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||Posted - 20 oct. 2008 : 01:13:13
Have a few questions about the c330. I have the 2009 map updates on my SD card and can read them fine with the unit. But, what i want to do is erase the old v8 maps loaded on the units memory so i dont have to see the old maps message all the time when i start my unit, and see multiple map systems in the map info menu, i only want the 2009 version which is the latest. Is there anyway to get into the c330's filesystem to erase the old stuff, or use a program to get rid of the old maps and mabye even free up the units memory?
Thanks in advance
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||Posted - 11 févr. 2012 : 11:27:39
Oops, you can use the same program "EasyGPS" to install the files on the other GPS. It's surprisingly easy, just be sure you have the correct divice drivers if needed, of course.
||Posted - 11 févr. 2012 : 11:23:36
I know this is an old thread, but fyi it's easy to get the info from your old gps - including c330's using a program called "EasyGPS." Then you can move that data onto another GPS.
||Posted - 02 déc. 2009 : 04:11:06
I decided to attempt an update of the C550's gmapprom.img file. First, before doing the update I decided to recheck the problem I had with custom routes and the locking of the device. The last time I did that was at least two firmware updates ago as I am now at 6.70. Apparently the problem has been fixed. When you create a custom route with Mapsource and store it on an SD card, two files are created under the Garmin directory; GPX\userdata.gpx and userdata\userdata.adm. Now when the C550 is powered up with the custom route SD card installed it does not lockup but the file GPX\userdata.gpx is deleted. I guess Garmin found this problem and put a fix it to remove the offending file so the device can boot normally.
Since this test worked, I backed up the original gmapprom.img and gmapprom.sum. I deleted the gmapprom.sum from the C550 and copied over the new gmapsupp.img as gmapprom.img. Once the copy completed I restarted the device and it worked fine. I am now using the SD card for a free open source New York State topographic map from http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/111/ .
||Posted - 29 nov. 2009 : 23:47:36
I have given thought to replacing the gmapprom.img though I have found the C550 to be sensitive to problems in the garmin directory. I almost bricked it when playing with custom routes in Mapsource. Luckily I uploaded a custom route to an SD card instead of the internal drive. When I turned on the C550 it was unresponsive and inaccessible via USB. Not until I removed the SD card was I able to start it. Had I put the route on the C550's internal memory, I suspect the device would have had to go back to Garmin. Once I removed the route file from the SD card, I was again able to use the SD card.
By naming the mapset correctly, the copy on the SD card is able to override the internal map so I have not yet had a need to update the internal drive.
||Posted - 25 nov. 2009 : 04:45:30
As you know, the C550 appears as a drive in Windows, making the process mentioned above unnecessary. In this case, it's much easier to simply replace the 'gmapprom.img' file manually, after having backed it up, of course.
I would suggest that you back up the device to your local PC, folders and all, then go ahead and replace the 'gmapprom.img' file manually (drag 'n drop). I've done it with my C550 several times without incident; no ill effects noticed whatsoever. If you should notice something you don't like, simply restore from your backup and problem gone. Again, though, I've never seen such a problem, and I doubt you will either.
||Posted - 03 nov. 2009 : 16:47:03
Just for fun I thought I might try this my C550. I have been a bit worried about manually replacing the gmapprom.img file since the official update makes changes to an XML file and appears to do a few other housekeeping chores. Well it does not work. It copies the gmapprom.img over to the device as GUPDATE.GCD and there is insufficient space to do even that. It looks like this method will only be useful for those devices that do not support mass storage.
I guess I will stick with an updated SD card and leave the built-in maps alone.
||Posted - 18 janv. 2009 : 01:43:18
Well, it has come to pass that this is now actually fairly easy to accomplish. Some kind folks over in one of the Dutch forums related to all-stuff-Garmin have come up with the answer and passed it on. Others have picked it up, moved it into the English-speaking world, and made it available for your consideration.
In the thread above, the participants talk about the identical situation that is discussed here, though in reference to the StreetPilot 2720, another Garmin unit which, like the StreetPilot C330, does not accomodate "mass-storage" mode in Windows.
I happen to have an SP2720 AND an SP C330, and I've successfully used this procedure to completely erase the old "City Navigator North America NT v8" maps in both units, and replace those outdated maps with brand new "City Navigator North America NT 2009" maps. (The new mapset is significantly larger than the v8 mapset, and the C330 will not accomodate the complete 2009 mapset in it's internal 1GB memory space; some of it will need to go onto a small SD card and into the SD card slot. The SP2720, with it's 2GB internal memory space, will have no trouble whatsoever.)
