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Garmin nuvi 760 since trying to update software screen shos system software missing. how can i restore vin

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  • rabob Sep 27, 2008

    I ran garmin webupdater and it ran and then told me to disconnect and turn back on. When I did this it says system software missing and NOW DOES NOT START UP AT ALL AND IS NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE WEBUPDATER. I now have a garmin that does not at all. I am ballistically unhappy!!!!!!!!



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Get a clean SD card, put the /Garmin folder you should have backup'ed on it (havo no idea where to find that backup elswhere, insert card into the slot,let the garmin boot and connect it to the pc, copy neccessary files into the internal storage, should work out

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