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I have lost my Mapsource Setup cd for my Garmin GPS

I of course need to load my GPS with a map from ExpertGPS, and cannot get the two to communicate.

And, I have lost my Mapsource Setup CD from Garmin.

Is there any way to make my GPS communicate with the ExpertGPS system so I can download these waypoints?

Thanks.

Gene Nellis

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  1. Download MapSource software updater from Garmin. The version as of December 4, 2007 is 6.13.6, and the trick also works on Map Source version 6.13.5.
  2. Unpack or extract the content of MapSource_6136.exe
    downloaded using WinRAR.
  3. From the extracted files, run MAIN.msi.
  4. Then, run Setup.exe. Note: The sequence to execute Main.msi and then Setup.exe is important to avoid “Previous MapSource not found!” error.
  5. Garmin MapSource now installed.

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Hi,
Reseting it fixes almost all the problems:

1- Turn off unit. 2- press and hold the bottom right corner of the screen. 3-While still pressing and holding bottom right corner, press and hold power button and continue holding both until a white screen appears with a black dot. 4- follow the on screen directions and your unit will be back to the day you first got it.

You can also read the manual to get the sol. and also they will mention the link to download the software..

click here

You need to have adobe acrobat reader to view the manual in pdf format.
Click here to download it if u don't have..


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  1. Download the MapSource update file into a directory on your hard drive. (i.e., c:\garmin).
  2. Change to the directory in which you downloaded the files, (i.e., c:\garmin), and run the executable file (.exe). Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update your MapSource installation.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209

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