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We received the "Map Update 2008" disk. I have tried and tried to get it to work but the drive is not recognizing the disk and I keep getting the message "insert disk in drive d".......the disk is already there. The only other disk drive I have is the one where we put in a blank disk to copy from the D drive.

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  • jay_d_buchan Jul 25, 2011

    I have an Eclipse AVN20D receiver w/ navigation. I recently purchased an updated disk, but when I went to try and eject my old DVD disk out the drive, it won't eject. Help anyone?

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Is the drive reading other disks?

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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    Maanita Chadha Jun 08, 2008

    All you need to confirm is that the driver is reading other disks as well then only we can go further, and if the drive itself has gone bad the use another computer to get the map disk read and you will be able to update the map data.

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    Maanita Chadha Jun 08, 2008

    Ist not the driver i meant is the optical drive cd/dvd drive

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you will need to install the usb driver which should be located on the 2008 disk. When you attach the gps to your computer it should ask where the usb driver is located. If your dvd drive is (D) click browse and go the disk and find usb driver folder. I have purchased the new 2008 disk and had problems with it freezing on loader loading. I then browsed the disk and downloaded and then was able to get to the maps. I did not install it due to it asking what map I want to download. I wanted the whole thing so needless to say I am taking it back to walmart. I hope this helps.

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