Tips for first time Nuvi users

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby zamad » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:02 am

Inggo wrote:....camera geotag is running.. want to catch some POI this week to get exercise.. :-)

Yes, the camera wiht geotag is useful to capture POIs, even though its only 3MP.
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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby uy_k17 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:55 pm

I've downloaded MFM map onto my computer without using Map Source. I've run the installation, created the gmapsupp.img and saved it onto my nuvi 205 Garmin folder. However, when I go to Tools > Settings > Maps, the map I have uploaded isn't there.

What is the problem? Thanks guys.

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby silverbeauty » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:09 pm

uy_k17 wrote:I've downloaded MFM map onto my computer without using Map Source. I've run the installation, created the gmapsupp.img and saved it onto my nuvi 205 Garmin folder. However, when I go to Tools > Settings > Maps, the map I have uploaded isn't there.

What is the problem? Thanks guys.



If stored in SD card/garmin, remove SD card and re-insert, sometimes contact problem

If stored in MainMemory/garmin, check spelling of gmapsupp.img .... alphabet by alphabet...
Re-download and create fresh file ... sometimes file corrupted.

It is recommended to put new maps into SD card.

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby mcchin_81 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:25 pm

Err
I am a totally newbie here

hello every seniors here

had my nuvi 1450 for a couple of days today
and it works flawlessly with the MFM map i got from here
and installed on the SD card

what i did just now is that i register and try updating the US map(US unit) before i go back up all the data)
then it happen
after reboot (while downloading the US Canada map)
i check out that MFM map become monotone blue as below shows
Image
Image

any reset, recopy, yield the same
the POI and navigation works
but when change to MSM and the ori US map shows yellow road and grey lorong etc..

how to fix this, seniors?
thank you
btw: tried search "blue road" "monotone blue" to no avail...

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby silverbeauty » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:39 pm

mcchin_81 wrote:Err
I am a totally newbie here

hello every seniors here

had my nuvi 1450 for a couple of days today
and it works flawlessly with the MFM map i got from here
and installed on the SD card

what i did just now is that i register and try updating the US map(US unit) before i go back up all the data)
then it happen
after reboot (while downloading the US Canada map)
i check out that MFM map become monotone blue as below shows
Image
Image

any reset, recopy, yield the same
the POI and navigation works
but when change to MSM and the ori US map shows yellow road and grey lorong etc..

how to fix this, seniors?
thank you
btw: tried search "blue road" "monotone blue" to no avail...




MainMenu - Tools - Settings - Navigation - Automobile - Map Theme - Choose Garmin

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby mcchin_81 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:49 pm

silverbeauty wrote:MainMenu - Tools - Settings - Navigation - Automobile - Map Theme - Choose Garmin



thanks
but the 1450 dont have that option

main - tools - settings - navigation
1. Route preference
2. avoidance
3. transit types

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby mcchin_81 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:59 pm

shameless self bump

anyone can help

could it bee that after garmin update,
the malfreemap is detected and reduced to less beautiful?

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby silverbeauty » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:14 pm

mcchin_81 wrote:shameless self bump

anyone can help

could it bee that after garmin update,
the malfreemap is detected and reduced to less beautiful?



Backup - remove the USA map and see if it helps.

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby mcchin_81 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:22 pm

thanks silverbeauty

thought that just now
removed the 1.6gb mapp of US

still the same
copy the gmapsupp to the internal
(create a map folder to .system - NG
place it on the same as the US gmapprom - also NG)

edit: NG here is the unit did not see the map

zzzz

btw, if i try to route from penang to kl
and try to run it
the unit hangs and shut off

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Re: Tips for first time Nuvi users

Postby silverbeauty » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:07 pm

You are walking dangerous grounds by employing trial and error experimentation. The result could be a bricked Nuvi.

It may be a system file corruption that is causing the problem.

If under warranty suggest you bring it back to dealer you bought it from to have it fix.


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