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    Garmin Edge 500 update 3.0 - bricked the unit

    Update available, used garmin updater and now I have a non-bootable brick. Anybody else? Searching the web now for solutions..
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    99% of the time it's not bricked. There's various things you can do, and an update file you can delete if it mounts as a USB drive. I've not had to do them, but I do read people mentioning them. I'm sure your search will be fruitful.

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    I just updated mine and had no problems. Were there any errors during the update? If so, were they when running the Updater or when you restarted the unit. This is the first time I've updated mine. It seems like the Web Updater downloads the update and copies it to the the Garmin. When you restart the unit, it verifies the update and then installs the update.

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    It "bricked" mine too. But I figured out a way to fix it.

    1) turn unit off
    2) Hold "enter" on the unit and plug unit into computer (bottom left button)
    3) wait 5 seconds or so, then release 'enter'. This turns unit into "mass storage" mode, and should show up on your computer as a USB drive.
    4) open garmin drive in computer, navigate to garmin/newfiles and delete all files there.
    5) go up one directory and delete gupdate.gcd if it's there
    6) re-run the web updater
    7) eject drive from computer before unplugging it
    8) power on garmin and wait at least 20 minutes for everything to load and process.

    Should work then.

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    Just updated mine with no issues.

    It took awhile to finish booting after the update, but I just let it go and it came right up. I don't have a use for the power meter improvements, but the fix to "finding multiple HRs" will be nice (I'm coming from v2.70) and I'm interested to see how they've "improved elevation gain calculation".

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    mine took 10 minutes to finish the update and turn on once i fired it up. thought it was bricked, but it wasnt. check out the garmin forums for help. later.

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    Thanks for the replies. Ended up rebooting it this morning and it went through the sequence fine. Last night, the computer wouldnt recognize the Garmin (great suggestion Mithrandir )and the 3 fingered reset wouldnt work. I read that if you leave data on there it could take a while to update. I let it sit pluged in over night and did the 3 finger reboot this AM and low and behold it started the updating sequence and took about 20 minutes.

    I would suggest if anybody updates to transfer your data to a file on your computer and delete all your routes. from what I read and experienced the update had to go through your data and can lead to serious delays.

    Not as seemless as I would expect but its working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobonker View Post
    Just updated mine with no issues.

    It took awhile to finish booting after the update, but I just let it go and it came right up. I don't have a use for the power meter improvements, but the fix to "finding multiple HRs" will be nice (I'm coming from v2.70) and I'm interested to see how they've "improved elevation gain calculation".

    Bob
    After the update, you also have two more screens -- 5 rather than 3 -- Keeping up with the new Timex which has 5 screens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir View Post
    It "bricked" mine too. But I figured out a way to fix it.

    1) turn unit off
    2) Hold "enter" on the unit and plug unit into computer (bottom left button)
    3) wait 5 seconds or so, then release 'enter'. This turns unit into "mass storage" mode, and should show up on your computer as a USB drive.
    4) open garmin drive in computer, navigate to garmin/newfiles and delete all files there.
    5) go up one directory and delete gupdate.gcd if it's there
    6) re-run the web updater
    7) eject drive from computer before unplugging it
    8) power on garmin and wait at least 20 minutes for everything to load and process.

    Should work then.
    I'm not sure you need to hold any button when you connect to the USB port. I always just attach it to the port and it shows up as a USB device.

    Item 7 is very important to do.

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    Mine updated no problem. I don't use courses and I moved all but my last two activities off of it before updating. Really liking the new power data features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svtmike View Post
    Mine updated no problem. I don't use courses and I moved all but my last two activities off of it before updating. Really liking the new power data features.
    What are the new power data features?
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    What are the new power data features?
    TSS, IF, and NP are the ones I'm jazzed about. Here's the full list from the release notes:

    Added various power-related data fields, including left and right balance for supported power meters, Normalized Power (NP), Intensity Factor (IF), Training Stress Score (TSS), maximum lap power, last lap power, and Watts/kg power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    What are the new power data features?
    - Added two additional training pages.
    - Added various power-related data fields, including left and right balance for supported power meters, Normalized Power (NP), Intensity Factor (IF), Training Stress Score (TSS), maximum lap power, last lap power, and Watts/kg power.
    - Improved support for power-based workouts.
    - Added the ability to modify the FTP value and to recalculate the power zones based on the new FTP value.
    - Made improvements to the power meter calibration process.
    - Fixed an issue where Auto Zero was incorrectly displayed as an option when paired to the PowerTap hub.
    - Improved the calculation of elevation gain/loss.
    - Improved the calculation of time behind on the Virtual Partner page.
    - Fixed various issues with viewing activities in history.
    - Fixed various issues related to courses.
    - Fixed various other issues.
    - Updated translations.

    Aren't you the guy with the extra power meter? I think you should send it to me.

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    I updated earlier this week with no issues. I've noticed resetting is faster... that may be due to me taking all the data off though. Also you can use five data field pages instead of three. Most of the update seems to be for power meters which I don't have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svtmike View Post
    TSS, IF, and NP are the ones I'm jazzed about. Here's the full list from the release notes:

    Added various power-related data fields, including left and right balance for supported power meters, Normalized Power (NP), Intensity Factor (IF), Training Stress Score (TSS), maximum lap power, last lap power, and Watts/kg power.
    Quote Originally Posted by bobonker View Post
    - Added two additional training pages.
    - Added various power-related data fields, including left and right balance for supported power meters, Normalized Power (NP), Intensity Factor (IF), Training Stress Score (TSS), maximum lap power, last lap power, and Watts/kg power.
    - Improved support for power-based workouts.
    - Added the ability to modify the FTP value and to recalculate the power zones based on the new FTP value.
    - Made improvements to the power meter calibration process.
    - Fixed an issue where Auto Zero was incorrectly displayed as an option when paired to the PowerTap hub.
    - Improved the calculation of elevation gain/loss.
    - Improved the calculation of time behind on the Virtual Partner page.
    - Fixed various issues with viewing activities in history.
    - Fixed various issues related to courses.
    - Fixed various other issues.
    - Updated translations.

    Aren't you the guy with the extra power meter? I think you should send it to me.

    Bob

    Thanks. Only thing I'm interested in is the "improvements to power meter calibration process". I just switched to the 500 from the 705 and hate how many buttons you have to push to calibrate the pm.

    I sent it to you yesterday Bob, should get there any time.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Updating mine now, keeping my fingers crossed.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    Updating mine now, keeping my fingers crossed.
    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike F View Post
    Good luck!
    Done, didn't have any issues at all.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    Done, didn't have any issues at all.
    Thats good to hear Im sure its just a small proportion that do have problems. Funny thing is that when you search forums for it locking up n the Garmin Screen or just plain not working, there doesnt seem to be one single fix. Im just glad I got it working!
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    FWIW, mine updated without any issues...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsektzer View Post
    FWIW, mine updated without any issues...
    Ditto. It takes a while. I just set it aside and ignored it during that part. I don't have a power meter and don't need five screens, but what the heck.

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    No probs with the update. But FIVE screens to cycle through now?!?!?

    I rode today with only HR, HR Zone, and Cadence showing.

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    You can just choose to allow only one page to show. If I remember right, pages 4-5 were off by default.

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    RAWR MY GARMIN IS EATING ALL MY FILES!!!!!!! well, actually its only eaten two this week, but still thats a llot more then i want it to eat!
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    i just wont update mine

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