Question about Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver
I just bought the Nuvi 200w yesterday. I registered and downloaded the free 2009 map. While trying to install the map on the gps, a window popped up saying I needed 37 more MB of space on the garmin unit. I installed a new universal 2GB SD Card in the garmin unit to solve this problem. No change. Still get the same window. Is the Nuvi200w software not recognizing the sd card? How do you solve the problem I'm incurring while trying to download the new maps?
Guys and or ladies... I know that you have to create a folder named "GARMIN" in the sd card so the maps can be recognize. Maybe this solves your problem. Let me know if it works.
BR from Spain,
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
After you add the SD card, your computer should see TWO drives on your Garmin.
You'll need "MapInstall" from Garmin (free download) to get the entire US. NOTE: You will NOT be loading the entire map update in once action.
So first, do your map update and select a region of the U.S. that either has the main areas you want, or at least can remember what states are already loaded. This will go onto your main drive on the Garmin.
Next run MapInstall, and 1) choose the rest of the map that was not included in the main update, and 2) be sure to choose the SECOND drive on your Garmin (the SD card) as your destiniation.
That's it. Once you disconnect and start up your Garmin, you'll have ALL of the map update available to you. Your device will recognize the SD card and the maps available on it transparently.
Hope this helps someone else. It took me several days to figure this out on my own.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
Just completed 1 hr 15 min call w/ Garmin support (first 45 mins on hold)...
- Install WebUpdater http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp This will update the garmin's firmware.
- Restart the garmin to complete the install of FW
- Make sure that you have room on your garmin to accept the webupdater and new map... delete unused help, voice and vehicle files. I now only have American English on my Garmin, but if I pick up a new language I can go to webupdater and reinstall those languages I dropped
- Restart the map update. I'm in the middle of it now, but so far so good
Posted on Jun 04, 2008
I've purchased the 200w and updated to 2009 map. I ddl and install the WebUpdater which is install on your computer, not garmin gps. Had some problem trying to get the WebUpdater recognize my unit which soon threw out an error message. I suspect it was the registrations problem that was causing all the problems. I disconnected the unit, sign up for a new account, plug unit in and ran the WebUpdater again. It worked! I didn't have memory problem when updating to the 2009 map. Don't know why some people had to delete some stuff. I think there is a pop screen that ask you when updating to 2009 map if you want to keep the current map and data. I opt to override the old map since it is outdated anyway and don't have any low memory issue.
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
The 2009 map update now works. It was a problem with the server on their end, and all is well now.
As far as the space issue, I had to delete all text languages except the only one I use, English, and for voice I kept only English and English/British. That worked fine and it installed w/out a glitch!
Posted on May 24, 2008
I have gone through 10 hours to get the 2010 update to load on my Nuvi 200w. Much of what is posted here still applies. Map Updater will load what does not fit in the internal memory onto the SD card. However, there is one more point that I found important.
No two points can be duplicated between the SD card and the internal memory. When I had parts of the map loaded in both places, I got into a lot of trouble with the touch screen not responding to certain commands (i.e. Address and Intersection would turn the unit off or cause it to become unresponsive). Once I set up the map segements so that there was no overlap between the internal memor and the SD card, everything went back to functioning normally.
To recap: download the new map update. Use the updater to install part of the map into the unit's internal memory. Be sure to keep track of which part of the map is loaded here. Use the Map Updater to load the remaining part into the SD card as an external drive. Don't overlap your maps.
BTW, I bought 4GB of SD space and used about 0.5GB to load Alaska, Canada, and the western US states. In my configuration, the eastern US is in internal memory. Your mileage may vary.
Posted on Jan 25, 2010
Solution 5 works if you have a small garmin internal memory space and a 1.8Gb City Navigator NT2010 map file. I copied the 1.8Gb ***.img map file onto the SD card and nothing worked. Once you put it in a Garmin folder on the SD Card the Nuvi lets you select the map under Settings and all works fine.
Posted on Apr 09, 2010
My Garmin 200W has a total space of 991 mb.
What do you have
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
It bothered me that after I did the update it still does not recognize the bridge in Durand WI that I think is over 3 years old.
Posted on May 30, 2008
Attach to PC and BACKUP ALL DATA to a folder, then you can delete the original maps (2008) and upload the 2009 version.
NOTE if you use the garmin software to upload, it has choice to upload to SD or harddrive, this way you can keep ALL maps at your fingertips . . .
same fuctionality for adding custom waypoints, etc
Posted on May 30, 2008
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