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Can I save a copy of my map from my Garmin Nuvi 660 to my computer?

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Yes you can. The file name is "gmapprom.img" and is located in the "Garmin" directory. It will take about 45 minutes to an hour to copy it to your PC and the same amout of time to go back to your Nuvi should you accidently erase it on your Nuvi. The file is nearly 1 GB in size.

It is always a good idea to backup all of your files from your Nuvi.


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Hello how can I update my Carmin nuvi 660 and download the map of new zealand ? thank you


Details of how to update your garmin satnav are at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps

To get a new map of NZ you need to have your satnav registered. Details of how to do so are at the above link also. When you're registered go to www.garmin.com
  • Click on the myGarmin tab
  • Log in using your username and password
  • Click on the myMaps tab
There you'll see the map installed on your satnav. On the left hand side of the screen you'll see in blue writing a link saying "Shop for new maps" and then on "View additional maps for this product"

Scroll down as far as the map of NZ and select it. Follow the prompts.
If the map you already have on your satnav is not NZ and you want to save that too it's unlikely that both will fit on your satnav. If this is the case follow the instructions, at the above link, under the heading If the map is too large to install on your satnav for downloading to your computer and installing from your computer to your memory card rather than the satnav. Be advised maps installed on memory cards will not always work on garmin nuvi satnavs particularly if the memory card is larger than 2 Gb. Please read the article at the link above before buying.

Feb 26, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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I purchased a numaps lifetime card and need instructions on how to get maps into my Garmin nuvi 660


Plug in your Nuvi into your computer,

Go online to www.mygarmin.com Sign in to the site or Register


Download your maps there

Sep 28, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Can't connect garmin nuvi 660 to PC USB


Your Nuvi should be Off before connecting....

My Nuvi came with a patch cord that connects from Nuvi to laptop
its a usb cord, same usb cord you find for cameras

Your computer should see that a usb cable is connecting
go to.... www.MyGarmin.com and update maps

Mar 24, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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It says . cant unlock maps.


Hi,

Follow this below


Go to your account at garmin that you created to manage your maps.

Click myMaps

Click Manage Maps

You should see your unit and it’s unlock codes

Copy all the unlock codes for your device

Close your internet browser
Right click on your desktop

Click new, and then click a new Text Document

Click on the newly created Text Document icon from the desktop

Type your unlock codes into the document
Click File and Save as

Change the file name to gmapprom.unl (( double check this please ))

Change the “Save as type” to "All files"
Close the document

You should see the file gmapprom.unl on your desktop
Right click on the gmapprom.unl file and then click copy

Plug your Garmin device in and then click Computer/ My Computer
Click on the nüvi drive

Right click on the Garmin folder and click paste
Safely disconnect your Garmin device from the computer


Regards
Richard.

May 18, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Receiver

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How to upload maps in garmin 200w from sd card


Hi,

on menu touch tools, maps, map info, tick the box, you may need unit I.D. and serial number.

Regards.

Mar 21, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 660 lost map data


Hi Bruce. The same thing happened to me . I called customer support
1-800-800-1020 and they were able to link ino my computer, go through it and into my GPS. Hopefully this will work for you!!!
Tom

Aug 08, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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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.

Jul 01, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Map fro Garmin


As far as I know you can only buy maps from Garmin, or a Garmin retailer.  The 660 should have all the maps for North America already loaded in it.

You can purchase Points of Interest (POI) databases from a variety of sources.  Just google POI.  These are not maps but they are adresses for points of interest such as restaurants, special services, and even speed trap cameras.

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