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The garmin says that it needed to be updated,it has stop functioning properly. It also stated that if I go to website http://www.garmin.com/mapupdate

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This is the right site----
https://my.garmin.com/maps/updates.htm

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Try going to this link. just copy and paste the link for the update http://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp

Hope that helps..........


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Go here for updates

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp

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This means that you have to update the firmware you can go the link below click on the link below then click on unit software to use the webupdated to update the firmware for it.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp

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Http://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp

try this site for your download

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Yes it is correct , you need to download Garmin update, I will post the complete procedure.

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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    Ginko Aug 21, 2008

    There are several ways to update,

    you can Download
    the updater and install it into your PC, then connect Garmin to pc and run web updater. Here is complete procedure:


    Step 1: Download and Install WebUpdater
    Click
    the link above to download WebUpdater. Next follow the screen prompts
    to install the application on your pc. If you have already installed
    WebUpdater on your computer, skip to step 2.


    Step 2: Connect GPS to PC and Run WebUpdater
    After
    installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future
    software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible
    Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your
    computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and
    finally "WebUpdater".

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    Ginko Aug 21, 2008

    Here is link to general update page:

    Garmin: Updates & Downloads

  • Ginko
    Ginko Aug 21, 2008

    If you own a GVN 52 or 53, you can also update your maps here:
    https://my.garmin.com/maps/updates.htm">Garmin: Map Updates



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U have to go with a professinol

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