Quote from: -Oz- on May 18, 2009, 08:23:04 PM
when you load it onto the card is there a garmin folder on the card with gmapsupp.img (i think thats the right name)?
Yep, everything as expected. All the folders in place and files the correct size (as indicated by comparing the download size in MS and the size of the file on the chip).
Turns out this was an equipment "error" (made by me). The chip has a gate to hold it inside the battery compartment. Everything else being ok - if that doggonned thing doesn't get completely locked into place it doesn't read. I've got no idea how it could possibly download properly (which MS indicated with the chip inside the unit attached via USB to the computer) but it did. Up and running now!
If you've got a reader download times are reduced exponentially so use it!
Thanks to everyone who answered. Greatly appreciated the help. To the rest - check to see that your chip is locked down! The blessed thing will move partially into place but still not lock! If there is *any* play in the chip it's NOT locked into place. Make sure the chip is in the side notches and the gate is fully down then pull the gate back toward you (down toward the bottom of the unit) until it's secured. Mine clicks slightly but that might not be true in all situations so don't expect it.
The weird part is getting successful downloads - threw me off the track initially. Since I reformatted the chip and used the reader the last time, I don't know if it actually did get a readable download or not. That's up for debate (whether MS erroneously reports the download or actually would download to the loose chip usable files).
BTW - she works *great* in the field!