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Old 26-03-2013, 09:04   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Help, Garmin update.

Downloading the latest Garmin maps I'm told I "haven't got enough space do I want to use a macro SD card?"

Does the update overwrite the existing setup or is it adding the entire new mapping as well? I don't particularly want to run the satnav with a card sticking out the side so can I delete the old mapping before updating if this is the case?
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On my Garmin Zumo 660 (same as Nuvo but waterproof) you need a mini sd card,this card sits in the side of the battery compartment,you need to remove the battery to see where it goes.If you dont have one you will probably need sd card adaptor as well.I use an 8gb mini sd card.I have the garmin lifetime updates and takes about 20 mins to upload the new European maps.Any other questions just ask
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My last TomTom update was too big for the internal memory so I have put it on an SD card (32Gb) so now have bags of room so have put on all Europe, instead of just Western Europe, and some more POIs and still tons of space left.
The internal memory is only 2Gb so bound to run out sooner or later as the maps are becoming more detailed.
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hi when we did the garmin up date it came up telling us it would take 17,800 hours. as it happens it took all weekend. cheers ivory55
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I had this problem when I first updated mine, put a sd card in but couldn't get it to load onto there. I eventually went in and deleted files I wasn't going to use like help files in other languages, but you need to be sure you don't delete anything you need in the future. I think I Googled the problem and got some info that way. Since the initial update I have had no further problem.
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Thanks for the responses. I've ordered a 8gb mini sd card which comes with an adaptor. Annoying thing is it told me 13 hours to download initially which dropped to about 3 but it doesn't do the maps til last so don't get the "full" message until it's too late. I'll start again when I get the card.

Edit: Oh and I thought the card went in that tiny slot in the side, what's that for then?
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hi when we did the garmin up date it came up telling us it would take 17,800 hours. as it happens it took all weekend. cheers ivory55
These updates do take a long time, so do them at home if you can. My TomTom one took over an hour and I have fibreoptic internet.
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I have about 7mb speed and the full update took between 20mins to 1/2 hour.
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