Putting together a bit of a tutorial for folk

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  1. Jaws

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    Sooooooooooo

    The idea is this..


    This will be in the form of an informal short 'class' at some meets and shows, and will cover the basics of using a multi meter and a few hints and tips on fault finding in your vans

    All simple stuff ( unless specifics asked for and I will do my best to cover individual problems )

    Probably no more than 30 minutes to an hour but longer if needs be


    1) Would this be something peeps might be interested in

    2) Anything specific that YOU would like to cover in such a chat ?
     
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    Good idea, this is something a number of us could do around the country. Basic multimeter use, 12v wiring and testing.
     
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    Would it answer questions like " What is a multi meter"?

    Sounds like a great idea.
     
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    one that does gas n lectric multi tasking multimeter
     
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  8. Carol

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    Think things like this are a really good idea, my particular wish for some one to do (and I would willingly pay) is to update my Tom Tom, one mans expertise is another mans mystery and initiatives like this can only be good.
     
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    Carol, if you go on the TomTom web site you can download their interface program.
    It self installs and is very easy to use
    Once installed simply plug the unit in to the computer using a USB lead, and it will automatically offer you all the available updates :thumb:
     
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    Hi Jaws, we have just been trying for a hour and it comes back error Ed is sure be have now bugg##d it up, can't find interface bit though...help......
     
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    What model do you have Carol ?
     
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    Its a Go 700 now after us connecting it up nothing seems to work properly the thing that comes up is they want £44 for new maps ouch...
     
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    Ok.. not really too familiar with the Go 700, but as a starter I would open a paper clip up and pock it through the little hole on the bottom .. That will do a hard reset.

    See if that helps.
     
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    Thanks Jaws, Ed has now fiddled and got it back to the old settings, we will see if there is any other way of updating it a bit cheaper.
     
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    No, I am afraid on that model there is no option..

    I know it is proly not what you want to hear, but I would seriously think about selling it on and getting an XL.. That and a fair few other models are supported by the 'user update' scheme which is completely free..
     
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    Video it, edit it down to usable chunks and put it on youtube linked back to Fun?
     
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    Sorry no..
    Used to do it for a living and the amount of errors folk make due to either a bit of poor explaining or poor understanding is always high

    When dealing with eletrickery and the possible awful consequences of getting it wrong in a motor home I think one to one is safer ( and I do not mean injury as I will limit the info to 12v systems only.. I am talking about fires and damaged items caused by wrong diagnosis or installation...

    If I do put something together I would be happy to send the script to others so they can do a talk too ( adding their own bits and leaving other bits out as they see necessary )
     
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