20 Most Recent Fine Digital FineDrive 350 GPS Receiver Questions & Answers


How old is unit? these have not been made for several years and locating any replacement parts will be difficult. the Finedrive units were produced by the same company as the Navman units, but they no longer support them except for batteries.

Fine Digital... | Answered on Oct 23, 2013


Any less than 8GB should work. These GPS' were made before 16GB SD cards were available, so they are not configured for that much memory.

Fine Digital... | Answered on Oct 23, 2013


GPS SYSTEMS HAVE A TENDENCY TO LOSE CONNECTIVITY TO SATILLITES BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER, CLOUD COVER, TUNNEL ENTRANCE, BAD OR NO POWER, BATTERY LIFE HAS BEEN EXPENDED, HAZARD OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE TO GPS SYSTEMS, AND IMPROPER VEHICLE MOUNTING AND HAND HELD POSITION. FREE SOLUTIONS 1. ALWAYS PLACE YOUR GPS DEVICE IN THE UPPERMOST PORTION OF YOUR VEHICLE SO THAT THE GPS SIGNAL MAY EASILY LOCATE YOUR DEVICE EVEN WHEN THE WEATHER IS BAD 2. KEEP YOUR BATTERY CHARGED ONLY WHEN IT NEEDS IT MOST AND AVOID CHARGING OFTEN 3. IF YOU OVERCHARGE YOUR GPS DEVICE, YOU WILL EXPERIENCE BATTERY LEAKAGE, WHICH CAN EAT AWAY AT YOUR CLOTHING, DESTROY YOUR DEVICE IN SECONDS, AND CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR VEHICLE SEATS 4. YOUR GPS DEVICE HAS A TENDENCY TO FREEZE BECAUSE OF THE SIM AND MEMORY CHIPS LOCATED WITHIN IT 5. YOU CAN FIX THE FREEZING PROBLEM BY REMOVING THE SIM CHIP AND MEMORY CHIP AND RESTARTING YOUR SYSTEM 6. OTHER FREEZE PROBLEMS OCCUR BECAUSE THE DEVICE IS COLD WHEN IT IS KEPT IN THE VEHICLE AND CHIP CREEK OCCURS WHERE THE DEVICES MICROCHIPS BECOME LOOSE AND TIGHTEND BECAUSE OF WARM AND COLDER AIR FLUCTUATIONS. IT IS BEST TO KEEP THE DEVICE IN A PURSE OR ON A TABLE WHERE IT IS NOT SUBJECT TO CONSTANT TEMP. CHANGE 7. PREVENTION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE IS BEST SOLVED BY: interference from devices located nearby, and even a radio turned on and located really close to your unit. This is normally known as electromagnetic interference to electronics and is very common

Fine Digital... | Answered on Jan 21, 2011


There are many forums online that have insturctions for "unlocking" gps devices and allowing you to choose which software to install. If finedrive does not have an update - other software might.
austech, gpsu etc

Fine Digital... | Answered on Feb 20, 2010


Try hinging the antenna out from the back and angling it so the words FineDrive point up at the sky. It often takes 5 or more minutes to find the satellite, but it always finds it.

Fine Digital... | Answered on Apr 11, 2009


I have a cd with the programming, including the maps. If you send me a blank with a SASE, I will copy the disk and send it back to you. Or, if you'd rather, send the data card and I can reload it and return it to you. I have learned from FineDrive that no further updates of the 2005 maps on the cd are expected to be forthcoming. NavTour has not answered me yet. They may be able to fix any battery or card problems.

Fine Digital... | Answered on Mar 27, 2009


turn it off with the button on the back and on again, it works for me

Fine Digital... | Answered on Feb 01, 2009


Yes I do. Please remember when using this device that the mapset it uses is a 2005 mapset and there will be no updates to that mapset.

Fine Digital... | Answered on Dec 23, 2008


reload the application from the cd to the card and try again

Fine Digital... | Answered on Aug 29, 2008


well that stinks I had a brite blank screen and I opened it up and fixxed it but not for everyone to fix I need the dvd or card do you have the dvd as you may need to install the system software on the cards also

Fine Digital... | Answered on Aug 27, 2008


You can obtain an owners manual from the web site www.Navtour.com. The Finedrive 350 is the same machine as the Navtour 147 and they have the same functions and use the same maps.

Fine Digital... | Answered on Aug 01, 2008


If you send me a blank cd and a stamped, self-addressed mailer, I will copy mine and send it to you.

Fine Digital... | Answered on Aug 01, 2008


The CD has everything. You can copy the maps and and the OPSYS to the SD card from the CD. As I have told others, though, the mapset is from 2005 and the man at the factory told me they do not intend to produce an update to the mapset.
Also, the 350 was not made by Fine Tech. It was made by Navtour. In fact, the Navtour 147 is the same electronics in a different package. You can download the mapset at:
http://www.navtour.com/

Fine Digital... | Answered on Jul 26, 2008


The FD350 was sold with a 2005 mapset. I called the factory and they told me that there will be NO updates to the mapset used in this unit.

Fine Digital... | Answered on Jul 24, 2008


The 400 supports Canada, the 300 does not. According to their website, they only listed those two models.

Here is the support website:

http://www.finedigitalusa.com/2006/support_01.htm

Fine Digital... | Answered on Jun 23, 2008


The manual is helpful isn't it?

Your music and pictures need to be installed onto a SD memory card. Take an empty card and copy the MP3 or pictures onto the card. Install the card into the GPS. Use the correct player (for pics or MP3) and see if it detects the music on the memory card.

It seems like it works the same way if you were to put music or photos onto a Palm. It may need a special folder on the card to read the photos or MP3s. I would put it into the GPS first, let the GPS format it, and see if it creates folders for them.

Fine Digital... | Answered on Jun 21, 2008


hi,
did you know it charges through usb of computer you'll see the red lite on the unit cool and give it 4 hours

Fine Digital... | Answered on Jun 08, 2008


you need to reload the firmware in the unit and reload the map data on the SD card, this will fix your issues. as finedrive is not around anymore, here are the files:

here is the link to the instructions and install data.

http://www.flyupload.com/?fid=951808

install data

http://www.flyupload.com/?fid=6960824

and the map data


http://www.flyupload.com/?fid=9768281
See this solution; it was posted on Fixya:

Thanks
Iqbal

Fine Digital... | Answered on May 22, 2008


I have had problems contacting them. when I first got my finedrive they were actually nice but since I have not gotten any answers to questions.

I need to get a data card for the 350, my dog chewed mine. anyone able to copy their card?

Fine Digital... | Answered on Jan 10, 2008


Finedigitalusa.com had a repair service but I have not been able to contact them for some time now. sorry...

Fine Digital... | Answered on Dec 29, 2007

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