Never Tried This

 

I've never tried this, but if you don't want to put the POI's permanent in your GPS, couldn't you just load them on a SD card, and use from that, then just remove the card when finished with the POI's. This may negate using the POI loader. Just a thought. My cards are full of photos or I'd try it.

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Garmin 660

I tried it on my C340

I tried it on my C340, but it didn't work. I later found out that the C340 will only accept Garmin preloaded SD cards.

I gave the SD card to my daughter to use to download music for her Nuvi650.

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SD Card

Yes, I can do that on my C530; however, if the file can fit on the unit, it asks if you want to transfer it every time you power up. Ive learned that if I make the file on the card large enough, or use up the space on the unit (ie, with a dummy file), then it won't ask.

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Tom

SD Card Load Prompt

poitom wrote:

Yes, I can do that on my C530; however, if the file can fit on the unit, it asks if you want to transfer it every time you power up. Ive learned that if I make the file on the card large enough, or use up the space on the unit (ie, with a dummy file), then it won't ask.

Don't know about your C530 - but on my nuvi 200W when you get the message about loading the POIs onto the unit, hit YES, then tap "Don't Ask Me Again", then tap SKIP and the message won't show again until you change the POI data on the SD card.

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Steve W. - nuvi 50LM, 255W & 200W - Philadelphia, PA area

YES?

Trainman, suppose you don't want to load into the unit....do you still hit YES. I would think that would load them. Maybe I'm reading it wrong.

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Garmin 660

Sent Email

Robert660 wrote:

Trainman, suppose you don't want to load into the unit....do you still hit YES. I would think that would load them. Maybe I'm reading it wrong.

Just sent you an email - hopefully that will clear it up. If not, let me know.

EDIT: Just noticed that you have a nuvi 660 - it should work exactly the same as my 200W as far as POIs are concerned.

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Steve W. - nuvi 50LM, 255W & 200W - Philadelphia, PA area

You are correct

Robert660 wrote:

Trainman, suppose you don't want to load into the unit....do you still hit YES. I would think that would load them. Maybe I'm reading it wrong.

Somewhere, the wording has changed. If you want to leave the file on your SD card, as you point out, you must check the box which now says, "Don't ask me again," and click on "NO".

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

hitting yes then skip

I thought the same thing until I tested it.. You need to say yes, then it will ask you other questions.. just skip when asked and it shouldnt copy!

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Not on 660

bobkz wrote:

I thought the same thing until I tested it.. You need to say yes, then it will ask you other questions.. just skip when asked and it shouldnt copy!

I gather this is the way it is/was on other units because I see everybody suggesting it, but on the 660 with the newest s/w, it doesn't even use the word "skip" anymore. If you say "Yes," it immediately does what you just told it to do, it copies it to the internal drive.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.