two choices " Set as a New Destination" and Add as a Via Point"

Neither ends my Route at my new oacation for Home.

My Nuvi 50 has no problem

My Nuvi 50 has no problem connecting with POILoader to load POIs. Basecamp connects also. Be aware the a Nuvi 50 does NOT do multipoint routes.

nüvi 30/40/50 Owner’s Manual 7S

Saving a Home Location
You can set your home location for the location you return to most often.
1 Select Where To? > Go Home.
2 Select Enter My Address, Use My Current Location, or Choose from Recently Found.
The location is saved as “Home” in Favorites (page 10).
Going Home
Select Where To? > Go Home.

Deleting Your Home Location
1.Select Where To? > Favorites > Home.
2 Select the information balloon.
3 Select Delete, and select Yes

Suggest you download the user guide.

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nuvi 50

macleadv wrote:

How to I change the Go Home location from the previous owner.
Only two choices " Set as a New Destination" and Add as a Via Point"

Neither ends my Route at my new oacation for Home.

Regarding the original post, and assuming you've tried different cables and different USB ports on the computer, my suggestion is to change the Nuvi 50 from MTP to MS mode, then see if POILoader sees the device:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/41416

The old and now incorrect Home location is a standard Saved (Favorite) place and can be deleted. With the nuvi 50, tap WhereTo, Saved Places, All Places, then search for Home. Tap Home, then tap the "i", then tap the three horizontal lines, then tap Delete. Now you should be able to set a new Home location. I suggest you not enter your address for Home, but rather have your Nuvi 50 "well-satellited" and parked in your driveway or wherever you want Home to be. Now tap WhereTo, GoHome, and it should say something along the lines of "No Home found, set this location?" and tap yes. Please note that I'm not one that goes for the Never Set Home as your real home or you'll invite a robbery and I use the entrance to my driveway as Home on my GPS devices. The reason I say not to enter an address and call that Home is that the nuvi 50 uses logical addressing, not Door to Door addressing:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/42527

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/42505

Have fun with it. If this is a new device and if you're one of the rare users who prefers the Large JCV, know that the nuvi 50 can not open the Large JCV file. For those asking What's the Large JCV file, you can probably ignore this suggestion or you can read up on it:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/45292

My step-by-step instructions work on my newer Garmin devices. Since I don't own a nuvi 50, the steps map be somewhat different for your device but you should be able to figure out how to delete a favorite, etc.

Clear User Data

macleadv wrote:

How to I change the Go Home location from the previous owner.
Only two choices " Set as a New Destination" and Add as a Via Point"

Neither ends my Route at my new oacation for Home.

You need to clear all the previous User Data from the unit. On the map page, click the speed box and bring up the Dashboard. Touch and hold the speedometer until a menu comes up. Click Clear All User Data.

Hmmmm, I bow to CraigW's info. It's more detailed.

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Ah, but...

phranc wrote:
macleadv wrote:

How to I change the Go Home location from the previous owner.
Only two choices " Set as a New Destination" and Add as a Via Point"

Neither ends my Route at my new oacation for Home.

Hmmmm, I bow to CraigW's info. It's more detailed.

Ah, but you've gone the extra step knowing that any and all saved places on the used nuvi 50 are not of any use to the new owner, so deleting all Saved Places, and resetting to Factory Settings will clear up much more old-user-stored data beyond the old Home location. Kudos to you!

Nuvi 50

Neither Basecamp or Windows 10 sees the GPS

Concentrate on W10 not

Concentrate on W10 not seeing the unit. If you solve that problem then BaseCamp and POILoader will fall into place.

This is quite different from your original post of problems, there was no mention of W10 not seeing unit.

When you connect the unit to the USB (2.0 or less, not 3) does the GPS screen show anything?

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

Mass Storage mode

The first thing I would try is to switch the device from the default MTP mode into mass storage mode. Look in the POI Factory FAQ's and you will find the procedure.

Note: I am pretty sure that the Nuvi 50 has MTP mode, but not 100% since I have never used that particular model.

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Also do not plug into a USB

Also do not plug into a USB hub.

Are you using the correct cable to connect to the PC? Some generic cables will charge the device but are not pined correctly to allow the device to go into mass storage mode.

BTW there is no setting to change from MTP to Mass Storage, you must use the correct cable.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

Correct

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Cables

Macleadv, according to your profile, you also have a nuvi 2595 and 2689 in addition to you used nuvi 50. From looking at Garmin's site, all three devices have a USB mini socket so all can use the same cable.

Please let us know if your 2595 and 2689 are seen by your W10 computer and work with Basecamp and POI Loader. If these two work normally while the new-to-you used nuvi 50 doesn't, then the problem is with the nuvi 50. If all your nuvis fail to work, then the issue is the cable, computer or software.

I'm assuming the nuvi 50 works as expected with routes, searches, etc. in a vehicle and charges. I'll also assume that you haven't tried using the nuvi 50 with Garmin Express yet and imagine that it will also not see the nuvi 50.

Thanks, too, for the previous replies about the nuvi 50 and MS-only mode.

well

CraigW wrote:

I'll also assume that you haven't tried using the nuvi 50 with Garmin Express yet and imagine that it will also not see the nuvi 50..

Come on now..... how will GE see the device if W10 cannot?

The main problem is W10 not seeing the device and if the OP would have stated that in the beginning there would not be all these side issues.

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Helping others

KenSny wrote:
CraigW wrote:

I'll also assume that you haven't tried using the nuvi 50 with Garmin Express yet and imagine that it will also not see the nuvi 50..

Come on now..... how will GE see the device if W10 cannot?

The main problem is W10 not seeing the device and if the OP would have stated that in the beginning there would not be all these side issues.

A problem that has bit several of us in the past is our starting with a user's question that's missing some important information and we try to help by making some reasonable assumptions which much later turn out to be wrong and lead us down several paths uninvolved with the problem and delays a successful resolution.

My full reply that you partially quote above asks several questions, and to me, the most important is whether the OP's problem is with one or all three of his devices as its answer will direct future replies. I would much rather ask too many questions rather than miss an important one when we assume something that seems safe and expected. Just imagine if the response from the OP was that he successfully updated the map on this 50 confused

If, as I hope, the OP reports that the nuvi 50 is the only Garmin nuvi that fails to be recognized, then we can look to things like cleaning dirty USB contacts of the 50's USB socket which is what I'd hope for since it would have the best chance of a successful simple fix.

Problems

See Garmin video that outlines troubleshooting tips. https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=l0p9W9vsc37NJ3vH2b5pF6... . Below the video is other written instructions.

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Good one

charlesd45 wrote:

See Garmin video that outlines troubleshooting tips. https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=l0p9W9vsc37NJ3vH2b5pF6... . Below the video is other written instructions.

Ah, a good point in the YouTube video is confirming that the device's battery is charged. That's a question not yet asked or answered and certainly could be an issue with a newly purchased used device.

CraigYes I agree, but it

Craig
Yes I agree, but it must have been charged at some point because he states he wants to change the home location since it is currently incorrect. Therefore he's been looking at the device, at least standalone.

If he's using a USB hub I can almost bet it will not go into Mass Storage mode.

Going from there, I'll still bet that the USB cable he's connecting the device to the PC is incorrect.

For example, I have a long cable that I use to charge the device (Nuvi 50) from a wall charger when I'm manually adding points. That cable can be used to connect to the PC -BUT- the device will NOT go into Mass Storage mode and therefore W10 does not see it. But it will slowly charge via the USB port.

Who knows? The OP has not returned, as you say.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.