Topo Map Not Recognized On An Oregon 650

 

I recently bought Garmin's Topo US 24K pre-programmed data card northeast version. I installed it in the usual way in the mini SD card slot behind the batteries on my Oregon 650. After booting, the Oregon will not recognize the map. It is not listed when going to "Settings", "Map", "Configure Maps". I have other Garmin 24K map products which work normally on the Oregon.

I tried installing the mini SD card on my Montana 650 with the same result.

My Win 7 PC does recognize the card and lists the following files in the Garmin folder:
gmapsupp.gma
gmapsupp.img
gmapsupp.unl

Basecamp does not recognize the map either but that is another issue.

The SD card was purchased through Amazon from a reputable dealer at full retail price and arrived in sealed Garmin packaging.

I thought I would post here before returning the SD card to see if anyone had any suggestions.

Well

Sounds faulty to me, I'd return it

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Defective

sussamb wrote:

Sounds faulty to me, I'd return it

Thanks sussamb, I did return it and received an overnight replacement via Amazon Prime. The card was indeed defective since the replacement works perfectly.

BTW, I've seen your posts on one of the Garmin forums about how to get these 24K topo maps to display in Basecamp without having a GPS connected. The posts are a few years old and it appears Garmin has made some changes since then. Copying the files to a virtual removable drive no longer works. Have you been following this issue and if so, is there another work around?

Connecting the GPS is always an option but it's awkward at best.

Really?

You did place the files in a folder named Garmin? If so and they're not working then Garmin must have made some changes, probably in BC rather than the map files. Which BC version are you using?

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4.4.6

sussamb wrote:

You did place the files in a folder named Garmin? If so and they're not working then Garmin must have made some changes, probably in BC rather than the map files. Which BC version are you using?

Yes, the files are in a Garmin folder.

I'm running BC V4.4.6. There are newer versions but I don't want to upgrade while I'm in the middle of a project.

I'll try putting the files on another SD card and leave it in an unused USB port until I get the virtual drive approach to work.

I would think Garmin has some sort of copy protection on these SD cards to prevent illegal duplicates. Perhaps that is part of the problem.

Yep

They do, but that's why the gma and unl files are there. BC though has never required those files, and I'm on 4.6.2

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

USB

Using the SD card in a USB port works fine. I'll have to check the way I set up my virtual drive.

Thanks for the help.

Yep

Or simply copy the map files to a folder named Garmin on another card or memory stick.

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20