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Re: To activate for the first time
If you are a bit technical, copy the contents of the card to a folder on a PC. Plug in the Garmin. It should assign a drive letter to your unit. Open that drive letter and navigate to the folder GARMIN. copy the contents from the card to this location. There should be a file called gmapprom.img. You need that file as that's your map file.
Take note that it may take considerable time for it to copy it to the Garmin.
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Download and install the Garmin commuicator plugin to your computer http://www8.garmin.com/products/communicator/ This will allow the nuvi to transfer data back and forth to Garmin's server. Connect your nuvi to your computer and run the Garmin WebUpdater to update the software on the nuvi. Download and Install WebUpdater. To update the mapping, you will need to purchase a map update subscription. https://my.garmin.com/maps/chooseDeviceType.htm? Once the subscription is activated and registered to the nuvi, follow the download instructions to download the map. This will usually take from 3 to 4 hours or more depending on your internet download speed. The nuvi 200 is a discontinued model and you may want to consider upgrading to a new GPS as a new nuvi with lifetime mapping can be purchased for about $150.00. http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-nuvi-1390-lmt.html
For further assistance you may want to contact Garmin support. http://www.garmin.com/us/support/contact
With a Nuvi, If a Garmin or Garmin compatible power cord is not used, GPS will stay on the USB Mass Storage mode and will not go to Map Screen even though connector fits fine. In this case GPS can slowly charge. So, you need to find/obtain a power supply that works right.
My Garmin 200 did the same on two occasions. On the bottom to the left of the serial number is a tiny reset button. Press that using a pencil point and all will be reset. And you don't lose any map data, so don't worry!
There are two work arounds. If you can copy the data from the card via a card reader, save it to the desktop of a computer. Plug in your garmin to the USB. Transfer the card data to the Garmin folder which should have come up when you plugged in your garmin.
The Nuvi 350 does have an SD cart slot in the side, which will allow you to purchase maps of other countries on an SD card, and use them in your unit. Garmin has a list of available maps for purchase on their web site.