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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 2010, 9:15 pm Thread Starter
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Can't register Garmin 2730

So I score a Garmin 2730 on Flea-bay and I go to update the maps and find that it is previously registered and I can't update it. I shoot off an e-mail to who I bought it ooff of and then one to Garmin. What happens if this guy won't unregister it or can't because stolen goods or he's the 4th or 5th owner down the line? Will Garmin unlock it or leave me hanging.

And don't come back saying I should have bought a Zumo. Too expensive for my blood.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 2010, 1:46 pm
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file a claim with ebay; then ship the item back
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I contacted the seller and he unregistered it but I still can't register it. I'll have to contact Garmin to see what gives. But I won't be out any money with the PayPal warrenty just got to put up with the hassle. I imagine there is a way around the register snafu.

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Sadly, the maunufacturers only have themselves to blame for those that go off and suck out illegal downloads and upgrades.

If they made it easier for legitimate owners to transfer licenses, I'm sure there would be less piracy.



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Ok the latest. The former owner contacted Garmin and Garmin had to get a supervisor to unregister the GPS. Well that didn't work. So I got home and spent 48 minutes on the phone of which about 44 minutes was waiting for a technician. (Good thing I have unlimited minutes). The guy asked my name address, username and serial number of unit and within 4 minutes, unlocked and ready to go. Other then the wait, fair service. Took too many times to get it unlocked. I sense they probably don't do this much so no one was up on the process.
So I loaded the new map, which took forever and she is ready to go.

The POI's found where?

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All uploading of maps takes a long time. For me approx 2 hours. The POI loader is found on the Garmin site. http://www8.garmin.com/products/poiloader/

The POI for BMW dealers is full of errors. See attached.
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File Type: zip Independent BMW Shops.zip (8.1 KB, 1 views)

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