Question about GPS

1 Answer

Gps has not been updated since purchasing 9/2009. Does not appear to be working when usb cable is plugged into gps and computer. If software is necessary how can I get it. I live in qld country, but will be in Sydney from 4/5/2010

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • marcia_clark Apr 30, 2010

    Thank you for prompt reply.



    How often do I need to update?



    Do I have to pay for an update everytime?



    Thanks



    Marcia

  • marcia_clark Apr 30, 2010

    What is the usb cord for then?

  • marcia_clark Apr 30, 2010

    Thank you once again - you have been a great help in this matter. I now have much better comprehension of how things work.

    Regards

    Marcia Clark

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • GPS Master
  • 75,822 Answers

SOFTWARE IS REQUIRED TO BE DOWNLOADED, WHEN YOU UPDATE THE SYSTEM )AT MANUFACTURERS WEB SITE) WILL PROMPT U TO GET WHAT U NEED, U MUST GO TO THE MANUFACTURERS WEB SITE REGISTER THE UNIT AND THEN HAVE IT HOOKED UP TO THE COMPUTER, THE SITE WILL CHECK AND SEE IF U NEED UPDATES, IF U ARE TALKING ABOUT MAP UPDATES THEY COST ABOUT $100-125.00 USD'S

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

  • 1 more comment 
  • yadayada
    yadayada Apr 30, 2010

    U UPDATE ONCE A YEAR OR EVERY TWO IF YOU HAVE VERY LITTLE DEVELOMENT IN YOUR AREA, BUT YES THEY CAHRGE EVERYTIME.

  • yadayada
    yadayada Apr 30, 2010

    TYPO'S FOR "DEVELOPEMENT" AND "CHARGE"

  • yadayada
    yadayada Apr 30, 2010

    THE USB CONNECTS THE GPS TO THE COMPUTER, THAT IS THE LINK THE COMPUTER AND THE GPS COMMUNICATE ON, THAT IS HOW THE UPDATE IS DONE THROUGH THE USB FROM THE WEB SITE.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Garmin nuvi 40 goes into usb mass storage mode when pluged to charge


I updated my Nuvi 40 with the latest software and it will not reboot into GPS mode with the usb cable connected. It used to work. I have figured out how to get it to charge with a standard USB cable:
1) Power it on.2) Press the battery icon for 8 seconds - it will enter TEST mode.3) Plug in your USB cable from the PC to the Nuvi - the screen will change to say charging.4) Press the power button 3 times rapidly - it will say Charging across the screen and it will go dim and then dark.5) To wake it up and use GPS mode while charging simply press the power button 3 times rapidly, again.
Works Great!

Nov 15, 2011 | GPS

Tip

How to Update a Garmin Nuvi GPS


Below are steps to successfully update your Garmin Nuvi GPS;

Plug one end of the USB cable into your GPS and the other end into your desktop or laptop computer. The GPS device will load the appropriate driver automatically, and a message on your GPS tells you that it is connected to your computer via USB.

Open your Internet browser of choice and type in the following web address: "http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27"

Download the appropriate version of the software for your computer (Windows or Apple) and Install the Web-Updater by following the wizard (accept defaults).

Click "Start," "Programs," "Garmin" and " Web-Updater" to update your firmware and your maps. Periodically check and make sure your software is current.

Good luck.

on Oct 24, 2010 | GPS

1 Answer

No problem. just trying to download updates. 1 year


Garmin periodically releases updated maps for its GPSdevices. The my Garmin website offers convenient access for managing yourGarmin devices and finding the map updates you need. Garmin offers threeoptions for map updates: free download, single-purchase download or lifetimesubscription. Regardless of which option you choose, the process to downloadmap updates to your Garmin is the same.TOOLSAND INTRUCTION NEEDED TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM1 Connect your Garmin GPS to your computer. Locate theUSB ports on your computer and on your GPS. The GPS ports are typically on theback of the device and may be hidden by a protective cover or rubber cap. Plugone end of the USB cable into your computer and plug the other end of the USBcable into your GPS. Power on the GPS.2 Sign in to my Garmin(see Resources) with your username and password. If you do not have an account,click the Create New Account link to register your Garmin devices.3 Click the my Maps tab to display a list of yourregistered devices and their associated maps. Click the Map Downloads link todisplay a list of available map updates for your devices. Select PC Download orMac Download link.4 If you are alerted to run the Garmin CommunicatorPlug in, click Run. When the Plug in has detected your GPS and is ready todownload the map update, click the Launch Download Manager button.5 At the Save As prompt to save the map update, notethe location or select a new location to save the file. Click the Save button.6 When the Map Update file has finished downloading,click the Launch button.7 At the "Welcome to the Garmin Map Update"screen, click Next.8 After the Map Update USB Driver Check finishes, clickNext.9 Follow any instructions on the Map Update SuccessfulInstallation screen. Click Next.10 At the Software Data and License Agreement screen,select the checkbox to accept the agreement. Click Next.11 After the update installation finishes, click Finishto exit the program.12 Disconnect your GPS from your computer.Thanks.

