I just spent several hours downloading the software to update a 755t and an 855. In both cases I received a warning that the device doesn't have enough memory to load the updated maps - the map selection(s) offered don't meet my needs so I'm forced to go without any updates.
Lifetime map updates?? I apparently got ripped off by Garmin again.
Does anyone else have this problem; or, better yet, a solution?
Have you try this http://www.poi-factory.com/node/31186 ? You also now have the option to load maps to a SD card in option 2 for map downloads.
With all but the English language voices removed, I installed all of North America with the current map update on both my nuvi 750 and 855, so you can do it as well, Earl.
In fact, once you've got this done, you may also want to look to improving the 855's update by substituting the larger Junction View file for higher quality and additional Junction View displays--and this is best placed on a SD card. It's well worth the effort if you like seeing photo-realistic Junction Views. A search here at The Factory will give instructions for finding, downloading from Garmin, and substituting the larger jcv file on your 855.
If you haven't updated yet to 2013.10, follow the suggestions in c...45's link to remove files, then try the update. If you have already updated to 2013.10 with less than the full North America, you could reinstall the map after removing unneeded files from your devices--or if you don't have an immediate need for the extra locations, just wait and install the upcoming map update due in about a month--with unneeded files removed, you can install all of North America to both of your nuvis with Lifetime Maps.
But whatever you do, make a backup of your current nuvis' files on a computer hard drive, recordable DVD, etc. before you start deleting nuvi files.
It's hardly a "rip off".
The map data has gotten larger because it contains more information.
You are getting MORE for your money.
Just load part to the device memory and the rest to the SD card you you will be fine.
People, you're not getting "ripped off". Garmin repeatedly posts disclaimers on their website that map data may not fit on a device and that a SD/MicroSD card may be required. So, the claims of being "ripped off" really have to stop. Of course I'm asking too much here as it's far easier to blame Garmin for adding more information to a map than it is to spend a little time learning how to get that map to fit on the device. Hell, Garmin has made it even easier to split a map between both internal and external memory with the release of MapInstall 4.x. However, the average person is too lazy to use the tools provided and would rather complain.
Hi I understand you and accept, but the Creators may be at their best while we the consumers puts it to the test. I got my full USa/Canada/Alaska/Islands/Mexico and all was 2Gb and it was the 2012.30maps.The new 2013.10 maps was asked to make smaller regions, so i lost Countries to it.I do know every garmin tool but sometimes their application stalls from a window decision.
@gpsdog: If you know the tools, then you don't know them well enough. I can absolutely guarantee that with a SD/MicroSD card and using only the tools Garmin provides, it is possible to install the latest map in its entirety onto a device without deleting a single file. Most of us however get rid of the files we don't use before installing a map.
That is what I do and delete most of the files I will never use, misc lang, etc.etc
Keep the bigger maps coming
My 8 GB card is just itching for more data...
I have a 765t and a 885t with lifetime maps. The only accomidation I have had to make is to put the junction views on the micro SD card of the 885t. A small jcv file came with the map and I deleted it and put the larger one on the SD card. Takes a few extra minutes but works very well.
I backed up both nuvis so I have all the other languages I've now deleted from the GPS but I can't imagine what I'll ever use them for.
I have also added POI files and routes to both nuvis as well as custom vehicle files. The 765t even gets the big jcv file without issue. There is sufficient space if you just manage it.
I have no plans to drive to Alaska or Hawaii in the near future.
That recent maps include Grand Bahama, Jamaica and some of the Caribbean islands and, for some reason French Guiana? Just a tiny tidbit for general information.
If you have one of the memory challenged navigators another option is to install the maps only to Mapsource and NOT to the navigator and then simply select the map segments you need and send them to the device where they will be stored in gmapsup.img - and you can change the selections at any time.
It isn't often that you would likely need all four corners of North America at the same time unless you are a long haul trucker or motorcycle touring person and even then . . . . .
There a way to work around to make new maps update fit to memory. I got my fit to the StreetPilot 2820 with only few MB left.
