New Computer and new GPSMAP 76csx - andy my old maps won't work

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by mickmo, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. mickmo

    mickmo diggin the dirt

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    Guys, I have killed my old computer, as well as my GPSMAP76.

    I bought a new puter and GPSMAP76 Csx, but I can't unlock my Austopo maps every time I try it says product key consumed.

    Is there a way to re-load my maps?

    Sorry I know there is a search feature but there is so much stuff on here.
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  2. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Get a hold of the map vendor and explain the situation. They may have a copy of the number you need.
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  3. mickmo

    mickmo diggin the dirt

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    Yeah, this is a garmin map, Garmin have been less than helpful with this, they told me that because the map was already registered to a device (read broken and useless) I could not use it on another device.

    Anyone know of any other ways to get this sorted out, I'm not going to fork out another $300 for the same map I already have.
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  4. dlh62c

    dlh62c Long timer

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    You might try Open Street Maps, (OSM). I use them to route me around the US. Their not perfect, but then again, I'm getting what I paid for.

    http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/
    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hu...downloading-installing-open-street-maps-64135
    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Map_On_Garmin/Download

    http://osmaustralia.org/garminroute.php

    They're free, the only cost is your time to learn how to download and install them.

    daryl
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  5. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    No - your map license was for your original unit - not the new unit - so Garmin won't give you a new unlock code. Short of the open map solution, which may be very limited for your part of the world, you are going to have to bite the bullet and buy new maps.

    And just so we don't start going there - please everyone read the site rules as it relates to respecting intellectual property rights.

    Dave
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  6. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Send the broken and useless unit to Garmin as proof that you are not trying to use the maps on a second unit?
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