Monday, January 2, 2012

Garmin Nuvi 1350 Lost Maps

Today, my father's brand new (1 week old) Garmin Nuvi 1350 lost all its internals. This included the internal maps, voices, keyboards, vehicles, favorites, etc...

This is what I did to fix it:

1. The following will make sure you can communicate with the Nuvi device directly from the website and also the Nuvi software is up to date:
  • Registered Nuvi device on website
  • Installed Garmin Communicator Plugin (worked well in Firefox 8, but not in Chrome 16)
  • Installed software update on the Nuvi device

2. Install the maps:
  • Download and install Garmin Map Updater from
  • Run the map updater and through it, download, prepare and install the maps you are entitled to on the Nuvi device

3. Install missing voices, vehicles, keyboards:
  • Download and install Garmin Web Updater from the website
  • Run the Web Updater and select all keyboards, vehicles, voices, updates, FM traffic databases, etc that you need