Replacement for Nuvi 350
- I saw in the message below mention of the nuvi 1300. The last I heard,
the only nuvi that actually worked properly with the OT2M was the 350.
Has that changed? The reason I ask is the 350 is discontinued and no
longer supported. Sooner or later they're no longer going to be available
even on eBay. We're going to need something to take the place of the 350.
Should we just look to a product from another manufacturer when our 350's
inevitably give up the ghost and have to be replaced?
"Perhaps you and I have lived with this miracle too long to be properly
appreciative. Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one
generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be
fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only
once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never
known it again. Knowing this, it is hard to explain those who even today
would question the people's capacity for self-rule. Will they answer this:
if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has
the capacity to govern someone else?" --Ronald Reagan
> > Ok. I'm going to be spending some time nailing down what's going on
> > with the nuvi message acks. Doing it right means wiring up a
> > bidirectional tap to watch the FMI traffic and adapting my FMI test
> > code to show the packets going back and forth. I've already
> > determined that both the 350 and the 1300 can get into a mode (even
> > when not navigating) where they won't even attempt to send messages,
> > and the 'sent' messages disappear without going to the outbox.
> > Even if it's all Garmin bugs, I need to take some time to reproduce
> > them under controlled conditions so I can (hopefully) get Garmin to
> > do something about them.
- Hi Chris - here's my take on it:
On the otwincfg startup screen, it sounds to me like checking the "Erase device and load new firmware" will only install new firmware from the web site. If you're not able to simultaneously connect to your device and the web, then selecting "Offline" from the startup screen and selecting a .cfg file wiil take you to the configuration screen, where the buttons "File" and "Web" should be highlighted IF you're connected to your device (I'm guessing here). Since the web choice won't work for you, use upload from file and choose the newly downloaded ot2.s19 file. Hope it helps!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Keith VE7GDH" <ve7gdh@...> wrote:
> Chris N8WCT wrote...
> > As asked before, I don't know which file to download.all 4 have the same
> > date, and none of them say "Developmental".
> Scott said on March 5...
> > The development build has been stable and is probably the best one to grab.
> However looking at...
> Unlike in the "load from web" option in otwincfg.exe, you won't see
> "development" build. The file to download would appear to be...
> > And pulling the radio isn't quite that easy. It's sort of a custom install
> > that would require more than "only 4 screws" to remove. I would prefer to
> > leave it in the vehicle, and actually making a 50' cable, and pulling the
> > car into the back yard, would be easier and faster than that anyway.
> OK, but if you download the above file, you could just take the laptop
> to the vehicle without having to make up a 50 foot cable to see if you
> had RS-232 problems or not.
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
> "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"