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I'm updating my garmin gps and the the process seems to have

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I'm updating my garmin gps and the the process seems to have become frozen. It says I have "time Remaining: 1 hour, 12 minutes". Its been like this for four hours.
JA: What is the exact model of your Garmin? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: I'm not sure - where do I find it
JA: What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: Just the Garmin support page
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: nothing. Its been stuck on the Garmin Express showing the progress page stuck halfway through "Step 3 of 3: updating maps"
JA: Anything else you want the gps expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: The GPs is only a year old
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Greg A. replied 8 months ago.

Hello & Welcome to Just Answer,

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

To help you with this issue, may I ask:

1) The FULL Model Number of the device you are working with? That model SHOULD be showing on the Garmin Express screen - usually at the top.

2) Is there a line of text - right below the progress bar - that says what should be happening? That could say "downloading files..." or something like that.

3) Is there ANYTHING ELSE running on the computer - that might be using internet access?

Please use the REPLY box below.


Expert:  Greg A. replied 8 months ago.

Hi again,

I didn't see a response here - on this page - but wanted to send the following before I sign off for the night.

I have a seen a similar "stuck update" recently - where the computer was stuck on about a "44 minutes remaining" - during the "download" part of the update.

To make a long story short, I "closed" (exited) the Garmin Express program, and got a "warning" that asked if I really wanted to exit, as the program believed it was still in the middle of an update. I clicked on the button that confirmed that I wanted to exit the program.

Then I waited about a minute or so - WITHOUT disconnecting the device - and RESTARTED the Garmin Express program. I then restarted the update, and the program continued with the update and completed the process SUCCESSFULLY.

I would recommend that you try the same thing, and see if that works for you too.

Please let me know what happens - when you can.

Thanks, ***** *****


Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I shut down the Garmin Express program and restarted the update. It went fine the second time. What was strange - the initial try it was froze in the "3rd" step of the process. The second time, and the successful time, it only went through 2 steps to completion.
Expert:  Greg A. replied 8 months ago.

Hi again and thanks for letting me know that worked for you.

What I believe this issue might be is a slight "bug" in the current version of Garmin Express - where the network (internet) stalls for a bit, and the "retry" portion of the program gets stuck.

I've sent a note to the software folks about this, but haven't heard back yet.

Please let me know if you have any more questions.
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Thanks, ***** *****
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