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    Default Nuvi 3895 not connecting to Garmin Express

    Hi
    I'm a newbie and apart from my introduction post, this is my first query.
    Own a Nuvi 3895 with lifetime map updates.Bought it in 2013 and have updated maps once.
    Am due to travel around Europe in the next week and thought I'd update the maps. However, can't get Garmin to connect to Garmin Express.
    Dowloaded the latest GE, and, after advice from the Garmin tech support, went into the diagnosis menu and set it to mass storage device. But I still can't get GE to add the device.
    The device isn't seen on the computer. I'm using a Garmin data cable (not just a charging cable) and have also tried other USB data cables, all the rear and front ports of my pc, and also unsuccessfully, tried on my Mac Air with the latest GE Mac download. The Garmin isn't seen on the Mac either.
    By searching here, I've seen reference to damaged USB socket/plug but if the Garmin charges from the USB cable as it does, can this be the problem?
    Garmin support has offered to replace the device for over 100 but it takes over two weeks and we set off early next week. Anything I can try?
    Thanks

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    Does nuvi start normally? Does it work fine?
    If yes probably Garmin support gave you the right info, it's probably a socket problem,it charges but a damaged pin might cause it doesn't connect USB into mass storage.
    You can download from forum and load the new map and addition files to an sd and deselect the old one in internal memory or
    better thing IMHO is to delete old files in internal memory using deleting commands loaded from an sd.
    How to in this thread: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    I've a damaged socket pin nuvi and I update it this way.

    PS. Try all the USB cable you have, sometimes it happens one of them might connect nuvi to pc even if a pin is a bit bent.
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    You have to navigate to get to the good.
    Nuvi1250/Nuvi 34xx/Nuvi 2200/Nuvi 66/Oregon 600/Galaxy S5 MM 6.0.1/TomTom GO/iGO Nextgen Avic,Basar,Isr.Gift/Navigon
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    Thanks for this. Yes, it starts ok and works fine.
    Looked at thread about running from sd card but it looks a bit technical.
    In the time available, will try all data USB cables, in hope it may connect. Or just use old maps.

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    It looks more difficult than you might think, if you need for help ask for instructions.
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    You have to navigate to get to the good.
    Nuvi1250/Nuvi 34xx/Nuvi 2200/Nuvi 66/Oregon 600/Galaxy S5 MM 6.0.1/TomTom GO/iGO Nextgen Avic,Basar,Isr.Gift/Navigon
    Please don't flood my pm box with questions you can post on forum!! You won't hear back from me.

 

 

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