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    Hi I have a Garmin Street pilot I3 - can I update the maps? I have been reading through the threads but can only see how to update maps using mobile devices. Can i download and update maps and if so can someone point me towards a guide and what software is needed... Many Thanks

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    I udated the maps on my Sons i3.Have you got a memory card slot in your i3?if not can you see your unit as a hdd when you connect to PC ,also do you have Mapsource installed on your PC?
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    Ref above
    I have Streetpilot i3 and mapsource on my P.C. I have tried to dowload from this site a 2010 NT Europe maps, but after unzipping it my PC tells me that there is no mapsource files found.
    I am a novice PC and i3 user so would you please tell me in simple terms :
    1. Which map should I download to get a 2010 Europe version that will be compatible with the i3?
    2. What miight I be doing wrong for the PC not being able to recognise the unzipped map?
    I am sorry to be a nusiance, but I joined to learn how to do these things , so that one day I might be able to help others who are in the position that I am in now
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    Which file did you download,when you unzipped it did it have a .img extension?
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    Hi
    The file I downloaded was
    Garmin City Navigator Europe NT 2010.1-FULLY UNLOCKED(MapSource6137)-ShareAll v2010_10
    I had trouble with various parts of it missing but eventually got there.
    The icons all show an Adobe symbol of the 'Y' shape on a red backgroung but they are .img files.
    I have downloaded these files to a 2GB micro SD card, but the device tells me that no maps are loaded.
    I have connected the device to the Garmin website to search for map updates but it tells me that none are available for my device.
    Is there a way round this that would work.
    Any help gladly received.
    Thanks

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    The file I downloaded and unzipped was:

    Garmin City Navigator Europe NT 2010.1-FULLY UNLOCKED(MapSource6137)-ShareAll v2010_10

    I had troubles getting all the parts together. When unzipped the icons all have an Adobe style to them i.e. a white 'Y' on a red background, but they show as .img files.
    I have loaded these to a 2GB micros sd card, but the device shows that no maps are found.
    I connected the device to the Garmin website to check for map updates with the result that 'no map updates are available for your device'
    Is there a way around this or do I gust 'give up' ?
    Any suggestions more than welcome.

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    download this: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    then create a folder named garmin on a spare card and copy the .img file to it and try it .If you don't have a spare card,cut and paste the original .img to a safe place and replace it with the new one.If things dont work out just change them back again.
    g8r

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    Thanks for the advice, I'll try this and let you know the outcome

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    I have downloaded and unzipped the file as you said and "IT WORKS" Many, many thanks for your help. I am most grateful
    gerry

 

 

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