I do wish the Garmin Map Updater was intelligent enough to recognize an installed SD card and provide it as an option to storing maps. The quarterly dance of having to all but empty some devices, load the maps, move the maps and the restore the devices is getting old. My own 765T is getting pretty close to full with the newer map updates. I have not yet had to remove voices or any other features but if the JCV gets much larger, I will hit the maximum.
In my opinion, the Garmin GPSs are made with the expectation that the customer will upgrade in a few years time - planned obselesence. It's like computers - good luck trying to get the new Windows 8 (coming this fall) on some old laptop running Windows XP. Probably won't work. At the same time, it is certainly frustrating to have to upgrade your GPS when you paid a lot initially in the first place. Memory these days is cheap so why not throw in a few more gigs? Garmin has had so many models over the years that it is clear that they can't even keep up with firmware fixes and software updates and instead focus on their new 2012 ones mostly... but that's another story.
Yup - just dump everything new onto a 2GB SD card - works like a charm.
+1. This is key when you have issues.
I do the other way for myself though, removing the other items I don't need within the main memory.
...... And SD/MicroSD cars are cheap too. Adding one to your Garmin just makes sense. It also porovided you with the opportunity to add pics, etc of your own.
I was able to put everything from 2013 map for my Garmin C320 into a 2GB SD card. I still have some room for RLC POI data.
I updated my 765 this weekend. Had no problems updating the Nuvi, but couldn't get the software to update my MapSource files. It aborted the installation 4 times. I've emailed Garmin, but no response so far.
You can also download just US maps or lower 48 states which saves room, which is what I did.
Also check to see if you have double maps. I had two different set of maps on my 765 some how from a previous update, NA and NA/Mex. Cleaned these off and had plenty room
As stated in this thread. Garmin DOES in fact have memory disclaimers on their site.
All too often, people are quick to blam the manufactuers, when it's really a simple matter of... "oops, didn't do my homework.".
People need to research before they purchase.
Don't be so quick to blame "the other guy"!
Hmmm... I deleated of all voice files (less english), text files (less english), help files (less english), and vehicle icons (less blue Garmin arrow), and had plenty of room for the latest update.
Again as I stated earlier, READ Garmin's disclaimers on their website! Garmin admits some units may not have enough memory, and that an SD card may be needed. Garmin now even gives you the option to load maps to your SD card.
Where do you find that information? Not from the manufacturers.
delete the voice files that you don`t use then try updating again.
¹If you purchase a nüMaps Lifetime subscription (sold separately or bundled together with certain GPS models), you will receive up to 4 map data updates per year, when and as such updates are made available on Garmin’s website, for 1 compatible Garmin product until your product’s useful life expires or Garmin no longer receives map data from its third party supplier, whichever is shorter. A product’s “useful life” means the period during which the product (a) has sufficient memory capacity and other required technical capabilities to utilize current map data and (b) is capable of operating as intended without major repairs. A product will be deemed to be out of service and its useful life to be ended if no updates have been downloaded for such product for a period of 24 months or more. Unless otherwise stated, the updates you receive under the subscription will be updates to the same geographic map data originally included with your Garmin product when originally purchased. In some instances, your Garmin product might not have sufficient memory remaining for you to load an update to the map data, in which case you will need to either (a) select reduced map data coverage for your updates, or (b) purchase separately a microSD™/SD™ card (if and as applicable to your Garmin product) and load all or a portion of the map data coverage for your updates to the card and insert the card into the microSD/SD card slot contained in your Garmin product. If neither of the measures in (a) or (b) can be used to address your product’s lack of sufficient remaining memory, then Garmin may conclude that the “useful life” of your product has expired. Garmin may terminate your nüMaps Lifetime subscription at any time if you violate any of the terms of this agreement or your subscription. Your nüMaps Lifetime subscription may not be transferred to another Garmin product.
Yes this is the same thing I have read. You saved me having to cut and paste it.
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