Sep 18, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

3 Answers

How do i update my gps


A GPS will help find the shortest and fastest routes to a particular destination. When the maps are out of date, the GPS may not be able to find the best route. A GPS should be updated at least once per year. Some GPS manufacturers will allow the user to download free updated maps; however, many manufacturers require the user to purchase updated maps. Updating a GPS map isn't complicated, and will take about 2 hours to install.

1.Turn on the GPS and plug the USB cable into the USB slot located on the GPS.
2.Plug the other end of the USB cable into the USB slot on the computer.
3.Insert the map update DVD into the computer. If you have a map download, locate and open the file on the computer.
4.Click on Update Firmware located on the main menu. Click "OK" when the firmware is finished updating.
5.Unplug the USB from the computer and turn off the GPS. This will allow the firmware to reset on the GPS. Turn the GPS back on and select the language and time.
6.Reconnect the USB to the computer and click on "Update Map," then click on "Load Maps."
7.Connect to the Internet by clicking on the activation link. This will display the activation number. Find the serial number located on the back of the DVD. If you downloaded the update, a serial number was provided. Enter the serial number and activation code into the update program to continue updating.
8.Close the program after it has completed the update, and unplug the USB from the computer and the GPS. Turn off the GPS to finish the update.

I hope you find it very helpful. Thank you for using fixya.

Aug 20, 2011 | GPS

1 Answer

I have a Garmin Nuvi 200W and have been receiving a message that it needs to be updated. Would I need a special accessory cord to connect to my computer? Also, is there a charge for updates? Thanks in...


That could be an update for maps or software..... software updates are free... new maps are from 50 to 60 dollars..... but do a software update first...if your maps are more that 2 years old i would buy new map

with the unit Off...... connect your gps to your computer using the usb cable..(usb cable is the same connection most cameras use to connect to computers)

your computer will detect new hardware (usb) minimise pop up box

next

go to www.mygarmin.com register your gps (free) it too will detect your gps model and let you update Firmware and Maps

it will tell you to download WebUpDater utility to transfer files to your gps... Done !

Nov 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

1 Answer

PLEASE talk me through as to how to update my Garmin 200W series...


Hello,

Below are steps to successfully update your Garmin Nuvi GPS;

Plug one end of the USB cable into your GPS and the other end into your desktop or laptop computer. The GPS device will load the appropriate driver automatically, and a message on your GPS tells you that it is connected to your computer via USB.

Open your Internet browser of choice and type in the following web address: "http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27"

Download the appropriate version of the software for your computer (Windows or Apple) and Install the Web-Updater by following the wizard (accept defaults).

Click "Start," "All Programs," "Garmin" and " Web-Updater" to update your firmware and your maps. Periodically check and make sure your software is current.

Good luck.

Oct 24, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Ho I update maps for my 205w GPS


You'll need to install the software on your computer first. Then you will need to connect your Garmin with a USB cable just like you would a camera to upload pictures. The computer should find your GPS and finish the install and give you a choice to update your map database. This usually is a fee based update. Not too expensive and maybe you can purchase a lifetime update deal through e-bay or amazon etc. Good luck!

Oct 10, 2010 | Garmin North America GPS Map Update Maps...

1 Answer

System software missing nuvi 200


With the unit Off....... plug in the Nuvi to the computer using the USB cable ( same USB cable cameras use to computer )

Go to www.MtGarmin.com update your Firmware and maps there

It will detect your nuvi and let you update

Oct 02, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

1 Answer

Software nuvi 200 garmin


With the unit Off....... plug in the Nuvi to the computer using the USB cable ( same USB cable cameras use to computer )

Go to www.MtGarmin.com update your Firmware and maps there

It will detect your nuvi and let you update

Oct 02, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Updating 200W S/N 1F4003567


Greetings,
On the 200w the power slot is actually a mini usb port that you can use to plug into your computer to charge and install updates. Start HERE for some basic information and links to the manual. You will also need to purchase a usb cable if you do not have one that works. Click HERE for an inexpensive cable I have ordered for my clients.

To download the updating software click HERE Once you have downloaded and installed the software open it up and plug in the gps unit and the software should automatically recognize it. Click next and it will look for firmware updates (note: not map updates)

For map updates you must enter the serial number off your 200w HERE.

If you have any more questions let me know. Please rate me well if this has helped you.
-WN

Aug 17, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

Not finding what you are looking for?
GPS Logo

Related Topics:

20 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GPS Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

74136 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Are you a GPS Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...