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Monatana 650: SD card

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:44 pm
by Red Baron
Hey Guys,

Apologies if the question has been answered before. I am downloading bird's eye files and running out of internal memory. So I installed micro SD card. And transferred all Birds eye files into it. But when I switch on the GPS, it doesn't show on the maps. But I can see them in the BaseCamp, under external memory.

Can somebody help me to set up this.

Thank you.

R.B

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:57 pm
by Booy
Hi @Red Baron ,

I run mine off an SD Card and it works well. It might have something to do with the directories.

I will check how mine is set up and let you know.

Regards,
Booy

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:16 pm
by Red Baron
Booy;45621 wrote:Hi @Red Baron ,

I run mine off an SD Card and it works well. It might have something to do with the directories.

I will check how mine is set up and let you know.

Regards,
Booy
Thanks @Booy, mine is 64GB card. Please let me know.

Thanks

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:32 pm
by Booy
The size of the sd card could be the problem. I read somewhere on a forum that these montanas can only read up to 32gb cards. I wanted to get a 64gb card too, but after reading that, I opted for a 32gb.

As far as the directories and folders are concerned, I copied mine to the card with no folders or subfolders.

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:58 pm
by caprihorse
The size of the SD card is not critical. Birds Eye files should be sitting on SD card in a folder Garmin>BirdsEye.

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:54 am
by Red Baron
caprihorse;45625 wrote:The size of the SD card is not critical. Birds Eye files should be sitting on SD card in a folder Garmin>BirdsEye.
Booy;45623 wrote:The size of the sd card could be the problem. I read somewhere on a forum that these montanas can only read up to 32gb cards. I wanted to get a 64gb card too, but after reading that, I opted for a 32gb.

As far as the directories and folders are concerned, I copied mine to the card with no folders or subfolders.
@caprihorse , yes capacity is not critical. I have actually found the solution. SD card I bought, was not formatted in was not in FAT32. Garmin needs FAT32 format in order for the device to read off it. when a card is more than 32 GB it says it is exFAT, so I formatted it to FAT32. No problem after that.

Tricky part was to format it in windows 7, as windows 7 will not let you do it in a simple way. I am no computer genius, so I seek help from Google and did it.

Please check below links,

http://garminmontanagpsr.wikispaces.com ... w/54809176

http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index. ... format.htm


Thanks @Booy and @caprihorse , guess the case is closed.

R.B

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:00 am
by caprihorse
Red Baron;45627 wrote:@caprihorse , yes capacity is not critical. I have actually found the solution. SD card I bought, was not formatted in was not in FAT32. Garmin needs FAT32 format in order for the device to read off it. when a card is more than 32 GB it says it is exFAT, so I formatted it to FAT32. No problem after that.

Tricky part was to format it in windows 7, as windows 7 will not let you do it in a simple way. I am no computer genius, so I seek help from Google and did it.

Please check below links,

http://garminmontanagpsr.wikispaces.com ... w/54809176

http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index. ... format.htm


Thanks @Booy and @caprihorse , guess the case is closed.

R.B
I'm happy that you did find the answer. In general, SD cards coming from the shop should be formatted for any device before use as FAT32, if it is Garmin, phone or camera.

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:50 pm
by Red Baron
caprihorse;45628 wrote:I'm happy that you did find the answer. In general, SD cards coming from the shop should be formatted for any device before use as FAT32, if it is Garmin, phone or camera.
Yes, I would expect that also, when I searched around got to know that, external storage devices more than 4GB comes as exFAT. mine was 64GB card, maybe that was the case. Glad I could sort it out.