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Where or how can I get a user manual for garmin 78sc unit

Have a look on their web site;
1/4/2024 6:17:39 PM • Garmin GPS • Answered on Jan 04, 2024

My Garmin GPSMAP 78s shows me a Database Error each time i want to Mark a location or transfer files to i

I suggest you try resetting the device by following the instructions in the owner's manual. If the issue persists, it may be due to an error in the map database. You can try reinstalling the maps to the memory card after unlocking them for your device. If you are still experiencing issues, please contact Garmin Product Support for further assistance . Correcting the Message "Can't Unlock Maps" or "Can't Authenticate Maps" on a Garmin Automotive Device ' Garmin Customer Support
10/28/2023 6:16:31 PM • Garmin GPS • Answered on Oct 28, 2023

Systemsoftware missing oregon 550T USB ontoegankelijk

ENGLISH Translation. We are a North American website, we only converse in English. System software missing Oregon 550T USB inaccessible. I can't manage it, I've been busy for hours and days with all the tips, but I can use the mentioned program Updater.exe and I have also seen other program names that you have to put on your SD card of max 32 MB in the folder with Name GARMIN, after which the system software should start again from the SD card, for this you still have to turn it off - remove the batteries, insert them, connect the USB, put your nail in the top right corner, but without a program I can't get anywhere. Because it does not recognize the USB, I cannot use the web updater, which also means that Garmin Express is out of the game. Who oh who can help me further? =============================================== Download and use Garmin Express as a clean install. Use the Web Updater. Make sure the Device is registered on the Garmin website. I am on my third Garmin Auto GPS and never had a unit that couldn't be reset or updated. Or return it to Garmin Europe ..
10/22/2023 8:20:08 PM • Garmin Oregon... • Answered on Oct 22, 2023

How to prevent Drive52 continually resetting itself ?

By 'resetting' you mean it switches off, and because it is connected to power, it boots back up. Do you have a SD Card in it? I had trouble with a Nuvi 1350 with SD Card that had the whole USA Map on it, mine came with the Canada Map only. It would randomly turn off, so I decided to buy a Factory Refurbished Drive 50. I removed the SD Card and Reset the Nuvi and it worked perfectly after that. The Drive 50 was also a bit flaky, and resetting fixed that as well. You can back up your Favourites beforehand.
7/21/2023 1:33:43 AM • Garmin GPS • Answered on Jul 21, 2023

I have the Garmin etrex 20x and wish to calibrate the compass

I recently purchased a Garmin GPSMAP 78s I had a lot of trouble calibrating the compass; I literally tried it hundreds of times without success. I also did a hard reset etc etc. Believe me I definitely tried everything possible but to no avail I did contact Garmin but they didn't have an answer straight away for the problem I have now sorted it as follows: Do each step VERY SLOWLY, MUCH slower than you think you should There are three steps to go through in calibrating the compass 1)Spinning the whole unit around flat 2)Flipping it over longitudinally and then 3) Flipping it over end to end. But remember do each step VERY slowly and go to the next step when prompted by the unit This solved my issue. I can now calibrate my compass 9 out of 10 attempts Hope that helps
7/16/2023 11:59:56 PM • Garmin GPS • Answered on Jul 16, 2023

Garmin nuvi 205 series, keeps beeping and

You can restore the Nuvi 205 system software to its factory condition by running Garmin's WebUpdater service. You may also want to try a hard reset of your Nuvi.

These are both good steps to take when a Nuvi starts acting up.

I hope that helps.
5/31/2023 8:17:31 PM • Garmin nuvi 205... • Answered on May 31, 2023

Garmin nuvi 50LM cant access on mtp settings

To open the MTP settings on your Garmin Nuvi 50LM, you will need to access the device's menu. From the main menu, select the "Settings" option and then select the "System" option. From there, you should be able to access the MTP settings. If you are still unable to access the settings, you may need to contact the manufacturer for assistance.
1/29/2023 7:08:11 AM • Garmin GPS • Answered on Jan 29, 2023

Nuvi 50 mtp setting

I can not open mtp setting in garmin nuvi 50LM. I am trying into volumen screen touching up and right bug nothing. Is another way?
1/28/2023 7:55:31 PM • Garmin nuvi 215... • Answered on Jan 28, 2023

