Nuvi 760 latest map update

Discussion in 'General GPS Discussion' started by David Wells, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. David Wells

    David Wells Guest

    After downloading the latest map update was told not enuff memory to
    install. So I had to install just Canada and Northern US States. Is
    there any way to down load and install to a SD card and use that in
    the GPS or does Garmin just want me to buy and new one.


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    David Wells, Feb 18, 2012
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  2. yes, just install onto an SD card and plug that in. It'll override the
    internal.
     
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Feb 18, 2012
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  3. David Wells

    Rick Morel Guest

    Agree about just install onto an SD card, but unless the Nuvi 760 is
    very different from all the other Garmins, it will not override the
    internal.

    You have to go to Settings, Map, then Info. It should show both maps
    with a checkbox on each. Uncheck the internal one and then it'll work.
    With both checked, it seems to "favor" the internal one. BTW, if you
    remove the SD card when on, or turn on after, it'll "check" the
    internal one again.

    Rick
     
    Rick Morel, Feb 18, 2012
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  4. David Wells

    Sunshine Guest

    I see the other advice to install onto an SD card, but I like to keep
    my SD cards for music. What I do is copy the old map off the Nuvi to a
    PC to make space available, then install the new map. Works a treat
    because the problem is that the 760 doesn't have internal space for
    two full maps, but it has space for one.
     
    Sunshine, Feb 18, 2012
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  5. How does one install onto an SD card? I have downloaded the Western Europe
    2012.4 map to my hard disk: do I just copy some stuff to the SD, or does it
    need to be 'installed' in a Garmin format. Garmin downloader would not
    allow me to download/install to any other location than its own default
    (browse option greyed out).

    "Rick Morel" wrote in message

    Agree about just install onto an SD card, but unless the Nuvi 760 is
    very different from all the other Garmins, it will not override the
    internal.

    You have to go to Settings, Map, then Info. It should show both maps
    with a checkbox on each. Uncheck the internal one and then it'll work.
    With both checked, it seems to "favor" the internal one. BTW, if you
    remove the SD card when on, or turn on after, it'll "check" the
    internal one again.

    Rick
     
    rattlingroger, Feb 18, 2012
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  6. David Wells

    David Wells Guest

    So can some one give me the stept by stept how to install to SD card.
    .. Do you just down load the map update to computer only then copy that
    from your hard drive to the SD card or put the SD card in the nuvi760
    first then when you go to dowload to your nuvi 760 it will see the
    extra memory in the sd card.


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    David Wells, Feb 19, 2012
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  7. David Wells

    David Wells Guest

    The program I have been using is Garminmap Updater 3.0.8 So how would
    I set that up. Inow you have to have you gps connected to computer so
    that it can be found

    Thank you
    David


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    David Wells, Feb 19, 2012
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  8. David Wells

    David Wells Guest

    Help. I down loaded the maps to my computer only. to a file called
    programdata/garmin/maps. It now shows a file called it has a file
    there city Navigator North America NT 2012.40. Moved that whole
    folader to a SD card and plugged it into my GPS when to setting maps
    map info and nothing show up expect what was there before. What am I
    doing wrong


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    David Wells, Feb 19, 2012
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  9. David Wells

    Rick Morel Guest


    The filename has to be:

    GMAPSUPP.IMG

    In a folder called "Garmin" for the GPS to recognize it.
    G:\Garmin\GMAPSUPP.IMG

    Sometimes the unlock for your GPS is in that file, and sometimes it is
    a file called:

    GMAPSUPP.UNL

    Which has to be in the same folder.

    If the fliename is:

    GMAPPROM.IMG

    Rename it to the above for use on the SD card. This is the name used
    for the file in the GPS itself.

    From what you write above, you may have the Garmin Mapsource version
    of the files. In that case, you have to select the maps you want in
    Mapsourcen and save to the SD card. You can do this with the SD card
    in a holder or in the GPS, with the GPS connected via USB. Be SURE you
    select the SD Card, NOT the GPS.

    Rick
     
    Rick Morel, Feb 19, 2012
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  10. David Wells

    David Wells Guest

    Those files were not around where I did the download and Map Source
    was on a old computer I no longer have. Use a lap top now. Will Call
    Garmin later today but at this point if want all of North America
    would appear will need to buy SD card from them for $79.00 Dollars so
    much for my perchase of life time updates for that machine.

    Thanks all


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    David Wells, Feb 21, 2012
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  11. David Wells

    Sunshine Guest

    Or, if you'd rather not buy an SD card, just load the map directly to
    the Nuvi. That's what I do. I prefer to save the SD card for music.
     
    Sunshine, Feb 21, 2012
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  12. It won't all fit on the 760. That was the start of this whole thread.
     
    Peter H. Coffin, Feb 22, 2012
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  13. David Wells

    Sunshine Guest

    No, the start of this thread talked about adding a second full map to
    the 760. There isn't enough room internally for two complete maps, so
    just remove the old one. Now you have room on the device for the new
    one, and you don't have to give up your SD card to do it.
     
    Sunshine, Feb 22, 2012
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  14. David Wells

    Mike Lane Guest

    Sunshine wrote on Feb 22, 2012:
    I don't know what process you are using when you refer to "adding a second
    full map". Garmins normal map update will replace the current map with the
    new updated version, otherwise the internal memory would quickly fill up.

    The problem is that the size of the CN map file has increased substantially
    with the most recent update. I use City Navigator Europe, and still have the
    4 most recent versions still loaded on my computer. Looking at these I see
    V2012.3 3.03GB
    V2012.4 4.24GB.

    The Nuvi 765 has an internal memory of 4 GB so there is no way the complete
    map can now fit.
     
    Mike Lane, Feb 22, 2012
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  15. David Wells

    Sunshine Guest

    The North America maps don't seem to be that big. With 2012.40 loaded
    I still have nearly 500KB free, although I've taken voices and some
    other junk off that I didn't need. I don't think that amounted to
    much, though.
     
    Sunshine, Feb 22, 2012
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  16. David Wells

    David Wells Guest

    I finally got ahold of the Garmin Teck people after 30 minute wait.
    They had me delete all the voices except the english ones. All the
    extra cars etc help files. and some other stuff like the sample music
    and text etc. Ater that by using the map update program 3.0.8 I was
    able to reinstall the complete map upgrade.

    Thanks all.







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    David Wells, Feb 22, 2012
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    MLD Guest

    Just buy an SD card in one of the box stores--Best Buy/Staples etc. More
    than likely a 4 GB card is more than enough and will cost you about $10 on
    sale
    MLD
     
    MLD, Mar 4, 2012
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