can't get 4G SD cards to work with nuvi 200

 

Hi everybody,

I am running into problems trying to expand the memory on my nuvi 200. The company list says it should be okay up to 16GB and I've tried two 4GB cards, a Sandisk and a Transcend Micro. The my.garmin.com site just doesn't see the extra GB in the unit. I've tried disconnecting the unit and reconnecting to computer, telling site to re-scan for devices, no luck. It always shows the smaller amount of MB. I've tried using the card in other devices such as cameras and they both work fine.

What is causing the website not to register the extra 4GB in the nuvi? Do I need to format the disk? How do I do that?

Thanks. I'm new at this and it's pretty frustrating to pay for lifetime maps and then not be able to fit them onto the gps unit.

by the way, I have also

by the way, I have also updated the software on the nuvi so that's not the problem.

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You have to transfer them from MapSource, to the card. It will not DL to the card itself, AFAIK.

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Maybe it's the model of Nuvi you have

Some of the older units, and likely the Nuvi 200, will accept SD cards up to 2G, but will not accept SDHC cards of 4G and up. You might try a standard SD card of 2G or less, and see if that solves the problem.

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SD Card

If the drive is not listed under My Computer then follow these instructions:

Go to Start
Control Panel
Administrative Tools
Computer Management
Disk Management
There should be a listing for a Drive in the bottom
Right click on this option and then select Properties
In the header you should see the GPS listed (ex. Map76CSx). Close this window and right click on the listing
Choose "Assign Letter or Path"
Choose Add
Choose a letter that is not being used by the computer
Click Ok
Go back into My Computer, and the device should be listed under Devices with Removable Storage

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maximum card size for: 2xx Series is 2GB

According to Garmin, the maximum card sizes are: 2xx Series 2GB, 350 2GB, 360 and 370 4GB, 6xx Series 4GB

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From Garmin search

As long as the unit has the latest version of software, your unit can use the following maximum card size from the table below. You can use the WebUpdater program at the following link to download the latest unit software version: http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

Unit Series Maximum Size of SD Card
nuvi series 16GB
zumo 400 and 500 4GB
zumo 220 and 600 16GB
dezl series 16GB
StreetPilot c500 4GB
StreetPilot c300* 2GB
StreetPilot i-Series* 2GB
StreetPilot 7200 / 7500 2GB

Depending on the model of your unit, it may use either a full size SD card or a microSD card. If you are not sure which your unit requires, please refer to its documentation. When using a card with a larger capacity and when the files on the card are large in number and/or size, the unit's ability to draw mapping may be slowed.

If you have an OEM dealer device, please refer to the series above that fits your device.

*Note: StreetPilot c300 and i-Series units do not currently support the SDHC (High Capacity) cards.

*Note: All devices that support SDHC (High Capacity) cards will support up to class 10 cards.

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16GB?

rjrsw wrote:

According to Garmin, the maximum card sizes are: 2xx Series 2GB, 350 2GB, 360 and 370 4GB, 6xx Series 4GB

Isn't the largest size 16GB for all nuvis? (Since the link below is a https and not a http, you'll need to copy&paste it to your browser. At least for me, https links in POI Factory messages aren't clickable as the old http links will be.)

https://buy.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={a43e2650-1794-11e0-7efa-000000000000}

Well, my Nuvi 350 has a 16

Well, my Nuvi 350 has a 16 GB SD card in it working quite perfectly. If Garmin actually said that it cannot use such sizes, I'm suspicious of their technical competancy or their wishes to sell newer models.

In either case, they're simply WRONG!

Fred

Question of the Day

Well now...here we are with the question of the day: why would anyone currently need a 4GB card in a Nuvi 200?

The map of North America (not including French Guiana, which is in South America) is roughly 1.3GB in size. That leaves about 600MB remaining on a 2GB card, which should be more than sufficient to handle expansion of the map set for the next few years. I am guessing here that the OP is trying to place the entire map on the card. If that is the case, then all of his POIs, pictures, and vehicles can go into the internal memory, while he uses the SD card for the map storage.

I sympathize with the OP, because I go through the process of fitting what I can on the internal memory and putting the rest on the SD card with every single update. It is frustrating. But at the same time the 200/200W is four years old, which is an eternity in the electronics world.

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@CraigW

Switch the input format to Markdown and the https link works.

