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When i try to use my map on my tnd500 gps, it says that the map database is invalid or expired

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If it says your map file are expired, you will have to call Ray Allen @ RM Tech Support at 877-446-4863 and have them email you a new navigation.lic file.
It goes in the navi/user folder and reboot. reconnect to computer and delete the bin and layout folders, reboot, reconnect to dock and update it via the TND Dock software.
If that does not work, they will have to send you an SD memory card with a new program on it to install into the TND 500. This will erase EVERYTHING and restore to an "out of the box" condition.

Posted on Oct 23, 2010

  • rmleadbetate Nov 05, 2010

    Your TND has the older maps. Contact Rand Support to get the new update SD Card that will upgrade you to the latest version and latest set of maps.

    Thanks,
    Mark
    Rand Lead Beta Tester

  • gps2gps Feb 27, 2011

    Rand McNally has amazingly improved their customer support. Call 800-333-0136. They will try to fix the problem or issue you RMA if your unit is still under warranty.

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