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SD card not being recognised in Garmin nuvi 2495LMT

Just got a 4 Gb microSDHC card for a Garmin nüvi® 2495LMT so that I can use the latest (2013.20) European Map. I cannot get either of two PCs to recognise the card or the lifetime updater program to recognise it either. It clicks into place when insterted. Any ideas?


  • Boyd 1985 Points
    Make sure it's formatted as FAT32. Do you have another device (card reader, camera, phone, etc) that you can try the card in? We have seen a couple other threads where people had defective cards that simply wouldn't work after trying everyone's suggestions.
  • Chrisuk 0 Points
    Thanks! The SD card from my phone works fine if I put it in the GPS. If I put the new card in the phone - no joy! Any ideas as to how to try and format it if it's not recognised?
  • alanb 539 Points
    It sounds like the card is defective. Return it if you can, otherwise just write it off and get another brand.
  • t923347 432 Points
    I had purchased a set of 3 4GB cards from a seller's on E-Bay and had exactly the same problem you are having with all 3 cards. The seller replaced them and I still had the same problem. After hours of attempting to get them to work they all went in the garbage and I learned a valuable lesson about buying cheap cards.
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