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Fine Drive 400 Software/Maps

My FD400 will only show the map for the Fresno,CA area. It will not access the SD card with mapping software. It only shows a blue screen with an arrow for my area (PA). I receive all GPS info and can play mp3's but no maps. My SD card has to be corrupted or something wrong with internal program. Any help is appreciated. All functions work except trying to access mapping software on card. I do have the lantern in the lower left corner.

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  • mogie18 Feb 07, 2008

    mines is doing the same thing them when i try to reset it it keeps saying to terninate it frist but i dont know how to do that...so i can put an adress ,but it shows me one that is on there and i cant get it to erace or reset

  • Otha41 Feb 29, 2008

    Unit will not locate my area. It is stuck on the New Mexico map.

    How do I get it to go to Louisiana?

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> How do I get it to go to Louisiana?
You internal GPS antenna does not work.
Buy an external GPS antenna for FD400
on eBay $10+$10 shipping = $20

Posted on May 14, 2008

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Only shows us routes not canada


I fell foul of that the other way. I have Canada maps and lent it to a friend who was going to California.

You need a map that covers Canada and it is an extra cost. The USA is in two zones, or one map does both zones.

You need to buy the Canada maps and then put it on an SD card. The map costs $84

https://buy.garmin.com/en-CA/CA/maps/on-the-road-maps/city-navigator-nt/city-navigator-north-america-nt-canada-only/prod8750.html

City Navigator North America NT Canada Only Garmin

Feb 20, 2016 | Garmin Nuvi 2360Lmt - Gps Receiver

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How to update your Garmin Satnav maps


To update your garmin satnav map you must have your satnav registered. If it's already registered skip to paragraph 2 below.

1. To Register your Garmin Satnav
  • Connecty our satnav to your computer and go to www.garmin.com
  • Select your country
  • Click on Register your garmin product
  • Follow the prompts
Note you will be asked to create a username and password. Write them down and keep them safe as you'll need them again anytime you want to update your maps

2. To update your maps

  • Connect your satnav to your computer and go to www.garmin.com
  • Click on myGarmin and log in
  • Click on myMaps.
  • If there's an update available it will be shown beside the name of your map.
  • Click on Get Update and follow the prompts.
Note map files are large so you'll need a broadband connection to download them. If you don't have broadband you'll have an option to buy the update on DVD.

  1. If The Map Is Too Large To Install To Your Satnav
    When you go to download the map by default it tries to download it to the satnav i.e. not the SD/Mini SD card. You need to change this. When the website recognises the satnav follow the prompts. It will give you 3 options for the download destination.
    • Download to satnav,
    • Download to Computer and Satnav or
    • Download to computer.
    As the website is updated, from time to time, the method of selecting the download destination changes. Sometimes it shows up as a drop box with a drop-down arrow showing your satnav name. Click the drop-down arrow and select the option to download the map to your computer. Sometimes it shows the 3 options as text headings with tick boxes beside them and you get to tick the option you want. Whichever way it shows up select the option to download the map to your computer. This will install it on your computer's hard drive.

  2. After it's downloaded the map should begin to install automatically. (If not double click on it and it will). It should be allowed to install to your satnav first as Garmin will not allow it to install to your SD/Mini SD card unless it's first partly installed to the satnav. This is so they can ensure that it's installed to the correct satnav.

  3. To Install The Full Map To Your SD/Mini SD Card
    To install the map to your SD/Mini SD card, insert the card into the card slot of your satnav and connect it to the computer. Click the windows start button on your computer. Then click the GARMIN progam and then MAPINSTALL. This runs the map installation program. When the install program finds your satnav and you get the option to install the map there again by default. Click on the drop-down arrow, where it shows your satnav as the destination, and select the drive letter of the SD/Mini SD card. This will be different to the drive letter for your satnav. The map will then be installed to your SD/Mini SD card.


  4. Problems With Older Nuvi Satnavs Reading Maps On 4 Gb Or Higher SD Cards
    When you install a map to an SD card older nuvi satnavs can have difficulty getting the satnav to read it. It will install to it without problem but when you try to operate the satnav then it cannot load the map and will close down the satnav unless you remove the SD card. The reason for this is that 4 Gb and higher cards are SDHC which operate differently from SD. To solve this problem you should use a class 2 SDHC card, which is the slowest type available. You can identify the class by the small figure on the card. It will be either 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10. Before you install the map format the card as described below. Also use webinstaller to check that you have the latest version of operating software on your satnav.

  5. Format the SD card with "Panasonic SD Formatter" available from http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/sd_formatter20.html rather than the standard windows format function. Select the fast format option and be sure you have selected the drive letter of your SDHC card as it will format your hard drive or indeed your satnav just as easily if you select one of them by mistake.

  6. To update your software or check that you have the latest version, you can download webupdater from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27
    Connect your satnav to the computer and run the program. It will search for any updates to your software.
Class 2 SDHC cards are harder to find in shops today as they are being replaced by the faster classes. They are however still easily available on ebay if you can't find one in the shops.

on Aug 17, 2010 | GPS

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How to access maps on sd card


Same map name on internal memory and sd card can be problem.You can also try to upgrade your software with garmin web updater,but be sure that your battery is fully charged before doing an update.

Jul 27, 2014 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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How to input an address that is in France?


Many Garmin units have a menu item that shows a list of installed maps. The main map is usually located on the GPS's internal memory. Any additional is likely found on the SD card.
When you access the menu / setup and choose maps, you will see both maps. Make sure that you uncheck the map in the main memory (USA perhaps?) and check the map that holds the area you wish to use (Europe?).
When you view the maps on the GPS next time, you should see the maps for the selected area and be prompted for locations that make sense for that area. Simply reverse the steps above to get back to the main internal maps when you return.
I hope this helps!

May 29, 2013 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car 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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Maps on SD card not recognized by Garmin C330 GPS


I dont thinki the 330 handles 4Gb SD cards I think 2Gb is the maximum that is why it isd taking so long and runds out of space so cannot properly load the maps.

Jul 22, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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I cannot access any of the maps I loaded onto my SD card


First of all, the maps must be created and match the serial number of the GPS you will run it on. Next the maps must be transferred to the SD card in the directory /MAP_DATA The GPS always looks at this directory for any map.

Apr 11, 2009 | Magellan Triton 1500 GPS Receiver

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Cannot load maps onto micro SD card.


Yust go to www.mapwel.biz/down.htm get software MapUpload and now you can upload any map to micro sd card without loosing your existing map.

Feb 17, 2008 | Garmin eTrex Vista GPS Receiver

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Add new maps


try downloading from the Canadian site, its a zip file that is easy to download. http://www.panasonic.ca/PDP/Software/cnnvd905.zip

Nov 16, 2007 | Panasonic Strada CN-NVD905U GPS Receiver

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