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Cannot load map in my Garmin Streetpilot i3 GPS

Sir, I bought this Garmin Steetpilot i3 gps from the internet and by follwing the instructions, the instructions say to load the cd map onto the computer and than hookup the usb and the gps to the computer , follow the instruction on screen, but when i try to install the map into the gps, the screen on my computer say's cannot communicate with the memory card, it will say contiune to get this error please check the following URL for additional information., i tried to bud cannot find any solutions. Thankyou, lome

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  • a_toecutter Nov 18, 2007

    registered I3 with Garmin website. Tried to install disc but refers me to www, and won't go any further.

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2007


  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    I can

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    I can not load the map on my Garmin. This is the first time I have experienced this problem. I have used it many times before and never run into this. Please help.

  • pokeybill Dec 20, 2007

    same problem, says turn on garmin and connect to computer usb, says to do again and refers to url usbgpsfaq

    where do I go from here.



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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    cannot load maps

  • pwmacemore Dec 28, 2007

    cannot load maps

  • Arnold Niederhofer Mar 22, 2008

    Recently loaded City Navigator 2008 DVD now Mapsource will not recognize the 60Csx GPS. Tried to download USB drivers 221 but could not.

  • ward59 Jul 21, 2008

    canot load usb device to my street pilot 330. james ward

  • wicomico Oct 01, 2008

    Recently upgraded to Windows XP, now my Garmin StreetPilot c320 unit is not recognized so maps cannot be downloaded. Receive error message to go to which says that for the unit to be recognized, that the version of maps should be above 5.1, which it is. Tried to reninstall software, which did not work.

  • Paul Johnston
    Paul Johnston Jan 15, 2009

    I agree,you need to buy the sd card with preloaded map,my sd card is already preloaded with map so I just have to ignore the this mapdata is more than 12 month old message my guess is that when it communicates with the sattelites then you should be redirected around diversions etc so if there is a prob with instruction is not your sat nav thats the prob its the sat where the data is coming from picking up diversions etc in which case sat data hasnt been upgraded yet,seems the common sense answer to me as all thats in the sd card is a map the sat does the rest as well as provide the signal thats my theory so when you buy maps on sd your not getting the latest one but a map of the country/area your travelling in,the map updates are for map source so you can make your own routes/custom points and upload them to comp/download them to gps as you see fit,so watch your not being conned just to buy a new map on sd card that you dont need just necause of a,this map hasnt been updated in the last year message or data older than 12 months.Am waiting ona n answer from tech support and I expect that is what I will be told as I keep the message saying these cities are not unlocked to your gps unit when transferring from map source ven though map source is unlocked for using as mapsource so there is the answer nope it cannot be done.

  • ronhoward70 Jan 22, 2009

    cannot update drivers on my streetpilot c330 using windows vista



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I dont think you can upload maps to an i3, it can only load pre-loaded maps on micro-sd cards.

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