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File Access Error

When I turn on GPS I get The Following: "Unable to Store Map Settings. File Access Error"

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Check the SD memory card. There is a slider on the side of the card for locking to enable read-only mode. This slide should be up to enable read/write mode

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FILE ERROR


Internal FLASH memory is blocked with old file fragments and the unit needs to be reflashed.
You should also have the following fault with file error.
Clock will not maintain the correct time, voice , map colour etc.
workshop repair required
44.99 inclusive of return p&p

Sep 14, 2013 | Tomtom GO 950 LIVE GPS Receiver

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Can not activate nuvi 350. gives: No Map Available..


Connect your unit to a PC and look in the Garmin directory for the following files:

gmapprom.img - ~1GB file size
gmapprom.unl - map unlock file

If these files are missing or if the map file size is much smaller than 1GB then they will need to be replaced. Also check to make sure that your map is not turned off. Go to the map menu screen and make sure that the map is checked (turned on).

If you can need further help, please see this link for further help:

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

Mar 23, 2013 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

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I have lost all UK & Europe mapping - except for major roads. This was initially built in to unit. Have SD card for Australia & New Zealand - this works fine.


The maps are stored in specific mapset files with *.img extension in the flash memory of the GPS unit. Each mapset file contains one or many maps in it. Beside that, the Garmin GPS navigator can also recognise and load up one additional mapset file from SD card residing in the "Garmin" folder and named as "gmapsupp.img".

Here are the mapset files supported by Garmin Nuvi 255w GPS navigator:
  • gmapbmap.img - the default base map
  • gmapprom.img - the primary mapset
  • gmapprom1.img - the secondary mapset
  • gmapoem.img - the OEM mapset that cannot be unselect by user (if it exist)
  • gmapsupp.img - the supplemental mapset which you can have one in the GPS flash memory and another one in the attached SD card.
Therefore, the Garmin Nuvi 255w GPS supports up to 6 mapset files, including 1 in SD card. Normally new maps installed by the user will be stored in gmapsupp.img.

You will lost all the maps in the previous mapset file if it is overwritten by a new file with same filename. If you want to keep the existing maps, ensure that you store the mapset file with an unused filename (from the 5 filenames above). Alternatively, you can make use of special tools to merge new maps into existing mapset file.

You can view the name of your base map in Tools > Settings > System > About > Basemap.

You can view the name of maps in the other mapset files in Tools > Settings > Map > Map Info. There, you can tell the GPS to load the map by checking on its name, or not to use the map by unchecking it.

In case there are 2 or more non-overlaping maps available for the same location, the map with the highest priority number (defined in the map itself) will be used by the GPS.

Note that certain map which are locked by vendor need a 25 bytes unlock key stored in a *.unl file in the same folder and with the same name as the mapset file where the locked map is stored in.

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Mar 13, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My Garmin nuvi says ''maps unavailable''


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The GPS device is missing it's unlock code
The maps on the GPS device have been disabled
To determine the cause of the message, touch the screen until the message "No Detailed Maps Found That Support Routing" disappears.
  • If you see a "Can't Unlock Maps" message following this error, remove any microSD / SD cards in the device and follow the instructions below for Retrieving your unlock codes followed by the instructions for Creating an unlock file
  • If you do not get the Can't Unlock Maps message then skip to the instructions for Enabling maps on the GPS device
Retrieving your unlock codes:
  1. Log into your myGarmin account
  2. Select myMaps
  3. Select Manage Maps
  4. Select the device from the drop down menu
  5. The unlock code is located under the "Maps installed on this device" section
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    1. Touch the wrench icon on the Where to/View map screen
    2. Touch Settings
    3. Touch Map
    4. Touch Map Info
    5. Select the checkbox next to the maps to be enabled on the device

Mar 21, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Tom tom go 300 ''unable to store settings'' ''file access error'


Hi,
You might have the switch on SD card set to "read only" , This would stop your tomtom being able to write to the SD card ... hence , " unable to store settings " message . .... OR ... the folder where your tomtom wants to store the settings is corrupted ( on your SD card ) so it can't store them.... or similarly , the file is corrupted on the SD card ( maybe the card is damaged ) so the existing file cannot be overwritten . Check out all these possibilities before suspecting any hardware fault on your tomtom ..... GOOD LUCK

Nov 24, 2008 | Tomtom GO 300 GPS Receiver

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Go 710


Hook the Tomtom using the USB cable to your computer. You should see the Tomtom drive under My Computer as a drive letter.

Backup all data from the Tomtom to a folder on your computer. Now select the Tomtom drive and right click, select properties, select tools, and then Check now. Allow the computer to fix any problems with the Tomtom drive. Once this is completed. Remove the USB cable and do a reset. Now turn on your Tomtom and it should work.

Dec 26, 2007 | Tomtom GO 910 GPS Receiver

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Go 710


i have the same problem

Dec 23, 2007 | Tomtom GO 910 GPS Receiver

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