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post #1 of 5 Old Dec 3rd, 2007, 5:47 pm Thread Starter
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Mapsource V9 NA will not fit in 2730

I saw some chatter on a GPS website that V9 NA is too big to fit into several Garmin Units- mine included. I'm sure not happy with that as it means I have to load either all of the US lower states or all of Canada with boardering states but not both. Since I travel in both countries, it is unusable on the road without taking along a laptop.
This is the reply I got from Garmin

Thank you for contacting Garmin International, At this time the unit
does not have the ability to hold all of North America, during the
installation process, you will be asked to either choose the lower 48
states, or Canada and the bordering states.

With Best Regards,

Ryan R
Product Support Specialist
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Garmin International
913-397-8200
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913-397-8282 (fax) Att: Ryan R
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post #2 of 5 Old Dec 3rd, 2007, 7:08 pm
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The 2730 does not have a replaceable data card. It has internal memory only. You're stuck with what's built in for memory.
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post #3 of 5 Old Dec 4th, 2007, 7:51 pm Thread Starter
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I sent another e-mail to Garmin to ask if they were or were not going to resolve this issue.

This is the reply I got - so looks like it may fit

Thank you for contacting Garmin International,After further looking into
this issue for you, it looks as though, as long as you have not loaded a
lot of extra information like mp3's and audible books, you should be
able to load all of North America and Canada on the unit mapping wise,
but after loading the information you would not have much space for
extra mp3s and audible books( the spaces varies from unit to unit). at
this time, this would be the only way to be able to get both Us And
Canada updated maps on the unit at the same time at this time.

With Best Regards,

Ryan R
Product Support Specialist
Automotive Team
Garmin International
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913-397-8282 (fax) Att: Ryan R

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post #4 of 5 Old Dec 4th, 2007, 8:02 pm
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Ryan, have you deleted all of the unnecessary voice files? That is, the language files which you would never use? That might free up enough space.
Let me know if you need help finding the path on the 2730. It was in a thread here somewhere, but darned if I can find it. Might be easier if I just hook up the 2730 to my computer.

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post #5 of 5 Old Feb 10th, 2008, 1:12 pm
 
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Unfortunately Mapsource files keep getting bigger and bigger. This is because they are adding roads and waypoints. Garmin doesn't seem interested in spending much effort on compressing their files. It is actually in their best interest to make the files bigger as that will prompt many people to buy a new GPS sooner.
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