Author Topic: Copy maps  (Read 3714 times)

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Copy maps
« on: July 23, 2011, 07:04:37 am »
I have a Vista HCX and a have just bought a C Nav North America NT micro card which works as soon as it is installed - no codes etc.  I've tried to copy it as a back-up but it doesn't work.  I have a GB Topo, similarly copied, which does work.  Am I missing something?  Will it work?

Thanks in advance.



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Re: Copy maps
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 07:20:39 am »
I believe this is by design. Garmin copy-protects those cards, rather than registering them to individual receivers, and they cannot be used on a computer. This is why we recommend purchasing the DVD versions of their maps and copying map sets onto your own blank Micro-SD cards.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Perhaps you can find a hack on the web that defeats the Digital Rights Management. This probably violates your license agreement with Garmin, but a personal backup copy would not likely be worth their trouble to prosecute.