You'll need MapSource installed on your PC, and you will, of course, need valid 25-character Garmin unlock codes for each device/mapset combo. Just because you have "City Navigator North America NT 2009" installed in MapSource for your Nuvi doesn't mean you can use it for your C330 without another unlock code for the C330. Unlock codes are available for purchase online from Garmin, and this process does nothing to short-circuit that; it only allows you to actually get your legally-created maps onto the unit hassle-free (or relatively so...). :)
If you haven't clicked the link above already, you're almost ready to do so. It's not a long thread, so read it fully and well; it's quite informative. If you're looking to upgrade the maps on a StreetPilot 2720, you might as well click now; the following discussion pertains only to C330 owners. Enjoy!
C330 Owners: Since the newer mapsets, in their entirety, exceed the internal memory limitations of the device, and will therefore not fit unless some map tiles are left out during the map-creation process, you'll need to resolve the issue in another way, such as the following:
- Use MapSource to create a new U.S.-ONLY 'gmapsupp.img' file on an SD card connected to your PC. Once you've selected all the map tiles you want in MapSource, click 'Send to Device' and choose your SD card as the destination for your map file. MapSource will automatically create a 'Garmin' directory on the SD card and place the new 'gmapsupp.img' file into it. IMPORTANT - DO NOT CHOOSE THE C330 AS YOUR FILE DESTINATION!
- Once this process has completed, copy it to a safe place on your hard drive (C:\Garmin\), then re-name it to gmapprom.img. You'll upload it to your C330 later, as outlined in the linked thread above.
- Go back to MapSource and create another 'gmapsupp.img' file onto the same SD card, over-writing the first one, but this time, select map tiles for CANADA-ONLY. This time, however, DO NOT re-name the 'gmapsupp.img' file; leave it alone!
- Click the link above and learn how to copy the 'gmapprom.img' file that you copied to your hard drive into the internal memory of the C330, over-writing the old mapset in the process. Then...
- Plug the SD card into the C330 and enjoy your full set of 2009 maps! This can be done, of course, with CN Europe NT 2009 -- or any other Garmin mapset -- as well; you'll simply have to decide where you want to make the cut between map tiles that live internal to the unit and those that live on the SD card. Enjoy!
||Posted - 04 déc. 2008 : 22:18:21
thanx for the reply, I'll keep trying.
||Posted - 02 déc. 2008 : 03:22:17
It seem you only copied the map to the computer but not to the SD card! I think what you need to do is connect your Garmin to the computer through the usb port and click the icon for 'mapinstall' or 'mapsource' and follow the instruction thereon.
Alternatively, you may start with the disk, connect your Garmin to computer and click 'install map to GPS'. I think that should work too.
||Posted - 01 déc. 2008 : 06:43:30
Originally posted by Tribute3
Have a few questions about the c330. I have the 2009 map updates on my SD card and can read them fine with the unit.
Thanks in advance
Hello, my problem is I can't read the NT2009 file I loaded on the SD card when it's in the c330.
at mapinfo screen it has a check box next to a list for
City Navigator north america NT v8
then no check box next to a line listing
the c330 does not appear to be reading/sensing the SD card?
I followed these instructions to load the NT 2009 to my hard drive then copied to the SD card......
Question: How do I install City Navigator update to the computer only from the update DVD?
To install the mapping update to the computer only we will need to do a alternate install. To install to the computer only:
Insert the DVD
Click on My Computer / Computer
Right click on the DVD drive
Click on the MSI folder
Click on the file CNNANT2009UPDATEWEB_ENU.MSI (for english)
The install will begin copying to the computer only
Insert the DVD
Click on Finder from the dock
Click on Garmin 2009
Click on Mac Folder
Click City Navigator North America NT 2009.gmap
The install will begin copying to the Mac only.
Last modified on: 11/21/2008
||Posted - 22 nov. 2008 : 03:16:45
After you insert your SD card with 2009 map into the SD slot, now your GPS has two maps, the old and the new(2009) one. You can leave both of them active, or you can use only the 2009 map by doing the following:
a. Touch ‘wrench symbol’ on the bottom right of the screen.
b. Touch ‘map’ on the upper left-hand corner of the next screen.
c. Touch ‘Map Info’ on the bottom-center of the next screen.
d. Uncheck the old map ‘City Navigator North America NT v8 or what ever it happens to be.
e. Now the GPS will use the 2009 map only.
||Posted - 05 nov. 2008 : 04:37:53
C330 / C340 do not have drive interface. You cannot browse the filesystem on the devices.
||Posted - 25 oct. 2008 : 13:54:45
update on this,
I have tried with windows xp, vista, and on linux. I cannot access the files system on any of them. (although i dont have any drivers for linux either). On xp and vista it will not show up in my computer no matter what i do.
Anyone have a suggestion?
||Posted - 24 oct. 2008 : 14:38:54
sorry, still wondering about this, anyone have more info.
||Posted - 23 oct. 2008 : 01:13:26
Hi there thank you for your help.
Unfortunately it seems that even if i reboot the computer with the GPS connected it will not show them as removable drive in my computer so i still cannot assign them a drive letter. I dont know how to get into the c330s internal memory without being able to access them as drives.
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