Then, you will see a screen where it will detect what version Nuvi you have...Click on "Find Map Updates" (blue button with white text) that is on the LEFT side of the page, just underneath your Nuvi model on this page. On the next screen, choose the update that you would like to install ("Prepaid", click on the "Update Now" button -OR- "Purchasable", click on "Add to Cart")Since you are having trouble with the "lifetime" updater app, I would suggest going with Option 2 (the "one-time" updater).
I disconnected my 260 from the computer, the 260 stayed on and then gave me this screen which said, "No detailed maps found that support routing.The Nuvi cannot be used without them." So now, my 260 is usless. I called tech support at Garmin and even gave the technician control of my computer by remote and he couldn't even fix it.I would strongly recommend trying the "one-time" updater instead, even though you have a lifetime subscription.This will not affect your lifetime map update subscription at all -- it is just a different type of installer that usually works much better.When it finally finishes restarting and comes up to your normal, regular navigation screen (After you hit "Agree" on the safety message), that is when you plug it back into the computer.)Then, it will show if there are updates device.
Click on "Continue"Click on "Install Options" on that next screen.
Is there anything short of buying another unit that I can do to get it back to where is was so I can use it again?!
Unfortunately, the "lifetime" updater has been failing frequently folks.
Full instructions 2 are here: are my own step-by-step instructions 2: After clicking on the blue words "Garmin Map Update application" in the screen above, you will see a small window... It will ask administrator password ***** - enter it and click on "OK"Then, in the next screen, click on "Continue" at the bottom right corner of the window.
Click on the checkbox next to "I agree...", in the next screen and then click on the "Continue" button.
If your device does not have an SD card (or does not have the option to have one), I would STRONGLY recommend only installing the absolute MINIMUM coverage you need travels. Only US and Canada is what I recommend..maybe only one region of the USA if that will cover all the area you need to travel within...)Click "OK" on this small window.