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I have a nuvi 200w and cannot decide if I should update the maps or buy a new gps. What is your opinion?

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It is cheaper to buy a new one.

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SOURCE: Map was deleted by mistake from nuvi 200W garmin GPS

Connect your Garmin to the computer. Go to http://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp then click on mapping updates

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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SOURCE: 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.
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Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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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.

JDCrownover
Huntsville, AL

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Is there any free map updates for the garmin nuvi?

Asmany as there are FREE dinners Updates are not free, unless you paid full price for it when you bought it. Free upgrades are a deceptive myth. If you get a free uograde its usually minor and was included in the price of the pack.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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No stick to TomTom..

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I have a Garmin Nuvi 200W and have been receiving a message that it needs to be updated. Would I need a special accessory cord to connect to my computer? Also, is there a charge for updates? Thanks in...


That could be an update for maps or software..... software updates are free... new maps are from 50 to 60 dollars..... but do a software update first...if your maps are more that 2 years old i would buy new map

with the unit Off...... connect your gps to your computer using the usb cable..(usb cable is the same connection most cameras use to connect to computers)

your computer will detect new hardware (usb) minimise pop up box

next

go to www.mygarmin.com register your gps (free) it too will detect your gps model and let you update Firmware and Maps

it will tell you to download WebUpDater utility to transfer files to your gps... Done !

Nov 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

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HI, I have a Garmin Nuvi 200W. Do you get frre map upgrades? Where do I go and how do I go about to update the maps? It has never been updated in about 4 years.


The only time Garmin give free maps is if a new map comes out within 60 days of you first connecting to satellites with your satnav. If you have it for four years I'm afraid you'll have to pay for the upgrade. Details of how to update your garmin nuvi satnav are at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps

Nov 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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How do I update my Garmin nuvi gps for free?


If you want new maps, they're going to cost you.

If you want to simply update your software, firmware, etc. try here:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/downloadsUpdates.jsp?product=010-00621-10&cID=164&pID=37413&ra=true

Jul 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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I have a garmin nuvi 200w and want to download any updates


I'd be interested in this too. I have a Nuvi 200W loaded with US maps. I'm now in Australia and would like to load Australian maps but can't find them.

Feb 19, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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I purchaced a nuvi 200 4/1/2009, I have noticed that it is not up to date on all the new roads, How do I update my unit?


do u have a best buy near you, they sell map update software for Garmin, it comes with full instructions, the maps are not free and u must use the software designed to go into the garmin GPS

Dec 17, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

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How do i up date the maps garman nuvi 200w/250w


The Garmin GPS are among the easiest to use and they have the most complete mapping on the market. To update the mapping, there are several versions of the software integrated into these road gps. To name a few, city navigator version 8 and City Navigator 2008. With a newer version, you have the most recently built streets, new shops, new parking lots, etc.. To update, there are several ways to proceed. First, before you update your maps, I recommend you check if there is a newer version of the maps, visit garmin and download the plugin. You can also view the maps version directly on your gps.

Nov 03, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Can i download free maps for my 2year old garminnuvi200 satnav and from which site


You can update mapping software on most sat nav units to take into account alterations to the road network. Either from your PC, in the case of portable sat navs; or via your phones GPRS connection, in the case of phone models. Always check the level of mapping that comes with your equipment in the first place. Is it up-to-date?
. Every couple of years Garmin will release a map update, which you can get on DVD or download - you've got to pay for it though!

Oct 18, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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How do I get Malta Maps for Garmin Nuvi 200w


there are still no released maps for Malta. You have to buy them from a local company

Jun 15, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

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Update 200w to 205w software


Go here
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=134&pID=9122

Click on the Maps tab

Select Update

Enter your serial number to see if you get a free update


Try running Garmin's WebUpdater program to make sure your nuvi has all of the updates it needs.This is the
link

regards.

Jan 09, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Map was deleted by mistake from nuvi 200W garmin GPS


Connect your Garmin to the computer. Go to http://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp then click on mapping updates

Aug 31, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

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