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Old 04-27-2006, 10:27 AM   #1
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Default Garmin Update 498c Card Only - learned the hard way...

I just purchased the PC kit (AC Adaptor and Serial Connection) for my Garmin 498c. I downloaded the Web Updated, ran it, and nothing. I was surprised because I knew there was a software update from 2.3 to 2.4. I emailed support and was told that the updates have to be done via the USB card writer and a 32mb card. The updates are too large and will not be done via the direct PC connection anymore.

I was a little ticked because I just spend $60 on the kit... Just an FYI for anyone with the newer units. But the USB programmer kit not the PC kit.

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Old 04-27-2006, 12:26 PM   #2
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That doesn't make any sense. Sounds like they are forcing you to buy more hardware, or their downloading software needs to be upgraded. That gives me a bad feeling about the new Garmin products.
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:51 PM   #3
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I guess it is not a big deal if you know which products to buy first if you want to update the software. I believe the pricing works out to be the same.
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:15 PM   #4
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Default Re: Garmin Update 498c Card Only - learned the hard way...

The Marine Data kit comes with a 16MB card -- are you saying we need a 32MB card?
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Old 04-27-2006, 10:33 PM   #5
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Default Re: Garmin Update 498c Card Only - learned the hard way...

This was mentioned on another thread somewhere, not sure where though. The 32MB card is the minimum required I thinkand someone even said they used a 64 MB card.for the upgrade.
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:37 PM   #6
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I rechecked the email from Garmin and I they recommended the 64MB card.
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:10 PM   #7
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Default Re: Garmin Update 498c Card Only - learned the hard way...

I e-mailed Garmin about this, they said I only needed a 16MB card for the 498 updates.

I tried it, it works. I installed the most recent software update using the 16MB card.

(This is via the Marine Data Management kit -- not the GPS connect to PC kit).

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Old 05-02-2006, 07:22 PM   #8
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I just did the same thing with no real problems using a 16 mb card
I did have a corrupt install file that needed to be re-downloaded
but the update installed with ease
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:38 AM   #9
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Good to know!
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:12 PM   #10
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I was told by the salesperson at West Marine that all I needed was the cable adapter to update my 49 and found out the hard way like you that I needed a card. After calling garmin and telling me that they sent me a card with a 50 dollar deposit and downloaded the update. I am not happy with Garmin or West Marine.
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My Garmin marine data management kit came with a 32 mb card....

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Old 07-27-2007, 10:26 PM   #12
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Garmin stopped making the Data Managaement Kit. It was too good a deal, now you have to but everything seperately.
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