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Purchesed model 1490t new on 2/1/11 at staples in lakeland, florida and tried registering it so i could get the free map updates. I was on the website and completed all necessary information and was told that the 1490t serial # 001102257 was already registered. I did not register it previously. how can i get the free map updates?. the 1490t was built in 2009.

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You will need to contact where you bought it from and inform them that it says it was already registered. If you contact garmin they will just refer you back to the shop you bought it from
This is the only way you will be able to receive the map updates

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