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    Default Unlocked Map on Nuvi 660 - Can anyone help?

    This is my first post here so please excuse me if I am posting in the wrong place.

    I've had no luck putting a new map on this Nuvi 660 with F/W 4.90.

    With most Garmins I usually put the gmapsupp file into a folder called GARMIN, put it on a SD card, pop it into the slot and goto Map Info and tick the box to let the unit see the new map.

    Sometimes the unit will require a software update in order for it to see the map on the card but this unit seems to be up to date regards firmware but it still won't see the unlocked map.

    The map I am trying to put on is around 4Gb.

    Is it possible the Nuvi 660 can't see a map of this size? Or has Garmin sent a firmware update to stop the Nuvi seeing the unlocked map?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers

    Derry

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    nuvi 660 not support large maps. Only less than 2 Gbytes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fa_Piter View Post
    nuvi 660 not support large maps. Only less than 2 Gbytes.
    Thanks friend.

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    G'day Derry, welcome to GPSPower.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] there's an explanation of the reasons why many older Garmin units can't use large [2GiB or more] map images as said by Fa_Piter, and it also explains the interrelationship of that with FAT16 and FAT32 files size limits even in spite of units such as your nuvi 660 having the ability to use FAT32 SD cards. Additionally, it explains why a maximum-sized FAT16 image [2GiB-1byte] wont fit on a so-called 2GB SD card.

    The final para of that post explains that the FAT32 SD file size for some units such as US/EU nuvi 2x0/7x0 has been increased to >4GiB by a firmware upgrade even though those units have internal memories formatted in FAT16. This gave rise to some [albeit now fading] expectation that Garmin will do a similar fw upgrade for other older units like n3x0/6x0 but i wouldn't bet on it. I think the most hope would be if one of our resident GPS Software Experts has the inclination and time to isolate the changes made to other firmwares like nuvi 2 & 7 series and apply those to make custom fw for other older units. The same could apply to 2 & 7 series units now recognising a 2nd map as gmapsup1.img in SD:\Garmin folder by firmware upgrade being applied to 3 & 6 series.
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