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As my unit is more than 1 year old a message comes up that tells me the maps require updating how do i do that

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The wire that plugs into the garmin nuvi models is also a fairly genaric usb wire so you might have one lying around, but you need to plug the unit into a computer and go onto the garming website.

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Garmin Nuvi 2 years old. consistently says i need to update maps. I have hooled it up to my computer. no clue how to update the maps


The maps on any garmin unit are only good for 1 year then new maps become available that are more up to date then you currently have in your unit. You can purchase the new maps at Garmin's web site. Here is the link:

www.garmin.com

I hope this helps you out if it does please give me a YES on the web page you just received my response on. Thank you

Apr 12, 2011 | Garmin GPS

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The following data is more than a year old and should be updated


I own a Garmin also once a year you will get that message to updater your maps on your unit. If you go to www.garmin.com they will sell you the new CD's for your unit. The CD's you purchase will install on your computer first, then connect your unit to your computer to update your maps. The software pretty much walks you through it. I hope this helps you out and if so please leave me some feedback.

Apr 02, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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I have a Garmin Nuvi 200W and have been receiving a message that it needs to be updated. Would I need a special accessory cord to connect to my computer? Also, is there a charge for updates? Thanks in...


That could be an update for maps or software..... software updates are free... new maps are from 50 to 60 dollars..... but do a software update first...if your maps are more that 2 years old i would buy new map

with the unit Off...... connect your gps to your computer using the usb cable..(usb cable is the same connection most cameras use to connect to computers)

your computer will detect new hardware (usb) minimise pop up box

next

go to www.mygarmin.com register your gps (free) it too will detect your gps model and let you update Firmware and Maps

it will tell you to download WebUpDater utility to transfer files to your gps... Done !

Nov 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

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How do i update my garmin nuvi 250? it tells me it needs to be updated.


Garmin is telling you to update your Map, its wants you to buy a New Map which cost around 50 or 60 dollars.....your unit will work find for now unless you need the new map 2011 it just has the newer streets and highways. Anything over 2 years old should have a newer Map..

With the gps Off

plug in your gps to your computer using a USB cable (most cameras connect to your computer with the same usb cable)

your computer with detect new hardware ( usb ) a pop up box will come up, minimise it

next

go to www.MyGarmin.com the Garmin site will detect your pluged-in unit and let your update your Map

It will say to download WebUpDater utility to transfer your map to your gps

Make sure you register your unit with Garmin at that time

Nov 11, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 250 GPS Receiver

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I was in Tyler Tx. and could not pull up an address. A couple of days earlier I had a message show up that said something about I needed to update. Not sure what that means or how to go about it. ...


How long has it been since you've updated the maps on the unit? You may have gotten a message stating your maps were over a year old, and recommending you update them. The address in Tyler may have been too new for the unit if the maps have not been updated recently also. If this is not the case, you should be aware that some addresses may show as being in a different city due to ZIP code status. For instance, you may know an address to be in a certain town/city, but it may show as being in a neighboring town in the unit as they share a ZIP code. If you cannot find an address in your GPS, go back to the beginning and re-enter the address. When it comes to the city, however, try, "Search All". See if this helps.

Jan 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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I need free updates for my magellan gps


if you are looking for map updates I have not been successful in transferring data from one unit to another. That requires their "process" experimentation on bypassing their updates on a older roadmate 700 series caused alot of pain.

If you need a firmware update that is available at their website

If you have a unit more than 3 years old don't waste money on updates the new roadmate 1430 or 1470 run about $150 and the 1 touch navigation is much better than the older software. There have also been MAJOR improvements in the GPS receiver and sensitivity is far superior to those units built even just two years ago.


Dec 29, 2009 | Magellan Roadmate 1200 Car GPS Receiver

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2005 navteq maps update


The map update is available from Panasonc for $150, it is advertised for $300. But when you call to order it they will tell you it's $150, and it with come with a disk and SD Card. Just Follow the instructions to do the update, this update will also apply to the iPod video problem too. The number is 1-800-405-0652 and tell them you need to purchase CA-MAHD08U.

Nov 04, 2009 | Panasonic Strada CN-NVD905U GPS Receiver

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I recently (July)purchased the lifetime update option for my Nuvi 350 and with assistance from Garmin was able to update my unit. My unit has displayed a notice twice since the update that the maps are...


Please look to see what map year that you have on your unit. At the main menu, press the "wrench" symbol, then the map icon and then "map info". The map should be 2010.... either 2010.10 or 2010.20...etc. If it's anything older, like 2009 or 2008, your unit was not updated.

If you have 2010 as the map year, you are fine. Also remember to ugrade your firmware too...

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Sep 02, 2009 | Garmin GPS

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I have had my street pilot for about 2 1/2 years and it says i need to load new maps. i am satisfied with it the way it was. i dont need new maps. it wont come up. is there anything i can do?


Garmin releases new maps yearly and have their devices programed to give you a message telling you to update them. You dont have to update them, and its only suggested if there is quite a bit of new construction where you live or your planning a road trip. If you are happy with it now then just ignore it.

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want to update maps , where do I do that and how????

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