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Zumo 550 Brought a Zumo 550 while on holiday in Florida, also brought Europe maps to use when I got back to England.Loaded software and maps onto my pc.Then loaded Europe maps onto a 4GB SD card. My problem is it will not allow me to enter a UK post code or any other desination. It only allows me to enter a state or province.Not a town or city in Europe. Can anyone help, or had this problem. Tony Bird

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You'll have to select the europe map and deselect the usa map. Also you might have to change the locales. to do the first thing
tap wrench/tap map/tap about there you should see both maps, select the one you need and return to the wrench menu, select locales slect change all and walk through the menus (especialy the country!!!)

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The latest version of Garmin Express provides the ability to install a map update directly to an SD card.
The SD card installation option will only appear when updating a compatible device that does not have sufficient internal memory for the largest allowable map region. When using the SD card installation option, critical files are loaded to the SD card so it must remain in the device after the update to ensure full functionality. For the largest size SD card a device can use, refer to: What is the largest size Secure Digital (SD) card that an automotive device can accept?
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Make sure you have enough memory for the maps you need to have installed, maybe you need a little memory card like 2 GB or so, Mapsource should tell if there are any problems though.

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