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My garmin nuvi 200 says no detailed maps found


From the Garmin web site:
Question: What should I do if my Garmin nuvi / zumo displays the message "No Detailed Maps That Support Autorouting."?
Answer: Please follow these steps to troubleshoot the error message:
Checking the unit:
  1. Hold your finger down on the screen until the message "No Detailed Maps That Support Autorouting" disappears.
  2. If you get a locked maps message following this error please remove any SD cards in the device and skip down to the instructions for "Getting your unlock codes".If you did not get a locked maps message then please select tools>settings>map>mapinfo button.
  3. Check the box next to the mapping product City Navigator and you should no longer get the "No Detailed Maps That Support Autorouting" message.

Aug 14, 2012 | Garmin Nuvi 200 Automotive Gps Receiver

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I just brought a garmin 250 from a bootsale but it has a pin lock anyway i can get a code?


Unless the vendor supplied it, you cannot operate a locked Garmin and you cannot bypass the code.

The following is cut and pasted from my existing FixYa Tip and deals with your precise problem:-


You have Garmin Lock activated on your nuvi: there are only two ways you can unlock it.

1. Enter the PIN code (but you clearly don't have it or you wouldn't be reading this).

2. Take the unit to the Security Location you chose when activating Garmin Lock: it will then unlock without the PIN code and you can then either reset the PIN or disable Garmin Lock. The Security Location should not be the owner's home address, but many owners ignore this recommendation. Many owners choose their workplace or a close friend or relatives address for this purpose.

If neither option works then your unit is useless unless you send it to Garmin with proof of first purchase. Garmin charge for the service and if your maps are not up to date then it's really a waste of money as the investment would be better spent on a new unit with current mapping.

I hope that you manage to either fix your problem using my advice or at least can decide whether to abandon the unit and buy another.

You may read advice elsewhere advising you to use a secret menu to erase all user data. This is done by starting with the nuvi switched off and then pressing and holding the bottom right corner of the screen and then, whilst still pressing the bottom corner, turning the unit on. Please note that although this erases all previous user data, it does not bypass Garmin Lock. There is NO bypass for Garmin Lock except by taking the unit to the owner's security location; it would be a useless theft deterrent otherwise.

Jul 19, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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Our garmin suddenly needed a pin #.we couldn't


Whether someone's honest enough to admit it or not, they have activated Garmin Lock on your unit, probably whilst fiddling about with it. The following is cut and pasted from my existing FixYa Tip and deals with your precise problem:-


You have Garmin Lock activated on your nuvi: there are only two ways you can unlock it.

1. Enter the PIN code (but you clearly don't have it or you wouldn't be reading this).

2. Take the unit to the Security Location you chose when activating Garmin Lock: it will then unlock without the PIN code and you can then either reset the PIN or disable Garmin Lock. The Security Location should not be the owner's home address, but many owners ignore this recommendation. Many owners choose their workplace or a close friend or relatives address for this purpose.

If neither option works then your unit is useless unless you send it to Garmin with proof of purchase. Garmin charge for the service and if your maps are not up to date then it's really a waste of money as the investment would be better spent on a new unit with current mapping.

I hope that you manage to either fix your problem using my advice or at least can decide whether to abandon the unit and buy another.





Update: You may read advice advising you to use a secret menu to erase all user data. This is done by starting with the nuvi switched off and then pressing and holding the bottom right corner of the screen and then, whilst still pressing the bottom corner, turning the unit on. Please note that although this erases all previous user data, it does not bypass Garmin Lock. There is NO bypass for Garmin Lock except by taking the unit to the owner's security location; it would be a useless theft deterrent otherwise.

Jul 18, 2011 | Garmin GPS

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It boots to the screen where you agree to not use it in motion you press agree and it wont acknowledge the touch on the screen


Power off your Garmin 660 unit. Press on continuously the upper top left corner of screen and then power on the unit by pressing once on the Power button. You should be prompted to clear all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press "Yes" to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.
To back up your Garmin.
  • From the garmin drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  • After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Garmin, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  • On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Garmin where they are actually stored

  • This should reset your Garmin then I would suggest updating your device at the Garmin site. I will attach a link.

    https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/registrationGettingStarted.htm?productType=auto&categoryType=AUTO

    May 20, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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    I have Garmin Nuvi 265W. When I plug my car charge to charge up the battery and use the Navi at the same time, I only get the "GARMIN" screen connected the computer but can't use Navi function...


    Try a hard reset,the Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.
    1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
    2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
    3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
    Perform the Hard Reset:

    *Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit
    1. Power the unit off.
    2. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
    3. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
    4. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences
    Then make sure the unit is fully charged,then go to the Garmin site and register your product. Then download Garmin Updater and connect your unit with a usb cable directly to your computer and not thru a USB hub. Let the update go directly to the GPS and not a folder. It will take a few hours even with a fast internet connection. I have attached a link to the Garmin site. Thanks for using FixYa

    https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/registrationGettingStarted.htm?productType=auto&categoryType=AUTO

    May 01, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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    I have a garmin nuvi 660 it says "the screen is currently locked. press the power key to unlock." I have done this several times and even loaded up the latest software. I still get this message. When...


    The on / off switch on top has 3 positions, it locks all the way right, when the unit is on make sure you have it in the middle.

    There are icons near power button that indicate right side lock.

    Oct 10, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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    My garmin nuvi 780 shows me at an address a good half mile down road from my house. Also, the lat and longitude it shows me at while i'm home is 15 miles from where i am. whats wrong here and how do we fix...


    The accuracy of any GPS device depends upon having good locks on multiple GPS satellites (at least 4, but up to 12 on many units).

    The main screen on the nuvi shows the acquisition quality in bars (like a cell phone), but provides no further information. If you have 5 bars, your accuracy should be much better than what you report. Ideally, it should be as good as 4 meters (13 feet), though that will vary depending upon the current configuration of GPS satellites overhead.

    An error of 15 miles should never occur. How confident are you of your actual latitude/longitude?

    Jan 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 780 GPS

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    Thinks the GPS is always located at home


    Follow these steps to set your current location as home location.
    1. Power on GPS
    2. Touch "Tools" on screen.
    3. Touch "My Data" on screen
    4. Touch "Set Home Location"
    5. Touch 2nd option "Use My Current Location"

    Thats it !

    --Sandy.


    May 29, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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    Error message when I turn NUVI 260W on....


    Try three things:
    1)Do a reset
    2)Do a Master reset
    3)Try doing a full software update by getting the free program from Garmin called WebUpdater.

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    After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
    Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.


    Jan 21, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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