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Hi. I have my Fine drive Syndrome for couple monces. It powers up and show the message: "Cannot find map data files. Please make sure the storage card is properly inserted." I chaked the original SD card on my computer - all directories on it are corrupted. I called there tech support but I cannot get through. Can any body help me? Please!

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SOURCE: FineDrive 400: Original SD card got corrupted!

you need to reload the firmware in the unit and reload the map data on the SD card, this will fix your issues. as finedrive is not around anymore, here are the files:

here is the link to the instructions and install data.

http://www.flyupload.com/?fid=951808

install data

http://www.flyupload.com/?fid=6960824

and the map data


http://www.flyupload.com/?fid=9768281

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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My garmin 530hcx has locked up on the opening screen...is there a master reset sequence? I have removed the batteries and still won't work! Also, it won't shut off once turned on and locked...


f a device is locking up and has a long noise or beep when powering down, this is due to hidden data being transferred to the microSD data card. These hidden files and folders are being created by the computer and sent to the data card in addition to the maps, waypoints, routes, tracks and pictures that were selected. The following GPS units could experience this issue.
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To prevent this issue when the device is shutting down delete these extra unused or hidden files and folders from the data card. Examples of these folders are: .Trashes and .Spotlight-V100 folders. Since the Mac OS adds hidden files and folders to mounted removable drive volumes this process cannot be done on a Mac and will need to be done after every time the data card is mounted as a volume on a Mac.
To delete these folders the device will have to be placed into USB Mass Storage mode. To do this:
  1. Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable
  2. Go to the Main Menu
  3. Select Setup
  4. Select Interface
  5. Select USB Mass Storage Mode
The device is now in USB Mass Storage Mode. At this time a window should open on the computer desktop displaying Removable Disk at the top. The Garmin folder will be displayed. Open the Garmin folder.
Do NOT delete the the following files:
  • gmapsupp.img
  • gmapsupp.unl
  • gmapsupp.gma
These files contain supplemental mapping. If delete will cause the mapping to be erased or unviewable.
If there are other folders or files on the data card, delete these. Some of these files or folders may be hidden and therefore will need to be unhidden*. Once you have done so, please disconnect the device from the computer and power it up.
*Note: To Display a file folder that is hidden:
  1. Select the Tools option on the window that appears on the computer when the device is in USB Mass Storage Mode
  2. Select Folder Options
  3. Select View
  4. Open the Files and Folders folder
  5. Open the Hidden Files and Folders folder
  6. Select Show hidden files and folder
  7. Select Apply
  8. Select OK
Once all of the hidden files and folders have been removed from the microSD Card the unit will not

Sep 18, 2011 | Garmin GPS

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It said (cannot find map data files. please make sure the storage card is properly inserted I did. now what????


Your maps are currupted. Can't tell you where to find new ones. The company does not support map updates or have any old discs with maps for downloading from computers.

Jun 25, 2011 | Fine Digital FineDrive 400 GPS Receiver

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No map on finedrive gps


I may be able to help you, these units corrupt the data card if powered off at the wrong time (while writing data). email me at [email protected]

Dec 26, 2009 | Fine Digital FineDrive 400 GPS Receiver

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Need help need map file please


oops, not good. the map data you get has to match the firmware or you will get an error. the only way to be sure is to reload both.

C&C wireless sells an upgrade for $109. I created my own with the last map data fine digital issued before closing in the US, I added a bug fix and created instructions and sell this dvd on ebay for $18 plus shipping.. will be posting some there this week...

Dec 05, 2008 | Fine Digital FineDrive 400 GPS Receiver

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My nextar W3G-01 won't load the map screen any more. One time as I was trying to make it work by flicking back and forth a message stating invalid or missing data file linkinfo.bin came up, but nothing...


I HAVE A SIMILAR PROBLEM WITH MY W3G-01. THE ERROR MESSAGE READS; CANNOT FIND MAP DATAFILES. PLEASE MAKE SURE THE STORAGE CARD IS PROPERLY INSERTED. I HAVE REMOVED CARD AND REINSURTED IT AND THE MESSAGE REAPPEARS.

Jul 19, 2008 | GPS

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Fine drive 400


Hi can you post the files again they went inactive Thanks

Mar 30, 2008 | Fine Digital FineDrive 400 GPS Receiver

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Finedrive 400 Maps & data card


Ok So I now have these 2 files on my pc, virus free. One is the Map_SD and one is the Install_SD. I unzipped them to folders of the same name.

Can I simply copy and paste both folders into a 1gb sd card and it will work ( I have to buy an sd card so Id like to make sure)

Thanks

Mar 22, 2008 | Fine Digital FineDrive 400 GPS Receiver

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FineDrive 400: Original SD card got corrupted!


you need to reload the firmware in the unit and reload the map data on the SD card, this will fix your issues. as finedrive is not around anymore, here are the files:

here is the link to the instructions and install data.

http://www.flyupload.com/?fid=951808

install data

http://www.flyupload.com/?fid=6960824

and the map data


http://www.flyupload.com/?fid=9768281

Feb 14, 2008 | Fine Digital FineDrive 400 GPS Receiver

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Error message


yup, the data card can get corrupted. I have seen the update disks on ebay. if your unit has a symbol in the bottom left of the screen that looks like a lantern, you also have an old firmware version. the upgrade woudl be the way to go.

These units use a standard 1gb SD card.... I have several of these units and bought the upgrade for a couple that were old. I did have the same problem with one, had to format the card, reload the map data and problem solved.

Dec 03, 2007 | Fine Digital FineDrive 400 GPS Receiver

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