Question about GPS
If you are connected to the Garmin website, and you are using their Web Updater program, the program will automatically take you to the correct part of their website to download your map update and install it correctly to your GPS. The program will overwrite your files on the GPS with the newer versions of those files. The following website will describe the program and allow you to download and install the program on your computer.
Once you have installed the program onto your computer you just need to connect your GPS to your computer using the USB cable that came in your box. If you haven't already done so, you will need to create an account on the Garmin website and register your unit. You will then be taken to the correct place to download and install your map update.
If you have downloaded the file from another location, and are trying to install it yourself, the procedure is a little different. You will still use the USB cable to connect your GPS to your computer. Once your computer recognizes your GPS, you will be able to use whatever file manager program you normally use on your computer to see the data on your GPS. You should see 2 new dives listed in that file manger program. One should be named something similar to Garmin Conquest, and the other will be listed as a Removable Disk. You can open the Garmin Conquest drive. You should see 3 directories at least on that drive. They should be named Debug, Garmin, and Reports, or something similar. The Garmin directory is the one you need to get into.
Once you open it you will see a bunch of directories as well as separate files. There should be one large size file called gmapprom.img. This is the main Garmin map file. The update file that you have should have a file similar in name and size. You can do one of two things. Either you can overwrite the file by copying the new file over the old one, or you can move the file from your Garmin GPS to your computer. Rename the file by putting the word OLD onto the name before the .img extension. That way you keep that file as a backup should you ever have an issue with your new file. You can then move the new file over to the Garmin GPS from your computer. If the file names are slightly different make sure that you rename the new file to exactly the same name as the old file. This way your Garmin GPS will be able to make use of the new file. If there are any other files in the update you got that exist on the Garmin GPS make sure you copy them over as well.
Once you have copied all of files over to your Garmin GPS, you can disconnect the GPS from your computer. There should be an icon in your taskbar that, if you hover your mouse pointer over it, should show the label Safely Remove Hardware. Right click it and then click on those words. A window should open called Safely Remove Hardware. You should see an icon in the window named USB Mass Storage. There will be some "+" signs underneath that title. One of them should have the title "Garmin Flash USB Device" or something similar. You will highlight that name, then choose the Stop button near the bottom of the window. Another window will open asking you to confirm that you want to stop that device, just choose Yes. After a couple of seconds your Garmin GPS should turn off, and a bubble should pop open on your taskbar telling you it is now safe to remove the hardware. Disconnect the USB cable from your computer and your GPS. When your GPS reboots, it should load the new map for you.
Posted on Mar 16, 2011
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