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Garmin Mobile PC GPS10x lacks detail maps
dan
Does anyone know what detail maps come with Garmin Mobile PC (North American version) - GPS 10x? P/N 010- 00742-00 I have loaded it in to my laptop and find I am only getting the base maps. Are they buried away somewhere ( like the silly "1234" bluetooth parity passkey ) Do I need to buy extra maps? or can they be downloaded for free ???Thanks for your help
tcassidy
Garmin Mobile PC comes with CNNA NT 20xx (2010.2 I think,if its the latest hardware version).

Find the GarminMobilePC folder on your computer and it should contain 2 image files;gmapbmap.img is the basemap and gmapprom.img is the map file.

If you are using the 10x, Garmin recommends you do not let your BT stack discover it (as you did) so that it searches Bluetooth only. It might be a good idea to open the 'Show Bluetooth Devices' from the Windows notification bar and delete the GPS10x. Then let GMPC find your GPS 10x via its Bluetooth option.

Terry
tcassidy
Sorry, had to stop for dinner!
The reason you should start with the 10x not in the BT database is to force Garmin Mobile PC to use its Bluetooth option. If it discovers the 10x on a COM port instead of via Bluetooth, it will not get the ID and won't unlock the maps.

When Mobile PC starts (and after you choose the 'Use Garmin GPS' option),it will search for a Garmin GPS. You can confirm it has found one by clicking on the satellite picture in the top right corner. If you get a screen with the 10x identified and IDed, it should work fine. You won't get this if it finds the GPS using a COM port.

Once Mobile PC knows where to look (it saves the last used GPS port in the registry), you can add the 10x to the Bluetooth stack so other programs can use it.

Terry
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dan
Thanks Terry I can't believe the fast response! In the meantime I reinstalled the dvd that came with the receiver and everything worked fine.Detail maps are all there I checked and both .img files are now there. I am not sure what happened on the first install attempt. What do you mean re the bluetooth ? Since it is working now I am reluctant to delete the garmin receiver as a bluetooth device that my computer now sees ( and talks with thanks to the "1234" passkey) Is there a reason to do this if everything seems to be working?
Dan
tcassidy
No, thats great, leave it the way it is. This time Mobile PC decided to scan Bluetooth first as it should and found the 10x. It will know where to look now so there is no need to remove the entry from the Microsoft Bluetooth stack.

Make sure you have a note of which COM port Bluetooth assigned as some navigation programs are not very good at scanning for GPS devices. If I recall correctly, PC Navigator is pretty good at that though.

Terry
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