Question about Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver
I was install the maps in Garmin Nuvi 200w, The window XP detect new hardware and install this.
Now my Garmin is dead, When i turn on this shows "system software missing."
I had the same thing happen. I called customer service
(1-800-800-1020). They linked to my computer (nuvi was pluged into it)
and fixed everything!
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
SOURCE: No Maps on My GARMIN nuvi 200W
I bought the nuvi 200w and when I registered the unit it said that there was an updated map available so I down loaded and installed it. When I turned the unit on, it said no detailed maps available and would not work. I called garmin and they said that to fix it I had to hook the nuvi up to my computer and start>my computer>nuvi>garmin there is a file called gmapprom.img (shows over 1,000,000 mb) delete this file. Open all programs>garmin>mapsource highlight the areas on the map that you want and click on the add to device icon. After doing this, my nuvi is working fine. The explanation was that the original file had files for Canada that were not unlocked. Try this and good luck!
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
Take a look at this site, http://www.garmin.be/missing.html Download and unzip the software, plug your garmin in the USB and start the updater.exe program. It gets you started again. Later on you can use the Webupdater to get possible newer software..
It worked for me and my Zumo550
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
OK, I just finally am getting through all of this myself.
First, the bad news. You cannot load all of the lower 49 states onto your Garmin 200W as-is. The map file is over 1GB and the 200W only has 991MBs of memory.
So, go out and get yourself a SD card. I got a 2GB card at OfficeDepot for $8. It was at the counter, not back with the other cards they carry (Note: The speed showed as 60x. The slightly more expensive ones, $12-$15, may be faster, like 150x.)
You'll also need to get yourself MapInstall, available from the Garmin site. BUT, don't try to use this right away, a mistake I made. If you do, you basically get a message that MapInstall can't be installed because it's not already installed. Seriously.
BUT, MapInstall GETS installed, or whatever, when you load your 2010 maps (or partial maps), so after you do your partial install, THEN you can install the MapInstall program. (May not be necessary, but remember, I did this out of order. Look for a "Garmin" folder under your Programs, or All Programs, and see if it's already there after you install your 2010 maps.)
Next, run MapInstall. The next mistake I made was that at the window where it finds your device, I clicked on the NEXT button. DON'T. Notice that your device is shown in a drop-down box. Click on that, and you can select your SD card for the destination.
THEN click NEXT. On my system, it appears as if it shows you what IS already on the 200W, and lets you select whatever you want to add. I put everything else available on the SD card.
I just this minute finished loading "the rest" and checked it out. Works flawlessly. I easily found a seafood restaraunt in Anchorage (Alaska was not loaded in the intitial install.)
Just remember that you have to keep the SD card in the Garmin at all times to use those maps. That really shouldn't be a problem though.
Hope this helps eveyone.
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
Try to hold the power button to the left for approximately 15 seconds, then release it. It should then reset and turns ON. I hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
SOURCE: how do I get free map updates
Garmin allows you one free update as long as you download it from their website within 60 days of your purchase date. After that they will charge you either $100.00 per year for updates or $200.00 for lifetime updates.
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
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