Problem updating my garmin

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It is important to let this procedure complete - don't be tempted to switch on/off your device even if it looks like nothing is happening.

The software update procedure can take several minutes to complete so be patient. It is advisable not to update your sat-nav if the battery is flat, make sure it is charged. Your sat-nav may not have sufficient space for the map update.

Even with several years of updating various models of Garmin sat-navs, I have found the experience torturous at times.

You buy a micro/SD card preloaded with the Ireland/UK maps, you insert it into the side of your device and off you go.

The devices can only accept class 4 SD cards up to 2 GB.

This process is painless, straightforward and the cheapest solution.

We only sell the latest maps that are available (Garmin update these every 3 to 4 months) and a map card can be purchased from here Ireland & UK SD card If your sat-nav has a 'LM' designation, for example, the nuvi 2415LM or nuvi 2597LM then your device comes with free lifetime map updates.

Unit will not accept .mp3 files The early GPS units had .mp3 players built in. You can do this by using Media IO (to convert one format to another, say .mp3 to .wav) 3C.

At some point Garmin decided that the expense of licensing the ability to play .mp3 files was not profitable. It has been said that the file must be PCM, 44.100 k HZ., and 16 bits, Mono and that a stereo wav file will not work.

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