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  1. I tried the usb as well as the serial port connector. I couldn't get the updater to run with the usb, but did with the serial port connector. He means, does it stays on with the usb, if yes, you use old/empty batteries even if they seem new or there's something wrong with the batt. connector. When connected with the USB it will not start up/connect. Is this what you mean?
  2. I tried the usb as well as the serial port connector. I couldn't get the updater to run with the usb, but did with the serial port connector.
  3. Well, looks like I am beat. I tried a hard reset- nothing. Then I tried this: http://brilliantcorners.org/2007/04/fixing...in-gpsmap-60csx I started with version 3.7, the updater ran and says that I now have 4.0. Then the GPS turns off and won't power back up. Help!
  4. I tied that- no luck. Also, the problem seems to have progressed. I tried another change of batteries, now when I press the on button the screen flickers, then goes blank. It does nothing until I take the batteries out and in again, then I get another flicker, then nothing. Its funny. It worked fine all day, and it wasn't bumped or dropped.
  5. I used my CSx for several hours today while caching without any problems, but when I got home and tried to turn it on the initial spashscreen (with ownership info.) comes on and then it hangs up. It will not turn off either. I removed the batteries to turn it off, tried the same batteries, then another set, and checked the data card to make sure it was tight. Any other ideas? Should I do a hard reset? Is there such a thing as a soft reset for a CSx?
  6. Thanks. Has anyone else had a similar experience with Vista? What did you do to make it work?
  7. My father recently bought a new computer running vista. I installed Mapsource for him. That went OK, BUT when I tried to install Topo Canada V2 and Metroguide V4 it would partially load and then tell me that the install had failed. A box pops up that says "C:|Garmin\CTC-mdr.imp" Anyone here have any ideas about what is going wrong??
  8. Navigate to your file, right click on it, and select "open with". Select Mapsource from the list and you should be in business.
  9. Guess I will stick with 3.70. Works good for me...
  10. I have been a Conservation Officer for 22 years and a K9 handler (General purpose GSD) for 15 years. I am also a firearms instructor, armorer, and intelligence officer.
  11. I think I will wait to see how others make out with this before I update. My CSx is working great as it is.
  12. I am one of those who swear by them, and wouldn't buy a GPS without it. I use it all the time.
  13. I don't carry paper when caching with my CSx, although it is a bit more labor intensive than is described here. I cut and paste the co-ordinates, cache name, hint, etc. from the cache page into Mapsource. The size and hint go in the note section. When all is done I send the info. to my GPS and away I go. This works well for smaller amounts of caches.
  14. Enter them in your GPS in one format, then change the map datum to the other. The unit will convert them for you.
  15. How about a Nalgene (or similar) bottle?
  16. I hope you have a great visit. One thing though- Nova Scotia isn't an island.
  17. GPS Central in Calgary. I have bought several items from them and always get good prices, excellent service, and prompt delivery. Check out their web site.
  18. I was able to focus and see it in under 10 seconds, although I know of some people who can't see them no matter how hard they try. There is a bit of a knack to it. I say leave it as it is.
  19. Well.... actually the Fisher did better. Like Consumer Reports, they don't give the highest rating to the best product, but to what they consider to the best "value" for the price. The Powertank is a throw-away pen. People keep their Fisher pens (I've had mine for 15 years), and just buy a replacement cartridge every few years. Rather than an underwater test (how often does that happen?), I'd rather see how they handle a Tyvek paper, and greasy/oily paper. I'd try it myself, except that, like I said, I've never actually seen one of these tank pens for sale anywhere. They sell them at Staples for about $3.50
  20. When I first started out I had a GPS without maps at all (a blank screen with an arrow) and marked the general location of the caches on a paper map when I was planning an outing. (I didn't need the paper map if I was in a place I was familiar with.) When I got close I used my GPS to find them. After that I used a GPS with just the basemap for a bit, that worked fairly well, but there was a lot of map detail missing. Now I have a full set of topo and metroguide maps on my GPS and it makes things much easier. Short answer- sure you can get by without the mapsource maps but it is easier and more convenient with them.
  21. I saw a cinder block with tag attached a few years ago.
  22. I have done this several times- it is common for people to visit TB hotels to retrieve or make trades frequently. Have at it. I am sure the owners would like to see their TB's or coins moving.
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