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Not seeming to read SD map Data Card anymore

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I'm in serious need of your help with my Fine Digital FineDrive400 GPS. For the past two days now, when i turn my unit on it tries to laod for a few seconds and then it'll ask to have the SD map Data Card inserted properly but when i turn it off, switch the SD map Data Card with a similar card but different content (MP3) and turn it on, it loads and reads the MP3/music Card without any problem. I really don't know what to do. Could it be the card? if so should i just get a new one?
I'll be glad to get as much help as i possibly can from anyone familiar with a similar device. Thanks

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I have seen this before, if you turn off the unit while its saving data such as your last position or your last destination, especially if you shut it down while its still navigating. the card data can get corrupted. the only way to fix this is to reload the map data. Fine Digital is out of business so I created a DVD that has the last issue of map data and firmware for these units. you can find this dvd on ebay by searching for finedrive dvd. its way cheaper than what fine digital used to sell upgrade dvds for ( $150)

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