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Garmin Etrex Vista HCX Question

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Well, really a software question...I bought the Garmin Topo CD West, 24K, and am having troubles trying to download the contours onto the GPS. Any idears? Help please....

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I have a Garmin Vista Cx which is the model before yours. If I remember correctly, I went to the main menu and went to setup. In the setup menu I went to the map icon and entered that. When it opened up I was immediately put at a screen with 6 icons at the top and the one with the "i" in the circle is the one you want. Now, when you download a map to your unit from your PC you have to name it (I beleive) so that the device you are sending it to can sort it with the preloaded maps. From the "i" circle icon you should be able to scroll down with your cursor to check or uncheck the map you want displayed when you are using the unit. It's been a while since I've loaded a topo on my unit so I'm not sure if this is exactly how I did it but it seems to me that this is the most logical approach. Let me know how it turns out...

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Got it figured out. Totally pilot error. I should always start with the premise: I'm a total moron and go from there, and these questions would be a lot more straightforward. Thanks for the response!

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