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Here’s a short guide for converting a Palm III GPS sled into a normal serial GPS receiver. The Palm III is old tech so its accessories can be picked up cheap and modified for other purposes. The GPS receiver needs to be separated from the Palm specific board and a few components need to be transfered between the two. Once that’s done you should have a standard serial GPS receiver. Here’s a cache in case the “Read” link fails.

[thanks nevamore, who has done this hack with success]

Comments

  1. jojo says:

    hi papgaard
    I would be interested in your garmin crack. I have a garmin 176C and really want to unlock some of the bluechart atlantic maps V7 (send to GPS).
    can you help me ?

    cojeanj@wanadoo.fr

  2. Joe says:

    Urgent….pls,unlock code for bloechart americas V7, THANKS!

  3. Joe says:

    urgent pls. unlock code for bluechart americas v7, or any help??? wisomonn@yahoo.com Tks in adcance

  4. shawn lewis says:

    I paid for the City Nav v7. Unlocked on the PC but message on GPS is Can’t Unlock Maps. I don’t want a crack, but anyone know how I get the GPS to unlock?
    Thanks

  5. shaunedrake says:

    just wondering on how i would hook this up in my car so id know exactly where i am and where to go…. i understand that this is a reciever but what do i hook to it to display info? head unit or what?

  6. Pirate says:

    i need the code to unlock map for Bluechart Americas V 7.5
    Any help please
    thanks

  7. rumcajs says:

    Hi,
    I am looking for Garmin Bluechart for Americas with unlock codes ( I want to unlock at least 5 regions)

    Rumcajs

  8. papgaard says:

    Hi

    I’m drowning in request and need som assistance in providing help to all the Garmin-users out there!

    Anybody interested in assisting – for payment offcourse :-)

    Please write to mygps@pinodyr.com

  9. serankko says:

    I will assist you if you need help…

    I have a GPSmap 276C and I would like to install City Select Europe v7, what I need to do ???

    Thanks…

    serankko@gmail.com

  10. serankko says:

    hey papgaard, check your e-mail…

  11. BETH says:

    I would like to acquire mapsource metroguide australia. I live down under and cannot find any source!
    Any help appreciated,

    Beth

  12. Frank Bohlert says:

    Hello,
    I wonder if you can help ? I have a copy of Garmin Mapsource City Navigator v6 unlocked on my PC, I have two off 25 digit unlock codes and it works ok.When I try to download maps to my Garmin i3, it goes through the motions and appears to download everything, but it does not.I have a new 512 mb micro SD card for loading the maps on to as my original only has UK on it, although the Base Map is Europe. I contacted Garmin about this and they say I need the original 7 or 8 digit code that came with Mapsource before I can unlock the i3, I obviously don’t have the original code. I have i3 id no. and serial no., can you help!?
    Regards,
    Frank

  13. Sire says:

    Has anyone heard about a program named garmwach????

  14. aj says:

    I have a Garmin 10 that works with my Pocket PC. I am looking for BlueChart Pacific or any maps that give details in Asia. I have a great map of Thailand if anyone is interested.

  15. aj says:

    I have a Garmin 10 that works with my Pocket PC. I am looking for BlueChart Pacific or any maps that give details in Asia. I have a great map of Thailand if anyone is interested. Contact me at rawnthai@gmail.com

  16. fvw says:

    Is there anyway to upload City Navigator Europe v6 to Garmin Nuvi GPS? I have the 25 digit unlock code and it works fine on the computer but gives error “Can’t unlock maps” when uploaded to GPS. I don’t have the 7 or 8 digit code. I leave for vacation on Sunday and can’t find a copy of the program locally and don’t have time for it to get here if I order new version via internet. I tried the regedit trick posted by Frits to open Metroguide but it didn’t work for Navigator. I really would like to use GPS turn-by-turn for my trip.

  17. FX says:

    Hi from france…

    Does someone know how to unlock european city guide v6 ?
    Is it necessary to have the number that they speak on the garmin website to use my e trex legend C?
    My gps worked with trip and waypoint manager but it don’t work since I install european city guide 6. The computer don’t seems to find the GPS!?

  18. Hente says:

    Hi !

    If somebody now how to crack Garmin 60CS and City Select Europe v6, v7 and v8, please send me e-mail. hente@luukku.com

  19. Tony jackson says:

    Can anyone help with a 25 digit unlock code for City Navigator V7 Europe. I have the software on a PC & can upload it, but the map is locked and I need a genuine key to make it work. Please mail me at mail@sport350.com

  20. Lwilliams says:

    I have a garmin 2710. My laptop died and now I have a new one. I don’t have the city navigator or crack code on the new laptop.

    Can someone send me the crack code for city navigator v7 US?

    thanks

    lwilliams1922@hotmail.com

  21. Feri says:

    I need crack for city navigator mapsource middle east VII and VIII. I will pay for that. email zekisson@chello.se

  22. Mouton says:

    Hey mister Papgaard or somebody else who knows how to crack unlockproces Garmin City Navigator Europe v8 could You please help me out?

  23. bobby says:

    i need help installing my city select north america v7 update. Says i dont have previous verison? Can anyone help?

