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  • Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Have you powered the laptop off and back on again (seriously)? USB drivers can get a bit iffy if you’re unplugging devices without un-mounting them first.

    Premier Icon cp
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    as above.

    have you installed any anti virus or firewall software? these cam sometimes get in the way of Garmin comms. could be worth switching off temporarily to check…

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Thanks for the ideas guys.

    Yes, tried turning off / on and have disabled Kaspersky just in cases.

    Was working fine and haven’t changed anything I don’t think.

    I’ll keep playing and if anyone else has any suggestions they would be appreciated.

    Cheers

    Danny B

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Of course if it doesn’t work I could use it as an excuse to get an Edge 500 (don’t need the 510).

    Cheers

    Danny B

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Has anyone got any suggestions about what might be up with my Forerunner 305.

    It just won’t sync to my laptop. Was working fine when I last used it a few weeks ago and now nothing.

    Sportstrack and Garmin Connect just don’t see it.

    I’ve tried the usual – cleaning the pins on the back of the unit, different USB cables etc but nothing.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks all

    Danny B

    cchris2lou
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    what browser are you using ?

    sometimes i really struggle to upload with Chrome or Firefox , but always work with Explorer .

    and I need to upload everyday ( or for every single activity ) , otherwise I get a lot of errors .

    have you tried to unistall garmin plug in and re install ?

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Nope – resetting didn’t help.

    I’ve reinstalled all the drivers and it sees the device when I plug it in, installs the USB drivers and then doesn’t do anything else.

    Annoying!

    Anyone want Forerunner 305 that works in itself but is reluctant to talk to a computer!

    Cheers

    Danny B

    eruptron
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    Tried a different lead?

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Yep. Didn’t help. Ready to slit wrists / drink bleach. Well – listed on ebay at any rate and will use proceeds towards Edge 500 (and yes I have detailed the issue!).

    Cheers

    Danny B

    mogrim
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    My FR210 is dodgy when the ram is nearly full, have you tried deleting all but the last (couple of) file(s) from the device?

    (Incidentally: this is why I just bought a Suunto Ambit…)

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Problem solved. Was on ebay for about 5 mins and sold. Edge 500 will be ordered shortly.

    Cheers

    Danny B

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Don’t think so mogrim – the 305’s firmware hasn’t been updated since 2009.

    It was working fine now so there is either a) a wider issue with Garmin Connect at the moment or b) just coincidence.

    Anyone else having issues with Garmin devices at the moment?

    Cheers

    Danny B

    mogrim
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    Don’t think so mogrim – the 305’s firmware hasn’t been updated since 2009.

    No, I meant that if you get the new Edge you might run into problems too – although my mate has a 500, and has managed to upload yesterday’s ride data to Endomondo. As you say it could just be a temporary problem with the Garmin server.

    Garmin’s getting a pretty poor reputation for reliability, I was chatting to the shopgirl at my local running store on Saturday, she mentioned the number of problems they had had with Fenixes, enough that they’d stopped stocking them.

    richardk
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    Sometimes having other USB devices plugged in to the PC causes issues. Other times, having too many activities on the device can cause problems – usually lengthens the upload process though.

    Re-pairing the device has worked for me in the past also.

    the teaboy
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    Garmin’s customer support is great. Give them a call.

    My Forerunner 205 lost its beep after a couple of years’ use. After a phone call I posted it back to them, they charged me about £60 and sent me a shiny new one.

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