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  • Solved the mystery... It was unchecked in Settings > Map & Vehicle > Map Tools; after the upgrade since it was on before. Sad that you can't get help from Garmin product support people... very sad.
  • Although I never realized that it had disappeared, your right it has. There appears to a problem of some sort as although you can go to Settings - Map & Vehicle - Map Tools - Select Map Tools and see the Phone entry there you can't actually se…
  • Hmmm ...iI is still there for me on my 3597, so I wonder if it is related to specific phones. I updated to 4.30 when it came out, using Web Updater. It was there before 4.30 and the phone was the same; I don't think the phone brand or OS matters sin…
  • roger that... thanks
  • I know that, didn't try to fix anything but just like windows, keep updating...
  • done that on the craddle in the car and it's on now. But it's still finding software updates... and I'm already tired after 10+ downloads. Is it just my unit or there is a problem with the server? Yesterday I formatted the unit and restored an older…
  • I didn't change the extension... renamed the file to gmapsupp_17aug10.img probably that caused the malfunction.
  • actually I used that mapset for awhile, never had an issue with the unit This is what I used: http://www.bagu.org/osm/ However, this time I chose to leave the old file with a different name on the unit, and that caused the problem. Otherwise the 379…
  • problem was... I couldn't restore it (I have a full backup image) because the computer couldn't recognize it. It was rebooting as soon an the computer icon came on the screen. Anyway, glad I managed to fix it, and I learned my lesson, just one image…
  • It is a gmapsupp.img, in the MAP directory on the unit. I downloaded an updata and renamed the old with the creation date extension. Turned off the unit, turned it on, it started loading the maps and shut itself down. Same thinh when connected to …
  • Update: problem fixed. Thanks
  • Poor service... I returned the unit today, will stick with the 3790
  • How do you install the new voice? Just copying the files and overwriting the current setting won't do the trick. Thanks.
  • I did a bkp as soon as I brought the unit home and glad I did because I mistakenly formatted it later... Thanks for the tip with Tim Hortons, installed the file and noticed right away one store close to my home is missing, and it's been there for ye…
  • Thanks, I'm new to the TT and learning.
  • so... to which folder should I copy it? I made a custom POI and it opened a /POI folder and that is where I moved the ov2 file that the unit doesn't see
  • simply copying the file(s) to the unit won't work. I think TT POI extension is tlv, not ov2. So, how do you convert them? I copied some on my unit and it's not seeing them
  • actually no... since I have only one map installed. But I did and fixed it, thanks.
  • I installex on a XP computer and it shws Basic map only, no street details. It is a fully licensed version that I just purchased online and is unlocked. What can be done to have details displayed? Thanks.
  • Thanks, will do so.
  • I believe you deleted some system files. You should have backed up your unit before updating, just in case. Try uninstalling webupdate and then reinstall it; if windows finds your unit, so should the updater. Or, maybe someone with an unit like yo…
  • I thought silver is standard for nuvis; I returned the charcoal 250W and picked a shiny silver 750 instead; bad choice of colour for a windshield mounted gadget, shines like the sun and windshield reflections are annoyng at best... Soon after I boug…
  • There are no speed limits on Canadian highways... Your point is valid. For me personally, I upgrade mine. The new speed limit data in the 2009 map is great and future software versions have helped speed up satellite acquisition. That isn't to say th…
  • I noticed she pronounces St (street) as saint, but not always. Yesterday I downloaded the latest speech files and I didn't notice the mispronunciation yet, hopefully they fixed it. So does the male voice though. I live in Florida, where we hve a l…
  • The GPS unit is as good as the maps loaded into it; Garmin doesn't make maps but buys them from Navteq, who is to blame for unaccuracies. I use multi-destination routing on a 760 several times a week and have never had a problem with lock-ups. But …
  • Thanks Tim. I deleted the GPX file called Temp.GPX but under My Data (on the gps unit) there still are 2 imported temp files; I deleted one of the routes converted from the files, but the file is still there with no option to delete except perhaps t…
  • I believe 750, 760 and 780 share the same PCB; my 750 shows in dthe diagnostic mode the BT, FM and MSN modules, but disabled; any way to enable these functions? The 760 and 780 are exactly the same. As a matter of fact there really is no such model …
  • Is there any difference? I have Topo 2008 which I believe covers everything. Topo 2008 and 24K?
  • Apart from calculating weird routes, which I believe is inherent to any software, reception and lock is strong. The detail that I hate the most is the silver colour of the case; for a high end unit, the silvery reflection in the windshield is annoyi…
  • Call customer service, get an RMA and return the unit. Thanks for your questions. I use GPS coordinates and give them to someone else for work and when they entered the civic address in Google Earth, it was accurate but when they entered by coord…
  • Run the update again and it will load NA maps on your hard drive as well.
  • Mapsource is Garmin's mapping software; not sure if you can buy it per se, but is packaged with any version of the city navigators; if you download the NA 2009 update and execute it, it will install mapsource for you. The easyest way to get started …
  • BTW: can one save a route from google maps? but from google earth, in a format that is either directly readable or can be converted to mapsource format? Where is the optin in GM to save your route? other than html... same problem in GE Thanks. No …
  • Start the program, read your S&T file, convert and save somewhere you can find it, then launch mapsource and open the saved file; it will show up on your map. Where/how do you export the map data from MS Street & Trips to create the file to …
  • It's freeware, unless you want to make a donation to support the effort. It has a graphical interface (GUI) that you launch and the output should be either .gdb or .mds Good luck. This is exactly what I would like to be able and do... plan my trip…
  • thanks guys, appreciate your help.
  • No misread, I bought mine on Jul 11, registered the same day and it shows on the site it has acquired 1st signal on Jan 16, 08 and map unlocked on Jul 11; I'm on the phone holding for customer service to request my free map update. Ok, just got off…
  • After more trial and error playing with the settings I found the format that works: gdb and mps.
  • Thanks spazmogen, I got the idea now. Thanks again.
  • My 250W has the MediaTek MT3318 chip. However, it locks fast and secure, and even finds the sattelites in an underground garage, through the steel reinforced roof. So far so good, very sensitive and reliable; I cannot say the same about the mapping …
  • Jeez, I never pulled down the list, thanks! ... When you "send to device" from Mapsource, it should have a pulldown list which allows you to choose either the Nuvi or the SD card in the Nuvi. But, if you want to send to an SD card, it is very much …
  • My 250W has a MediaTek MT3318 chip: Detailed Product Description 1.Frequency:L1, 1575.42 MHz 2.C/A Code:1.023 MHz 3.Channels:14 / 32 4.DGPS:RTCM protocolWAAS, EGNOS, MSAS 5.Dimension(LxWxH):9 x 6 x 1.3 mm 6.Reacquisition Time:
  • I am playing with mapsource and the only device I can upload maps is the GPS itself (I have a Nuvi 250W). The SD card is only good for multimedia, it won't read anything else from it. Spazmogen, how could a map be uploaded to a card, can you please …