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Downloaded and purchased north america maps onto sd card inside garmin nuvi250 as there was not enough space on the device, but I cannot find the download to work on the device

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  • gillianquinn Jun 26, 2009

    I;ve done that, but does not show the north america maps i downloaded, only the preloaded maps of uk and europe

  • gillianquinn Jun 26, 2009

    I've removed voice folder different languages and kept english, same with text folder kept english, i don't know what other files to delete that would damage the function of the device

  • gillianquinn Jun 27, 2009

    I've tried doing what you've said. Removed files from the device and saved them on the computer and put in the north america map files. However, it did not work. I had to remove a big file: gmapprom.img 1,301,824kb to make the space for the america map measuring 833,536kb gmapsupp.img, but it did not work, the device said something like it had no map routes and cannot work without this.

    So I tried to put everything back the way it was i.e. take off the usa map file and put back the big one, but now it says "not enough space" when i know there is space as I took it off there!

    I am so frustrated as I go to usa on Sunday night, there is no garmin support at the weekend, when I tried to send them an email via their website using their form it did not work!

  • gillianquinn Jun 27, 2009

    Hi,

    Success in that I have now downloaded the american maps by downloading directly on the device via garmin website after taking off the file for uk and europe maps. It didn't work when simply adding the file on the device via my computer, there must have been software that was missing.

    However, now there is no uk and europe map for when I come back. At the moment I am happy that it will work while I am away, but will face another issue/problem when I come back

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Turn the unit on, touch on the tools icon, then on settings and then on map.

Find Map info - View the maps and the version of each map loaded on your nuvi. Touch a map to enable it (check mark) or disable (no check mark) that map.


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  • Ekse Jun 26, 2009

    okay, you need to install the map into the device then, connect it to your computer, you can remove files from the gps by opening it from my computer, double click to open or right click on its drive and select open.

    you will need to remove files to make space, Start by removing voices and other not must have maps and content.




  • Ekse Jun 26, 2009

    You should take a complete back up of the contents of the gps, Copy everything inside the gps into your computer.

    try installing the map to it.

    You could remove not needed maps if you still need more room. Since you took a complete back up now you could safely test removing files and see if everything still work, if not then place the files back into the gps from the back up. Please have a look into the requirements of the map you purchased, see how much space it requires, then check how much room is available on the gps by right clicking on its folder and selecting properties.






  • Ekse Jun 27, 2009

    Question: I am receiving an error message that I don't have enough space to install the update. What can I do?


    Answer:
    First, make sure you have enough free hard disk space; the update
    installs the map to your C drive first, then copies it over to the GPS. if you've got a lot of photos and/or mp3's on the internal memory,
    you may need to delete them. if you're still short on space, try deleting some of the
    additional languages and voices to free up some additional space.





  • Ekse Jun 27, 2009

    on the last comment I sent, you need to make sure your computer also has room for the update, check that your C drive on your computer has alteast 4GB of free space, the update doesn't need that much but its good to have atleast a little free space on your c drive.

  • Ekse Jun 27, 2009

    I assume you do have the original maps on a CD*(came with the unit) or you did back them up on the computer?

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