Instead of using the WebUpdater, I want to update my Edge 705, currently on 2.40, with 2.50 (the latest firmware is 2.60, which is reported to have some issues).
Anyway, I have downloaded the update file, Edge605_705_250.gcd from the Garmin site, and it's my understanding that I just have to copy this to somewhere on the Garmin "drive" when it's connected to my PC, and on the next power-on the 705 will perform the update. So far I haven't had any luck with a couple locations that I've copied it to.
Does anyone know this trick for manually applying an update?
Doug, are you rochrunner on the MotionBased forums? If so then you have probably read this response, it not here you go:
You'll have to rename it to gupdate.gcd and put it in the garmin folder of the root directory on the Edge not the SD card. Discconnect the unit, turn it on and it will do the software update. Based on the experiences of previous FW updates you should do a hard reset after the unit finishes. Be sure to save history and note your screen layouts since they will revert back to the original display.
I am having a somewhat similar problem. I received my 705 this morning. Everything with the unit seems to be ok. Picks up the satelite, records data, but I cannot get any of my computers to recognize the unit. MAC or PC. The unit software version is 2.4. I can't update it through the Webupdater because it doesn't see the unit. I cannot load new USB drivers for the same reason. When I have the unit powered on and connect the USB cable to it the unit powers off and the screen shows a PC with what I'm guessing is a picture of an 705 connected to it.
Can anyone provide some help with this?
I cannot get the garmin driver to register with vista 64. There's a bulletin on their site about it not working, so I didn't try further. You got the driver to install (um, training center can read the 705 device)?