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Update propblem.... I recently updated my garmin street pilot and now I can't get it to register anything outside of Virginia...I'm in Georgia. I tried to reset it my entering Georgia as the State but that didn't work either. Need help fast, I use this baby every date. Thanks, dwmshorton@yahoo.com

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    I have a similar problem. c530. Updated to 2008 maps the other day and now it can't find a single thing. Doesn't recognize any state or address. Old addresses that I've found are still there, with directions. And eventually, it finds a satelite, but I'm driving from Virginia to Florida tomorrow and could really use a clue. I've been on hold with Garmin for half an hour.

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I just got this from the Garmin support guys. You won't believe how easy. From the main menu, click on the wrench, then map info. That should tell you what version of the map your Garmin is using. There's a little box in the upper left corner. If it's not checked, just touch it and the check should appear. Hold down the back button till you are at the main screen. Voi la! He also recommended sitting the Garmin outside and turned on and then not moving it for about 40 minutes. I hope it's that easy for you!

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