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I just purchasede a Nuvi 2589LMT. I started to up date maps.

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I just purchasede a Nuvi 2589LMT. I started to up date maps. I down loaded 26.2%, then it seemed to stop down loading. What to do?
JA: What model of Nuvi are you using? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Just purchased it
JA: What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: nothing
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: nothing
JA: Anything else you want the gps expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: Can disconnect without causing any problems
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Greg A. replied 10 months ago.

Hello & Welcome to Just Answer,

Sorry to hear of any issue you are having with your device.

To help you with this issue, may I ask:

1) Was/is the device FULLY charged - before starting the update process?

2) Is there a line of text - right below the progress bar - that says what should be happening? That could say "downloading files..." or something like that.

3) Is there ANYTHING ELSE running on the computer - that might be using internet access?

4) HOW LONG was the download in progress (approximately) and how long has it appeared to be stopped?

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
1.device was not fully charged
2. it said down loading files,but % completion didnot change
3.nothing else running
4. 2.5 hours
Expert:  Greg A. replied 10 months ago.

OK - for #4,

did it appear to be to be stopped for 2.5 hours

- OR -

take 2.5 hours to get to 26%?

One more thing: can you estimate what your internet speed is? If you don't know, that's OK.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
1. took 2.0 hors to get to 26%
2. down load speed 75 mps (Verizon FIOS
Expert:  Greg A. replied 10 months ago.

OK - that should be plenty of download speed, so I suspect this was just a glitch in the connection to the Garmin servers - for the maps.

I have a seen a similar "stuck update" recently - where the computer was stuck on about a "44 minutes remaining" - during the "download" part of the update.

To make a long story short, I "closed" (exited) the Garmin Express program, and got a "warning" that asked if I really wanted to exit, as the program believed it was still in the middle of an update. I clicked on the button that confirmed that I wanted to exit the program.

Then I waited about a minute or so - WITHOUT disconnecting the device - and RESTARTED the Garmin Express program. I then restarted the update, and the program continued with the update and completed the process SUCCESSFULLY.

I would recommend that you try the same thing, and see if that works for you too.

Please let me know what happens - when you can.

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