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  • How to update a nuvi 1300 with lifetime updates when I only have XP computers??

    Your Nuvi 1300 needs a Micro SD card and it sound like the one that will not fit in your unit is a regular sized SD card. A full sheet of specs for your Nuvi can be found at https://buy.garmin.com/en-CA/CA/p/30950#specs
    Thanks. I bought a card that was the right kind a few years ago and was going to try it but got sidetracked. Thought I had left it all this time in the back of my desk behind this laptop but what I picked up there tonight is not the right thing. Don't know what happened to the other one, have to keep looking. I would like to get the whole continental USA again even though I rarely drive outside the NE anymore. Not sure how that works to update that (assuming I can find the right card) but might try it if I can find it (or maybe I will buy another one). Not a priority for me I guess but it took me so long (friggin' YEARS) to bother to update my Garmin at all I felt like keep going tonight while I had the time/motivation!
  • How to update a nuvi 1300 with lifetime updates when I only have XP computers??

    Your Nuvi 1300 needs a Micro SD card and it sound like the one that will not fit in your unit is a regular sized SD card. A full sheet of specs for your Nuvi can be found at https://buy.garmin.com/en-CA/CA/p/30950#specs
  • How to update a nuvi 1300 with lifetime updates when I only have XP computers??

    Thanks Boyd you are my hero - it worked! Unbelievable that the person I spoke to at Garmin did not even mention this :-P

    Do you know if I need to keep the old "Garmin Lifetime Updater" on the PC to use the GarminMapUpdater.exe? I'd like to uninstall/delete it but am wondering if the GarminMapUpdater.exe looked at that in any way.

    Also - I did update my Garmin once, a few years ago, when XP was still supported. So it hasn't been a full 5 years without an update. Can't recall how long it has been though. I think last time I was able to update with full map like East of the Mississippi but this time it was only a portion of the NE USA, not enough space. I have an 8gb 40mb/s Ultra SDHC card I was thinking of trying to see if I could get all of North America, do you think I could use that card and the GMU exe to write to that?

    Thanks again.
  • How to update a nuvi 1300 with lifetime updates when I only have XP computers??

    Found the download link for GarminMapUpdater - try this and see if it works: http://download.garmin.com/lmu/GarminMapUpdater.exe
  • How to update a nuvi 1300 with lifetime updates when I only have XP computers??

    Garmin has a mapupdater program but it is not clear whether they still support it and I don't think they offer it as a download anymore. Here's one recent thread on the subject:

    http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/30921/anyone-try-garminmapupdater-lately

    However, if it has been 5 years since you updated your Nuvi, I suspect you're out of luck. Awhile ago Garmin changed their update policy. See this: http://www.garmin.com/us/maps/numaps_lifetime

    "A product will be deemed to be out of service and its useful life to be ended if no updates have been downloaded for such product for a period of 24 months or more."
  • garmin numaps 010-11269-00 gift card

    Older gift cards and older gps are always available on Amazon and Ebay. That is where I shop. I believe my Garmin nuvi 5000 is from 2008. I stay in the $20-$25 range. Some are new old stock. Many sellers don't even know what they are selling. Of course if one really needs the latest, then the smartphone may be their choice.
  • Using my laptop for powering my GPS

    Thanks Boyd
    Appreciate the help
  • Importing a KML file to navigon (ipad/iphone)

    After spending many hours to get an imported route on Navigon South Africa, at last I got a solution. I give it to you, maybe it could help other people, for your solution didnt' work.
    Follolw these steps :

    1.Create a route on google maps, with 2, or more waypoints (use the + option for more than 2)
    then copy the url
    2.open the website GPSvisualizer (choose "convert a file"), copy the url and create a .kml or .gpx file, save it. Kml or gpx files can also be created in other softwares.

    3.open the website RouteConverter.de, and open the .kml or .gpx file you created
    4.check if ok, and then save/export as Navigon URL, it will provide a .txt file. All other Navigon options don't work
    5. .target file is an extension that would open Navigon when proposing the file on the iPhone. But if you rename your file "example.txt" into "example.target", Navigon will recognise it, but always tell you it is out of your map, which is not true. It is just to kill your patience.
    6.so, open the text file made by RouteConverter, and copy/paste the url text in an e-mail you send to yourself
    7.open that e-mail on your iPhone, and tap on the hypertext of your e-mail, and, AT LAST, Navigon will now open the route. Then you can save it. Yeah!
    Navigon could propose to open .kml or .gpx files, but that seems to be too easy.

    this is working if you have only one Navigon in your iPhone. If, like me, you got 2 of them, like NavigonEUROPE and NavigonSOUTH AFRICA, it is always the wrong Navigon which will open, and tells you it is out of your maps. You have to delete the Navigon app which is not concerned, in order the other one to work.
    once finished, then you can re-install the app you deleted, it won't cost you anything, except some of your time.
    check each route on Navigon, sometimes it is not quiet the same you decided on google maps. Maybe you have to add a waypoint on the map to correct the route.

    And the you're done. And happy.

    Regards
  • gps blowing fuses

    That was it. when I put a new adapter on that small 12 v battery I didn't think it make a difference, but I guess it does. I went through a bunch of fuses trying different things.
    Thank You, alanb
  • gps blowing fuses

    Any chance you have it wired backwards? I think the tip should be positive and shaft negative.