Garmin nuvi - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support


Very easy to fix the problem. When you plug in the Garmin Nuvi 200 to your computer, two drives will show up . Go to the Garmin drive and click on voice file, delete all the languages except for the one you want to use (i.e. American USA), this will give you all the 37 Megs you need to download 2009 maps. Takes a while to download using the web updater that you need to download into your computer from Garmin, but I had no problems.

Garmin nuvi 200W... | Answered 3 days ago


Garmin support center----tomtom support center
http://www.gpscentral.ca/contactus.htm

all the gps information for 660 number model
http://gpsinformation.info/nuvi/660/660.html

just model number is different but the system is same
hope this helps

Garmin Nuvi 660... | Answered on Nov 17, 2019


When encountering errors such as "No Map Data Available" and Garmin Express does not recognize your Garmin nuvi, check to see if your Garmin nuvi is out of storage space from your computer. Solution related to the fact that when brought up as the E: drive in windows there were 0 bytes free space on the Garmin nuvi. To get Garmin Express to recognize a unit which is full, do a search on the Windows Drive (E:) for "gmap" then choose "Open file location" This will get into the hidden ".system" directory. From there, delete the largest file map, such as "gmapprom" (or move this file to your hard drive). Afterward, reboot your computer to have Garmin Express software recognize your Garmin nuvi. On older units, also purchase a microSDHC card to be able to store the newest maps, such as the US & Canada 2.6Gb map file, which will not fit on the internal unit alone or a 2Gb card. The Garmin Express software will recognize 4Gb to 32Gb microSDHC Class 10 or UHS-I cards formatted to FAT32 and install the newest maps automatically to them. Some have reported that 4Gb cards are not large enough. I had used a 16Gb SanDisk Ultra PLUS UHS-I card ($10.88 Walmart) successfully on my Garmin nuvi 1450LMT

Garmin nuvi GPS | Answered on Nov 17, 2019


You will need to install a program on a computer called "Garmin Express" (it free) Garmin Express is designed to be the one-stop shop for updating maps, updating software, managing favorites, registering a device, and much more. To download the latest version of Garmin Express:

Windows Vista or newer
1.Go to: http://garmin.com/express
2.Click Download for Windows
3.Run GarminExpress.exe to start installation
4.Check the box next to the terms and conditions statement
5.Advanced Users can select the Options button to change the install location of Garmin Express if needed
6.Press the Install button
7.Press the Launch button to open Garmin Express

Mac OS 10.7 or higher
1.Go to: http://garmin.com/express
2.Click Download for Mac
3.Open GarminExpress.dmg from the Downloads folder or download location
4.In the new window, double click on the Install Garmin Express icon
5.Follow instructions in the installer
6.Once install is complete, close the installer
7.Eject the Garmin Express mounted drive from Finder or the Desktop1
8.Open the Applications folder
9.Double click on the Garmin Express icon
Garmin Express is now installed and can be used with compatible GPS devices.

Garmin nuvi 260... | Answered on Nov 17, 2019


GO TO GARMIN WEBSITE

Garmin nuvi GPS | Answered on Nov 13, 2019


You need to change the map location in the upper right hand corner when you are putting in the address. Maps are big and only cover so much per file. The addresses you are using are outside of the file area for the map you are on.

Garmin nuvi 250W... | Answered on Nov 13, 2019


If the garmin can reach satellites in North America, it will reach satellites anywhere in the world as long as it has a clear line of site to the satellites. Depending where you are, the satellites can be higher or lower in the sky. This means that the garmin in your vehicle may not be able to see the satellites how you have it positioned in your vehicle. Try finding the satellites outside of your vehicle while in Europe. If you can, then the problem is positioning in your vehicle. The satellites are all the same kind no matter where you are.

Garmin nuvi GPS | Answered on Nov 13, 2019


If the garmin can reach satellites in North America, it will reach satellites anywhere in the world as long as it has a clear line of site to the satellites. Depending where you are, the satellites can be higher or lower in the sky. This means that the garmin in your vehicle may not be able to see the satellites how you have it positioned in your vehicle. Try finding the satellites outside of your vehicle while in Europe. If you can, then the problem is positioning in your vehicle. The satellites are all the same kind no matter where you are.

Garmin nuvi GPS | Answered on Nov 13, 2019


Your screen has gone bad. the LCD display has it's own IC chips that receive data from the main board and convert it to a visual readout. If you dropped it, there's a possibility that the internal flex cable has partially come loose from the board. However, you can't tell that unless the Nuvi is opened up. You should send it in for repair.

