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Brand new user - Hello

Post by PJZumo590 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:26 pm

Hello from Scotland!
I've just unboxed a used 590LM. I'm really pleased with the feel, finish and accessories. I just tried to update it but the wifi where I am just now is rubbish and so everything hung. I switched it off and I'll do this when I get home on Monday. Having interrupted the update, the unit seems to no longer have any maps onboard but I think this will be sorted when I've a good wifi service to update through.

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Post by tojjer » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:53 am

Hello and welcome buddy

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Post by sussamb » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:51 am

Better if you can to not use wi-fi to update.

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Post by kernowing » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:14 pm

Welcome to the forum PJ.

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Post by Wingstyle » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:46 pm

Welcome PJ. I think you will find this forum very informative.

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Post by Stu » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:47 pm

Welcome to the forum :)

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Post by Sleuth » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:57 pm

Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy your GPS.

I concur it is better to use a computer when updating - if for no other reason, power. If the battery fails while performing an update - you are totally stuffed.

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Post by rbentnail » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:38 pm

Sleuth wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:57 pm
Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy your GPS.

I concur it is better to use a computer when updating - if for no other reason, power. If the battery fails while performing an update - you are totally stuffed.

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^This^. 590 batteries aren't known for their longevity even if you have "fixed" them. See here -> viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2. Also, don't make the mistake I did long ago: when using a computer, go to your Settings/Power and select Never in the sections about how long until your computer turns off and Sleeps. Don't want that thing shutting off in the middle of a 4 hr download!
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Post by Sleuth » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:55 pm

rbentnail wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:38 pm
...^This^. 590 batteries aren't known for their longevity even if you have "fixed" them. See here -> viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2. ...
I downloaded my routes into BaseCamp, and updated the Safety Cameras (Speed Cameras / Gift to the Government / or whatever) and this morning the battery was "low".

However as long as it is connected to power (either by mount or by computer it should not be a major issue. He said hopefully!
GPS: Garmin Zumo 595 & BMW Navigator IV
Maps: Europe NTU 2019.20 & Europe NT 2019.20
Software: Basecamp (4.7.0) & Mapsource (6.16.3)
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Motorcycle: BMW R1200RT (2010)

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