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I need my Garmin Zumo 550 to be able to read russian maps - needs to be able to read the Russian/cyrilic alphabet

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  • tony_okeefe Jul 20, 2009



    http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_...



    I can't get this to download to my device, within the download setup it cannot find my USB service/device to download to and only provides a serial option, which I don't have.



    I thought it was just the Vista system up to its tricks but my XP computer is having the same problem.



    Do you know if this will include the ability to read the alphabet, the summary describes it as Russian voice only?



    I will keep trying to download this.

  • tony_okeefe Jul 20, 2009

    Both Computers (Vista or XP) recognise the device ( have updated devices software & maps through Garmin.com with no problem)



    Will not connect through this patches download facility, message says no USB device available when there are quite clearly devices connected and recognised.



    Neither of my Computers have serial ports, cannot auto detect via serial ports. Device locations are indicated as zero (in any usb port), serial connection does not allow for entering com 0.



    Updated software, new maps etc work fine, just this patch will not work.

  • tony_okeefe Jul 20, 2009

    Not working, patch must be too old. How long is it since a GPS has been connected by serial? Mine has only USB connection?

  • tony_okeefe Jul 21, 2009

    I need my Garmin Zumo 550 to be able to read russian maps - needs to be able to read the Russian/cyrilic alphabet

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    Jul 20, 2009 - http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_...

    I can't get this to download to my device, within the download setup it cannot find my USB service/device to download to and only provides a serial option, which I don't have.

    I thought it was just the Vista system up to its tricks but my XP computer is having the same problem.

    Do you know if this will include the ability to read the alphabet, the summary describes it as Russian voice only?

    I will keep trying to download this.


    Jul 20, 2009 - Both Computers (Vista or XP) recognise the device ( have updated devices software & maps through Garmin.com with no problem)

    Will not connect through this patches download facility, message says no USB device available when there are quite clearly devices connected and recognised.

    Neither of my Computers have serial ports, cannot auto detect via serial ports. Device locations are indicated as zero (in any usb port), serial connection does not allow for entering com 0.

    Updated software, new maps etc work fine, just this patch will not work.


    Jul 20, 2009 - Not working, patch must be too old. How long is it since a GPS has been connected by serial? Mine has only USB connection?

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Have u intstalled the sofware tool at the Garmin sire that allows your unit to decode the map software? it is the POI loader tool, it is avail at "MY GARMIN" web sitwe

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Check this Garmin site, they have a russian software version for download (incl. instructions):
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=1893

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The reason behind this is that the download which you want to install is designed in such a way that it can be uploaded to your GPS system via serial port only. Since the serial port communication system is quite old and most of the software experts think accurate. In GPS system accuracy of data is must thats why the designer must have not thaught about USB so he just deviced it for Serial port upload. Under present scenario you have two options
1. Connect you GPS through serial port cable.
2. Get a new download which is compatible for USB also.
Serial port cable won't be too costly. They come cheap. Meanwhile I'll try and search for the same download if available for USB also.

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    Aruna Singh Jul 20, 2009

    kindly clarify certain things


    1. Wether the driver for your gps is already installed on your xp computer and your pc recognises your gps when connected through usb.


    2. Is the program also not autodetecting you gps.


    3. Its not so that if the programmer has written serial port it will go to the serial port only. Its clearly mentioned over there as com1 and so on. So you just need to know which com# is your gps connected to. Kindly stay with me I'll let you know the proceedure through which you can detect your com# on which your gps is connected so you can install your software.

  • Aruna Singh
    Aruna Singh Jul 20, 2009

    Do you have any other USB device which gets connected to USB on your xp pc. Just connect the device to a particular USB. Go to properties of that device by right clicking on it. Under General tab you will find connect using and there will be a com4 or com5 given over there just note down the com number and remove the device. Connect your GPS to same usb which you noted down as com# and in the software window against serial port select the same com# and select minimum baud rate. and start your update.


    Kindly do let me know wether you are available with me at present.

  • Aruna Singh
    Aruna Singh Jul 20, 2009

    USB's start with COM4. I'd suggest on the serial port itself select com4 and try to update with minmum baud rate. you can increment com# by 1 till u reach COM7. Let your GPS remain connected to your existing USB itself.

  • Aruna Singh
    Aruna Singh Jul 20, 2009

    Your patch is 2005 Feb almost 4 yrs old

  • Aruna Singh
    Aruna Singh Jul 20, 2009

    Your patch is not old enough that it can't work upon usb in 2005 gps was available but the only problem at that time was usb was not that popular and usb's don't work the way they should in cold countries and eventually everyone knows about russia. They believe in the toughest technology. The guy who prepared the patch believed on serials rather than usb.

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