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BlueChart MicroSD map will not display

I purchased an eTrex Vista Cx along with a BlueChart preprogrammed data card that shows the map of the part of the Caribbean I live on (northern Venezuela). The map showed up great for about 3 months, lots of detail including all the small islands off the coast and local marinas and gas stations. Then one day the map was not there. I opened the back of the case and removed the SD card and put it back in and the map was back. That happened a couple times, and now the map just does not appear at all. I'm afraid to clean it or mess with it. Any suggestions? The SD card was expensive, I don't want it to go to waste.

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My garmin 530hcx has locked up on the opening screen...is there a master reset sequence? I have removed the batteries and still won't work! Also, it won't shut off once turned on and locked...


f a device is locking up and has a long noise or beep when powering down, this is due to hidden data being transferred to the microSD data card. These hidden files and folders are being created by the computer and sent to the data card in addition to the maps, waypoints, routes, tracks and pictures that were selected. The following GPS units could experience this issue.
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To prevent this issue when the device is shutting down delete these extra unused or hidden files and folders from the data card. Examples of these folders are: .Trashes and .Spotlight-V100 folders. Since the Mac OS adds hidden files and folders to mounted removable drive volumes this process cannot be done on a Mac and will need to be done after every time the data card is mounted as a volume on a Mac.
To delete these folders the device will have to be placed into USB Mass Storage mode. To do this:
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  2. Go to the Main Menu
  3. Select Setup
  4. Select Interface
  5. Select USB Mass Storage Mode
The device is now in USB Mass Storage Mode. At this time a window should open on the computer desktop displaying Removable Disk at the top. The Garmin folder will be displayed. Open the Garmin folder.
Do NOT delete the the following files:
  • gmapsupp.img
  • gmapsupp.unl
  • gmapsupp.gma
These files contain supplemental mapping. If delete will cause the mapping to be erased or unviewable.
If there are other folders or files on the data card, delete these. Some of these files or folders may be hidden and therefore will need to be unhidden*. Once you have done so, please disconnect the device from the computer and power it up.
*Note: To Display a file folder that is hidden:
  1. Select the Tools option on the window that appears on the computer when the device is in USB Mass Storage Mode
  2. Select Folder Options
  3. Select View
  4. Open the Files and Folders folder
  5. Open the Hidden Files and Folders folder
  6. Select Show hidden files and folder
  7. Select Apply
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Garmin etrex ledgend c: When track log is turned on, "breadcrumbs" mark the path I've traveled. I don't save the track but the breadcrumbs remain on the unit's map....forever.


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Dec 09, 2010 | Garmin eTrex Vista Cx GPS Receiver

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I' used my Etrex CX on my off road motorcicle, but few time by now I'd noticed problem using memory card map. I'd open device box, found a broken flat cable. I'd like have assinstace on where can purchase...


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How do I install maps from the Garmin US Topo 100K to my Garmin Etrex Vista HCx? I've put in a microSD card, then what?


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Mar 29, 2010 | Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Handheld GPS...

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I have inserted a preprogrammed data card in to my Garmin Legend HCx but cant find the maps


Main menu > Setup > Map
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Hope this solves your problem. If so, please come back and tell us, and rate our solution. Thank you.

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Compatable marine maps Australia for garmin etrex legend


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Unlocking a Garmin etrex venture cx


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May 22, 2008 | Garmin eTrex Venture Cx GPS Receiver

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Freeze up


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Have problems with the loading of the map XPC415S. Australia East coast. Will this map work with this unit?


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