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I received an email from Garmin this morning stating there was a new software version..4.60 I should download. I did so and now when I plug the unit into my vehicle the unit says "loading maps" and never ends loading. I left it plugged into the vehicle outlet for over 4 hours and it still say "loading maps" Nuvi 885T

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  • dannyearnhar Jul 04, 2009

    battery is 100% charged. I had it plugged up all day yesterday.

  • dannyearnhar Jul 04, 2009

    I received an email from Garmin this morning stating there was a new software version..4.60 I should download. I did so and now when I plug the unit into my vehicle the unit says "loading maps" and never ends loading. I left it plugged into the vehicle outlet for over 4 hours and it still says "loading maps" Nuvi 885T. The battery is fully charged!

  • dannyearnhar Jul 04, 2009

    I don't understand why erasing ALL USER DATA would allow maps to load properly. It seems to me that the downloaded NEWER software version...4.60 has caused all the problems. Is there a website where I can reload a prior version like 4.40 or something before I erase everything I have entered in the unit. I have many "favorites" in this unit. It would take some thime to re-enter all of them.

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First try to reset it press reset button for 10 seconds then still face problem you can get that software from here.

check this link you can ger from here.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/mappingsw.jsp

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Just remove the battery and disconnect from power for 5 minutes and put it again. Also remove map card, this will reset the device. Try it out

Good luck..

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You just need to Charge it up all the way! It does that when the battery is really low.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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    Mark Gil Jul 04, 2009

    ok did you already tried resetting the unit?? if not follow this steps

    To perform a master reset, with your nüvi powered off, press and hold the lower right corner of the screen. Next, turn the power on. Continue to hold the screen until it asks if you really want to erase all user data. Select yes. The screen will flicker a bit and then start up like it did when it was first turned on. Follow the directions to set time and location. You will have to reacquire satellites by turning on your nüvi and letting it sit somewhere in full view of the sky. This one time acquisition may take up to 20-30 minutes. The unit may still ask if you are indoors or if you are in Kansas. This is normal. Just answer No to both questions. If you are on the map or satellite data screen, the
    green bar at the top will now read "Locating Satellites." Make sure you leave the nüvi out for the full 20-30 minutes. If you move it or turn it off early the initialization process may not complete.


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