It was the basecamp issue. when the topos wouldn't show I tried dropping some other stuff on it, I put a my trails map on it and that did show, that is why I wasn't sure if it was the basecamp issue. Granted all the trails may not have been present, I saw a few near my house. I dropped back a version on basecamp and its fine now, I was on 4.7. Thanks for the help.
Thanks for the info, I've seen the stuff about the update, I was not sure if that was actually the issue because in the process of trying to get this to work I also installed my trails and a few other things that did show on the GPS. I'll try the alternative stuff from the other thread.
I'm trying to put the Ilinois topo map on my Oregon 700. [yeah topo and Illinois its flat pointless in 90% of the state ]
I've run the installer and I can see the contour lines in basecamp but when I install form there to the GPS, either to the GPS internal memory or the SD card while installed in the GPS, it does not show in the map list. I've also tried installing from the executable to the SD card directly. The directory is there, but t just won't show on the map list in the unit.