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System software missing

I updated my gps and when i was finished the unit would not shut off and it says system software missing

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  • lyndseymorga May 11, 2010

    I have the exact same problem... where do I find the unlock codes?? When I click on Manage Maps all I see is recent purchases. It doesnt show my unit and Im logged in.

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Hi,

Go to your account at garmin that you created to manage your maps.

Click myMaps

Click Manage Maps

You should see your unit and it’s unlock codes

Copy all the unlock codes for your device

Close your internet browser
Right click on your desktop

Click new, and then click a new Text Document

Click on the newly created Text Document icon from the desktop

Type your unlock codes into the document
Click File and Save as

Change the file name to gmapprom.unl (( double check this please ))

Change the “Save as type” to "All files"
Close the document

You should see the file gmapprom.unl on your desktop
Right click on the gmapprom.unl file and then click copy

Plug your Garmin device in and then click Computer/ My Computer
Click on the nüvi drive

Right click on the Garmin folder and click paste
Safely disconnect your Garmin device from the computer


Regards
Richard.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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