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Connecting Garmin 496 to MacBook Air

I have a MacBook Air with VM Fusion 5 and Windows XP. I cannot get my Garmin 496 to communicate with the computer to install a map update. Alternately, I get a message saying that it cannot find a USB device or sometimes when it does, starts to erase and then stops with an error message. I cannot get any further. Any suggestions, please?

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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.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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SOURCE: 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.

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SOURCE: Webupdater won't detect Garmin unit

I have the same problem of the Nuvi 850 being recognized by webupdater. I downloaded 4.30 firmware update using this link http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4043 plug the unit in and ran the update. It will ask you to disconnect once it is done. The unit will boot up after a few update progress bars. Plug it back in and launch webupdater.

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Try this link here not sure what i does since i use other methods to update maps and i don`t use garmin, but maybe this will get you pointed in the right direction

https://my.garmin.com/maps/chooseDeviceType.htm?

Hope this helps

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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