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  • In relation to reflection/brightness, I have the opposite problem as you between my old nuvi 755T (with matte screen) and my newer 3597LMTHD (with gloss screen). While there is no reflection with the 755, it washes out so badly in bright daylight th…
  • Take a look at the Bing map. It shows the road narrowing at that bend, although from the street view it is obvious that it doesn't.
  • GPSCity has Montana 600 refurb for $300. I think it would be a nice upgrade from the Oregon 450. It has a larger brighter screen than the 450, but is also about 3.4 oz. heavier if that is a problem.
  • If you are in North America, check over on poi-factory.com. They have a Rest Areas POI file you can download.
  • It sounds to me like it is a battery or charging issue. Since it is a refurbished unit (assuming factory refurbished by Garmin), it should have a 1 year warranty. Try to get it replaced from the retailer you bought it from and if that doesn't work, …
  • I suggest you make a full backup of your new nuvi before you start deleting things. You can delete the voice files you don't want from folder \Voice. You can tell from the file names what languages they are. You may also find non-English files in fo…
  • Actually, since the 51 just came out in January of this year it is definitely still under warranty. So Boyd is right ... get a replacement the easiest way you can.
  • I agree with Boyd, you have tried all the normal solutions. I think it is definitely time for a call to Garmin. Be sure to call rather than using email support. Garmin has been known to cover unusual problems for devices even if they are out of warr…
  • Are you trying to charge it with the vehicle power cable that came with the device or another method (computer, wall charger)? Does the device power on when connected to the power source, but just not charge?
  • The Smartphone Link has much wider coverage than the cities they list in their support FAQ. The HD coverage is only where they show it on the map. For example, my local driving area (east central Iowa) has no coverage on the HD receiver, but has ver…
  • I have HD traffic with the GTM-60 on my 3597. I find Smartphone Link traffic superior in every way to the HD traffic, so I no longer use the GTM-60. AFAIK there is no way to use HD traffic on the GTM-60 and Smartphone Link for other functions, but I…
  • Yeah, I was thinking along those same lines Rick. I wonder if the split screen JCV file from a different nuvi model (one that still gets a full coverage file) would work? I personally don't like the effect the full screen file gives on a split scree…
  • I have found the date is usually the download date, but that doesn't fit with your experience. I hope Garmin is not doing with your nuvi 55 what they did with the 8x5 and 13xx/14xx series. When internal storage space got tight on these models, inst…
  • ... Is my assumption correct that this last unit will have the most advanced (or best looking?) software? Will it also be supported for the longest time? I'm curious. Not necessarily. In addition to adding features on new models, Garmin also has a…
  • As a quick summary ... Have a 8 GB or larger thumb drive. Create folder \Garmin and copy file \Garmin\GarminDevice.xml from your nuvi to the same folder on the thumb drive. With the thumb drive connected to your computer (and your nuvi not connected…
  • It is unlikely that Garmin would remove that feature. Here is what I would do ... If you have a thumb drive or SD card reader on your computer, use the cloning method to reinstall the 2018.20 map to the removable storage drive ... that should give y…
  • If the file is there, you may want to try a master reset. If that doesn't work a reinstall of 2018.20 is probably in order.
  • 2018.20 has junction view. Did you have a route (destination) enabled or were you just driving in map view mode?
  • I found the old image showing the difference between V1 and V2 ... will attempt to use another free site. V1 Birdseye is the left half, V2 is the right half
  • It has much better resolution than version 1 had. We discussed it back in 2014: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/comment/192912/#Comment_192912 Unfortunately because of the Photo Bucket going to a pay site, the image that showed the differenc…
  • That may be the answer Boyd. Sometime I will do some more experimenting to see if eliminating the OSM map solves the boot up issue. One other interesting tidbit I forgot to mention is that when all 10 .jnx files are there, it also will not boot int…
  • It was my thought too that one file was corrupt, but I can eliminate any one of the files and it works OK .... I have actually tried it with all 10 files (removing exactly one at a time). Also, BaseCamp has no trouble with the 10 files. I do also ha…
  • On my Oregon 550, I have 10 .jnx (Birdseye satellite) files loaded, each about 250 MB for a total of about 2.5 GB. This covers a rectangular area of approx 32 miles by 30 miles for a total of 980 square miles. This pretty much makes my Oregon choke…
  • Since this is the Garmin handheld forum, by 755T, I assume you are referring to a Garmin Rino and not a nuvi. ;) The answer to your question is no, the birds eye images are not already loaded. You install birds eye images via Garmin's Basecamp pr…
  • If your reason for getting into the \.system folder is to disable the .JCV file, understand that not all junction views will be eliminated. The DriveSmart 61 has the Active Lane Guidance feature. These are animated junction view-like images that are…
  • You also have to uncheck the folder option to hide protected operating system files.
