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Where i can find my serial number 760 gps

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It is in the box it came with, on the back of the instruction book.
If you did not buy it 'new in the box', you will have to refer to the 'activation' code sent to you email.
The Garmin Nuvi 760 does not require SD card maps if you are using it in the US, btw...
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I have just received the sd card preloaded. When i put it in the device it says can not unlock maps. Went on to MyGarmin, put in the serial number but can not find a product key?


where did you purchase that SD card from. If it was not from Garmin.com then you jsut got taken, otherwise call up Garmin and they will make it right. Shipped SD cards always come unlocked.

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Mar 21, 2015 | Garmin Nuvi 1340T 44 in GPS Receiver

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How to update your Garmin Satnav maps


To update your garmin satnav map you must have your satnav registered. If it's already registered skip to paragraph 2 below.

1. To Register your Garmin Satnav
  • Connecty our satnav to your computer and go to www.garmin.com
  • Select your country
  • Click on Register your garmin product
  • Follow the prompts
Note you will be asked to create a username and password. Write them down and keep them safe as you'll need them again anytime you want to update your maps

2. To update your maps

  • Connect your satnav to your computer and go to www.garmin.com
  • Click on myGarmin and log in
  • Click on myMaps.
  • If there's an update available it will be shown beside the name of your map.
  • Click on Get Update and follow the prompts.
Note map files are large so you'll need a broadband connection to download them. If you don't have broadband you'll have an option to buy the update on DVD.

  1. If The Map Is Too Large To Install To Your Satnav
    When you go to download the map by default it tries to download it to the satnav i.e. not the SD/Mini SD card. You need to change this. When the website recognises the satnav follow the prompts. It will give you 3 options for the download destination.
    • Download to satnav,
    • Download to Computer and Satnav or
    • Download to computer.
    As the website is updated, from time to time, the method of selecting the download destination changes. Sometimes it shows up as a drop box with a drop-down arrow showing your satnav name. Click the drop-down arrow and select the option to download the map to your computer. Sometimes it shows the 3 options as text headings with tick boxes beside them and you get to tick the option you want. Whichever way it shows up select the option to download the map to your computer. This will install it on your computer's hard drive.

  2. After it's downloaded the map should begin to install automatically. (If not double click on it and it will). It should be allowed to install to your satnav first as Garmin will not allow it to install to your SD/Mini SD card unless it's first partly installed to the satnav. This is so they can ensure that it's installed to the correct satnav.

  3. To Install The Full Map To Your SD/Mini SD Card
    To install the map to your SD/Mini SD card, insert the card into the card slot of your satnav and connect it to the computer. Click the windows start button on your computer. Then click the GARMIN progam and then MAPINSTALL. This runs the map installation program. When the install program finds your satnav and you get the option to install the map there again by default. Click on the drop-down arrow, where it shows your satnav as the destination, and select the drive letter of the SD/Mini SD card. This will be different to the drive letter for your satnav. The map will then be installed to your SD/Mini SD card.


  4. Problems With Older Nuvi Satnavs Reading Maps On 4 Gb Or Higher SD Cards
    When you install a map to an SD card older nuvi satnavs can have difficulty getting the satnav to read it. It will install to it without problem but when you try to operate the satnav then it cannot load the map and will close down the satnav unless you remove the SD card. The reason for this is that 4 Gb and higher cards are SDHC which operate differently from SD. To solve this problem you should use a class 2 SDHC card, which is the slowest type available. You can identify the class by the small figure on the card. It will be either 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10. Before you install the map format the card as described below. Also use webinstaller to check that you have the latest version of operating software on your satnav.

  5. Format the SD card with "Panasonic SD Formatter" available from http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/sd_formatter20.html rather than the standard windows format function. Select the fast format option and be sure you have selected the drive letter of your SDHC card as it will format your hard drive or indeed your satnav just as easily if you select one of them by mistake.

