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Cant update garmin gps with new 2009 map

Put software in for original 2006 and downloaded new info but computer gets to a certain point and wont progress sme deal, upload 2008/20009 3250 map update,works fine,then computer locks update, says does not detect Maestro device, locks up my computer. Then try again next day, only get blue Magellan screen and update does not detect Maestro device. Now what...
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Hello,

1.First uninstall the complete garmin software from computer.
2.Restart the computer.
3.Start >> Run >> Type 'msconfig' >> OK.
4.This will open system configuration window.
5.Click on 'start up' tab >> Click on 'disable all' option.
6.Click on APPLY and OK.
7.Restart the computer.
8.Now go ahead and install software and updates of garmin software. Once the installation is completed follow below steps.
9. Start >> Run >> Type 'msconfig' >> OK.
10.This will open system configuration window.
11.Click on 'start up' tab >> Click on 'Enable all' option.
12.Click on APPLY and OK.
13.Restart the computer.

This should work.

Best of luck.

Thank you.

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Theproblem is with the computer, try using a different computer to load the update, since the software and the sat nav are OK, the update should work fine from a different PC.

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What is the garmin you have there? also if you can try the update on another computer.

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I bought the life time maps updates and I'm glad I did.
I've updated my maps at least 6 times.
New maps are about $70.
Life time maps are about $99 (when I bought mine)
BUT FIRST make SURE you have the latest software in YOUR computer and in YOURGarmin before you load any maps.
You can get that FREE at Garmin here:

To download the latest unit software visit Garmin website: www.garmin.com/webupdater First you have to set up an account at Garmin using theserial number on your GPS. Once you do that you can download firmware updatefor free. After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website,perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect yourcompatible 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 to do a complete a mapupdate.
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