Drivesmart 50 - manually loading maps

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    Hello,

    My Garmin sat nav appears to have lost its European mapping. So I'm now stuck in the middle of France without a working nav, and I don't know France that well. Actually that's not entirely true, it's still got Finland, just not France or Italy.

    Conveniently I have my laptop with me, and that's got the 2018.30 map update on it. Is there a way to get this update onto the device? Garmin Express wants to download an entire new map, which isn't going to happen over this snail pace hotel WiFi, not before I have to leave that is!

    Any suggestions gratefully received, or it'll be paper map balanced on steering wheel, like the old days!
     
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    You can install maps to your satnav using Garmin Basecamp, once Basecamp can 'see' 2018.30. goto Maps >> Install Maps
     
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    Thanks. Basecamp says "no unlocked maps were found for this device". I guess that means the maps express downloaded aren't compatible.
     
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    What Basecamp does say is that it thinks that the satnav has already got "City Navigator Europe 2018.3" on it. So maybe I just need to coax the Satnav into finding it.
     
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    Basecamp may be seeing a corrupted (unusable) version of 2018.3 on the satnav, you may have to delete 2018.3 from the satnav (or move it to your laptop) and then download a new version from Basecamp
     
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