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Not sure, if my maps are in my Garmin. My computer didn't do as your instructions said, it should. How do I tell if they are downloaded. It took five hrs. to download onto my computer. I feel that they are downloaded into my garmin, I'm just not sure. I also tried to download a manual and it was unsuccessfull.

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Hi...Mhdrone....!
visit to the given link for more information on uploading of maps...
http://www.img2gps.co.cc/
For downloading on your PC is depending on speed of your internet connection.
For Manual go to the following link and select your model
http://www.retrevo.com/samples/Garmin-GPS-manuals.html#a
or
http://www8.garmin.com/support/userManual.jsp

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