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I can't unlock my maps

I down loaded the americas recreational basemap 4.0 and when I turn on my gps it saya can't unlock map hit enter

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  • WalkingMan Feb 24, 2008

    I purchased my Nuvi 350 with City Navigator NT Europe v8 loaded on it. A few months ago, I requested map updates from garmin and I received v9 update DVD for my City Navigator, but I never got the unlock code. Yesterday I loaded the v9 DVD on my PC and my Nuvi, but they are both locked and my Nuvi is now worthless. When I turn on the Nuvi it say "can't unlock maps", and then it contines with the start up. How do I unlock the maps? or if possible can I get v8 to work again?

  • otrman Apr 07, 2008

    The first time I turned on my Nuvi 350 it said cannot unlock maps.what do I do?

  • h00h Apr 29, 2008

    Yes, I got the same problem.. also, when I turned it on, I got always as the first screen, a pin number screen to be typed.... I have no idea what it is this initial PIN number.... anyone knows?

  • bongani ndlovu Jul 14, 2008

    have loded my maps but cant open them in southafrica all the maps are lock

  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2008

    i have the same problem altho i didnt download any maps. Its still the same SD card all i did was take it out put it in my laptop have a little look then put it back in and it says one or more maps locked. ???doesnt offer PIN or anythin??

  • oldeman2002 Nov 26, 2008

    my son took my garmin to indiana with him and it locked up and says maps are locked. how can i fix this problem

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    put a map in sd cart and nuvi 2995 says it can't unlock the maps

  • scjjpj Jan 05, 2009

    maps locked, nav works with no detail? will new map cd fix this?

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Buy your map updates from Garmin, and Garmin alone.... then you can call on their excellent full customer support. They even supply you with an unlock code when you purchase maps direct from them as part of the deal. (these numbers will be recorded with Garmin, so contact them if you lost yours).
If you download maps from 'shady' sites, you get shady programs too.
Some maps downloaded have been found containing trojans to send details of your linked bluetooth products (phone details, computer details)

Hope this helps.

Garmin rep.

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When your unit says that it cannot unlock the maps, it's because these were not purchased from a Garmin dealer, they were probably downloaded from the internet. Garmin has a unlock procedure which they will help you with if your unit is registered with them.

For oldeman2002: if your son set the PIN number on the unit, and you can't return to the unit to the security location where the unit was set, send the GPS in to Garmin with proof of purchase and they will unlock it for you.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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Hope this helps!

I wanted to add maps to my 250W. I found the maps I wanted on a Torrent. However, many searches around various forums never revealed how to install these. Found the following through reading and experimentation.

1. Downoaded map image file GMAPSUPP.IMG. Download also gave me "Use code XXX when generating unlock code for maps"
2. Downloaded Garmin Unlock Generator 1.3 by JetMouse
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5. Selected Map Product as Custom and entered the code given for the downloaded image file.
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15. Upload will take a while.
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17. Create a new text file called GMAPSUPP.UNL in the same directory (make sure it does not have a hidden .txt extension).
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I solved this problem by gonig to the secret menu by holding the nav + power. I entered the value # 95 in the menu. This will let you format the memory area in the unit then I down loaded the latest firmware update from magellan.com and installed it on the
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You can download the US basemap for the 500 at
http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=EJTNQH03
Rename it BASEMAP.MGI
Then copy it in the directory "background maps" in the SD card of your 500, by using a SD card reader/writer.
Insert the SD card in your 500 and connect it to your PC; then turn it on;it will turn on regularly, because the basemap in the card will be detected; turn it to USB file transfer mode, and copy the basemap from the SD card to the directory "background maps" of the 500.

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You can download the US basemap for the 500 at
http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=EJTNQH03
Rename it BASEMAP.MGI
Then copy it in the directory "background maps" in the SD card of your 500, by using a SD card reader/writer.
Insert the SD card in your 500 and connect it to your PC; then turn it on;it will turn on regularly, because the basemap in the card will be detected; turn it to USB file transfer mode, and copy the basemap from the SD card to the directory "background maps" of the 500.

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The technician basically said the unit needed the basemap to "locate itself". Somehow the basemap supports any maps you purchase separately. That seemed odd but once I turned the Basemap back on it calculated the routes and the error message went away.

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