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Long recognition Time When using 4G SDHC (Scan disk,formatted Fat32) full of music

It takes a good 5 to 10 minutes for the system to boot up with the music on my SD card, 450 songs. I have the file in a folder labeled MP3. This wouldn't be an issue but this also prevents the unit from bringing up any maps. If the card is not in boot up is quick.

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  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    The Zumo 550 takes a very long time (10 minutes, maybe more) to queue up the MP3 songs on my 4 gb SDHC card. It seems that if I delete half of the songs it's a little faster, but that defeats the reason for getting the 4 gb card, and even at that it's still pretty long.

  • Hoeffy Mar 23, 2009

    I have the same problem with a 8 GB SDHC card , had to format to a FAT32 format card to store more songs (about 320) but still needs a long time to play the music

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Are you sure none of these files is corrupt? My best results were with fixed bit rate 128 bit MP3's and I had 4 gigs of them on an sd card. There have been issues with MP3's, maybe you need a firmware update, use the Garmin webupdater here http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

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