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Garmin Satnav - what`s this slot for ?

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Garmin Satnav - what`s this slot for ?

Garmin Nuvi 2408 LT-D satnav

 

Can anyone tell me what this slot in the bottom edge is for, please?

 

 

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I did not get a lead with this size plug on it... only the one to connect it to the power in the car, and the usb on the laptop... ( using the other slot on the back of the satnav underneath the word Garmin ).

 

 

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Browni
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Re: Garmin Satnav - what`s this slot for ?

Memory card slot?
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Re: Garmin Satnav - what`s this slot for ?

MicroSD card?

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Re: Garmin Satnav - what`s this slot for ?

@maranello & @Browni

 

Hmm... you answered my question with a question....  !  

 

as they say in a certain lager advert...... "probably"... but ... I don`t know.... that`s why I`m asking on here...  ( thinks.... am I the only one on the forum with a Garmin satnav  ? ?    ! )

 

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Re: Garmin Satnav - what`s this slot for ?

Fix

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/440997/Garmin-Nuvi-2457lmt.html?page=16#manual

Not the exact same model.

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Re: Garmin Satnav - what`s this slot for ?

I would have thought it would explain the various ports in the instruction book. Have you tried on Garmin web-site?

Ooooops, browni beat me to it.

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Re: Garmin Satnav - what`s this slot for ?

My Garmin 2598 has the same slot in which I have a 32GB Micro SD memory card.

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maranello
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Re: Garmin Satnav - what`s this slot for ?

@shutter

Not having a Garmin satnav, I thought it might help you if I suggested a possibility. Hence the question mark. I appreciate that these days a lot of electronic gadgets don't have a detailed manual included unless you look on-line. 

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Re: Garmin Satnav - what`s this slot for ?

OK... thanks guys... having had a look at the on line manual... it says... " push the memory card into the slot until it clicks"..


Doesn`t say where the slot is... but... hey... gotta be intelligent about this, haven`t we  ! ! ! ! ..

 

cheers

 

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Re: Garmin Satnav - what`s this slot for ?

Yes, so perhaps you should award @Browni the 'Fix' @shutter as he (?) was the first to suggest what you now believe to be the correct answer.  

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Re: Garmin Satnav - what`s this slot for ?

Sounds like it.

My old TomTom had one, presumably if you wanted to download more maps etc. than the device can hold in its internal memory, the idea I believe is you can whack a card into it to boost what it can store.

Had to buy a new TomTom as my older one would only support the old SD cards (nothing else SD above that) and wouldn't support new maps. Even with the biggest standard SD card. TomTom even e-mailed later to say that. So just got a new one from Argos. Shame as I liked the old one but obsolete now.