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Unit indicates mapcard not inserted properly but it is

Just got the unit,it is new, charged and indicates cannot find map data files. please make sure card is properly inserted.

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Card is possibly blank send it back. buy a marbella altina Nextar are unreliable GPS If in Australia see www,nettiser.com.au/marbella/
e3ven outside australia the maps are available for all countries and the unit is reliable and easy to service, also has a mkap backup service if registered.

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