Problems Unique to Certain Devices (Garmin)

 

Problems Unique to Certain Devices

GE will not Automatically Load Map Overflow to SD Card
2 GB Limit on SD card

GE will not Automatically Load Map Overflow to SD Card

There are certain devices that will not use a map larger than 2 GB on a SD card:
nuvi 300, 600 Series; nuvi 5000; StreetPilot c500 Series; and OEM zumo Series

Certain devices do not "automatically" load maps that will not fit on the device to a SD card. These devices are:

nuvi 295. 5000, nuvi 300, 500, 600, 800, 805 series; StreetPilot series
zumo 450, 550, and 665; and Nissan 700 series.

Start the Map process with Garmin Express
Since the device doesn't support the SD card feature, there will be an option in Garmin Express to choose a region that will fit on the internal memory and an additional option to send the complete map image to the computer, if the full image is wanted. Once this process is complete, you can manually load maps to a SD card using MapInstall.

Download MapInstall from http://www8.garmin.com/support/mappingsw.jsp

After you have installed MapInstall;
1. Connect your device to computer
2. Open the MapInstall program
3. Select the SD card
4. Select the option to Continue
4.a MapInstall will allow the selection of individual sections of the map products - 5. Click Send Maps (Mac) / Continue (Windows)
6. Click Confirm (Mac) / Install (Windows)
7. Click Done (Mac) / Finish (Windows)

Note: when selecting the maps, the storage meter displays how much space the selected maps require in relation to the available storage on the SD card. This meter appears below the map on both Mac and Windows on the map selection screen.

To deselect a map tile in MapInstall:

Mac: Click to select / Click again to deselect
Windows: Left-click to select / Right-click to deselect
To deselect multiple map tiles at once, hold Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac), then click and hold the mouse button and outline all the tiles to be deselected. Release the mouse button to finish the deselect. On Mac computers, deselect all selected maps by clicking Edit in the menu bar and selecting Clear Selection.

After MapInstall has finished loading maps to the device, disconnect the device. If using a Mac, make sure to eject the device first before disconnecting it.

Note: On the Mac version of MapInstall, the sleep settings will need to be changed:

OS X 10.5.8+
Click the Spotlight icon at the top right of the screen (magnifying glass icon)
Type Energy Saver
Press Return
Slide the bar for computer sleep to never

OS X 10.9+ with Haswell Processor (Late 2013+)
Click the Spotlight icon at the top right of the screen (magnifying glass icon)
Type Energy Saver
Press Return
Check Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off

2 GB Limit on SD card
There are certain devices that will not use a map larger than 2 GB on a SD card:
nuvi 300, 600 Series; nuvi 5000; StreetPilot c500 Series; and OEM zumo Series