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Old 12-16-2013, 04:29 PM   #10126
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I am trying to load GPX files from my computer onto my Montana 650. I have City Nav N.A. and am currently using Base Camps.

Can I load GPX files directly on the unit or do I need to use a micro SD card?

I did a search without any luck.
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:40 PM   #10127
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I am trying to load GPX files from my computer onto my Montana 650. I have City Nav N.A. and am currently using Base Camps.

Can I load GPX files directly on the unit or do I need to use a micro SD card?

I did a search without any luck.
You can put GPX files in either location: in the /Garmin/GPX directory. I prefer to put my data on SD Cards so if something goes wrong with either the data or the GPS I can remove it.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:08 AM   #10128
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You can put GPX files in either location: in the /Garmin/GPX directory. I prefer to put my data on SD Cards so if something goes wrong with either the data or the GPS I can remove it.
Thank You, Loading them on an SD card seems too make the most sense.

I'll get this GPS thing figured out before warm weather arrives again....maybe.

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Old 12-19-2013, 04:46 PM   #10129
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I'm lost on how to view the GPX files that I have loaded on a micro SD card and installed in my Montana.

What I'm trying to do is download tracks to a sd card, put the card in the Montana and follow the route or tracks on the sd card. Do I need to use basecamp for any of this?

I just assumed that if I loaded tracks on a card, installed it into the Montana I could just press a button and I could follow a route.

Going back into my cave now to reminisce about paper maps.
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:01 PM   #10130
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I just assumed that if I loaded tracks on a card, installed it into the Montana I could just press a button and I could follow a route.

Going back into my cave now to reminisce about paper maps.
If the tracks you loaded are properly formatted GPX files, located in the directory mentioned above, you should be able to select the desired track to follow in the Track Manager application.
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:28 PM   #10131
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I'm lost on how to view the GPX files that I have loaded on a micro SD card and installed in my Montana.

What I'm trying to do is download tracks to a sd card, put the card in the Montana and follow the route or tracks on the sd card. Do I need to use basecamp for any of this?

I just assumed that if I loaded tracks on a card, installed it into the Montana I could just press a button and I could follow a route.

Going back into my cave now to reminisce about paper maps.
Keep in mind that tracks and routes are listed by proximity to your current location, so if you don't see them in Track Manager, or Route Planner, you may need to scroll down or do a search for them.

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Old 12-20-2013, 03:53 PM   #10132
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Thanks

I appreciate the responses and helpful link Atlas and Embeedee, I don't know why I couldn't view the GPX files last night. I just checked my track manager and the files were there. The GPS fairies must have came in and loaded them for me, or I didn't check the track manager location. I'm going with the fairies because there is no way I would have been that dumb not to have checked the track manager.

Anyway Merry Christmas to all the GPS people of the world. I'm heading out the door to a party.

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Old 12-20-2013, 07:49 PM   #10133
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I appreciate the responses and helpful link Atlas and Embeedee, I don't know why I couldn't view the GPX files last night. I just checked my track manager and the files were there. The GPS fairies must have came in and loaded them for me, or I didn't check the track manager location. I'm going with the fairies because there is no way I would have been that dumb not to have checked the track manager.

Anyway Merry Christmas to all the GPS people of the world. I'm heading out the door to a party.

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Old 12-21-2013, 07:03 PM   #10134
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Bluhduh what to do?

My Montana got a little wet and the touch screen no longer works. I thought it was waterproof in the rain?

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Old 12-21-2013, 07:10 PM   #10135
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My Montana got a little wet and the touch screen no longer works. I thought it was waterproof in the rain?

I've had mine wet many times and that never stopped it.


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Old 12-21-2013, 07:17 PM   #10136
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I've had mine wet many times and that never stopped it.


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Mine looks like water is between the screen and plastic cover.

Tried to dry it out in a bag of rice overnight but still there.

Has very small crack on bottom of plastic cover where I think water came in.

Never saw crack till the issue came up after riding in a downpour the other day.

Any one herd of the crack in the cover issue before?

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Old 12-21-2013, 07:23 PM   #10137
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Mine looks like water is between the screen and plastic cover.

Tried to dry it out in a bag of rice overnight but still there.

Has very small crack on bottom of plastic cover where I think water came in.

Never saw crack till the issue came up after riding in a downpour the other day.

Any one herd of the crack in the cover issue before?

Thanks.

One inmate damaged his screen by doing many factory resets, holding his finger on the screen, perhaps a little too hard, while rebooting the device.

Travellingstrom, I think it was.

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Old 12-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #10138
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My montana did the exact same thing about 2 months ago. Tiny crack right on the edge of the screen let water in.

I let mine sit in the cabin for a few days and it started to work again (needed a screen calibration) for a few hours, but now the screen is completely unresponsive. It powers on, but you can't select anything. I tried to do a manual screen calibration and that is no good either.


Sadly mine is still sitting here in front of me being useless as it is out of warranty and I haven't had the spare cash to get it replaced.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:22 AM   #10139
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My montana did the exact same thing about 2 months ago. Tiny crack right on the edge of the screen let water in.

I let mine sit in the cabin for a few days and it started to work again (needed a screen calibration) for a few hours, but now the screen is completely unresponsive. It powers on, but you can't select anything. I tried to do a manual screen calibration and that is no good either.


Sadly mine is still sitting here in front of me being useless as it is out of warranty and I haven't had the spare cash to get it replaced.
Do some searching around. You might be able to find the replacement parts and fix it yourself. Way cheaper.

(Heck, my dog decided chewing on my wifes nook was a good idea. Minor damage to the screen. Found a replacement screen for $9 and can replace it myself.)
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:49 AM   #10140
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Do some searching around. You might be able to find the replacement parts and fix it yourself. Way cheaper.

(Heck, my dog decided chewing on my wifes nook was a good idea. Minor damage to the screen. Found a replacement screen for $9 and can replace it myself.)

It is $50 for the digitizer alone or $100 for a used lcd/digitizer combo (both are from china) vs $160 to send it to garmin.
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