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Our son gave us a nuvi 200w series travel assisant as a Christmas gift. We are having two problems. There was no SD card in the box, if we need one, the bag containing the unit was open and the unit's language is locked on Spanish rather than English. I have tryed the reset button but still Spanish. I have the concern that the unit has been out and returned before our son purchased this unit. Please help

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Http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/nuvi200_OwnersManual.pdf

here u can download manual...


and for micro sd card ..u have to purchase extra...

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Regarding the SD card, check on the manual if the SD card was included , in the first pages you should find a list of parts included in package.

Regarding the Spanish setting that is not as it was supposed to be also. And means settings had been modified and box opened before sales.

If I was in your shoes I would return the item and get a new sealed box, even if both problems can be easily fixed.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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You would probably be better to buy a cheap satnav of Europe. You can get them from http://www.pixmania.ie/ie/uk/xx/617/xx/1914/23/criteresn.html?sSortInfo=Prix-ASC
if you want to buy on line or Halfords shops if you prefer to deal with someone face to face. Some of them cost less than €100 and would be near the same price as buying the map of Europe.

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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.)

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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.)

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