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Garmin nuvi 780 says no data found and no maps

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  • p_paz Apr 26, 2010

    I have a Garmin Nuvi 780. When I go to punch in an address to get to, I get a warning message of no data available. When I hit a favorite, I get another error message that says unable to calculate route: no roads near starting point. I tried this inside and outside. DO I have a problem with my unit, or do I just have to play with the position of it in the car?

  • p_paz Apr 26, 2010

    no. i dont see any map on my devices

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    please refrain from your foul language, we do this for free on our own time, have a little respect.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    DID U LOAD ANY MAPS LATELY?

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Sounds like the data on your SD card is corrupt. If you know somebody else with the same unit and model try their SD card. If not them you are most like going to have to buy a new SD card and install the maps and operating system onto the new card. Should be instructions on you install Cd assuming you have them.

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