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    Navigator V Garmin update

    Anyone able to update the map to version 2020.20 on the Navigator V? It was the one released July 17th, 2019
    I've tried multiple times and it gets to 51.8% downloaded before it pops up an error and shuts the GPS unit off.

    Thought I'd try here before try Garmin help

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    I did both of our Nav Vs this summer.
    One did not complete the download but when I tried the 2nd time it completed the download.
    Did you check to make sure the memory is not full?
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    I did mine with no issues.

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    Mine downloaded with no issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pettynerd View Post
    Anyone able to update the map to version 2020.20 on the Navigator V? It was the one released July 17th, 2019
    I've tried multiple times and it gets to 51.8% downloaded before it pops up an error and shuts the GPS unit off.

    Thought I'd try here before try Garmin help
    What was the error message? Google it! As has been said, the download is clean. Are you out of memory? Do you have a lot of videos/MP3's downloaded to the NAV V? Do you have the latest Garmin updater/installer on your PC? Map 20.20 has been out for several months.
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    Thanks for the feedback, looks like it's on my end.

    For the memory I have 6 GB open out of the 7 GB and the update is 5.82 GB so I should be good there.

    The error doesn't really say anything, the Garmin was connected to the computer until the error and then is disconnected so that's why it's showing Not Connected.

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    Try installing the update to your computer, then use MapInstall (one of the options of BaseCamp) to install it to your Garmin. I have to do the updates to my Montana this way. It may work for you on your NavV. I have a 3rd Garmin (a Nuvi 2739) that sometimes disconnects w/o warning on long updates. The two-step method works everytime on the Nuvi. I think it has something to do with the long pauses that Garmin Express has in transferring files from the Garmin Site to the PC, then to the NavV. If there is a long pause, sometimes the NavV will disconnect. (Again, I don't have this problem using MapInstall to transfer the map update to the NavV).

    Good luck!
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    I tried once and it crapped out without doing the install. Tried again a few weeks later and it worked fine. I've had the same issue with numerous other Garmin devices, but on those it was always not enough memory. In general, the Garmin update process could use improvement.

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    I believe your problem might be that while the update itself may be 5.82 GB it often take more free space than the actual file size to do an update. Perhaps because not all files are deleted before the update or something like that. Garmin seems to have this issue more than others.

    I'd suggest you see if there are files you don't need on the unit and delete those. Typically you can delete the language files that you are not using and other such items. I do this to all my units as more free memory typically translates to quicker responses etc.
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