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    Yes, i agree with that. I use only 'off-line' methods for out-of-warranty units. I use WebUpdater and MapUpdater or just GE for in-warranty/lifetime map units though 'coz if Garmin's updates screw them up it's their problem imo. I haven't used Mydashboard for ages, and wondering what others think of it too.
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    I've never found the lifetime map updater to work at all! Just sits there and never notifies me of anything. The way I've tended to do it is via MyGarmin. Click on the latest map and it installs something-or-other and the map downloads and installs. We have a new Europe map out officially soon, I believe so I'll probably try Garmin Express to download that and see how it goes.

    I do find GE works well for installing latest firmware and gives me the option of installing the latest voice files, so I've nothing against it. I do however detest BaseCamp!

    I have no idea is MyDashboard works! All I've ever seen on both my Garmin's over several PC's and different OS is the "Communicating with device - this should take a few seconds" screen for however long I let it try (an hour yesterday) before I give up. If the Garmin is out of warranty and you install firmware Garmin say you should have, surely it's down to Garmin to sort if their update bricks an out of warranty unit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greekislandlover View Post
    surely it's down to Garmin to sort if their update bricks an out of warranty unit?
    I wouldnt like to have back a refurbished unit and ,in case of out of warranty device ,you should pay for shipment.
    It can happen to brick a nuvi, especially if using it for testing stuffs on forum, but I try to avoid it. Mine and forumers experiences make me use some preventive measures.
    Never read about "Nuvi stuck at loading maps" ?
    Never udate firmwares and addition like voices texts etc at the same time.
    Never update firmwares with on line methods, if you dont have a stable connection.
    Use a pendrive to update maps instead of Nuvi. Just copy Garmin folder in pendrive and run Mapupdater3.1.2. then copy files in Nuvi. Safer
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    Quote Originally Posted by catymag View Post
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    Use a pendrive to update maps instead of Nuvi. Just copy Garmin folder in pendrive and run Mapupdater3.1.2. then copy files in Nuvi. Safer
    And.......long life to your devices
    That's the absolute best advice that can ever be offered to anyone updating their unit imo. Add to that to ALWAYS do a files backup, a Non Volatile backup (most importantly), and then a hard reset (or better still clear NV) both before and after updating firmware and you should never be left with a bricked or strangely acting device. 'Prevention is better than cure' .... but thank goodness for Cure3 from Kunix.
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    but mapupdater is no more avaible to download

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    It's still available to dl from Garmin at present:
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    But so what if Garmin eventually won't give it to you, as long as they still let you use it.
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    If You want to download to Computer and Nuvi you have to use GarminMapupdater.exe (See Post Above for Links)
    I believe that Garmin Express will only update to Unit at the Moment.
    The Latest Garmin Express Uninstalls GarminLifetimeUpdater, so that is gone.
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    By default, it installed Garmin Express (even though it is already on this pc. No problems running the installation that way though it did take an age to download. Guess every man and his dog were downloading the new map on day one of issue

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    I freely admit to being overly suspicious (by experience, not by nature), and the indications to me are that Garmin is tightening things up by introducing GE. I don't grieve the passing of LifetimeUpdater 'coz the program never worked properly anyway in my experience. I note dasilvarsa's observation 'Garmin Express will only update maps to the Unit at the Moment'. That sounds hopeful of a change in the future and time will tell. But if their policy is hardening towards tighter control of their maps, eliminating installations on computer so that the only way to instal the whole or parts of a map are at the time of dl direct to unit/sd of .img files is not a bad place to start.

    I only hope that later versions of GE don't seek and destroy Mapupdater as well. Or that they simply disable MU access to their servers.
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    I use MapSource to transfer map , part of map or multi map to unit .I live in south east of Canada and go to USA often so I download east part of North America cause memorie to small in nuvi 255 and multi part of map in my etrex SD card for hiking ...
    IPhone 6 with Garmin StreetPilot North America , etrex legend hcx , nuvi 255

 

 
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