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southernsky

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Posted: 06/12/18 07:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a RV760 and is pretty much useless in Canada. Once we crossed the border it doesn't work right. Can't figure out the problem


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dodge guy wrote:

Thanks. I should’ve mentioned I put a larger card in it. My computer recognizes the card. I can download them directly to the SD card, but when I put it in the GPS it doesn’t see the card.

When I first got it I could download the parts of the US I was going to need. Never needed the card. Now it doesn’t even give me an option for parts of the US just Canada and border states. When I first started using the card I could down load all of the US. Never had an issue. Then just a few days ago I’m having hear issues. The GPS is older, probably from 2006. Maybe it’s time for a new one?


GARMIN recommend SD card size (max) and type for their various GPS can be found HERE

Also your PC may be formatting the SD card using a format not recognized by the GPS. Always download map updates via GARMIN Express on your PC while the GPS is connected to the PC via a USB cable.

I always download the maps to my PC so that I can use them with GARMIN BaseCamp and then copy them to the GPS via Express and a USB cable connection to the GPS (never directly to the SD card).

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Posted: 06/13/18 07:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Haven't had a problem yet.
When and if I do, I would ask on the Garmin Forum, maybe start here.


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Ok. Finished the update last night. Approx 4 hours! But I have the updated maps now. So I will try and download the Garmin apps again on my computer for the next update and see how it goes. But for now it’s workimg.


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I also updated mine last night after realizing I was behind. Took several hours, but finished fine. I also change settings so the maps are downloaded to both device and computer (as indicated previously, I use basecamp so like to have current maps on local drive for that).

Garmin express still shows 1.38GB free.

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