I have an 8Gb ScanDisk Micro SD card that got

The answer is definitely Yes. You canrecover those deleted/lost pictures and videos from SD Card. But you have to rely on somephoto recovery software as it's the most effective way. Try Card Data Recovery. This program applies advanced algorithm deep scan your memory card and harddrives to seek for your lost pictures and video files. You may get the programhere:
12/26/2022 11:39:54 AM • Garmin SOFTWARE,... • Answered on Dec 26, 2022

GPS plug do not fit in car cigarette lighter

Buy a adapter for your cigarette lighter socket that has multiple sockets with one that will fit the Garmin adapter.
I've never heard of a problem you are having??
Are you using a Garmin plug?
If not get one.
12/16/2022 7:06:25 PM • Garmin Nuvi 660... • Answered on Dec 16, 2022

I have got a garmin nuvi 300 and want update the

Go to and download the map install application. Follow all the onscreen instructions and connect the GPS to your computer when told to do so. You will now be able to purchase the new maps. If you have never updated your maps before Garmin usually lets you have a free map upgrade for the first time. You will also need to register your GPS with Garmin to get the free upgrade.

Thanks for using Fixya. Hope this works. Let me know if you have any problems.
12/14/2022 10:31:47 AM • Garmin nuvi 780... • Answered on Dec 14, 2022

Does the garmin nuvi 200 have free map updates

Use the Garmin Express program from Garmin. Down load and install the program, then connect your GPS to your PC. The program will identify your GPS and tell you of any available map and software updates.
12/9/2022 10:06:30 AM • Garmin nuvi 200... • Answered on Dec 09, 2022

My Garmin 1350 went black while plugged into the

this work for me:

maintain the power button pushed while connecting the cable.

good luck
12/9/2022 10:01:48 AM • Garmin nuvi 1350... • Answered on Dec 09, 2022

My Garmin GPS 1350 will not turn on even when plugged

Follow the simple steps to fix Garmin won't turn on issue: ·Check device's battery ·Check micro SD Card ·Check the power cables ·Perform hard reset Read more steps to fix the Garmin won't turn on issue. If you need any help, then contact Garmin experts through Free live chat.
12/9/2022 10:00:33 AM • Garmin nuvi 1350... • Answered on Dec 09, 2022

How to Download Garmin Express Map Update in Windows ?

You will need to go to the Garmin website on your computer or laptop and set up an account. I think the sign up is free. You will then need to connect your Garmin to the computer and update it that way.
12/8/2022 10:07:14 AM • Garmin GPS • Answered on Dec 08, 2022

Garmin 120 wont turn on

Hi Earl, Sometime it could just be of aging. I have a 130, it was having similar problems, until i realized it was the screen not showing, but power on turning on. In your case, I probably probably try a hard factory reset as follows: To perform a master reset:
  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press the PAGE, ENTER2, and POWER buttons simultaneously.
  3. Release all buttons once the Do you really want to erase all user data? message appears.
  4. Select Yes.
hope this helps! Kevin
12/8/2022 9:55:29 AM • Garmin GPS • Answered on Dec 08, 2022

Garmin etrex 10 click stick problem

It appears to be a known issue. You can try some Electrical Switch and Contact Cleaner in the first instance. This NOT WD40. ..
12/8/2022 4:25:25 AM • Garmin GPS • Answered on Dec 08, 2022

How do i reset my garmin 205w ?

If you have a Garmin purchased well before 2019 dont do a full reset unless you really need to. This will reboot the system and you may fall foul of the 2019 GPS rollover. My unit was from 2015 and after a reset in 2022 the date was very wrong and nobody has a fix for it for satnavs just GPS units with an RS232 connector.
12/7/2022 7:53:07 PM • Garmin nuvi 205W... • Answered on Dec 07, 2022

How To Resolve The Garmin Express Application Not Responding

notify garmin for assistance
12/7/2022 10:28:51 AM • Garmin GPS • Answered on Dec 07, 2022

How do we update our garmin nuvi 255

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To download the latest unit software visit Garmin website:
First you have to set up an account at Garmin using the serial number on your GPS. Once you do that you can download firmware update for free.
After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.

By the way, the correct Garmin approved power OR download cables are a must!!
Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.
12/7/2022 10:23:03 AM • Garmin Nuvi 255... • Answered on Dec 07, 2022
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