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I am in indonesia using a Garmin Nuvi 1390. We have an micro SD with SEAsia maps in the unit. Yesterday when we touched Where To? > Address, we got the qwerty keyboard and were able to enter locations. Today, we get No Map Data Available. Nothing has been changed on the unit in terms of settings and we have full satellite bar strength. If we use Favourites we can navigate to previous destinations we have stored, however, we cannot enter any new information. We just don't get it. Can you help?

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I think reset unit or update software can sole your problem

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I have a nuvi 1390. I am able to change the state to Michigan but I can't get any cities to come up. Search all comes up with nothing. I put in the address & street and get nothing.


It sounds like you installed a smaller portion of maps that does not include Michigan. check this screen:
tools
settings
Map
Map Info (at the bottom)
it will probably say CN North America 2015.1
Lower 49 SW or NW or SE or NE. those are SouthWest NorthWest, etc

buy a 4 or 8 GB micro SD card and run the update again, this time tell Garmin Express to change the Coverage and it will give the memory card all the maps you need

Jul 28, 2014 | Garmin Nuvi 1390 Car GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 1390 Hard Reset Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi...


Garmin Nuvi 1390 Hard Reset

Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi 1245 , Nuvi 1250, Nuvi 1255, Nuvi 1260
Models: Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1310, Nuvi 1340, Nuvi 1350, Nuvi 1370, Nuvi 1390
Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490


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Does your Garmin Nuvi 1390 Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 1390 series GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 1390 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1390 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1390 Webupdate
Garmin Nuvi 1390 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1390 Hard Reset

on May 15, 2010 | GPS

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Garmin Nuvi 1390 Webupdate

Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi 1245 , Nuvi 1250, Nuvi 1255, Nuvi 1260
Models: Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1310, Nuvi 1340, Nuvi 1350, Nuvi 1370, Nuvi 1390
Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 1390 GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
___________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1390 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1390 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1390 Webupdate
Garmin Nuvi 1390 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1390 Hard Reset

on May 15, 2010 | GPS

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How to upload map from computer to sd card for Nuvi 1310


1.connect your device to pc via USB
2.it will open as GARMIN mass storage on your pc
3.open GARMIN drive from my computer
4.if windows 7, look left side Organize->Folder and search option
5.click View Tab ->click show hidden files folders
6.uncheck hide protected operating system file.
7.click ok
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8.open .system folder and delete gmapprom.img and paste your india map file and rename it to gmapprom.img
9.copy JCV and SID folder to GARMIN main folder as shown in the image.
thats all

Feb 23, 2014 | GPS

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Garmin Nuvi 1390 says not enough memory


Nuvi 1390TFrom Factory Reset Jump to: navigation, search
  1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power
  2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
  3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON
  4. Release the power button when the device powers ON
  5. You will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  6. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  7. Touch Yes

    Found this for you on another site hope it helps...resetting the device should clear up your memory so you can download your maps...

Jun 09, 2012 | Garmin Nuvi 1390 With Dash Mount -...

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Garmin Nuvi 1390 Hard Reset Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi 1245...


Garmin Nuvi 1390 Hard Reset

Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi 1245 , Nuvi 1250, Nuvi 1255, Nuvi 1260
Models: Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1310, Nuvi 1340, Nuvi 1350, Nuvi 1370, Nuvi 1390
Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490


9709e7c.jpg

3f21bd4.jpg

Does your Garmin Nuvi 1390 Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 1390 series GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
__________________________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1390 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1390 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1390 Webupdate
Garmin Nuvi 1390 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1390 Hard Reset

on May 15, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1390T Car GPS Receiver

Tip

Garmin Nuvi 1390 Webupdate Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi 1245...


Garmin Nuvi 1390 Webupdate

Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi 1245 , Nuvi 1250, Nuvi 1255, Nuvi 1260
Models: Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1310, Nuvi 1340, Nuvi 1350, Nuvi 1370, Nuvi 1390
Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490

fdbde86.jpg

7347ace.jpg

Does your Garmin Nuvi 1390 GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

ce00fb3.jpg

  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
e5cf731.jpg

Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
___________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1390 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1390 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1390 Webupdate
Garmin Nuvi 1390 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1390 Hard Reset

on May 15, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1390T Car GPS Receiver

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I have inserted micro SD card for Europe but have no recognition on the 1490T. Do the European maps only appear when in Europe ?


Hello,

When adding maps via the SD card slot they will automatically be activated, to see this go to Tools > System > Maps > "Map Info" from here you will be able to see what mapping you have on your unit.

Hope this helps!

Apr 06, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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I have lost all UK & Europe mapping - except for major roads. This was initially built in to unit. Have SD card for Australia & New Zealand - this works fine.


The maps are stored in specific mapset files with *.img extension in the flash memory of the GPS unit. Each mapset file contains one or many maps in it. Beside that, the Garmin GPS navigator can also recognise and load up one additional mapset file from SD card residing in the "Garmin" folder and named as "gmapsupp.img".

Here are the mapset files supported by Garmin Nuvi 255w GPS navigator:
  • gmapbmap.img - the default base map
  • gmapprom.img - the primary mapset
  • gmapprom1.img - the secondary mapset
  • gmapoem.img - the OEM mapset that cannot be unselect by user (if it exist)
  • gmapsupp.img - the supplemental mapset which you can have one in the GPS flash memory and another one in the attached SD card.
Therefore, the Garmin Nuvi 255w GPS supports up to 6 mapset files, including 1 in SD card. Normally new maps installed by the user will be stored in gmapsupp.img.

You will lost all the maps in the previous mapset file if it is overwritten by a new file with same filename. If you want to keep the existing maps, ensure that you store the mapset file with an unused filename (from the 5 filenames above). Alternatively, you can make use of special tools to merge new maps into existing mapset file.

You can view the name of your base map in Tools > Settings > System > About > Basemap.

You can view the name of maps in the other mapset files in Tools > Settings > Map > Map Info. There, you can tell the GPS to load the map by checking on its name, or not to use the map by unchecking it.

In case there are 2 or more non-overlaping maps available for the same location, the map with the highest priority number (defined in the map itself) will be used by the GPS.

Note that certain map which are locked by vendor need a 25 bytes unlock key stored in a *.unl file in the same folder and with the same name as the mapset file where the locked map is stored in.

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Mar 13, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Micro sd card not showing up on the gps


Have you got GB Discoverer on the card? The map should appear on the Map Information list in the Setup > Map area. Double check the placement of the map card. Also, in case you have not found it yet, there's wealth of information on the Oregon Wiki here: garminoregon.wikispaces.com

Nov 02, 2009 | Garmin Oregon 550t Handheld GPS Receiver

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