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How do I get map for Azores

I have a Garmin 250w and bought the SD for European maps but cannot get it to work in Azores. Are Azores not included in Europe

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The only place u can get the maps is from the garmin support site at, they do charge for these maps

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I bought the europe sd card. If I insert it will I lose all the US data?

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I downloaded a free map upgrade for nuvi 250w. I didn't realise that I'd need an sd card. Now I seem to have lost some european maps. Can I retrieve them?

The problem with trying to put the full map of Europe on the 250 is that it doesn't have enough storage space. You can download the complete map however to your computer. The option to download again is available for approx 30 days. When it's on your computer you can select which maps you want to install to the satnav and install the complete map, if you want, to an SD card. You need a 4 Gb SD card to hold the complete map. To download the map again, to your computer, log into myGarmin. Click on the myMaps tab at the top of the screen. There you'll see the map you downloaded. Under the map name you'll see the word "Details" in blue. Click on "Details" and it will take you to a screen where you have the option to download the map again. When you go to download the map it will by default select your satnav as the destination. Change it to your computer so you get the whole map and you can add or remove maps whenever you want.

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I am traveling ion europe and have purchased a set of european maps for my nuvi 1300. i need to transfer the maps from the sd card to the nuvi 1300

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You are attempting to install illegally obtained software onto a Garmin unit and it won't work? That's because you need to contact Garmin and they will sell you an unlock registration number.

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