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Changing the volume of sound files

Changing the volume of sound files

First, I suggest you create a new folder named Wavosaur on your computer. Personally, I have a folder under my root C: drive which I have named "PortableApps" (without the quotes) under which I have folders for the programs I download - in this case "Wavosaur" (without the quotes).

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Making a USB Cable that will power a 660 (And probably other models) off USB Port

OK.. I used this adapter to determine pinouts....
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1833?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItejE...

Now... based upon that--- and this pinout information of USB and Mini pinouts..... http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/usb-connector-pinout

Cut 5 pin mini USB cable in half, and also cut USB cable in half (refer to pinout link above)

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How To Upgrade The Software On Your GPS

There are two programs which can be used to update the software on your GPS.

Garmin Express: http://www.garmin.com/express

WebUpdater: http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/

The advantage of using Garmin Express is that it can do all available updates including a map update with just one single click.

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How to save drive space after a map update

When using Garmin Express to update the maps of your unit, I highly recommend afterwards, safely deleting the following files in order to regain several gigabytes of loss disk space:

C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloads
C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloadsFirmware
C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloadsMap
C:ProgramDataGARMINCoreServiceDownloadsTemp

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Time Zones - Why do GPS Time Zone maps change so often?

Questions oftentimes arise here at the POI Factory when a GPS manufacturer offers a device update to GPS models that offer automatic time zone adjustments. The questions are typically along the lines of "Why is there a new time zone map? Time zones can't be changing this often (or at all)."

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Next turn|What to do if I fail to hear or understand the next turn voice instruction when navagating to a selected location?

Updated 4-10-17

Touch the directional arrow alone side the distance to the turn. It is located at the top left of the GPS screen. If you have not yet passed the turn it will repeat the information.

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Garmin | Links to Device Software Update Change Logs

This FAQ provides links to the current device software change logs on the Garmin support site for Garmin "On the Road" devices (StreetPilot line and newer).

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What your Garmin might display when it overheats

In this post http://www.poi-factory.com/node/45990
there seemed to be some interest on what an over heated garmin might display. Throughout the years the Sun has done its damage sitting on the dash of my wife's car. This is what it shows when we plug it in to go use it, when its bin 80 and above. Hit ok and everything seems to be ok.
https://s19.postimg.org/z5rrspa8z/IMAG0199.jpg

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Which AC Wall Adapter / Charger & USB Cable Should be Used for Garmin GPS Devices?

For the safety of your device(s) and yours, always use the ones from Garmin, such as "AC Adapter Cable Kit" (Part Number: 010-11478-02 [for US]).

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Garmin Models With Power Mounts

Below is a current list of all known Garmin models that have Power Cradle Mounts.

The Powered Cradles are desired by many forum members for their ability to remove the GPS easily as well as not having stress from the device's power cable connecting to the USB port on the GPS.

How many favorites/saved places can I save on my automotive device?

How many favorites/saved places can I save on my automotive device?

The following devices can store up to 500 locations in Favorites/Saved Places:
nuvi 200, 300, 500, 600, 700. 800, and 805 series
zumo 220, 500 and 550; zumo 400 series

The following devices can store up to 1000 locations in Favorites/Saved Places:

How do I remove a Point of Interest (POI) from future POI searches on an automotive device?

How do I remove a Point of Interest (POI) from future POI searches on an automotive device?

If you find a POI that is incorrect, closed, or that you simply do not want to display in a POI search, you may remove that location from all future POI searches. Only the following automotive devices permit this:

How do I simulate a route on my automotive device?

How do I simulate a route on my automotive device?

Simulating a route will show you how your device will navigate without you actually having to drive the route. Once you start a "simulation", your vehicle will move and your device will speak the turn-by-turn instructions as it travels.

To turn GPS simulator on:

How Do I Get My Favorites/Saved Places To Stay Deleted?

How Do I Get My Favorites/Saved Places To Stay Deleted?

Perhaps, you followed the instructions in
How Do I Delete Or Edit A Favorite On My Nuvi, LIVE, Dezl, RV, Or Camper Series Device? {G}
and the Favorite(s)/Saved Place(s) comes back.

How do I access the Satellite Information page on my automotive device?

How do I access the Satellite Information page on my automotive device?

What is a trip log and how does it work on my Garmin?

What is a trip log and how does it work?

Trip logs are points that are automatically stored when the device is locked onto a satellite signal and is moving. It is the electronic equivalent a "breadcrumb trail" marking the path that has been traveled.

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Garmin Speed limit display - Which models can change a speed limit value?

Some Garmin On-The-Road GPS devices can change displayed speed limit values on roads where the current City Navigator map has an incorrect speed limit.

Why is my volume level low?

Why is my volume level low?

If you are having trouble hearing the sound coming from your on the road device, first make sure that the volume or master volume is set to an audible level.

1. Touch the Volume icon on the Where To? View Map screen and confirm that the volume is set to the desired level and it is not muted

Understanding Alerts vis-à-vis POI Coordinates

Understanding Alerts vis-à-vis POI Coordinates

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What is the large Junction View file for Garmin On The Road devices and do I need or want it?

The first Garmin devices that offered Junction Views displayed a full-screen view of the junction for a few seconds, then reverted to the map view.

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