Assuming that it's registered with Garmin by you then you should be able to resurrect it with their help (that's why it'll need to be registered).
When frozen on the loading maps screen - if updating the unit does not work - Garmin requires the unit be sent in under Warranty for repairs/replacement, as the firmware is corrupted - or the onboard memory has failed.
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I don't mean to sound unhelpful but I don't think this forum is the right place to be asking questions about software piracy, which is essentially what you're engaging in.
Additionally any downloaded mapping is going to need unlocking to your specific GPS for it to work. Im not joking by the way Ive ballsed it up bigstyle. I just went to Garmins site and I nearly bloody fell over when i saw the cost of the update.... By far the easiest way is to buy a subscription to Nu Maps Lifetime.I could go and buy another satnav for what they are asking. : Is there a way of updating the maps that are already on my device for free, in a simple (just like me!!! I bought mine a few months ago from Handtec for about 47.00.It's blatantly taking the piss, and Im unsurprised to be honest. ) manner that is easy to follow and doesnt mean a dozen different steps or more to guarantee I get confused and F*&^ it up....... I see they're now asking 52.49 for the same product.Is there a way of updating the maps that are already on my device for free, in a simple (just like me!!! Well there is but it involves software piracy so I'm not going to tell you how to do it.There is 1.68GB free in the unit and 800MB free on a SD card.