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NO MAPS FOUND

HAVE GARMIN NUVI 200 SOMETHING HAPPEN WHERE I HAVE ON SCREEN NO DETAILED MAPS FOUND THAT SUPPORT ROUTING. I BOUGHT A GARMIN MAP UPDATE 2009 TO LOAD THE GPS WITH THE MAOS, BUT HAVING TROUBLE DOING SO.. WILL NOT DOWNLOAD. I HAVE 2 GARMIN PRODUCTS AND HAVE BEE SATISFIED. DON'T KNOW WHY I HAVE NO MAPS IN THE SYSTEM. PLEASE ADVISE. CHARLES KESSLER

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    I had a similar problem.  Garmin had me hold down on the error message that my Nuvi was giving me.  Afterwards, an 'Ok' window popped up.  I hit that, and was able to get into the Garmin settings.  There is a setting associated with 'Map' which I went into.  I saw a button called 'Map Info' that was grayed out.  When I told the tech at Garmin that it was grayed out, he said he would send me an email with further instructions, and if the email didn't work, I was going to have to call their software department.

  • jeepnaka May 04, 2009

    The nuvi told me to make the left turn on the next light. However, the road that I saw wasn't the road that the gps told me, so I drove pass that road. And it suddenly told me that I went to the wrong direction( I was suppose to make the left turn on that road). How can I know since the road name wasn't what it said so.

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I too had this problem with the Nuvi 260w. I tried loading the new 2010 map software two times with the same result. Those two times, I walked away from the computer while it was installing the new maps the GPS, and returned later to find the installation window gone. So I thought it had completed, but got the same "No Detailed Maps Found" message.

The third (and successful) time, I stayed at the computer the whole time. I didn't sit and watch the progress bar the whole time, but did other stuff on the computer, and returned to the status window every so often. It completed to 100% and at the end it indicated to click on the Finish button - this notice was not there the previous two times when I left it alone. I then unplugged the Nuvi and all was fine, the new map loaded, and all worked well.

So I'm thinking that the status window probably needs some type of activity on the computer to stay alive. I also noticed that the previous two times, the img file was smaller than the third time, so the installation to the GPS did not complete the first two times.

I hope this helps someone else with the same problem.

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