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Nuvi 205w won't read upgraded map

Installed 2010 North America map in garmin Nuvi 205w....now Nuvi device gives error, sez there is no readable map for it to load.

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  • deborahayers Apr 17, 2009

    Ya....I've been waiting for 50 mins already. About half an hour ago they transferred me to software support. :( :( This SUX!!!!!!!

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You HAVE to go through software support as this is an issue with the map. They told me it is because the map KEY is wrong, it is only for the united states, but the map is ALL of north america. The wait time is incredibly long, I have been waiting for over an hour, such bad service

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