Tips for first time Nuvi users

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby silverbeauty » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:21 pm

junan1975 wrote:im using nuvi 1200. i can use the malaysia map, but i can see the POI logo, likes PETRONAS, MAYBANK, etc..pls help thxs


Hi bro juan1975, you do not want to see the POI logo :-? :ko:

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby doraemon » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:33 am

citra wrote:I bought it yesterday at Pg PCFair. I also encountered this problem :ko: You need to set your windows explorer to unhide all system folder, then you can see the folder .System. All preinstalled maps are inside this folder. :)


From the booth that says they are the Garmin dealer?

I notice the fat boss very lansi. I ask him to quote for repair of nuvi, he sounds very lansi like only he knows how to get the faulty device repaired. He gave me a very bad first impression. Like Garmin owns by his father like that. Take it or leave it. I don't see any chance he will service you when you have any problems. Keep telling me go refer the garmin website during their introduction of maps. :tease:

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby allen4178 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:48 am

Dear zamad,
Can i-go Map co-exist with MFM map? This is in relation to your answer saying MFM map cannot co-exist with MSM map...( quite an old posting...)

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby zamad » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:15 am

... MFM map cannot co-exist with MSM map..
They can't co-exist without tweaking.

i-Go, Papago and Garmin maps are different and need their own software to read these maps. Even if you have i-Go map in your PND, they could not be read by either Papago or Garmin. Currently mfm only supports Garmin and Papago. Hope this clarifies matters.

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby Winning11 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:58 am

garmin nuvi 1350 user reporting in
my device : Garmin Nuvi 1350

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby JT123 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:05 am

Hi All,
You have a wonderful forum here.

I am not new to GPS but new to Nuvi. My main usage of the GPS is for off road purposes. I use the chartplotter model for places where no roads exist.

Anyway, I recently bought the Nuvi 1390T with a 8Gb micro SD card. I am now learning more about softwares from your site. There is a wealth of information here. Thanks. My unit comes with the N European maps (which I have updated with Garmin) and I have loaded other maps in the internal memory & loaded the N American data in the SD card.

I have 2 questions;

I am trying to back up the gmapprom.img file but I am unable to find it anywhere in the memory. I found both the gmapsupp.img files in the Garmin folder of the unit & the SD card. I back those up already. Can anyone shed some light on this?

I am also trying to compile a multi country mapset set using Gmap tools once I get all the maps that I want. I will make a large gmapsupp.img file for the SD card. I am not too bothered with loading & reloading maps whenever I travel. I will perhaps update only once or twice a year. Is this wise? Will this cause the unit slow down due to the large data library.

Looking forward to some answers.

Cheers.

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby pathfinder6s » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:55 pm

Dear all,

I have being using my Garmin nuvi 200W for about 2 years and I updated my map once from the Garmin shop. Cost me RM60 per udate. Sincerley I found not much of changes after my update. Recently I found out from a friend of mine that we can update our Garmin map here. Could I have some guide line on how to update the most recent map into our device?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby antyong (retired) » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:02 pm

pathfinder6s wrote:Dear all,

I have being using my Garmin nuvi 200W for about 2 years and I updated my map once from the Garmin shop. Cost me RM60 per udate. Sincerley I found not much of changes after my update. Recently I found out from a friend of mine that we can update our Garmin map here. Could I have some guide line on how to update the most recent map into our device?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby orionmystery » Tue May 11, 2010 9:50 pm

Really wonderful forum and many great Stickies with great infos. Thanks for the great work! I really mean it.

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby kumin » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:18 pm

pls help help me how to unlock ........it already 5 days to break in mapsource but fail....


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