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EcoRoute HD not connecting after 3 years of no problems

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Customer: ***** ***** ecoRoute HD not connecting after 3 years of no problems Garmin 1490 LMT
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: while driving, ecoRoute HD failed connection to Garmin 1490 LMT tried reconnecting, used to have to shut off truck and restart. Always fixed it. Not this time and last month of attempting all different solutions, including installing a second ecoroute HD dongle know to be working fine
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Expert:  Greg A. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & Welcome to Just Answer,

Sorry to hear of any issue you are having with your device(s).

May I ask:

1) WHEN did this issue for begin?

2) Have you tried the dongle AND the Nuvi in a DIFFERENT vehicle?

3) Are ALL other functions of the Nuvi operating properly?

4) Has the Nuvi been CHANGED - in ANY WAY about the times this issue began (or just before)?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No they have not. What I have found out through POI Factory is that this condition will happen from time to time and one should attempt a Hard Reset, which I have done, and which has fixed my problem
Expert:  Greg A. replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

So is it NOW working?

And was it a hard reset of the Nuvi that did the trick?

If you have NOT found this other thread (on POI Factory), it may explain WHY this happens.

Summary to their summary: I suspect that the MEMORY in your device was getting "full", and the hard reset cleared out enough space to get the unit to connect again successfully.

Another recommendation: If you do NOT have a large capacity microSD card installed in your Nuvi yet, installing one may help "reduce" the number of times this happens in the future.

I believe the Nuvi line is up to about 32GB capacity support, in an SDHC card and up to Class 10.

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