rich menga books search contact

***Secret FSR Fender guitars? Yes, they exist, and they're right here

Amazon links are affiliated. Learn more.

diagnostics/maintenance mode on nuvi 250 and other crapola

Yesterday (which was about 15 minutes ago being it just passed midnight as I write this) I picked up sis from TPA and delivered her to Pop's. She'll be there until Tuesday where I have to pick her up again and deliver her back to TPA so she can fly home.

She is well just in case you're wondering (as is Pop). 🙂

I asked her to bring along her nuvi 250 so I could update it. After bringing it home I ran the updater and yeah, it needed it.

In addition I found out that in order to get into the diag mode you have to press and hold the on-screen battery indicator for about 7 seconds and not the exact top right (which is the case on the c580).

There's a little trick to plug in the unit via USB and have it not go into standby mode.

  1. Boot unit.
  2. Go into diag mode.
  3. Plug in USB cable.
  4. Exit diag mode.

Unit will reboot into normal mode and not standby at this point.

Why do I bother with diag mode? The answer is so that you can work with the unit while connected via USB when you upload point-of-interest stuff. Otherwise you send the POI stuff, unplug USB, reboot unit, blah blah blah. Wax on, wax off. Pain in the ass.

When doing the diag mode/reboot trick you don't have to do any of that. Speeds things up a bit when you're trying to get things done.

080912

image
Best ZOOM R8 tutorial book
highly rated, get recording quick!

Learn how to save gas now using the car or truck you already have with hypermiling driving techniques

⭐ Recent Posts

NUX Duotime Stereo Delay Pedal3 solid reasons to use digital delay instead of analog
Switch to digital and you'll enjoy using the delay effect for guitar a whole lot more.

Boss RC-5 Loop Station Guitar Looper PedalWill looper drums ever not suck?
It is amazing that this problem still exists.

The best looking Dean Z I've ever seen
This is an example of when Dean does the Z right.

Black Sabbath - Black SabbathMy favorite Black Sabbath track from their first album
It's not what you think it is.

Epiphone Prophecy Les PaulA secret of the Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul hiding in plain sight
It's right in front of your face and you probably didn't even notice it

🔥 Popular Posts 🔥

Casio F-91WCasio F-91W cheat sheet
A quick guide on how to set the time, date and a few other tips and tricks.

NUX Duotime Stereo Delay Pedal3 solid reasons to use digital delay instead of analog
Switch to digital and you'll enjoy using the delay effect for guitar a whole lot more.

Playing a Squier Bullet TelecasterPlaying guitar in E flat does more than just save your wrists
Everything you ever wanted to know about E flat electric guitar tuning and whether you should use it or not

Fender EsquireThe 5 types of guitars you should never buy
Some guitars that exist where the day after you buy them, you know you've made a mistake.

DigiTech Nexus LibrarianDoes the DigiTech Nexus software for the RP360 really work?
Information on DigiTech Nexus software for the RP360

Vintage guitar of the week #4 - 1974 Fender Stratocaster Natural
What Fender did to save a buck in the '70s ended up with a Strat that has a unique look to it.

NetworkHow to make an animated GIF from a movie clip the free and easy way
GIFs are cool. I pronounce it with a hard 'g'.