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I have purchased (secondhand) the above device and cannot get it to work with the microSD card installed!
It works perfectly without it but as soon as it's installed (with City Navigator on it) the device freezes/locks and I can't do anything with it.
Any ideas gratefully received.
i have the same unit but have never had this problem - are you sure you are installing the microSD card correctly? there is a little metal arm that you are supposed to slide over it to lock it into place... also note that not all garmin maps are compatible with all garmin gps units so its possible that your version of City Navigator is incompatible (garmin usually has to versions of each map, one labeled as "NT" and the other one not, and only one of these will work with most units)
Hi I had a similar problem with a different units card once.
I bought a top notch sd card to load some new maps on but it just wouldn't have it.
I ended up buying a middle of the road card, copying everything over to that and it worked!
might be worth a try!
every garmin device (so also your 60 csx) you have to get together with maps in garmin.com.
So until you do not have connected your device with this map it wont work.
You can have a look on Garmin | Follow the leader - mygarmin.
Normally you buy a map for a special device and then you get a code.
With best regards
When I purchased it I was told it had City Navigator (UK and Europe) installed. I don't have a micro SD reader so I can't check/format etc so i'm guessing that's my first point of call?
On a side note I went to the Garmin site to register but the previous owner seems to already have registered it, do I need to worry about registering it in my name, will I lose any functionality/services by not?
In hind site praps I should of not tried to save money an had a new one
As been said before- some HD micro sd cards do not work in the 60csx
I have sold mine and have 'de-registered' it from 'My Garmin' through the garmin website- This allows another owner to register the unit in their name. Ask the previous owner to de-register it.
If the maps on the unit are current (less than one year - Garmin used to offer a once only free update) and IF the previous owner has not doen so, then not registering it will loose you this update.
IF the previous owner has already doen this, you loose nothing on functionality. Garmin will always offer free operating software updates for the unit itself until it is discontinued. I am guessing the 60csx is out of warranty.
Garmin do offer a repair service for a fixed price.
As far as the what is on the sd card- you'll need a card reader (cheap as chips these days) to find out what is on there.
Your choices in the meantime are:
- ensure the unit is as up to date possible as far as its operating software is concerned (free from Garmin)
- Get a new sd blank sd card for your unit
- load OSM maps on it which are free
The 60csx works perfectly well without maps- not too useful for referencing but it will work on a straight line navigation basis - i.e between points of interest you create or may already have.
If you speak to Garmin and explain the map problem, they might agree depending on its age etc for you to send the original micro sd card back to them for unlocking.
If they say 'no' then you might have to buy City Nav Europe from them as a 'one off' purchase then pay another ( I think about £80) for free map updates for lifetime of the unit- if the unit dies, bang goes lifetime update!
hope this helps
Thanks for the heads up. The card has a few tracks on it and that's it!
I only really use it to get me out of large cities and point me in the right direction so not having the City Navigator isn't the biggest problem, being told it was on there and it not being is a different matter.
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