Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Bloomfield, MI, USA
Re: garmin 2009 maps
Did 3 different Garmin nav systems yesterday ... a 2820, 7500 and 360. I keep mine updated, too ... yet, it still added one more update for the Nuvi before loading the maps. Except for answering an occasional question at launch, it's all relatively automatic and pretty seamless ... it just takes a while so don't expect to sit around and watch it -- go do something else.
While doing the 2820 (my LT nav), it gave me the choice of regions instead of loading it all. "Curious" I thought ... must not have enough room. And that was the answer ... my 2820 was loaded to the gills with .mp3 files -- over 650MB. So, it didn't leave enough room for the new map data. It could have been only one song too much, but for expediency, I just erased them all off the GPS temporarily and that did the trick.
Before you ask, I didn't bother to look at the new free space availability ... instead, just proceeded on to the next nav system. Of course I will when I get around to dragging (what I expect will be most of) the music back over to the 2820 from a folder on my computer's hard drive. Your precise free space will be different than mine anyway depending on what you've put on there such as audible files, image files, etc. At any rate, it wasn't necessary to remove anything else to make space to perform the 2009 update.