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Garmin Nuvi 205 keeps saying no maps available ???

Cannot use any other functions , have tried to reset , but to no avail , i thought the nuvi came pre loaded with maps??

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  • Lore1976 Dec 25, 2008

    I have the same problem with Garmin Nuvi 205. Its says that there are "No detailed maps found that support routing. The nuvi cannot be used without them".

    I have tried to update the nuvi online with no success. This is the 2nd nuvi I am having in less than 2 years. The 1st one froze and was replaced by the second one I got. I must say that the Garmin Nuvi 205 seems to be a hopeless product and I will not encourage anyone to buy it.

  • julie_uaw100 Apr 13, 2009

    i have the same problem with the garmin nuvi 205! im not tooo computer savy- tried to go back in and delete the 2009 maps and still getting the same results. just baught this darn thing 2 weeks ago. will best buy take it back if i have the reciept? cause that seems to be my only game plan now!

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    I downloaded the free update for the NT navigator 2010 maps then upon turning on my device it said that it could not work due to a lack of detailed maps etc...

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This is easy. You have to run your software, select the maps tap and then transfer maps to the device. Chances are good you uploaded a 2009 map on top of the 2008 map. The updater doesn't delete maps.

Your unl file only has one key, you have two maps loaded. Simple go into the garmin directory and delete the map file and the mapsupp file. You can easily find them because they are greater than 500 mb.

Then run mapinstall (google for the file). This will install your most current map to the Nuvi. You are back in business.

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First you will want to empty your recycling bin & clear your temporary internet files before re-downloading the Garmin_RMU_2010B.exe file.

Below is the remainder of the fix I received from Garmin support and it worked for my unit. Hope this helps.

1. Extract the downloaded file Garmin_RMU_2010B.exe using 7zip(7zip.org) or WINRAR.

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sevenzip/7z465.exe 32 bit
or

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sevenzip/7z465-x64.msi 64 bit
2. After extracting, the files should be available at the location where you extracted the files.
3. Go to the extracted file location. Click on the Windows folder.
4. Right click on the Setup.exe file and Click Create Shortcut
5. Right click on the Shortcut to Setup.exe file and Click Properties
6. In the target line add " -build_map_image 006-D0783-04 " at the end of setup.exe". For example the end would look like xxx\Setup.exe" -build_map_image 006-D0783-04
7. Click Apply and OK.
8. Double click on the Shortcut to Setup.exe the map file will be built. Leave the Window open till completion of all steps. 9a. Windows XP: Click on Start>Run, then type in %Temp%. Another window will open.
9b. Windows Vista: Click on the Start Button, in the Start Search, type %temp%. Another window will open.
10. The file is placed in subfolder named 006-D0783-04.
11. Copy the gmapprom.img file from the folder to the Garmin folder on the Nuvi. (Double click on MyComputer>Nuvi drive>Garmin folder) Overwrite the existing file.
12. The Nuvi should now have the lower 49 installed. If you have any trouble with this fix, or are not comfortable trying it please call our Software Support Department at 1-800-800-1020. Please be at a computer that has high speed internet access as we may need to log on to your computer to resolve the issue. Make sure you have the program extracted using the 7 zip program provided above. Hours of Operation Monday – Friday: 8 am – 7 pm Central time (closed holidays)




With Best Regards,

Joyce K
Software Support Specialist
Software Team
Garmin International
913-397-8200
800-800-1020
913-440-8280 (fax) Att: Joyce K
www.garmin.com

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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