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2009 Garmin Nuvi 660 error in loading 2009 update

When I tried to load the 2009 map update I got an error message saying that it had updated but with errors. I tried to use MapInstall to get the maps and ended up with only updating Pennsylvania instead of all maps. How can I redo the update and update all the maps?

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  • sukie321 Jan 16, 2009

    I clicked on the wrench, then on map, then on map info.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Updated the kenwood os then down loaded the garmin maps update un zip burn to disk insert into kenwood reads for awhile then says disk error. Is there a way to resolve this.

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Need a sd card or cable to load 2009 maps i only have the gps and the 12 volt cable how and what do i need to update my maps


Hi;

Any local electronics store can sell you the USB cable - make sure you get the mini-size connector on the end for your GPS (take the GPS into the store to be certain). The go to garmin.com and see what you want to purchase.

But - BEWARE! The garmin.com site will be glad to sell you map updates (for a ridiculously high price) that might not fit. Might be better off buying the maps on an SD card. I'm struggling right now with the Lifetime NA update for the nuvi 200W; can't get the entire map to fit, even though the original map purchased with the unit in Jan 2008 had all of NA. (can anyone help with this? I've tried all the obvious - deleting waypoints, languages, updating firmware, etc. Really bugs me!

Raargh

Jun 17, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 660 lost Europe maps


Eventually managed to speak to a man at Garmin who confirmed that it was not loading any European maps because it didn't have enough spare memory to load them all. He said that he would email me instructions for freeing up sufficient memory, the email never arrived but I decided to delet all the voice languages that were no use to me and all the other language 'help' files and tried again - it worked.
At no point did I get a 'insufficiant memory' warning, which would have been very helpful, nor is there any guidance for how much memory will be required when embarking on the update. Take note Garmin...

Feb 27, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Download update problem


Are you trying to update a Nuvi that already has European maps installed or are you trying to install European maps into a Nuvi that does not already have them?

If it's a map update, are you getting the error when you download the update to pc, or when you are trying to install the update to the Nuvi?

When I install US map updates into a streetpilot or Nuvi, it typically ends with a download error but the maps do in fact get updated and the new software versions are shown in the setup menus.

The Garmin rep I spoke with says that is normal.

If you are in the United States, I can get you maps, updates, and even install them for you if you wish.

Feel free to shoot me a message if you're interested.

Jan 07, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Corrupted the software


It depends on how the files were corrupted. If the source of the corruption is not physical or magnetic damage to the memory chip where the software is stored, you should be able to reinstall the operating system software and the new maps right from your own PC.

First I would recommend going to the Nuvi 660 page in the Garmin website, look for the link to "downloads and updates", and download the most recent software update. The update is free.

Once you have done that, try reinstalling your maps. You can only load Garmin maps into your Nuvi.

If you are in the US and your memory storage is not damaged, I can update your GPS and install the map for you if you prefer.

Jan 05, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Bought the 2009 map for nuvi 660 got a email saying to download it from https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/mapDownloads/mapDownloads.faces and i am getting a message saying: AN HTML 404 ERROR HAS OCCURRED...


Though this isn't a solution to the HTML 404 error directly, you can go back to www.garmin.com and click on myGarmin and login to your account. There is a link to "recent downloads" that you can access to attempt the download.

I was able to successfully download the 2009 map upgrade this way.

Oct 27, 2008 | GPS Devices

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Updating maps


Press the power bar in the upper right c orner for 10 sec. and You will go into servicemood. Ther You can reset and run memorytests, Otherwise Use the lttle pihole under the tape on the bottom side

Aug 31, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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2009 map update not loading


Fixed. Called Garmin. It seems that version 4.90 FW on the Nuvi 350 (which came shipped on my 350) has a bug where it cannot communicate with the Garmin software either to update maps or update FW. Tech from Garmin e-mailed me a patch that I copied into the Garmin folder on the Nuvi itself, via USB and Windows Explorer. I then rebooted it; the patch installed itself which then allowed the unit to communicate with the map upgrade software and all is well. 2009 map update is now installed and the Nuvi is working fine again. Haven't tried upgrading to newer FW yet; will probably leave well enough alone.

Jul 01, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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2009 map update not loading


Does it recognise the Nuvi? Are you connecting it through a usb Hub. Are the drivers for the nuvi installed properly? Usually there is a folder named USB, thats where the correct drivers reside, and that's where you tell the computer to look when it asks for the drivers.

May 18, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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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

May 11, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Map Update Problem


Firs of all I hope you are using Garmin Map Updates for 2009, not 2008. It sounds like there is a connection issue. Make sure you can go into the drive on your computer and see the device as well as access files within it. If that is all fine: I have not seen a troubleshooting section yet unfortunately with Garmin for this map update (came out about 3 weeks ago) so i would try the ones for the older versions, should be the same.

May 07, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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