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0 I have used my 1490 exclusively in north Carolina. Now I

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0 I have used my 1490 exclusively in north Carolina. Now I need to go to North Dakota and it does not allow me to search.
JA: What's the make/model of your GPS unit? How old is it?
Customer: nuvi 1490 5 or 6 years old
JA: What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: I turned it on like normal
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I have not tried any troubleshooting. It will not search any cities except in nc. It will not allow me to search any other states.
JA: Anything else you want the GPS expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  MasterFixIt replied 9 months ago.

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Have you updated the maps?

And if so, which site are you using?

You will need to do that before it will work properly in North Dakota;-)

here are two sites, the first one is the site where you can get the updates, the second is good instructions on doing this no matter which site you use.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have pulled up that site and it is very confusing. How do I update it does not say clearly
Expert:  MasterFixIt replied 9 months ago.

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Tech Michael

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No too expensive. I am an out of work person needing to go to another state with a device that does not work.
Expert:  MasterFixIt replied 9 months ago.

Hi, yes, you may be better off just buying a new GOS in North Dakota, if you dont understand how to do the updates. But its always god to update your maps because roads change, new ones are added, also if you pick up a new GPS, it will have way more features than the one you have and for less money than that one cost years a go;-)

Best Buy is the place to go for that;-)

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Tech Michael

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks for nothing
Expert:  Greg A. replied 9 months ago.


Different expert here. Sorry I didn't see your question earlier.

If you still need help with this question, may I ask:

1) When you say "Now I need to go to North Dakota and it does not allow me to search.", can you give me a little more DETAIL about what is happening?

That is, when you TRY to search for cities in other states, what happens on the device? Does it ONLY list cities in NC, or does something else happen?

2) Can you find cities in NEIGHBORING states - such as Atlanta, GA?

3) Is your Nuvi 1490 and "LM" model - that comes with "Lifetime Map" updates?

I look forward to your response.

Thanks, ***** *****