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How to insert a micro SD card into my Garmin??

 

Ok, this is embarrasing, but I have a quick question.

I purchased from Garmin the City Navigator Europe NT maps on a microSD card for a trip that I will be taking next month.

I know this is hard to believe, but I am not sure how to insert this into my Garmin Nuvi 1350. I obviously know which end goes into the device, but I'm not sure which side is up.

With the device screen facing me, do I insert the card into the slot in the upper left hand corner with the word "SanDisk" facing upwards and towards me, or do I turn it around with the words facing away from me and upside down? I've tried inserting it with the words facing me, but it seems stubborn when I try to insert it. I don't want to break it, so I stop at this point. I'm also not sure how far to insert it into the slot. Can anyone advise me on this with directions? If not, I can call Garmin when they open up on Monday. Thanks in advance!!

bunkman wrote: Ok, this is

bunkman wrote:

Ok, this is embarrasing, but I have a quick question.

I purchased from Garmin the City Navigator Europe NT maps on a microSD card for a trip that I will be taking next month.

I know this is hard to believe, but I am not sure how to insert this into my Garmin Nuvi 1350. I obviously know which end goes into the device, but I'm not sure which side is up.

With the device screen facing me, do I insert the card into the slot in the upper left hand corner with the word "SanDisk" facing upwards and towards me, or do I turn it around with the words facing away from me and upside down? I've tried inserting it with the words facing me, but it seems stubborn when I try to insert it. I don't want to break it, so I stop at this point. I'm also not sure how far to insert it into the slot. Can anyone advise me on this with directions? If not, I can call Garmin when they open up on Monday. Thanks in advance!!

Just checked mine to be sure. The contact tabs (copper in color) face up. Up is with the nuvi screen facing you and the slot in the upper left.

It should go in easily and "click" in place. To remove you have to push in for it to release and it will pop back out.

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Nuvi 650 and 1350.

I can tell you how I do it

I can tell you how I do it on the nuvi 265.Gps facing me and sd slot top left.Card has arrow with words facing me.Using the arrow has the guide.I insert arrow point in first with lettering facing me.Push card all the way in.You have to push down and release to remove it.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Correct

pwohlrab wrote:
bunkman wrote:

Ok, this is embarrasing, but I have a quick question.

I purchased from Garmin the City Navigator Europe NT maps on a microSD card for a trip that I will be taking next month.

I know this is hard to believe, but I am not sure how to insert this into my Garmin Nuvi 1350. I obviously know which end goes into the device, but I'm not sure which side is up.

With the device screen facing me, do I insert the card into the slot in the upper left hand corner with the word "SanDisk" facing upwards and towards me, or do I turn it around with the words facing away from me and upside down? I've tried inserting it with the words facing me, but it seems stubborn when I try to insert it. I don't want to break it, so I stop at this point. I'm also not sure how far to insert it into the slot. Can anyone advise me on this with directions? If not, I can call Garmin when they open up on Monday. Thanks in advance!!

Just checked mine to be sure. The contact tabs (copper in color) face up. Up is with the nuvi screen facing you and the slot in the upper left.

It should go in easily and "click" in place. To remove you have to push in for it to release and it will pop back out.

Might also have to use your finger nail to push it in and back out, if you have big hands like me.

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nüvi®3790LMT nüvi®3590LMT| We do not live in Igloo's, and do not ride to work on snow mobiles

Thanks for your advice. I'm

Thanks for your advice.

I'm a bit confused though. pwohlrab said that the copper tabs are facing me as I'm looking at the screen. But charlesd45 said that the words are facing him.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding this. Perhaps they are inserted differently into different devices??
Any clarification available?

Thanks again!

I think

I think with the 1xxx the words on the card are facing away from you as you look at the Nuvi screen.

You right, it different depending on which model you have. My 3790 accepts the card with the printing facing me.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

Different devices

It is different on different devices. On my 755T the SD card goes in with the contacts down, printed side up. On my 855, the micro SD goes in with the contacts up. Why? Only Garmin knows. But it should only go in one way. There is a stop in the slot to prevent inserting it wrong. If it seems to want to go "crooked" when trying to push it in, try the other way.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

The lettering is facing me

The lettering is facing me with the copper on the back.Has arrow on the card showing how to insert.I tried it before posting.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Soft Touch

As others have noted, only one side will slide in and should do so rather easily.
Generally, the side with the metal strips faces away from the screen of the unit.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

I have the 1350

I have the 1350 that the OP is asking about. The metal tabs are up (facing you). There is a notch that faces to the top of the nuvi and the writing is on the back.

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Nuvi 650 and 1350.

I got it!

Just wanted to let you know. I got mine inserted.

On the Nuvi 1350, the copper tabs face me as I'm facing the device.

Thanks again.

As always, my fear of breaking things make me extra cautious, so I was afraid of forcing the card in the wrong way.

But, it's all good now.

Glad we could help.

bunkman wrote:

Just wanted to let you know. I got mine inserted.

On the Nuvi 1350, the copper tabs face me as I'm facing the device.

Thanks again.

As always, my fear of breaking things make me extra cautious, so I was afraid of forcing the card in the wrong way.

But, it's all good now.

--
Nuvi 650 and 1350.

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