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I have bought a secondhand garmin nuvi310, is the maps installed on the garmin or do I need an sd card with the maps on. When I switch it on it asks me if I want to permanently erase all user data, when I says no, nothing happens

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The maps should already be installed. It sounds like your firmware is corrupted. The only way for that screen to show up is by pressing and holding the corner of the screen while turning the power on.

Go to the Garmin website @ www.garmin.com and download their webupdater and connect the Nuvu the the PC using a USB cable and run webupdater and let it reflash your firmware.

- Jim

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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Need to know how i update the maps card for it


The latest version of Garmin Express provides the ability to install a map update directly to an SD card.
The SD card installation option will only appear when updating a compatible device that does not have sufficient internal memory for the largest allowable map region. When using the SD card installation option, critical files are loaded to the SD card so it must remain in the device after the update to ensure full functionality. For the largest size SD card a device can use, refer to: What is the largest size Secure Digital (SD) card that an automotive device can accept?
The SD card support during the map update will only function with up-to-date software. It may be necessary to update the device's software with Garmin Express prior to updating the maps. These devices do not support the SD card option:
  • Nissan 700
  • nuvi 295
  • nuvi 300 series
  • nuvi 500 series
  • nuvi 600 series
  • nuvi 800 series
  • nuvi 805 series
  • nuvi 5000
  • StreetPilot series
  • zumo 450
  • zumo 550
  • zumo 665
For devices that do not support using the SD card with the map update application, any maps that do not fit in the internal memory can be installed to the SD card manually, using these instructions:

Try the link.it may help.Under support.
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Nov 09, 2015 | GPS Devices

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How to update your Garmin Satnav maps


To update your garmin satnav map you must have your satnav registered. If it's already registered skip to paragraph 2 below.

1. To Register your Garmin Satnav
  • Connecty our satnav to your computer and go to www.garmin.com
  • Select your country
  • Click on Register your garmin product
  • Follow the prompts
Note you will be asked to create a username and password. Write them down and keep them safe as you'll need them again anytime you want to update your maps

2. To update your maps

  • Connect your satnav to your computer and go to www.garmin.com
  • Click on myGarmin and log in
  • Click on myMaps.
  • If there's an update available it will be shown beside the name of your map.
  • Click on Get Update and follow the prompts.
Note map files are large so you'll need a broadband connection to download them. If you don't have broadband you'll have an option to buy the update on DVD.

  1. If The Map Is Too Large To Install To Your Satnav
    When you go to download the map by default it tries to download it to the satnav i.e. not the SD/Mini SD card. You need to change this. When the website recognises the satnav follow the prompts. It will give you 3 options for the download destination.
    • Download to satnav,
    • Download to Computer and Satnav or
    • Download to computer.
    As the website is updated, from time to time, the method of selecting the download destination changes. Sometimes it shows up as a drop box with a drop-down arrow showing your satnav name. Click the drop-down arrow and select the option to download the map to your computer. Sometimes it shows the 3 options as text headings with tick boxes beside them and you get to tick the option you want. Whichever way it shows up select the option to download the map to your computer. This will install it on your computer's hard drive.

  2. After it's downloaded the map should begin to install automatically. (If not double click on it and it will). It should be allowed to install to your satnav first as Garmin will not allow it to install to your SD/Mini SD card unless it's first partly installed to the satnav. This is so they can ensure that it's installed to the correct satnav.

  3. To Install The Full Map To Your SD/Mini SD Card
    To install the map to your SD/Mini SD card, insert the card into the card slot of your satnav and connect it to the computer. Click the windows start button on your computer. Then click the GARMIN progam and then MAPINSTALL. This runs the map installation program. When the install program finds your satnav and you get the option to install the map there again by default. Click on the drop-down arrow, where it shows your satnav as the destination, and select the drive letter of the SD/Mini SD card. This will be different to the drive letter for your satnav. The map will then be installed to your SD/Mini SD card.


  4. Problems With Older Nuvi Satnavs Reading Maps On 4 Gb Or Higher SD Cards
    When you install a map to an SD card older nuvi satnavs can have difficulty getting the satnav to read it. It will install to it without problem but when you try to operate the satnav then it cannot load the map and will close down the satnav unless you remove the SD card. The reason for this is that 4 Gb and higher cards are SDHC which operate differently from SD. To solve this problem you should use a class 2 SDHC card, which is the slowest type available. You can identify the class by the small figure on the card. It will be either 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10. Before you install the map format the card as described below. Also use webinstaller to check that you have the latest version of operating software on your satnav.

