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Vehicle icon tracking on route

The vehicle icon does not track the route on screen,,,it is far left or far right never down the center of the proposed route therefore it is continuelly reculating route....plaese help me with this

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Re: vehicle icon tracking on route

Under settings, Navigation, verify that Vehicle is set to Car/Motorcycle.

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No it's not a dead loss. It's an update problem that may or may not solve your problem. In your settings you will have a few menus you can set as to type of vehicle you have, and what roads or features to avoid. Set these up as well and check out all the sub menus in the system. Be advised though that the unit is looking for the optimal route based on what settings you have in the unit.

Also on a final note, roads change routes change so you have to use some common sense with these things. If it is taking you where you know you shouldn't be like railroad tracks, a pier or some military installation. Common sense is required.

Hope this helps.

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I get a message indicating the track memory is full. Tracking then stops. I thought the track function would continue merely overwriting the earlier track. BTW the track is fairly short...maybe only 3 hrs...

Memory all your Track ,waypoint , route on a empty CompaktFlash card. This is how its go
Insert a EMPTY card press DATA than ARCHIVE AND TRANSFARE than SAVE TO CARD choose what you want to save or save all.
Make a Factoryreset on your E120.
Your Software shoud be 5.23.
Put in your CompaktFlashcard with the DATA and choose what you want in your E 120

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Garmin c330 has problem finding gps signal and tracking sattilite.

power off the unit first then power on then go to map screen then tap the signal icon bar then wait for your unit to track signal then when you see 5 signal go back to the map screen and check the signal icon and then if there is a firmware update for your unit try to download it.

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I have found that waypoints, routes and directions work only when I load it on the unit itself as opposed to the SD card. The SD card works more like an expansion slot for pictures or maps.

When you open up Mapsource you'll see the map on the right and the pane on the left, above the pane there are 4 tabs (Maps, Waypoints, Routes and Tracks). As you select a map or create a waypoint, route or track. It will put a number in parenthesis which will increase in numbers as you add an item corresponding to each category, for example if you create a waypoint. So once you have done that, click on the TRANSFER tab in the Menu selection bar and choose SEND TO DEVICE. A window will pop up that will say...Device: with a drop down menu if your Garmin unit has an SD card in it, if not it will just show the Garmin unit. Then right below that there will be a section that says WHAT TO SEND with 4 check boxes that will say Maps, Waypoints, Routes and Tracks. Make sure that you have selected the Garmin unit, not the SD, and the waypoints, routes or tracks you want to send. I hope this solves your problem or at least points you in the right direction...

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Fragmented track logs

Part 1 of answer:
If you record a track log from A to B, then turn it off and back on to record a track log from C to D, it is obvious your track logs will be fragmented, even though they may not be recorded separately. They may appear as a single, interrupted, trip.
Maybe you've got this one, or this was not your question, so there is a:

Part 2:
Even if your unit can record track logs of up to 10,000 points, it cannot receive track logs back from your PC bigger than 250 points.
So, track logs get fragmented when uploaded back. To have them again in the GPS you must edit them to 250-point separate packages.
It can be done, for most track points are usually superfluous, especially when you record straight trajects; if your track log has many curves, it gets harder to simplify them.
Some software packages have a "Simplify track" tool, which solves this automatically in seconds, but it is the software who decides what to keep and what to remove, so edited track logs can be pretty unaccurate.
The only other option is to edit them one by one, so it's you who decides which track points are necessary or not. It can be painstakingly slow, but it pays if the tracks are important for you to use again and again.
Maybe I have not answered exactly what you needed to know, but anyway the solution is, or at least can be, editing your track logs in your PC. For instance, GPS Expert is a fine software to do that: you can split track logs, eliminate track points, join them back, simplify them or add new track points.
Nothing replaces a good editing software, but to get a useful collection of tracks and routes to use and share frequently, you must work on them for some time.

Best regards!

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If you are experiencing problems with your C70, C80, C120, E80 or E120 display resetting itself, or randomly turning itself off, there are 2 troubleshooting procedures that may resolve the issue:
1. Ensure that none of the buttons are stuck under the edge of the display's front fascia.
When the Multifunction Display is first installed, or any time after the front fascia has been removed, it is very easy to get the edge of one or more of the rubber buttons trapped under the edge of the plastic fascia. This is particularly prone to happening if the snaps that secure the fascia to the display are not fully engaged around both the outside perimeter of the fascia, and the insider edge surrounding the LCD display.
E-Series display with soft key trapped under fascia.
You can free the buttons from under the edge of the fascia by applying pressure to them with a fingertip, and rotating your fingertip in a circular motion. When the button is properly through the fascia it should sit centered within its hole, and you should feel a positive "click" of the internal switch when pressing and depressing each button. If trapped buttons were found, releasing them will return the display to normal operation.
2. Reset the display.
Your display may require a reset which will erase any stored waypoints, routes and tracks.
If your MFD's menus are accessible:

Backup your personal data CompactFlash memory card. Please see Answer #1145, Backing up waypoint, routes and tracks on C and E-Series for complete instructions.
Once your data is backed up you can reset the display using this procedure:
  1. If your MFD's menus are accessible, perform a "Settings and Data" reset from the System Setup menu. Press the MENU key, then scroll down to the "System Setup" option, and toggle the track pad right.
  2. Scroll down to the "Settings and Data Reset" option and toggle the track pad right.
  3. Under the word "Factory Reset?" press the softkey corresponding to YES. The display will restart momentarily.
  4. The display should reboot into normal operating mode.
If your MFD's menus are not accessible:
You will not be able to backup your personal data. We can reset the display though using this procedure:
  1. Press and hold down the first soft key (next to the power button.)
  2. Keep holding the soft key down while the display reboots. A "Factory Reset" countdown will be displayed. Keep holding the first soft key until the countdown is complete.
  3. The display should reboot into normal operating mode.
Once your display has returned to normal operation you should check its operating software version, and upgrade to the latest version (if applicable.) The latest update for your model is 3.31. It will be displayed on the message that appears during start up. This is an important update because changes were made to the WAAS satellites and your E80 will not recognise the satellites without this update. Click this link to download the update: Raymarine V3.31 update.

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Turn on the power while holding the right arrow. This resets the unit. You will then have to reset the time, date, and location.

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