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Just got back from a trip, and when I turned on my 2610 to use routes I had previously downloaded from Mapsource, I got an error message saying the routes did not match available maps precisely. I further noticed my gps was slightly off all through the trip. Usually the car icon is right on the road. It was often off just a bit.

Anyone else had a similar problem and any fixes?

Is it a unit problem or memory problem. Should I reload maps on my CF Card.

Any info would be appreciated
 

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I think I remember that link from a previous post. it is no longer active
 

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Sounds like you may have created the routes on Mapsource using a different mapset than is loaded on the GPS.

For example, if you create routes on Mapsource using the CNNA v7 mapset and then load them on to a GPS loaded with CNNA2009 mapset you get exactly the message and symptoms you describe.

Make sure your Mapsource is set to use the same mapset as is loaded on your GPS.

Good luck!
 

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is and was. Seems to be some other problems going on. Wiped the CF card and reloaded it along with the reset. Now the unit does not recognize the card. Oh well a call to Garmin is in order
 

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Oldguy, If Garmin says the only thing they can do is have you send the unit in and have it replaced with a refurbished unit, the going rate is $200, but if you fuss and complain a little bit they can drop the price to $100 to try and make you happy. The latch on the back of my 2610 that holds the unit in the MC bracket broke and when I tried to buy a replacement part from Garmin, they told me they didn't sell parts but would replace the unit for $200. When I complained about 200 bucks just to fix a 3 dollar part, they dropped it to $100 real fast. I ended up buying a junk 2610 on Ebay for $15 in order to have spare parts.
 

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How did you re-format the card? It has to be fat not ntfs. I believe it is fat32 but I can't recall right off hand. If you need some help troubleshooting this holler at me.
 

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yep card format needs to be fat not ntfs
also was the unlock code entered on the computer for the mapset and unit id nimber for the GPS that was loaded, I just reformated my drive and started from scratch and had to install all those numbers again
 

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Well Garmin couldn't help me and my unit being out of warranty, repair was not an option. So, I opened it up and started checking contacts, wires and cleaning. I removed cleaned and replaced the two ribbon connectors and low and behold the gps could now read the card. Problem fixed. Wish I could say I knew what I was doing but I just did a bit of everything and in this case it worked. Machine was worthless otherwise.
 
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