Garmin Nuvi Lost Maps

Discussion in 'General GPS Discussion' started by goober, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. goober

    goober Guest

    We have a Garmin Nuvi 200 series device. It has worked fine but
    suddenly lost its maps. We got in the car one day and when it booted,
    it said it had no maps and could not function. I have restarted it,
    reset it, etc, but to no effect. Do I need to reload maps? If so where
    can I get a copy of the map. I am not intersted in buying new maps, I
    just want to re-load the ones that came with the device. Anyone else
    have this problem?

    We called Garmin to see if they could help, but after 30 min on the
    phone wtihout getting to a human gave up. Garmin, what is up with

    Any and all info welcome, thanks.
    goober, Aug 3, 2009
  2. goober

    Seth Guest

    Register for MyGarmin at the garmin website, download the webupdater and
    hook up your device. Should detect and d/l the latest maps you're entitled
    to at no charge.
    Seth, Aug 3, 2009
  3. goober

    John Guest

    surely you would only be able to do this once.
    John, Aug 6, 2009
  4. goober

    Seth Guest

    Register the device, yes. Download the maps appropriate and registered to
    your unit, no.

    And stop calling me Shirley!
    Seth, Aug 6, 2009
  5. goober


    Mar 11, 2011
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    Have to PAY to reload maps!

    Unfortunately, you cannot download the lost maps for free if it's been 60 days since the device first connected with a satellite. Mine nuvi 1350 was 3 months old and suddenly had the problem described here -- so apparently we have to PAY GARMIN $49.95 to reload maps lost due to their software error! This does not seem reasonable! I think a product we paid good money for should work more than 60, or 90, days!!!
    bgarlock, Mar 11, 2011
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