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I bought a Garmin Topo US 2008 map, and it did not come with an unlock code, or a coupon code, or anything except the S/N. No instructions on how to get it. Paid $99. Doesn't it come with an unlock code? What the heck!

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    I have the same problem.  I have tried entering every number on the box in every possible combination and it rejects them all.  HORRIBLE product.  

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Try all zeros..........that should do it.

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If this solved your problem, please come back and rate our answer as this assists others. Thank you.

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I have an Etrex Vista C. I have had it for about 4 years. I am trying to install "TOPO U.S.A. 2008" USB data into the Garmin Etrex from the computor. However, it does not appear to be loading. It doesn't...


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You can view segments of the maps at the Garmin site and it will show you how much detail there is.
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