  5. Format the SD card with "Panasonic SD Formatter" available from http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/sd_formatter20.html rather than the standard windows format function. Select the fast format option and be sure you have selected the drive letter of your SDHC card as it will format your hard drive or indeed your satnav just as easily if you select one of them by mistake.

  6. To update your software or check that you have the latest version, you can download webupdater from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27
    Connect your satnav to the computer and run the program. It will search for any updates to your software.
Class 2 SDHC cards are harder to find in shops today as they are being replaced by the faster classes. They are however still easily available on ebay if you can't find one in the shops.

on Aug 17, 2010 | GPS Devices

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Buy an 8GB micro SD card and install in your 50LM, then download the maps to the micro SD card. Your internal storage is not large enough for all the maps with the updates. Hope this helps.

Aug 01, 2014 | Garmin Nuvi 50Lm - Gps Receiver

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How do i install an sd card in my garmin nuvi 1370T


I have a Nuvi 680. I bought a 4G SD card for more storage. Yesterday Garmin sent me a new map to install and now the Nuvi is telling me there is not enough space. Can't be! Nothing was ever installed onto the SD card since I only put it into the Nuvi today. Help, what am I doing wrong?

Apr 05, 2012 | Garmin nuvi 1370T Car GPS Receiver

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We downloaded a European map onto the SD card, however, when we look at maps available, the Garmin 260 is not looking at the map on the SD card. How do we tell the device to use the card to search for the...


You need to download the map to your compute rather than the SD card. When downloading the default destination is the satnav but you can change it to your computer. When it's installed to your computer you then click the windows START button and in the list of programs you'll find a GARMIN folder with a program called MAPINSTALL. Connect the satnav to your computer with the SD card in. Run MAPINSTALL and select the SD card as the destination.

You can get more details of how to do it at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps
Note maps installed to SD cards do not always work with Garmin Nuvis. To give it every chance of success please follow the instructions at the above link about formatting the SD card.

Jun 14, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Where can I buy a map card with the United Kingdom info be bought in Canada?


Go to www.garmin.com and if you've registered your satnav log into myGarmin.
Click on the myMaps tab at the top of the page.
There you will see the maps on your satnav and you'll have the option to buy new maps.
When you're downloading the map be sure to download it to your computer and NOT your satnav. Otherwise you'll overwrite the map already on the satnav.

When it's downloaded click the windows START button and you'll find a folder called GARMIN. Click this and you'll find an item called MAPINSTALL. Use this to install the map to an SD card which you must have inserted into your satnav. It's best to use a 2Gb SD card not an SDHC. Again be sure you do not install the map to your satnav but to the memory card. You get the option of where the map will be installed during the set up process.

If you have not registered your satnav you can do so by going to www.garmin.com. Click on the drop-down arrow and select your country. Click on myGarmin and then on REGISTER YOUR GARMIN DEVICE. You'll be asked to create a username and password. Keep them safe as you'll need them anytime you need to update your maps or buy new ones.
There's more information on installing maps at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps if you need more help.

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Garmin Maps


No, Garmin maps will not work on a Magellan Triton.

Yes, you can install Bluechart and CityNavigator onto one SD card. Inside Mapsource, select the Bluechart maps you want, then switch to CityNavigator and select the maps you want from then, and then send all at once to the GPS unit. If you send Bluechart maps, and then CityNavigator, the CityNavigator will overwrite the Bluecharts. This is why it must be done all in one step.
If this solves your question, please remember to come back and rate the answer.

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I would like to install a north america maps to my Garmin bought in italy withy europe maps


You would install the maps on an SD card, or microSD card, and then inside the setup of the GPS unit, you would choose which maps you want the unit to display.

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Nuvi 200w map download and sd card


Guys and or ladies... I know that you have to create a folder named "GARMIN" in the sd card so the maps can be recognize. Maybe this solves your problem. Let me know if it works.
BR from Spain,
Carla

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The Garmin C340 comes preloaded with maps while the I3 require that the maps be installed onto a micro sd card.

You can place the micro SD card into a SD adapter and use a regular card reader to download your maps. When the software ask for 'Device' to download to use the drop down arrow and find your drive letter associated with the card reader. Using a card reader will be much faster since the it is ubs 2.0 vs ubs 1.1

You could also go to Garmin website and download and install the USB drivers, see link below.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/agree.jsp?id=591

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