The problem: After switching off my VentureCx it stays beeping until I remove the baterries. Also it is crashing and freezing while in use.
I thought this was as a result of upgrading to firmware 3.10 so I reverted to 2.80 but problem persisted.
I got onto Garmin and they wanted me to return the unit presuming it was a firmware issue. Just as I was about to return it I tried a different microSD card in the GPS unit and the problem was gone. Happy days. For some reason I was wary of using the GPS unit with my mac. So, for the past while I only used it with the Dell.
Then more recently I decided that I will eventually have to use it with the mac and so I tried to copy a .GPX file from the GPS using my mac. And straight away the problem returned. My Dell is set up to show hidden folders and I noticed 4 hidden files and folders that the mac had placed on my GPS:
I had my suspicions (I don't know why) that those hidden OSX folders might be the problem.When I removed all of those hidden OSX files and folders the problem went away.
So after some trial and error I have narrowed down the problem folder to the ".Spotlight-V100" folder. So I thought if OSX Spotlight is the problem I should just stop Spotlight from indexing the GPS unit. So I did that (System Preferences/Spotlight/Privacy) but the problem still happens.(Just to clarify, even when Spotlight is set to not search the GPS, it still leaves the .Spotlight-V100 folder, but with different contents)
I also thought a VentureCx driver for for OSX may solve the issue it but there dosen't seem to be one.
I suppose my question is what do I do now? Has any one else had a similar problem? Any help is appreciated. Cheers.
I know the simple answer is don't use the GPS unit with the mac but I want to use it with my mac.
This post has been edited by passdump: 19 October 2009 - 09:07 AM