  • It would seem that you could eliminate the SD card if all you need is UK and Ireland. If you want to reinstall 2018.10 to get more complete coverage, use Garmin Express, not MapInstall. Put a freshly formatted SD card in the device so Garmin Express…
  • @makem ... here is a thought that might simplify your cleanup: If you remove the SD card and boot the nuvi without the card, what is shown for installed maps in MyMaps?
  • You also have some map files in the \.system folder of internal storage and possibly more in the \Map folder in internal storage. There can also be map files in the \Garmin folders of internal storage and the SD card. This is one of the things that…
  • MapInstall handles the update differently than Garmin Express, as it only installs the map file, none of the special feature files like Garmin Express does. One way you could accomplish what you want is to use cloning to install the full current ma…
  • It sounds to me like the City Navigator map is either missing, not enabled or not loaded into memory and displayed, so you are navigating on the base map which has very limited detail. The first step is to do as crazyfingers suggested and check the …
  • I don't think the 61 comes with a traffic receiver. It is designed to use Smartphone Link for traffic. If you want the stand alone based traffic service, you will need to buy one of the power cord/traffic receiver accessories: the GTM-36 for standar…
  • That would make it seem like one of the map files you removed was corrupt. Out of curiosity, what are the names of the gmap* files you removed? Hopefully you didn't remove gmapbmap.img, as that is the base map and is not replaced by Garmin Express d…
  • I suspect that changing from MTP mode to mass storage mode is what solved the problem. This has been reported before, but only seems to be a problem with some computers. Many of us "regular's" in the forum just leave our Garmin devices in mass stora…
  • Why would you want to install 2017.1 if you already have 2017.3? Or did you mean you tried to install 2018.1 which I think is the current Europe map? In any case, assuming you have lifetime map updates, your best bet is to use Garmin Express and le…
  • I didn't know that, but you are correct Boyd. https://support.garmin.com/faqSearch/en-US/faq/content/GmMBrK5iSy8pmWmkXRAlh8
  • You don't. You can search the Foursquare data base on the Smartphone Link app on the phone. When you find the POI you want, you can send it to the 3597, and the "GO" button will pop up on the nuvi.
  • Foursquare is included with Smartphone Link. It is not directly accessible from the nuvi 3590, but you can access the Foursquare database on the smartphone and if you find a POI you want you can send it to the nuvi so you can navigate to it. It work…
  • You can get better traffic reporting on the DriveLuxe if you use Garmin's free Smartphone Link app instead of the HD traffic receiver that comes with the DriveLuxe. Of course that begs the question of why have a Garmin if you need the smart phone an…
  • Thanks Tim ... good to know that Garmin is keeping it alive.
  • Wasn't that post was prior to the Garmin takeover? So is Garmin still researching/creating/updating the DeLorme map products? I have kind of thought they would continue marketing the existing Delorme map products as long as there is inventory and in…
  • DeLorme is now Garmin, but did Garmin retain the cartography portion of the business? I thought Garmin was only interested in the InReach product line.
  • That sounds like a great new feature. Can you access it with voice control?
  • It is possible to edit the current route (the one you are navigating) on the 3597. Go to Apps > Trip Planner > select active route (it should be the first on the list of trips) > select the via from the list and delete. This is probably a c…
  • What makes you think Express doesn't recognize the card? The message you see is just a warning that a SD card may be needed for the next map update. Express makes no indication for the existence of a installed card, but when you do a map update it …
  • Delete the .GPX files on the zumo (in the GPX folder). Since you are using a Mac, empty the trash. Then go in through the zumo's menu and delete the routes again. That should do it.