Weird thing going on with my Nuvi 200W...I did a trip from PA to WA this weekend, Washington does not exist in my Nuvi? Washington is the only one I tried, it could be affecting more than just Washington.
If you want to do an address in Washington, it tells you the Washington doesn't exist (since you are required to enter the state first). If you search by city (for say Richland, WA), it will navigate to Washington.
My maps are also funky...once I got past the middle of South Dakota, my maps started to get poorer; poorer as in the detail got lost. I have the "most" detail setting checked to ensure I get everything it will show. By the time I got to Washington, I had one road (I-90) and nothing else, no streets, no cities, no exits, nothing but the interstate...and that "road" is stick-like without curves. Not to mention the "base" is way off as I was flying off the road in more than one scenario which then throws it into recalculating.
Now it worked fine in 2008, but I updated maps last year.
Before I fix this thing with a 3-pound sledge, is there a known issue that would cause this or is there a hard reboot that can be done (sort of like rebooting any other computer) since these things only ever really go to a sleep mode?? I'm going to be a little upset if I find out this is a mapping software glitch after I paid for these maps.
Try DC (District of Columbia).
Try a FW update with the Garmin Web Updater.
Not DC, the actual STATE of Washington is missing.
On edit, I reinstalled the OS onto the Nuvi...no change. I can't search any address starting with the state...it tells me there are NO matches for ANY state I enter.
Have you checked to make sure that you still have a checkmark next to the map? Sounds like it may be unselected. "This would be under settings / map "
Well, as an owner of a 200W, I know for a fact that with the latest versions of the maps the continental US will not fit in the internal storage. So, it sounds as if during the map update process you selected a region to upload to the nuvi (the Eastern half of the United States) instead of manually trying to fit as much of the US on the 200W as possible and loading the rest on a SD card.
You'll want to reinstall your maps. Read this thread. I put in there a brief tutorial on loading the whole of (in my case) North America on my 200W which may be of use to you.
It's hard to verify that every locale "exists." I've found entire towns missing. Granted my map is 2009, but these towns that I speak of have been around since the 1600's.
I have NT2010 loaded, and being I travel the country; I would hope I would have remembered selecting a region. I would have most likely stopped at that point as it would have rendered the GPS useless to me since I travel back and forth several times a year.
That still doesn't explain not being able to search any address in the US??
The maps file is still selected...
Spokane and Bilings are hard to miss...
Hey, sorry to hear about your problems .... but did you read the post above from a fellow 200w owner?
He said the entire CN map DOESN'T FIT on the flash memory of the 200w.
Maps are progressively growing larger with each update.
It's possible that when you updated, your update only loaded what would fit on your unit.
I travel extensively from Illinois to Washington to British Columbia. I can guarantee you that detail for those states and provinces are included (I even have a brother who lives in Spokane)
I'd try reloading your maps. Instead of trying to load the entire CN map ... just chose a slice of the US and Canada that you are going to travel. Since the memory on your GPS can't hold all the CN map, there is no reason to load Florida if you aren't going there.
Can't really remember, but the last couple of CN North America updates also include Mexico.
My guess, the map update only loaded what would fit.
Like the poster above said, you can't load the entire Map set on your 200w.
Given his other thread in Open Talk wherein he asks for advice on a basic GPS, he doesn't seem to be inclined to listen. Or else he's offended because I said he selected a region to install instead of saying that Garmin did it for him.
Regardless of whether he did it or it was done for him, it doesn't change the following facts.
1. The Continental US will not fit in the internal memory of a 200W, and thus a SD card must be used for whatever will not fit.
2. The dropoff in data is because there are no detail maps in the areas he wants to go to, because only a portion of the US was loaded into the memory in the first place.
3. The solution to the problem is to manually load the maps onto the device, then load the remainder of the maps onto the SD card, like I do on a regular basis.
I think it was starting with CNNANT 2010 that the Continental US would no longer fit on units with only 1GB of internal memory, but the SD card slot takes up the slack.
To get more space on your GPS try attaching it to ypur computer and go into "My computer" and click on the GPS when it shows up. When you open it up go into the program files and look for the languages, then delete all the ones you don't need like Uzbeck, Manderine and all others you don't speak. you will find it gives you a lot more free space.
All these others take up a lot of space on the drive.
It will free up a lot of space for the maps that don't fit now.
Not much more in the case of a 200W. It freed up enough space for me to load Washington state on to the internal memory, and left me some room to store POIs and some extra cars.
The difference is more dramatic with a 255W, with its larger internal space as well as the TTS voices.
Nevertheless, a good point to make.
It will not navigate to ANY STATE now...not just Washington. The only way it will navigate it to select a city or an address in a favorite. Not to mention some of the "options" are missing as well...I am inclined to think the device has suffered a memory issue.
I have already manually went back to PA, and all those maps have lost the details as well. They worked perfectly when I left on this trip, not so much now. I can't even navigate back to PA currently...so its not a partial east/west map loading issue.
I also just noted both the POIs and my favorites are missing now...the device is self-destructing, as those were there not even 12 hours ago. I am thinking the memory has become corrupted since it is flash memory?
It sounds to me like you have either inadvertently disabled your City Navigator NA map and your nuvi is using only the base map. Or your CNNA map file is corrupted or has been deleted. Go to Tools > Settings > Map > Map Info. Make sure the CNNA map shows up and has a check mark by it.
If that doesn't help, reinstall your CNNA map. If all else fails give Garmin customer service a call.
My guess is you messed something up when you "reinstalled the OS." What exactly do you mean by reinstall the OS?
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