Garmin 62s, Shonkymaps, and an Apple Mac

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Robb10, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Robb10

    Robb10 Been here awhile

    Mar 2, 2013
    Camden NSW
    Gday guys and girls, Im hoping somebody may be able to help me out.. I have just bought a Garmin 62s from Dick Smiths (the $299aud price was too good to resist) and I use Mac computers. I dont really have access to a PC.

    I registered the Garmin 62s online and downloaded the Garmin software (Basecamp, MapManager and MapInstall).

    I also downloaded ShonkyMaps (Australia) full topo (the .gmapi for mac versions). BTW ShonkyMaps works fine in basecamp on my computer.

    I bought a Sandisk 4gb microSD and formatted it to Fat32.

    I have plugged the 62s into my mac desktop computer and it recognizes the 62s and the SD card. But when I try to load ShonkyMaps into the 62s via MapInstall I continually get an error that says something like "There was a problem while installing maps on your device. Ensure that the device is plugged in and turned on, and try again."

    Of course I have disconnected the GPS countless times and made sure it was on, I re-formatted the sd card to no avail, I even tried to install the maps without the sd card in the gps.. No dice.

    Any ideas?