|Posted on Monday, March 28, 2011 - 02:17 pm: |
When you try to boot up your GPS, all seems to go well until you see the text "Loading Maps" and then your unit is stuck there.
Why is this happening?
In many cases, its because a file or series of files have been corrupted and when the corrupted file or files are loaded into memory, the GPS can not interpret them correctly, therefore the unit appears "stuck".
So, How do I fix this problem?
Well, for most people, you will probabley have to have someone else repair this problem for you.
Basically, resolving this issue involves force-flashing the unit with a "cure" firmware that tells your Nuvi not to look and load the corrupted files.
The Nuvi should then boot up properly but will not operate fully with the "cure" firmware.
Once the unit can boot properly, you will then be able to connect the GPS to a PC, using a USB data cable and be able to begin replacing the files.
What files should I replace?
That's a good question. You might start with the map file, the gpx file, poi file, etc. But if you don't know what you are doing, please let a professional help you.
Once the corrupted file(s) have been replaced, you'll then want to force-flash the unit with the latest standard firmware to restore all functionality.