  6. To update your software or check that you have the latest version, you can download webupdater from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27
    Connect your satnav to the computer and run the program. It will search for any updates to your software.
Class 2 SDHC cards are harder to find in shops today as they are being replaced by the faster classes. They are however still easily available on ebay if you can't find one in the shops.

on Aug 17, 2010 | GPS Devices

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My garmin nuvi 205 is in american but i live in the uk how do i change it


If it's the map you want to change you'll need to buy the UK map. To do this you need to have it registered.

To register your garmin nuvi satnav connect it to your computer.
Go to www.garmin.com
Select your country from the drop-down list
Click on the myGarmin tab at the top of the page
Click on "Register your garmin device"
Select "automotive"
Follow the prompts

You'll be asked to create a username and password. Keep them safe as you'll need them if you need to update your maps later


When it's registered Log into your account.
Click on the myMaps tab
This will bring you to a screen where you have the option to buy more maps. Buy UK and Ireland or Western Europe. Don't go for the complete map of Europe as it will not fit on your satnav. If you download the new map to your satnav it will overwrite the map already on it. If you want to save the American map you can install the new map to an SD card. You'll need to download it to your computer and then install it on the SD card. Details on how to do this are at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps
There's more information there than you'll need but it gives very detailed information on installing maps to an SD card.

To change the voice from American English to British English;
Press TOOLS (the spanner symbol)
Press SETTINGS (the spanner symbol) or LOCALE if there's not a settings icon on your satnav.
Press LANGUAGE (the lips icon)
Where you see VOICE press it and select a British voice.

Dec 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How to add a map to a streetpilot c330 without SD-card slot?


Hi there,

hopefully your garmin would have come with a USB cable to connect up to your computer, on most devices today this would be the same port that is used for charging the device at home.

Then if you head over to this link (Garmin website) https://my.garmin.com/maps/checkPlugin_updates.htm?
I assume you have a windows PC, here but tell me otherwise.
You'll need to install the plugin which allows garmin to communicate with you device (to find out what model you have, and the current maps stored, as well as what new maps you would require)

If you don't have the USB cable, there is the option to also enter the serial number of your device, likely to be in small print on the back of device somewhere.

Aug 23, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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My Garmin Streetpilot c330 is not reading/finding the sd card


Hi,
If the SD card are maps.
go to tools, maps, map info,
tick the boxes
you will need serial number on the sticker on the bottom
and unit I.D. in your tools, system, about, it is located

Regards
Richard

Apr 21, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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How to upload maps in garmin 200w from sd card


Hi,

on menu touch tools, maps, map info, tick the box, you may need unit I.D. and serial number.

Regards.

Mar 21, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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SD Card slot Garmin nuvii 260


I have found that waypoints, routes and directions work only when I load it on the unit itself as opposed to the SD card. The SD card works more like an expansion slot for pictures or maps.

When you open up Mapsource you'll see the map on the right and the pane on the left, above the pane there are 4 tabs (Maps, Waypoints, Routes and Tracks). As you select a map or create a waypoint, route or track. It will put a number in parenthesis which will increase in numbers as you add an item corresponding to each category, for example if you create a waypoint. So once you have done that, click on the TRANSFER tab in the Menu selection bar and choose SEND TO DEVICE. A window will pop up that will say...Device: with a drop down menu if your Garmin unit has an SD card in it, if not it will just show the Garmin unit. Then right below that there will be a section that says WHAT TO SEND with 4 check boxes that will say Maps, Waypoints, Routes and Tracks. Make sure that you have selected the Garmin unit, not the SD, and the waypoints, routes or tracks you want to send. I hope this solves your problem or at least points you in the right direction...

Jun 20, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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GARMIN


Each map is locked to the unit serial number. The only way to get the map to work on another unit is to buy the maps and register the map serial number and you will receive a unlock code from garmin.

Go to the following link to unlock the map
https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/marketing/unlock.htm

May 22, 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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USA MAPS


You need to buy a preloaded SD card, purchase maps from Garmin and download them to a blank SD card.

Dec 10, 2007 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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