So [a href=https://buy.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={a43e2650-1794-11e0-7efa-000000000000} target=new]CraigW's Link[/a] becomes

CraigW's Link

NOTE: In the example above, greater than and less than signs have been changed to brackets so Markdown format does not change the example to a link.

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map on SD card

If you want to reformat the SD card this is what you will do.

Insert the SD card on your GPS and a new driver will show on your pc. There you will see 2 new driver one is called GARMIN (your GPS0 and the other is called REMOVABLE DISK ,( that is your SD card)

Right click on the Removable disk and click on REFORMAT select format 32 DO not select the fast reformat..and it will delete everything on your SD card..REMEMBER IF YOU REFORMAT YOUR SD CARD what ever is on the SD card it will be lost for good.

Also some people complain cause the add a map on the SD card and the GPS does not detect the map..This is cause the map as the name as GMAPPROM.IMG this file is intented to be install on the main GPS and not on the GPS if you want the map to be visible on the SD card you must rename the map on the SD card as GMAPSUPP.IMG (to rename it.right click on the name of the file and select rename.and change the name from Gmapprom.img to gmapsupp.img

Thanks

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

Switch the input format to Markdown and the https link works.

So [a href=https://buy.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={a43e2650-1794-11e0-7efa-000000000000} target=new]CraigW's Link[/a] becomes

CraigW's Link

NOTE: In the example above, greater than and less than signs have been changed to brackets so Markdown format does not change the example to a link.

Thanks, I'll give it a try next time.

4GB works fine on my 200W

I can't address the OP's issue with the my.garmin web site, because I always store everything on my PC first and manually transfer files later, but..

Just so the incorrect 200W/max 2gb info isn't spread around .. I have a 4gb micro SD card in an SD adapter, and my ancient 200W reads it just fine.

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16G max

Nuvis take up to a 16G SD card.

As JD4x4 says, dpending on the model of your unit, it may use either a full size SD card or a microSD card.

Map Naming on the 200W

By the way, Driver 38's post about map naming is a good one as well.

My experience with my 200W map names that work (all at the same time, or separately) is:
1. gmapprom.img on nuvi drive (only)
2. gmapprom1.img on nuvi drive (only)
3. gmapsupp.img on nuvi drive
4. gmapsupp.img on SD Card

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See This

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Similar

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

Written by our own DorkusNimrod:

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=120770

DN did a similar post here at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/19164 but it was only for the 7xx units. At the time, I asked if the names worked on the 200W and he wasn't sure but suggested I try them & see.

..So I did. As far as I've found, the only (extra map) ones that work on the 200W are the ones I posted above. Have you had anything else work on your 200W (assuming you still have it)?

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I still have it, and in fact

I still have it, and in fact have both it and my 1300LM running at the same time. I've not played around with the naming except at one point to rename the map on the internal memory gmapprom.img, since mapinstall at the time named the map gmapsupp.img. gmapoem.img I'm fairly sure would work. The specialized maps from the 7xx units, namely the time zone and 3d building maps, I believe wouldn't work in the 200W.

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by any chance

laserlight wrote:

Hi everybody,

I am running into problems trying to expand the memory on my nuvi 200. The company list says it should be okay up to 16GB and I've tried two 4GB cards, a Sandisk and a Transcend Micro.

They're not HC are they? There are reports some early units will not work with HC cards.

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map on sd card

thanks brother you r the best!!♥♥♥

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Maps On Micro SD Cards What Works & What Doesn't

I have 4 Garmin Nuvi Units.. 260 265W another 265W and 1490T
If I use an 8gb card with Garmin/gmapsupp.img all the units read it.
If I use a 4gb card none of the units 2xx read it. Maybe 1490T Not sure..
But if I use a 2gb card the 2xx reads it without a problem.

So my suggestion is if you try a 4gb card and the map is not recognized... put it on an 8gb card and I bet it shows up.
All cards formated to fat32 FYI

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Regional Maps Working on 1490T

http://www.gmaptool.eu/en/content/usa-osm-auto

Bottom of page you can download the files

I named Regional Maps 12345678.img 22345678.img and so on..

Archives contain maps in files *.img packed with program 7-zip. Unpacked files *.img should be saved in a folder Map on nuvi SD card. Regions of the map can be used simultaneously or independently.

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