Thanks for your involvement Ron. I wouldn't say you've shut the project down at all, and even if you'd been prepared to try combining maps on your sole OEM card [the truly definitive test] i'd have tried to talk you out of it. BTW, the unlock code useful for older sub-FID 2200 maps is generated by [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Happy and safe cruzin' mate.
If anyone else can help with this [probable fool's] errand i'm on, please put up your virtual hand. To save you reading and filtering it out of recent posts, here's what i want tested:
- Clone an OEM or genuine Garmin supplied CF card containing a non-NT map to another 2GB card. Check that the cloned card works normally in the bike including POI kb search as reported earlier by jinxxxxx.
- Use MapInstall to generate a small image of just your local area from a recent NT City Navigator. Unlock it with gimgunlock.
- Using GMAPTool, join both images to make a new gmapsupp.img to overwrite the one on the cloned card.
- With the GW Navi off, insert the cloned card and start the bike. Wait for the map data to load.
- If it loads normally, go to Menu>Info>Map Info, uncheck the OEM non-NT map leaving the small NT component selected [the unit may take a little time to respond, so only press the check box once].
- Check if POI keyboard search is enabled.
I'm aware the OEM mapset is locked to the unit as you definitively proved earlier when you changed your board. If it was locked to the card you would not have had to generate a new unlock code. Without going into detail, early maps below FID 2200 and older unit firmwares did not have the GMA complication and a JM generated unl code works, but you probably would not have got away with that if you did it with say CNNT 2011.10 which has an FID of 2211 and has to be unlocked with an unlocker like gimgunlock.exe. If you read the first part of this thread there was an explanation by the OP gcscott01 regarding the possibly way Garmin was 'copy protecting' the OEM cards by using a certain data block which would be overwritten if the NT cards have new data written to them which then causes the poi kb greyout. This is why i want to do the test with an older non-NT card which maybe doesn't have the protection which is present on the NT cards. They seem not to have it as writing the new unlock code as you did to your oem map did not disable poi search for you when you changed your board.
I hope it now makes sense as to the way i want the test done i.e. using a copy of an oem non-NT card containing a map with FID below 2200. I agree that it's probably a wild goose chase, but not for the reason you've stated mate.