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Finedrive USB connect problem

I'm having trouble with my Finedrive 350, when I connect it to my USB port nothing happens. I cannot load any music, pictures or maps onto the SD card. It comes with the USA map on it, but I live in Canada. I have the supplied map file for Canada but can't get it on the GPS (which makes it useless to me). On Fine Digital's site it explains of a file I need to download on my computer to fix the problem, but does not offer a link. Any help?

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  • Mike Tramer May 12, 2008

    Just an added note, when I connect it to the USB port it charges the GPS's battery. This GPS unit also has an MP3 player and photo album, which you cannot load any music or pics on if the PC does not recognize that a storage device has been plugged in.

  • Mike Tramer May 12, 2008

    I tried with two different wires on two different PC's (home and work). It only charges. When I go into WINDOWS EXPLORER to find the drive it's plugged into ex: F: at home and G: at work there is nothing there.

  • Mike Tramer May 12, 2008

    how do I access my memory card's files/folders? I cannot find anything on the GPS to open folders or access mem card. When plugged into my PC I cannot access my GPS folders at all. Thanks in advance.

  • Mike Tramer May 12, 2008

    is the finedrive SD card compatible with the card reader you mention?

  • Mike Tramer May 12, 2008

    this card reader seems to be the easiest solution. I just need to acces the mem card to delete the USA map and add the Canada map. Gateway will not ship to canada, but I found one on ebay (I think). Can you email me a good one to buy off ebay or another store like gateways. mt_mosquito@hotmail.com

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I purchased an SD card reader USB 2.0 on ebay $1.50 (also avail. from walmart,bestbuy,future shop,etc.) deleted the map and added the correct one... this was the easy fix from the expert

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Follow these directions and you should get it working in no time

1. Make a folder on your memory card called "Startup"
2. Go into your registry and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Explorer\Shell Folders\Startup
3. Change the value from \windows\startup to \sdmmc\startup. sdmmc is the name of the storage card on the findrive 350


then go to this website -> http://www.esnips.com/doc/f02c6f20-11ac-4183-b1ba-10d7e3aa67d7/Windows

and download the file and it should work

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    Benjamin Patri May 12, 2008

    you can buy one at the local electronics store but if you still want ebay, let me know and I will take a look

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri May 12, 2008

    a store such as Best Buy, Circuit City, Radio Shack, or even Walmart should have one

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Does your pc never recognized the device..?
try to use another wire, maybe the one that you is faulty..

thank you & post me back again

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    micromaster May 12, 2008

    try to use a memory card reader. instead of connecting directly to from your device..

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