Question about Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver
I recently purchased a GARMIN nuvi 200W. I went to their website and registered it and did a map update...everything appeard to go as planned. After I turned on the unit there are no maps...what in the world can I do to restore the unit back to its original mode. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
I bought the nuvi 200w and when I registered the unit it said that there was an updated map available so I down loaded and installed it. When I turned the unit on, it said no detailed maps available and would not work. I called garmin and they said that to fix it I had to hook the nuvi up to my computer and start>my computer>nuvi>garmin there is a file called gmapprom.img (shows over 1,000,000 mb) delete this file. Open all programs>garmin>mapsource highlight the areas on the map that you want and click on the add to device icon. After doing this, my nuvi is working fine. The explanation was that the original file had files for Canada that were not unlocked. Try this and good luck!
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
Go to your account at garmin that you created to manage your maps.
Click Manage Maps
You should see your unit and it’s unlock codes
Copy all the unlock codes for your device
Close your internet browser
Right click on your desktop
Click new, and then click a new Text Document
Click on the newly created Text Document icon from the desktop
Type your unlock codes into the document
Click File and Save as
Change the file name to gmapprom.unl
Change the “Save as type” to "All files"
Close the document
You should see the file gmapprom.unl on your desktop
Right click on the gmapprom.unl file and then click copy
Plug your Garmin device in and then click Computer/ My Computer
Click on the nüvi drive
Right click on the Garmin folder and click paste
Safely disconnect your Garmin device from the computer
That fixed mine. I tried for approx. 8 months and got no where until I found Richards post. My GPS works again!
Posted on May 24, 2009
Hope I am not to late. It took four days to get this out of Garmin and it works, just follow the directions to the letter and do not get impatient, when you are done it will work. Here is the instructions:
Thank you for contacting Garmin International. I am sorry that you are having difficulties updating your Nuvi. I have included a fix that you can do which will fix the error message that you are getting on your unit.
1. Extract the downloaded file Garmin_RMU_2010B.exe using 7zip(7zip.org) or WINRAR.
2. After extracting, the files should be available at the location where you extracted the files.
3. Go to the extracted file location. Click on the Windows folder.
4. Right click on the Setup.exe file and Click Create Shortcut
5. Right click on the Shortcut to Setup.exe file and Click Properties
6. In the target line ( add) " -build_map_image 006-D0783-04" at the end of setup.exe". For example it will look like this xxx\Setup.exe" -build_map_image 006-D0783-04
7. Click OK.
8. Double click on the Shortcut to Setup.exe the map file will be built. Leave the Window open till completion of all steps.
10a. Windows XP: Click on Start>Run, then type in %Temp%. Another window will open.
10b. Windows Vista: Click on the Start Button, in the Start Search, type %temp%. Another window will open.
11. The file is placed in subfolder named 006-D0783-04.
12. Copy the gmapprom.img file from the folder to the Garmin folder on your Nuvi. Overwrite the existing file.
13. The lower 49 states will be installed on the unit.
If you have any trouble with this fix, or are not comfortable trying it please call into our 800 number and ask to speak to Software Support and one of our technicians will be happy to assist you.
If you need further assistance please call 800-800-1020 number Mon - Fri 8:00am to 7:00 pm central time and someone will be happy to assist you.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
Hello, I'm a 200W owner, I'll try to help;-)
When you go to Settings>Map>Map Info do you see any map installed? Is the map checkbox checked?
If after this you still dont have maps, probably you'll need a new map update from City Navigator or Mapsource (request it from Garmin) and be sure to check all map areas you would like to be installed.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
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