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Garmin streer pilot c550

Hi, My GPS street pilot c550 doesn't show maps. I think maps are deleted any one can help to counter this problem.

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  • allander Jan 29, 2009

    I live in Canada, updated the North American maps and now seem to have lost all Canadian maps. Very frustrating as when I try to select a province it only gives me states.

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I installed a new SD card, used the software that shows map of north america, clicked on required provinces and directed the program to installed on the SD card and it now works again.

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I had a simalar problem -i asked for an update off garmin and they sent me a disc with apdated maps but didnt tell me i had to first delete the loaded maps you will have to go on the garmin website and order the FREE update disc for uk and ireland and just follow the instructions when you recieve it hope it works for you ;>)

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