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System software missing

New out of the box. Tried to register product by connecting unit to my computer. when I disconnected USB cable,  screen displayed SYSTEM SOFTWARE MISSING.

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  • warrensdesk Dec 27, 2008

    Same thing 265WT, after updating "Missing System Software" tried resetting and holding down power button...no go

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BEFORE you connect the Garmin to your computer you must download the free Garmin program on your computer called UPDATER. Did you do that?

If not:
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Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.


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