  24. bobby says:

    i need help installing my city select north america v7 update. Says i dont have previous verison? Can anyone help? email wuzzaap123@gmail.com

  25. jeff says:

    hey i have a eTrex Legend C and i need to get i think the City Navigator or Select but don’t know where to get it(i dont want to actually buy it), can anyone help me out, if you can mail me at silverxlt01@hotmail.com thanks!

  26. Gianma says:

    Hi,
    i have a nuvi 300 end city navigator europe v7 and v8.
    but when upload a map on the nuvi it seems to be locked.
    But on pc works well.
    Someone can help me?
    gianma69@yahoo.it
    Thanks

  27. papgaard says:

    If you try to install an MapSource-Update without having a previous installation, here is a way to do it:
    http://forum.bargainpda.com/archive/index.php?t-9940.html

    Cheers
    Ruder Papgaard

    gps@pinodyr.com

  28. papgaard says:

    And if you want an unlock-code you can also contact me with UNITID and MapSource-product …

    Ruder Papgaard
    gps@pinodyr.com

  29. Iceman says:

    Has anyone tried to use a Motorola V180 for a usb gps receiver and if so, how did you do it?

  30. PHIL says:

    I have Garmin City Navigator V6 for Australia copied from an original CD & have the Garmin Streetpilot 2610 unit. I only have the unlock code for the V5 disc & want to find a way to get the V6 maps onto the unit.

    Can anyone here make any suggestions as to how to solve this problems.

  31. Erry says:

    Hi ruder! sending you an e-mail
    Thanks
    Erry

  32. jardach says:

    Hi. I am loocking for copy Metroguide Australia V6. Can me somebody help? Not garmin pages:-)
    Thank
    jardach@atlas.cz

  33. Martin| says:

    Hey
    Could someone help me to unlock atlantic bluechart so it will work on my garmin gps. the maps har locked and doesen’t work on the gps.

    thanks!
    kra-city@hotmail.com

  34. Ferdi says:

    Hi,
    I’m looking for the unlock code for the City Navigator Europe V8.
    Can anyone help?
    ferdi_b@hotmail.com

  35. posheesho says:

    papgaard-
    Sent you an email. Was wondering if you have had time to go through them as of late. I have north america city select v7 disc and was wondering if there is an unlock for it before i tried to install it. Is there a fee for your services? Any advice would be appreciated before i end up getting too impatient and pay those bastards $75 bux or whatever it is.

  36. Tim says:

    I have a garmin i3 which is showing detailed maps and has a detailed database but it will not provide turn by turn navigation. I have a set of City Navigator maps (Europe 7) which I can upload by usb, but the send turn by turn option is greyed out. has anyone any ideas on the pc software. Do I need a different unlock code?

  37. john says:

    does anyone know how to unlock europe maps for Garmin 3200. it seems to be tied to the serial number of the unit.

  38. sminka davidson says:

    Hi,

    I have just upgraded from a Garmin Legend to Legend C and I cannot load my maps into the new unit. Does anyone have the GPS unlock codes for a Garmin Legend C or a way to load them into my Legend C

    Codes for
    City Navigator 5 (Australia)
    Metroguide 4 (Australia)
    Pacific Bluechart 6.5 or 7.5

    Hope you can help,

    Sminka

  39. Bob Prince says:

    Where can I get a cheap, legal, copy of Garmin City Navigator, Europe for use in a 2610. Thanks

  40. Richardo says:

    Hey Papgaard,

    I am interested in a code re: e-mail I sent you. is your address still mygps@pinodyr.com ?

    Richardo

  41. Ronnie says:

    I need to unlock Garmin City Navigator Europe v8 for a Garmin 2610. Hope aomeone can help me..!
    Thank you a lot

  42. charlie rodgers says:

    could anyone help i bought a second hand ique 3600 with city selectv6 but got no unlock code any help would be great thanks
    charlierodgers@lineone.net

  43. inside@email.si says:

    Hey, can anyone help me, I can’t unlock maps (City Navigator

  44. cdnjeepin says:

    Need an unlock code for Mapsource Bluechart 7.5 Americas..

    cdnjeepin@gmail.com

  45. chanrholf says:

    Help! Have City Navigator 8 and GPS map 76cs. Managed to download map to the gps, but get an error message: cant unlock the map. Anyone?? email me at mrchanrholf@yahoo.no

    thanx!

  46. chanrholf says:

    Help! Have City Navigator 8 and GPS map 76cs. Managed to download map to the gps, but get an error message: cant unlock the map. Anyone?? email me at mrchanrholf@yahoo.no

    thanx!

  47. Richy says:

    Hi, I also need help unlocking City Navigator Europe and Canada Metroguide can any one help. Is Ruder Still out there? Your email seems to be no more.

    email me at richy@boltblue.com

    Thx Richy

  48. Gary says:

    Hi
    I have just got a Garmin 60cs and need it to run with memory map 3.1.1 via USB can this be done? Memory map has com ports 1-9 but no usb.
    Very green with comps and GPS.
    Thanks

  49. john tomas says:

    Hi, in where I can download metroguide v7??

  50. john tomas says:

    Hi, in where I can download metroguide v7??
    jmrmail@gmail.com

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