Garmin nuvi 57LM... | Answered on Nov 13, 2019


Are the French maps already purchased for the unit? Plug it into your PC and open Garmin Express. If French maps are part of your map package, they will show up and update. If they are not part of your map package, you would have to buy they from Garmin. You might have to buy the French Map SD card from Garmin if your unit does not have enough memory space let.

Maps are selected via location in the upper right hand corner when doing an address search as maps cover specified locations. If you can't input a French address, then you don't have French maps installed.

Garmin Nuvi 255... | Answered on Nov 13, 2019


The GPS has gone bad. I would say just the speakers, but with bluetooth going out also, it is time for a new unit.

Garmin Nuvi 660... | Answered on Nov 13, 2019


I had the same issue, i'm still using in 2019.. and all in Sudden no signal started appearing.. I tested all possible methods, but none of them worked.. today in morning, I opened my garmin's GPS module, and the cable was out form the circuit.. I fixed that back and wow.. it worked great.

You should have tried this too.. like open the garmin screen, and then check if cable is fully afixed or not.

Garmin Nuvi 660... | Answered on Oct 17, 2019


It's very easy, did you read the manual?

On your computer you download Garmin Express. Connect the Nuvi265 using a USB cable with a mini-D connector and register it. The Garmin Express app will tell you if there are updates available and also extra features if you want them. The maps are updated about every 3 months. One trick is to accept the 3 month trail of Red Light Cameras, when the trial expires, you still have the data, but it's not updated.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-CA/CA/p/13430#overview

Page 42 of the manual refers to updating

http://static.garmin.com/pumac/2675_OwnersManual.pdf

Garmin nuvi GPS | Answered on Oct 15, 2019


From the Garmin web site:
Question: What should I do if my Garmin nuvi / zumo displays the message “No Detailed Maps That Support Autorouting.”?
Answer: Please follow these steps to troubleshoot the error message:
Checking the unit:
  1. Hold your finger down on the screen until the message “No Detailed Maps That Support Autorouting” disappears.
  2. If you get a locked maps message following this error please remove any SD cards in the device and skip down to the instructions for “Getting your unlock codes”.If you did not get a locked maps message then please select tools>settings>map>mapinfo button.
  3. Check the box next to the mapping product City Navigator and you should no longer get the “No Detailed Maps That Support Autorouting” message.

Garmin Nuvi 360... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019


HI,
I have the problem solved I at first had this problem after about 5 minutes of messing with my GARMIN NUVI and having many electronic gadget I thought about diffrent buttons to hit at the same time heres how you charge your NUVI with a computer and a usb cable

1st: make sure your NUVI is OFF then plug in the usb cable from the computer to the NUVI, after you hear your computer ding from new device connected, and the NUVI displays the computer icon move to step 2

step 2: if you have xp go to START and MY COMPUTER. with vista its START then COMPUTER button on the right side

step 3: with MY COMPUTER window open hold the NUVI power switch to the ON position and RIGHT CLICK the NUVI device logo (blue triangle) and select EJECT .. ( DON;T HIT SAFiLY REMOVE)

step 4: when you see GARMIN display on the screen you can letgo of the power button on the NUVI ****** if you unplugthe usb it will display message stating EXTERNAL POWER LOST SWITCHING TO BATTERY POWER***** while it is plugged to the computer the battery meter will disaper

Garmin nuvi 250... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019


Please see this link:

http://www.sharc.net/gps_LCD_repair.htm

- Jim

Garmin Nuvi 660... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019


Unfortunately the Garmin Nuvi 260W lacks the capability to save a route. If you are looking for a unit with great Trip Planning (route saving) features, the new Garmin Nuvi 3790T is a great option. I am currently using one and I love it.

Cheers

Garmin nuvi 260W... | Answered on Aug 16, 2019


Free Garmin Map updates can be downloaded within 90 days of purchase or are free for a life time when it's purchased with lifetime map updates.
Software updates are always free.

Maps / software can be updated online by registering your Garmin at MyGarmin.com using the serial number and your name. On this website you'll be guided through the steps to download / install the required web browser plugin to communicate with your Garmin Nuvi.

When connected over the USB cable - MyGarmin.com shows compatible map or software updates. These will be free in the conditions mentioned above.

Note that updating a map online requires a 3Gb download. This can take a very long time and requires a stable internet connection. Also your Mac need to have at least 5 Gb of free space to install the Map.

A Nuvi software update is much smaller and takes less time to complete.

Garmin Nuvi 350... | Answered on Aug 14, 2019


Download Garmin Express to your computer. Connect the unit via USB cable. Register the unit and then do the updates. You can get unlimited lifetime updates which is the best value.

http://software.garmin.com/en-US/express.html
http://software.garmin.com/en-US/express.html

Garmin nuvi... | Answered on Jul 07, 2019

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