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My garmin gps suddenly doesn't recognize the maps in it.

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My garmin gps suddenly doesn't recognize the maps in it. Just shows a large map go the US and Mexico and won't navigate. Help....chris
JA: What is the exact model of your Garmin? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Gpsmap 62stc. Have had it for at Least 5 or 6 years.
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: None. I am not very technical. I replaced batteries and re calibrated.
JA: The GPS expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: It worked fine that day, then the next way
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the GPS Technician about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question today.

I am very sorry to hear that your Garmin GPS device has faulted as such. In this case, it appears that the firmware has become corrupt for some reason. The way to fix is it to install the application named Garmin Express and update the device. You may download the aforementioned application from the following page:

After installing the software, open the program, plug you GPS device into the computer, and choose to Update the Software on the device. Once that completes, you will be all set.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am not very technical at all , just not sure about the process. Will try. But not very tech savvy. Thank you. Chris
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 1 year ago.

Hello Chris,

If you wish, I can remote into your computer and help you do this. If you want me to do so, please click the Accept this Offer button for the Secure Remote Assistance session. It does charge another fee, due to the fact that it will take a bit more of my time; however, that will be the last and final charge.

I look forward to your response.

- Jason

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not Much luck. Very very very very frustrating. Nothing is easy ad it's supposed to be. Very very frustrating. Very frustrating to have a 500 device unusable. Chris
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 1 year ago.

I am very sorry to hear that. At this point, it appears that the device itself is faulted and will not be able to be repaired. Is the device under any type of warranty? If so, it is time to contact the warranty holder and request a replacement or repair.