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Old 10-10-2014, 08:11 PM
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Have a Garmin 498 with all of our old waypoints.

need to get them to a 1040xs.

I see that I can get them to a Garmin data card relatively easy.

It appears though that a newer laptop may not be compatible with the old Garmin USB card reader.....

What is the most painless way to get these waypoints brought over to the new machine?

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1. 498 to PC with mapsource
2. PC to SD card
3. SD card to 1040XS
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Can also use HOMEPORT --
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It appears though that a newer laptop may not be compatible with the old Garmin USB card reader.....

What is the most painless way to get these waypoints brought over to the new machine?
Recently did this with a Garmin 3206, transferring waypoints to an 840XS.

Had to use a laptop with Windows XP for the Garmin Data Card Reader (by way of USB).
Downloaded waypoints off of 3206 to data card. then read waypoints off card (via Garmin Card Reader) to Homeport in XP laptop. Then I copied them to a regular SD card. Took that card and uploaded them to newest version of Homeport on desktop. Then copied to SD card for upload to new 840XS........still had to go to dealer and get help from Garmin dealer tech support. The SD card must be blank so that the 840XS can format card initially so it can then have waypoints copied from Homeport, i.e., .gpx file extension uploaded into 840XS....
it was quite a convoluted procedure that I wasn't expecting; had to go thru 3 Garmin tech support people before they knew what to do.......the glitch is getting the 840XS to format SD card for initial copying of old waypoints into proper directory/file extension...can't remember what it was (maybe .adm in the userdata sub-directory in the Garmin directory)
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Yeah that's some of my issue

No garmin card
no reader
no old laptop 3 bit

I did talk to a buddy though and he is hooking me up. I love my friends!

Thank you sirs for the input. Maybe it will help others also!

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