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Your nuvi isnt too old to receive updates, but if you dont have the 1490 LM model, t hen you would have to pay for the map updates.
With that being said, if youd like me to connect to your mac, download and install the correct software, make sure your garmin is detected, and then help you complete the update process, let me know. We can set that up as a secure remote connection.
Dustin S.Senior Technician and Network Switching Systems Operator / Maintainer.
Im here.. There would be a charge, I will send you that offer now. If Im unsuccessful, you would be entitled to a full refund. Or, if the charge seems too much then we can try to continue via written support alone.
The additional 24.99 wasnt charged to you, as you never clicked or approved it.
As far as the model name.. You mentioned before that you have a Nuvi 1490, which is a correct model number.
if you dont want to continue though, we dont have to.