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You can update from here:
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp

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HOW TO DOWNLOAD A NEW MAP 2009 FOR MY GARMIN NUVI 200

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Updated Garmin Nuvi 200 with Garmin Express. Now the Garmin reads "No detailed maps found to support routing". I pressed on the screen until this mesage left the screen and returned to the regular start...


Time for an update. Go to Garmin.com and get it done. If you haven't done this for a while you might get a new OS too. The older models use a lot of the memory for the updates and might need to download a smaller range map.

Nov 02, 2013 | GPS Devices

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How can upgrade my garmin nuvi 255w gps?


Hello,

Using the Garmin WebUpdater will update the operating software.
http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

Map updates subscriptions are available as lifetime or onetime updates and are registered to the map that is installed on the Nuvi.
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-numaps-north-america-lifetime-updates.html

http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-numaps-update-city-navigator-nt-2012-north-america.html

The Nuvi 255w is an older unit and is probably due to be replaced. Once the battery dies on the unit, it can not be replaced easily.

There are a number of Garmin GPSs that come with lifetime map updates.
http://www.gpscity.com/search/q=lifetime/&p=1&c=1&t=Automotive+GPS

Dec 24, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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How often should you update or is it more practicle to just purchase a new garmin every couple years?


If you're happy with the satnav you have it's cheaper to update. You have the option of buying a once off map update or a lifetime update. That is for the lifetime of the satnav not your life. With a lifetime update, which costs around 120 euros, you get 4 updates each year. This is the cheapest option. However the only problem with this method is that the maps get bigger each time you update and the space on your satnav stays the same. I started off with a full map of Europe and now I'm only able to store Western Europe on my garmin nuvi 760. You can use memory cards to hold some of the map but older garmin satnavs have a problem recognising the maps on memory cards. If you need the full map you might be better buying a new satnav every few years. If you only use part of the map a lifetime update might be the best option.

If you decide to go for a new satnav I would suggest that you go for one with the biggest storage space possible and then get a lifetime update or get a model that comes with lifetime updates like the 3790LMT. You can judge the storage size by the amount of maps it comes with. The 3790 model has the complete USA + Canada and Mexico or the 2370LT comes with maps of Europe and USA, lifetime traffic updates but not lifetime maps.

Apr 24, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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Can u tell me how to download free up dated maps for my garmin nuvi 660 thanks vicki


Hi Vicki, unless your nuvi was first activated and acquired satellite lock in the last 60 days (unlikely as yours was discontinued a long while ago) then you cannot get free map updates, sorry.

For models activated within the last 60 days Garmin offer a free update to the latest maps if the maps already on the product when it was purchased are an older version. After that, all updats must be paid for.

You simply won't find free map updates legally. Accurate maps cost a fortune to produce and update so nobody gives them away, even the few illegal downloads tend not to work and if they do work are likely to be out of date anyway.

The way that Garmin price their map updates, it's often better to simply buy a new Garmin with the maps pre-installed, although I appreciate that's not the answer you hoped for. If you do buy Garmin updates then you can either go for a one-off update, or for additional cost can buy a lifetime update, but it's limited to the lifetime of the device which is only designed to last three years anyway so may be poor value if you buy the lifetime update and your machine then dies of wear or old age.

Sep 29, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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I HAVE A GARMIN NUVI 200 AND IT NEEDS TO HAVE THE MAPS UPDATED. IT IS 18 MONTHS OLD AND I CAN'T FIND A FREE DOWNLOAD FOR IT.


Map updates are free for units which are recently sold with the older maps and the new maps have been published, ie you just bought a unit in 2009 which still had 2008 maps on it after the 2009 maps had been released. Rather than recall all the units from the store shelves, they offer free updates on the mapping software. Continually updating the maps on 18 month old units is not free, there is an update charge. What is free from Garmin is the unit's software. Hope this clarifies your assumption.

Oct 12, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Where can i get free map updates for my garmin nuvi 250, and once found, how do i install them?


Hi,
If your Garmin is less than 60 days old, you are entitled to free updates, if it is older then you would have to pay for any updates,

https://my.garmin.com/maps/checkPlugin_updates.htm

This is where to find them if your entitled.
If not, go to below

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/buymaps.do


Regards.

Jul 03, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

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New garmin 260 gives directions and then when you follow them, it says... recalculating. Older model didn't do that. This one seems confused a lot.


Make sure you have the latest firmware and updated maps.
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After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.


Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Jun 07, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Problem with my garmin c310


Garmin do send out update DVD maps for certain products. If it was an older unit, you maybe entitled to a free update. Simply get the Mapsource DVD. upload the maps to your PC and then transfer onto your Garmin unit.

Alternatively is to buy the DVD, which would be an advantage as it may offer additional maps to what you already had...ball park €60-70 Euro I think...Check the Garmin site...

Oct 11, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c310 GPS Receiver

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Map Update Problem


Firs of all I hope you are using Garmin Map Updates for 2009, not 2008. It sounds like there is a connection issue. Make sure you can go into the drive on your computer and see the device as well as access files within it. If that is all fine: I have not seen a troubleshooting section yet unfortunately with Garmin for this map update (came out about 3 weeks ago) so i would try the ones for the older versions, should be the same.

May 07, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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