Question about Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver
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!
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.
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
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.
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
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
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.
Posted on Dec 24, 2009
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
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.
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
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.
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
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!
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
Buy SD Card and install maps on it.
Posted on Nov 26, 2014
Delete your help files
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
Try to bye a new memory car or try to reset it might change
Posted on May 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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