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Satnav on PDA

I can't get TomTom maps to load on the micros SD card or PDA, it asks for cd/dvd 0 while the disk is already in the drive. I copied the DVD onto the pc thinking it might work from there, but it won't.

TomTom said ask Orange and Orange said search in Google!
Orange said that Navfix is what is presently on the phone although TomTom thought is was a cut down version of its product - but Orange have used Navfix instead.

This is what I call useless customer service.
Any ideas guys and gals?

Regards

Sue

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  • happyskier Jan 02, 2008

    The option offered was for a different system altogether.

    As I'd already bought the one with the problem I didn't want to fork out more money really.

    I've now solved the problem and it works well now.

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I am in india and i want india map where i can buy


You can buy the map from the garmin website. You need to have your satnav registered. If it's not registered this is how to register it;
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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
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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.

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    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.
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  3. To Install The Full Map To Your SD/Mini SD Card
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  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
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