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Oregon 450 Issues

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I was out in GBP and my Oregon 450 died.  It would turn on half way and then shut off.  I tried connecting it to my laptop but it did the same thing.  I brought it home and once again....I then read this wiki which will be helpful for many.  Step 1 did it for me.  I then was able to remove my GPX files and all was well.

http://garminoregon.wikispaces.com/Miscellaneous

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Recovery #1 -- Forced USB Mass Storage Mode (only available in release 2.85 and after)

If your Oregon freezes during the startup process (i.e. Loading Maps...), and you've just loaded new maps or new gpx files then it could be the new files which are causing the problem. This procedure forces the unit into USB Mass Storage mode so that you can delete (or rename) these files. Follow these steps to recover:
1 Attach the Oregon to your computer via USB cable
2 The Oregon will power on and start to boot, immediately power the unit off while still connected
3 Power on the Oregon and continue to hold down the power button for 30 seconds
4 The Oregon should enter USB mass storage mode
5 From your computer remove or rename any gpx, map files (.img or .kmz) files that were recently added
6 Unplug the Oregon and power on to see if this remedies the problem

During step 3) you should only see the Garmin banner for 30 seconds followed immediately by the graphic that shows a computer connected to a GPS. If you see any other text such as your custom banner, banners for loading maps, waypoints, etc then you have not held down the power button long enough.

 

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Can anyone explain how these Oregon's access the Micro SD memory?

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Can anyone explain how these Oregon's access the Micro SD memory?

 

I've been wondering about the same. I have an Micro SD in my Oregon200 but have never been able to get files on it.

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Forcefully, but fairly. Seriously, I wonder if it is the same as w 62s?

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Under the batteries.  There is a slider that you have to move and then the SD card fits in and slide it back.

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LD, its not an issue of 'where', it's more of an issue of the unit reading the card.

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LD, its not an issue of 'where', it's more of an issue of the unit reading the card.

 

Exactly, LOL.

I have the micro SD in place, but just don't seem to be able to download maps or GPX to it.

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I thought it filled its internal memory first and just put overflow there.  Where's that manual....

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If it's like my Nuvi, I had to create a "Garmin" folder with a "GPX" subfolder on the SD card and then it would "see" GPX files I put in the subfolder.  When I updated maps I think it gave me the option of putting them on the SD card, but don't quote me on that.

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I've had no luck with it, regardless of what I've tried.  Stupid Garmin engineers, or stupid me?

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The older units are quite picky about which technology you use. Make sure it's slow, class 4, and lower capacity. Many devices have trouble w FUJI technology developed for faster hi capacity cameras. A 4 GB class 4 is perfect. The directory structure on the card must precisely match the "garmin" tree on the unit too. The unit supports USB 1.x but anything over 2.0 also tends to be a problem for many older Garmin units. Make sure your speedy laptop isn't overrunning the unit. Once you verify you can write and read through the unit connection, it's usually more productive to remove card and use a separate reader adapter to copy large maps and stuff. Don't forget to ensure that you don't exceed the capacity of your garmin for caches, waypoints, map points, etc! The unit will attempt to add all gpx of similar type ( tracks, geocaches, waypoints, routes, etc) from both internal and external storage. That messes things up when there's too much stuff. :) Hope this helps.

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Ok well......Just didn't read it that way. 

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