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Garmin Nuvi 200 2009 Map Update

I've been trying to update the maps on my brand new nuvi 200 and have been having problems with available space. In the forums I have read that others users had to delete all undesired language support files, and I have done so as well, but I still receive the same message from the updater application. I have also tried to delete all the photos which I have uploaded to the nuvi by trashing the jpeg files from my computer, but they still appear when I power cycle the unit. Eventually, out of frustration, I reset the nuvi to factory settings and erased all data from the unit by pressing the bottom right corner of the screen during power up, but when I mount it to my computer the available space remains unchanged. PLEEEEEAAASE HELP ME!!! 
I am using a Apple macbook with OS 10.5 and have been trying to update using the 2009 north american maps which I have already downloaded from the Garmin website to my desktop. Any advice would be most appreciated!

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  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    Same problem here using Mac OS X. I've already e-mailed Garmin support, but from what I've gathered thus far is that their customer support has gone down the toilet. I'm not holding my breath for them to give me a solution.

    One of the things that I had forgot about is clearing out the recent destinations found and favorites. I'll try that tonight and see how it goes.


  • marcushe Jul 09, 2008

    Same here on Leopard, new nuvi 200 out of the box.



    What happened with the call?





  • strow Jul 12, 2008

    I have the same problem.

  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    garmin nuvi 200

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    same here. Pressed reset, but no joy

  • maughan8 Aug 04, 2008

    my nuvi 200w lost all soft ware how do i fix it

  • spuckett783 Aug 11, 2008

    Downloaded 2009 city navigator North American NT. My garmin Nuvi tells cant open maps, there locked

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    I just bought the Nuvi 200 2 months ago and need to update maps. In rural places it's providing bad directions

  • kungfu_rider Nov 28, 2008

    I had the exact same problem you described. But instead of it being the GPS, it was on a Creative ZEN MP3 player. So at least we know that it's not an uncommon glitch. By the time I contacted Creative for assistance, they told me that my warranty (90 days) has already expired and I would have to pay for them to help me. I ended up going back to Wal-Mart and picked up the exact same MP3 player, swapped it out, and returned my original one as a defective item (Wal-Mart, in turn, will send it back to Creative, so nobody really lose).

  • zwesiW Nov 29, 2008

    its has freezed

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    Did all this.  Same piece of &*#& Garmin error message.  My house has been here for 12 years and Garmin still has us as a pasture as of 2008.  I am tired of them and a lack of support.

  • ALWORTH1 Jan 26, 2009

    The $%#@ garmin tells me it needs 43 more mb space. I've deleted everything possible, but still get the same message. What the he%%?

  • ALWORTH1 Jan 26, 2009

    I read through the postings and solved my problem.

    Delete the voices.



    Thanks!!

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    I have the same problem except it the update gives me a number of regional options east, west (both include Canada) or east +PR, south+PR, NE +PR etc. none give NA or even continental 48. Anyone know what's going on. PS, you can only pick one.

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Here's what worked for me. Nuvi 200 brand new w/2008 trying to upgrade to 2009.
After registering and download the map 2009, I started the install. I go to a point where I was told I needed 37MB more room. I went thru windows explorer and looked in the Nuvi. I went into the language folder and moved all of the languages I didn't need to my hard drive. I then went into the HELP folder of the Nuvi and again removed the all of the languages I did not need. I then went back to the install program and hit retry. All good from there. I hope this helps.

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Update garmin city navigator europe 2011.10 for all models gps units by download

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Put a flash disk in your nuvi 200.i have a 2 GB in mine.no problems.
it will read separate from your garmin in "my computer"as another drive.

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I'll tell ya what works. take it back and buy a nuvi 205, already has 2009 maps, and has a "where am I" feature that gives coordinates, nearest address, and nearest intersection in the push of a button. totally worth the extra $50 I spent. I suggest you all do the same.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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The files are stored in the GPS unit as read only. That's the problem. Disable the read only option on your garmin. You cannot update read only files.

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What i think might be a problem would be that you arent clearing your recycling bin after you delete things. when you delete something it is only put aside until you actually clear it from the bin. hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

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I have just picked up 3 of the Nuvi 200 and only one had the 37mb message. I deleted all lanaguage through the explorer except English and it loaded like a dream. I did remove the unit after deleting the files and rebooted it, powered it off and then reattached it.

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I had the same problem. I went in to "My Computer" then into the "Garmin" drive. Go into the "Garmin" folder then into the "Voice" folder. Copy all of the languages into a new folder on your desktop. Now erase the voices that remain in the "Voice" folder EXCEPT THE ONES THAT YOU WILL USE. That should free up enough memory for the update. If you need more memory, you may go into the text folder and move the text languages that you do not use into the new folder on the desk top to free up even more memory.

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Same problem with Windows XP....it says I am short on memory by 37MB....I installed a 1GB card and it still says the same thing....I erased points of interest and it went down to 35MB.....I will by a TomTom next time.....Garmin is a rip off....brand new unit has 5 yr old map....I am tired of it showing me driving in a cornfield!

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Buy SD Card and install maps on it.

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Delete your help files

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