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Won't boot up

My 2620 won't boot up properly; it just keeps reading that required maps are missing in spite of dozens of attempts to re-boot. Any advice here? thanks, Allan Jackson

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Re: won't boot up

I have a same problem, and I think I can fix it, may be not. Any how, I bought a cornice drive on eBay and as soon I will get it. I will load my maps on to it with usb connector after that I take it a part and remove it from its case. Then I will take my Garmin Streetpilot 2620 apart remove the old cornice drive and install the new drive. I suspect it will work like a charm. To check your GPS at boot push and hold "menu-find" buttons simultaneously and you will get a screen to verify your problematic cornice drive.59c5167.jpg

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Re: won't boot up

The 2GB Cornice microdrive is dead. Only Garmin can replace this drive since Cornice in no longer in business. Garmin will send yopu a refurbished unit if you plan on repairing it through Garmin

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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