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Re: bought updated maps but cannot copy to gps device.
Not sure what GPS you have but I have a Tom Tom and you have to have tomtom home on your pc then go in and delete the regan you want to replace and reinstall it from your cd or download. Hope this helps.
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Same happened to my Garmin Nuvi 760, power failed during upload. Files corrupted. Garmin could not locate it with Sat. Told me to trash it and they would give me $70 towards purchase of a new one, which would not fit in my cars receiver. My solution was to purchase a used one that had a good Garmin File folder. I copied the folder to my pc. It was important to remove the device file from the copied folder. I then formatted my corrupted 760. Then copied the folder from my pc into the formatted 760. Next step was to use Garmin Express to replace the missing device file, do the updates, and reinstall the maps. Product code to unlock maps was inside the rear plastic housing to unlock the maps. Whole process took about 4 hours and it works like new now.
Garmin periodically releases updated maps for its GPSdevices. The my Garmin website offers convenient access for managing yourGarmin devices and finding the map updates you need. Garmin offers threeoptions for map updates: free download, single-purchase download or lifetimesubscription. Regardless of which option you choose, the process to downloadmap updates to your Garmin is the same.TOOLSAND INTRUCTION NEEDED TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM1 Connect your Garmin GPS to your computer. Locate theUSB ports on your computer and on your GPS. The GPS ports are typically on theback of the device and may be hidden by a protective cover or rubber cap. Plugone end of the USB cable into your computer and plug the other end of the USBcable into your GPS. Power on the GPS.2 Sign in to my Garmin(see Resources) with your username and password. If you do not have an account,click the Create New Account link to register your Garmin devices.3 Click the my Maps tab to display a list of yourregistered devices and their associated maps. Click the Map Downloads link todisplay a list of available map updates for your devices. Select PC Download orMac Download link.4 If you are alerted to run the Garmin CommunicatorPlug in, click Run. When the Plug in has detected your GPS and is ready todownload the map update, click the Launch Download Manager button.5 At the Save As prompt to save the map update, notethe location or select a new location to save the file. Click the Save button.6 When the Map Update file has finished downloading,click the Launch button.7 At the "Welcome to the Garmin Map Update"screen, click Next.8 After the Map Update USB Driver Check finishes, clickNext.9 Follow any instructions on the Map Update SuccessfulInstallation screen. Click Next.10 At the Software Data and License Agreement screen,select the checkbox to accept the agreement. Click Next.11 After the update installation finishes, click Finishto exit the program.12 Disconnect your GPS from your computer.Thanks.
For maps that came with a Garmin GPS - a map can be updated for free within 60 days after purchase. The purchase date is recorded after registering the device at MyGarmin.com or when the GPS detects movement above a certain speed. If the GPS is purchased with lifetime updates - it will be free throughout the lifetime of the Garmin GPS.
Just see what happens when registering the device at MyGarmin.com. A map update will show when there's one available for your Map version.
To download the latest unitsoftware visit Garmin website: www.garmin.com/webupdater
First you have to set up an account at Garminusing the serial number on your GPS. Once you do that you can download firmwareupdates for free.
After installing WebUpdater once from the Garminwebsite, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connectyour compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from yourcomputer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start","Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours todo a complete a map update. You bought the Lifetime maps so you can download 4 times per year
By the way, the correct Garmin approved powerOR download cables are a must!!
Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.
You will only get a free update on a new device if you install tomtom home on your computer and login withing the first 2-3 months of purchasing your device. Also, if you purchased a device that is "refurbished" or "recertified" then you do not get this free update and your map can be up to about a year and a half old. In this case, you would have to purchase a map update. To update you will have to install TomTom Home on your computer (download from TomTom.com) and login. You can typically purchase one update for about 45 USD or purchase a year of updates for just a little more (like 59.99 USD). A "year of updates" gives you an updated map each quarter for one year. I don't know that I would have bought a TomTom for use outside of North America or the UK. Sorry.
It appears that this problem was a case of non-backwards compatability with maps to application versions. My gps was on v8.02 application which was not compatable with the v8.15 series of maps. I had to remove ALL the software off the gps, allow it to rebuild using TomTom Home up to v8.300 and then re-load the v8.15 maps. This then stopped my older maps from working.......
I can see this working in a commercial sense; ie every time there is a gps version update everyone will need to purchase new maps, but jeez it's bloody frustrating!!