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I have a new garmin 705. Once the unit is connected I cant get any of my computers, Mac or pc to open the file formats gpx or tcx

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HI,

Please CLICK HERE to download program to open TCX format..Select your operating system from there.

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Have you installed the software that came with the garmin?

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My Garmin 705 is frozen with the garmin logo. Cant get pass that. Any ideas?


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To use GPX or LOC, you will need a program that will take your spreadsheet files and convert them into one or the other. For more info on these file types and programs that can do this conversion, look here and here. I use ExpertGPS (the free version of this program, EasyGPS may work, too) and GSAK to manipulate GPX files and Garmin's POI Loader to send to my GPS from computer via USB cable. POI Loader is free, but ExpertGPS and GSAK are shareware (but are available to license fully for a very modest fee).

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Unable to get satellite connection for nuvi1390


Hello,

There is a possibility that the antenna is defective or another component of the device. You may need to reach out to Garmin Technical Support for repairs or replacement, however, you can try the steps below to try and resolve the issue.

-Perform a hard reset (this will delete any settings you have on the device. After you perform the hard reset, you want to put the GPS unit outside for about 30 minutes or until it acquires a signal. Afterwards, you want to hook it up to your computer and make sure all the software is up to date.

To perform a hard reset, unplug it from any power source and turn it off. Press and hold the bottom right of the GPS screen continue to hold while you power on the device. Once it is powered on, you should get a prompt asking you if you wish to delete the data. You want to press Yes. Next, leave it outside in a safe place to acquire a Signal. If you want to backup your favorites, see below.


You can backup your favorites by doing the following.

In order to back up your Favorites:
1. Using a USB data cable, plug the device into a computer
2. Double-click the My Computer icon (Mac users can skip this step)
3. Double-click the nuvi drive (Mac users can find this on their desktop)
4. Double-click the Garmin folder1
5. Double-click the GPX folder
6. Copy the current.gpx file
7. Paste this file to another location on your computer
Once you save a copy of the GPX file on your computer, you have successfully backed up the waypoints within your device. Now you can RESET it.
To restore these Favorites on your device:
1. Using a USB data cable, plug the device into a computer
2. Double-click the My Computer icon (Mac users can skip this step)
3. Double-click the nuvi drive (Mac users can find this on their desktop)
4. Double-click the Garmin folder1
5. Double-click the GPX folder
6. Copy the current.gpx file saved to your computer
7. Paste this file to the GPX folder
8. Unplug the device from the computer
At this time the favorites you backed up should be restored on your device.


Regards,
G33k

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Hi I have a garmin nuvi 765 that just stopped working


I called Garmin and they had me do a restoral and it solved my problem.
If you have a lot of favorites and you want to keep them you will need to save them first to reinstall later.
To save your favorites: Plug in your unit to your PC. Open an explorer window and navigate to the drive associated with your Garmin. Double click on Garmin and you will see a sub folder named Garmin. Click this folder and click on the GPX folder. Copy the current.gpx file to your desktop. Be sure you rename it.. They had me rename it to current1.gpx
Now, unplug your unit from your PC and shut your Garmin off…. Then hold the bottom right of your touch screen and turn the unit back on while holding the screen…. Follow the prompts… I cannot recall each, but answer yes to you all…
Once you are back on the main screen (Where To and View Map) plug your unit back to your pc so you can bring your favorites back.
Navigate to the drive that is associated with your Garmin and copy the current1.gpx file from your PC desktop to the GPX folder… you should now have two; one called current.gpx and the one you just pasted called current1.gpx…
You are now ready to go and try it out in your car… Mine worked and all my favorites where there as well.
Hope this works for you as well

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HOW COULD I TRANSFER MY FAVORITES FOLDER FROM MY GERMIN 765T TO MY NEW ONE SAME MODEL ?


Connect your Garmin to PC with USB cord. Open Garmin/GPX folder and copy the current.gpx file to pc and rename it to temp.gpx. Then copy the temp.gpx back to the new Garmin/GPX folder. Unplug Garmin. Turn off/on and your favorites should be back.

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Cant delete gpx files from 705 edge memory. done all usuall stuff on pc, even tried deleting gpx folder but routes still appear in saved rides when unit re-powered up. any ideas anyone?


Only one idea ... Perform hard reset. Garmin devices have often data corruption issue, that can only be solved by return to factory settings :
Device powered off, press and hold mode and Power on buttons for 10 seconds, then pulse press lap/reset button.

You will be asked for confirmation, confirm, your device should be OK then.
Also update the firmware, you'll get last fixes for data corruption ... (does not mean there are none remaining ...)

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