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MapSource 6.16.2 doesn't see Garmin Mobile PC 5.00.70
lee189
My setup is on a Lenovo t500 with Vista Business and is about 1 and 1/2 years old. I was running Garmin Mobile PC 5.00.60 and MapSource 6.13 with the latest detail maps, and it was working perfectly.

I upgraded MapSource to 6.16.2, and it continued to work as it should, so I upgraded to GMPC 5.00.70g. After upgrading, MapSource would no longer see GMPC, the get unit ID box would remain empty.

I reinstalled Garmin Mobile PC 5.00.60, and all is back working as it was.

Any ideas or tricks to get MapSource to see GMPC 5.00.70g? I have tried all that I can think of.
tcassidy
5.00.70 has so little to offer and possible instability problems. Is there some reason you want to upgrade?

Terry
lee189
Not really, I just completed a 2800 mile trip, and had some down time. I installed Mapsource 6.16.2 and Gmpc 5.00.70g on a laptop running XP a little while ago, and its working as it should, Mapsource can see Gmpc, and will transfer maps. I will stick with Gmpc 5.00.60 for now, but would still like to figure this out.
tcassidy
I only have one Win 7 computer running Mobile PC 5.00.70 so upgraded MapSource on it to 6.16.2.0. I loaded some waypoints and tried transferring them to Mobile PC. It worked fine first try. No idea what your problem is.

Terry
Ken in Regina
Terry, you guys did the opposite upgrades. Lee upgraded Mobile PC after Mapsource. You did it the other way around.

I don't know if that matters, but with the connection between Mobile PC and Mapsource as touchy as it has sometimes been, it might.

...ken...
tcassidy
So I set it up on this XP computer. I updated MapSource to 6.16.2.0 and then Mobile PC to 5.00.70. My results of a transfer of waypoints to Mobile PC were unsuccessful but for a different reason. Mobile PC came up in the list all right and the transfer said it was successful but when I checked, no waypoints were actually transferred. I even cleared the ones already in Mobile PC to confirm this. I restored to 5.00.60 and the transfer and appearance of waypoints went quickly and without a problem.

I think the problem is with Mobile PC 5.00.70 but I'll have to double check the Win 7 computer to see if all the waypoints actually transferred on that one. It has a small screen and deleting waypoints is a slow process though.

Terry
tcassidy
I ran the same test on the Win 7 computer. I cleared all the existing favourites from Mobile PC 5.00.70 and closed it. I opened MapSource 6.16.2, loaded a file with about 60 waypoints and did a transfer. All successfully showed up in Mobile PC Favourites. I still don't see where the problem is but will stay with 5.00.60 on my XP computer.

Terry
lee189
I give up! Staying with 5.00.60. I'll let Garmin sort it out.

Thanks for the replies.
popej
Hello,

You probably need gmapprom.img in your GMPC directory. If you have gmapsupp.img rename it and see it this helps.
tcassidy
That would only apply if you had a non-registered product. I don't think that is the case here but if it is, you're on your own.

Terry
lee189
Thanks, but I'm not going to start renaming files I would really make a mess of things.
Lee
lee189
Terry, I have a desktop running XP Pro and a laptop running Vista business, is it a worthwhile upgrade to buy Windows 7.
tcassidy
I just happened to have the set up for testing that on a Win 7 computer. You would need other reasons to upgrade besides one program. And further testing would be necessary to say it was a Win 7 solution. Maybe, as Ken said, it is merely which order you upgrade the products.

Terry
lee189
No, the solution for me was to go back to 5.00.60, I have been thinking about going to Windows 7 for some time, but don't know if its worth it.
popej
Quote:
Originally Posted by lee189
I'm not going to start renaming files I would really make a mess of things.
Lee
It's rather setting things in order
Restore your gmapprom.img, run GMPC5.00.70 once and then Mapsource should see it.

See about map file names: http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/1567-how-many-map-files-garmin-mobile-pc
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