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Registering a Garmin Nuvi 200

I have intalled all of the necessary files to support my new satnav (bought yesterday) but although the PC recognises when it is connected via the USB the installation program will not accept it. I am about to go away tomorrow and would like to resolve this matter now. Advice please
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Same as above. Will not update from disk. Get:
This Garmin gps is not eligible for this update because a previous map version is not installed.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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I bought my gps yesterday and it suppose to have the bluetooth capability and it is no where to be found in the settings section.what am i to do.


The nuvi 1300 does not have bluetooth. The manual does give details for setting up bluetooth but that's because the same manual covers the nuvi 1100, 1200,1300 and 1400 range of satnavs.

Jun 17, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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Backup and Restore Favourites on Garmin Nuvi Satnav


If your garmin nuvi satnav becomes faulty it may have to be reset or indeed scrapped. Either way you lose the places saved in your favourites folder.

If you have backed them up to your computer it's a simple matter to restore them to your reset nuvi or to a new one.

To Backup Favourites in GarminNuvi Satnav


Instructions for PC:
  1. Connect the Garmin nuvi satnav to your computer
  2. Go to the Start menu
  3. Choose My Computer (or Computer for Vista and Windows 7)
  4. Right-click the Garmin nuvi drive and select Open
  5. Double-click the Garmin folder (For nuvi 1xxx series units skip this step)
  6. Double-click the GPX folder
  7. Right-click on the Current.gpx file
  8. Choose Copy from the right-click menu
  9. Right-click on any blank area on the desktop
  10. Choose Paste to put a copy of it on your computer's desktop
Instructions for Mac:
  1. Connect your garmin nuvi satnav to your Mac
  2. When you see the Garmin nuvi mounted to the desktop, double-click on it
  3. Double-click on the Garmin folder (For nuvi 1xxx series units skip this step)
  4. Double-click the GPX folder
  5. Click once on the Current.gpx file
  6. Go to the Edit menu at the top of the screen
  7. Click Copy "Current.gpx"
  8. Click any blank area on the desktop
  9. Go to the Edit menu again
  10. Click Paste Item
Now, if for some reason you need to put the file back onto your garmin nuvi satnav, you will need to send it over to your satnav using a program. For the PC, you will need MapSource which can be downloaded at:http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209

To send the file back to the satnav using MapSource on a PC:
  1. Connect your Garmin Nuvi satnav to the PC
  2. Go to the Start menu
  3. Highlight All Programs (Or just Programs for Vista and Windows 7)
  4. Highlight Garmin
  5. Click MapSource
  6. Click on the File menu
  7. Select Open...
  8. At the top where it says "Look in:", select Desktop
  9. At the bottom where it says "Files of type:" select GPS eXchange Format (*.gpx)
  10. Click on the Current.gpx file
  11. Click Open
  12. Click on the Transfer menu
  13. Click Send To Device...
  14. Select the GPS in the Device drop-down list.
  15. Click Send
Currently MapSource does not work with the Mac operating system so you'll either need access to a windows computer or a windows environment on your Mac to send the file back to your satnav.

on Feb 23, 2011 | GPS Devices

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No Detailed Maps Found That Support Routing


A lot of people have looked for solutions to the message "No detailed maps that support routing" which can appear on Garmin Nuvi satnavs.

This solution can also be used when the message doesn't appear but no maps are loaded. When no maps are loaded try the instructions in paragraph 5 below Selecting Maps on your Garmin Satnav

If that doesn't solve your problem the maps may be locked. In this case return to paragraph 2 below and follow the instructions to the end

(This solution is for both PC and MAC users. Follow the instructions only for whichever you use).

The "No Detailed Maps Found That Support Routing" message may appear on your Garmin nuvi satnav for the following reasons:
  • The Satnav is missing it's unlock code
  • The maps on the Satnav have been disabled
1. To determine the cause of the message, touch the screen until the message "No Detailed Maps Found That Support Routing" disappears.
  • If you see a "Can't Unlock Maps" message following this, remove any microSD / SD cards in the device and follow the instructions below for Retrieving your unlock codes followed by the instructions for Creating an unlock file
  • If you do not get the Can't Unlock Maps message then skip to Paragraph 5. below Selecting Maps on your Garmin Satnav
2. To retrieve unlock codes you need to have your satnav registered with garmin. If you haven't already registered it, connect the satnav to your computer and go to www.garmin.com. Select your country from the dropdown list and click "Register your garmin device". Follow the prompts. You'll be asked to create a username and password. Keep them safe. You'll need them anytime you need to update your maps or solve problems in the future.

