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I plugged the unit to my PC and went to the Garmin web site to get updates and downloaded the web updater. Now my unit says system software missing. How can I fix this problem. Thanks Luther

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If the software/firmware is missing, there was an error during the update of the firmware, most likely corrupt file(s) causing the unit to not being able to boot up properly.
You can try plugging it in to the computer again and re-install latest firmware version again. If your unit is unable to stay on during this process however, you'd probably need to send this unit in to service, as there isn't much else to do, as an end user.

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