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Hello All..
I am a real newbie here.. My membership is barely minutes old!
I have a Garmin Nuvi 760 and have had it a couple of years.. I found this group while on the Garmin site looking for an answer as to how I handle a complete freeze up of my unit.. I did..
I have always wondered about additional points of interest and now I found out where to get them.. GREAT!
BUT, a typical newbie question.. I have downloaded several files but how do I load them up to my Nuvi???
Thanks in advance for your help..
Ron Husak

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Ron Husak Conifer, Colorado at 9200 feet and lovin it! Garmin Nuvi 760

Welcome to the Community rhusak

Because there is so much information I'm going to direct you to the FAQ's. If you have a specific question after reading the FAQ's, then please ask and I know it will get answered. Again Welcome.

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Welcome indeed !

You've got members from all around the World, so can expect quick answers. If your question justifies it, of course - we've got our share of rowdy tempers sometimes grin

Bottom line, we may sometimes bark or have sharp answers, but we never bite. And Miss POI is always there to moderate oru crowd if it gets necessary smile

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

Newbie

As stated above check the FAQ's there is a wealth of information. This is by far the #1 site on the web. Everything you need to know on how to make your gps do what you want to do is here. Check out Gary Hayman's site (he is also on this site) His site will walk you through everything from basic to advanced. Enjoy.

Hello and welcome

Welcome aboard. As stated there is a wealth of information in the FAQs. There are a couple programs you will need to download, both from the Garmin site.

If you don't already have it, download the Webupdater program and make certain your unit is running the latest internal software. The second piece of software will be POILoader. This is the program used to load all those custom POI.

Gary Hayman's site is at http://home.comcast.net/~ghayman3/garmin.gps/index.html#page...

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

Welcome to the site.

Welcome to the site.

Welcome

You will love this forum for all your gps needs. Have a wonderful holiday.

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Alan-Garmin c340

Welcome

Welcome to the community.

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Will nuvi 265W, Vista HCX, amateur radio

Welcome! You've just added

Welcome!

You've just added great value to your GPS purchase!

Have fun!

Rob

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Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

Best Advice

Box Car wrote:

Welcome aboard. As stated there is a wealth of information in the FAQs. There are a couple programs you will need to download, both from the Garmin site.

If you don't already have it, download the Webupdater program and make certain your unit is running the latest internal software. The second piece of software will be POILoader. This is the program used to load all those custom POI.

Gary Hayman's site is at http://home.comcast.net/~ghayman3/garmin.gps/index.html#page1text

Welcome to the site. There are many people here that can really help you when you need it. By far, this is the best site on the web for GPS info. Don't forget to do a search first and look at the FAQ's. Do what Box Car said and you'll be ready to go.

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Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

Welcome to Poi Factory

rhusak wrote:

Hello All..
I am a real newbie here.. My membership is barely minutes old!
I have a Garmin Nuvi 760 and have had it a couple of years.. I found this group while on the Garmin site looking for an answer as to how I handle a complete freeze up of my unit.. I did..
I have always wondered about additional points of interest and now I found out where to get them.. GREAT!
BUT, a typical newbie question.. I have downloaded several files but how do I load them up to my Nuvi???
Thanks in advance for your help..
Ron Husak

Welcome to the site.Plenty of info here.You may want to look at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25721 for custom pois.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.

welcome to the site!

rhusak, you came to the right place. Try my FAQ for the basics of loading POI files -

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30728

dobs108 - nuvi 760 - Nassau County NY

Welcome aboard

Welcome aboard

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All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

Welcome

Rhusak, Welcome to poi-factory! Great for information, from great folks! grin grin

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D.H.

Hello and Welcome

I know that you will enjoy this site. Used it myself and always updating
some. Again welcome.

guy

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guy-----C320>nuvi 200>Nuvi 255W

Thanks all

Well..
I figured out "with all of your help" how to unlock my Nuvi.. and then when I upgraded my software and maps I found that it turned on just fine but the maps were not there.. Had to down load them again..
I also downloaded some custom POI files.. Neat... and I am a happy camper again..
Happy Thanksgiving to all on this great list and I will be back often!!!
Ron

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Ron Husak Conifer, Colorado at 9200 feet and lovin it! Garmin Nuvi 760

One more good resource

For changing your vehicle, I'd recommend subscribing to Tony's RSS feed. His website is http://www.vehiclesforgarminnuvi.com and he's got LOADS of excellent, free SRF files.

Just select a vehicle, and save the resulting SRF file in your device's VEHICLE directory. You'll then be able to select it to rerpesent your position on the map.

Enjoy !

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

Back up the GPS

Make sure you back up all of the GPS files for safe keeping.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30394 smile

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Nuvi 650 and 1350.

Now THAT....

THAT went without sayin' !

And it doesn't hurt to say it anyway smile

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

Welcome to the site,

Welcome to the site,

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Welcome and

Greetings!

Welcome to this site and get

Welcome to this site and get ready to learn a lot about the GPS world.

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Nuvi 765T.

Welcome

Welcome to the membership, you will learn a lot here, I did.

NUVI765T

remember to have a good time

remember to have a good time lol

Me Too

Just want to add my welcome.

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Bob: My toys: Nüvi 1390T, Droid X2, Nook Color (rooted), Motorola Xoom, Kindle 2, a Yo-Yo and a Slinky. Gotta have toys.

Welcome!

Welocome aboard rhusak.

I have uploaded several POI files to my Nuvi 205 and say without hesitation that if I can do it, anyone can. grin

Hi welcome too- I'm a nooby

Hi
welcome too- I'm a nooby here too but haven't decided between tomtom or garmin for my next gps

welcome

nuvinooby wrote:

Hi
welcome too- I'm a nooby here too but haven't decided between tomtom or garmin for my next gps

Well, welcome aboard.

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

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