3. Retrieving your unlock codes:
  • Log into your myGarmin account
  • Select Manage Maps
  • Select Details

  • The unlock code is located under the Installed Maps.
Creating an unlock code file for PC:
  • Plug your Garmin device into the USB port
  • Double-Click on My Computer or Computer located on the desktop
  • Right-Click on the Garmin or nuvi drive
  • Click Explore
  • Double-Click on the Garmin folder
  • Right-Click in a blank space in this window
  • Move your mouse over the word New
  • Select Text Document
  • Press Enter / Return on your keyboard
  • Double-Click on the New Text Document. This will open the New Text Document in a window called Notepad
  • Type the unlock code that is listed in the Manage Maps section of your myGarmin account in all upper-case letters with no spaces
  • Select File
  • Select Save As
  • Change the Save As Type to All Files
  • Type gmapprom.unl in all lower-case letters for the File name
  • Select Save
  • Close the Notepad window
  • Delete the New Text Document file

  • Disconnect the Satnav from your computer
Creating an unlock code file for Mac:
  • Open the TextEdit application located in the Applications folder on the Mac HD
  • Click Format
  • Select Make Plain Text
  • Type in the unlock code that you retrieved from your mygarmin account. The unlock code should be in all capital letters and with no dashes.
  • Click Save As and name the file as gmapprom.unl (Note: Be sure to uncheck the box If no extension is provided, use .txt)

  • Copy the gmapprom.unl file to the GARMIN folder on your device. (Note: Save the file directly to the Garmin mass-storage device if connected)
4. If you have a second maps you may also need to unlock it e.g. if the first map is USA and second is EUROPE this may also need to be unlocked
  • Plug your Garmin device into the USB port
  • Double-Click on My Computer or Computer located on the desktop
  • Right-Click on the Garmin or nuvi drive
  • Click Explore
  • Double-Click on the Garmin folder
  • Right-Click in a blank space in this window
  • Move your mouse over the word New
  • Select Text Document
  • Press Enter / Return on your keyboard
  • Double-Click on the New Text Document. This will open the New Text Document in a window called Notepad
  • Type the European unlock code that is listed in the Manage Maps section of your myGarmin account. This will need to be typed in all upper-case letters with no spaces
  • Select File
  • Select Save As
  • Change the Save As Type to All Files
  • Type gmapprom1.unl in all lower-case letters for the File name
  • Select Save
  • Close the Notepad window
  • Delete the New Text Document file

  • Disconnect the Satnav from your computer
5. Selecting maps on your Garmin Satnav:
  • Touch the wrench icon on the Where to/View map screen
  • Touch Settings (or Locale on some models)
  • Touch Map
  • Touch Map Info

  • Press the checkbox next to the maps to be selected on the satnav
    A tick will appear in the box. The map is now selected.

on Sep 28, 2010 | GPS Devices

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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


If you bought your satnav in the USA don't transfer the maps to your satnav. The USA version of the satnav won't work in Europe. If you bought the satnav in Europe you should only have to plug the SD card into the satnav for it to work.

Jun 06, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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What is the best and cheapest way ot update are garmin. or is it better to get a new one


There's only one way to update a garmin satnav without risking destroying it. You can find details of how to do so at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps. To do a once off update will cost in the region of 80 euros. To get a lifetime update will cost around 140 euros. The price varies depending on the map you want to download. This is for the lifetime of the satnav rather than your lifetime.

The nuvi 200 is a discontinued satnav, even though it may only be a few years old, and the problem with it is that it probably won't be able to hold the complete updated map. This means that you'll have to download only part of the map e.g. if you have a map of Europe you may have to settle for Western Europe or Central Europe etc. You can download the whole map to your computer and install the remainder to an SD card. However maps on an SD card rarely work with the nuvi 200.

So it depends on what you want. If you want the complete map it may be better to go for a new satnav and try to sell your old one to cover part of the cost. If you only use the satnav in your own country or state you might be happier to just update and settle for part of the map. Some new garmin satnavs come with free lifetime map updates. They can be identified by the letters LMT at the end of the model name. Of course you're paying for them in the price of the satnav. The problem with the new satnavs is that in 3 years time or so they will also be discontinued and outdated and the full maps will probably not fit on them either.

Apr 16, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Registering products


To register your garmin satnav connect it to your computer.
  • Go to www.garmin.com
  • Select your country from the drop down list
  • Click on myGarmin
  • Click on Register Your Garmin Product
Follow the prompts

Sep 08, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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On the screen of my satnav it says i need to upgrade because it is more than a year old , my satnav is a garmin nuvi 200


No, Your Garmin 200W is simply informing you that a update to 2010 is avalable, simply by a date code. Depending on your area you msy have new listings in your area, Coffee shops, ATM, & Hotel listings and new roads & extits
Your current map 2008 will still work just as it did. You can update your maps to the 2010 currently out from Gamins web site, I think the cost is right at $75 per unit

Dec 03, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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I cant unlock my garmin nuvi 200.


if you bought a locked satnav without a code you are either very stupid or handling stolen goods. And dont give the **** that you didnt realise or didnt check. No-one in their right minds buys a satnav without seeing it working.
If you still claim its legit then send it off to Garmin and they offer an unlocking service

Oct 08, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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