Orville, just curious...what inspired you to use the diagnostics app anyway? Did you have trouble updating your SD to the Dec 2018 map? Firstly, can't stress enough but always important to properly eject any media from your computer using the taskbar...not properly ejecting using this function can corrupt media.Hmmm. I just realized it now says my SD Card is invalid under card diagnostics in Mazda Toolbox (although it still works in the car). I restored the previous map, and the diagnostic went back to saying it was a valid card. Then it updated the map again, and went back to saying it was invalid. I'm guessing it's an issue with their validator?
There is no hinderance to copying the Map SD card, since the software is locked to the vehicle's VIN. You just need to use the correct windows Program: https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/Orville, I think I got mostly what you did.
If I'm not mistaken, you were able to revert the original Mazda SD back to a previous functional/valid version.
My suggestion, simply do copy of each file from the working Mazda SD to your desktop. Then paste each one of those files to a new SD card. You can't copy the entire folder/SD...you must do a copy and paste of each file on the SD. If I'm not mistaken there were 2 files previously but now there are three....content, license and label.
The Mazda SD card maybe corrupted as you point out, but that does not mean the files are corrupted. But you have to do a copy and paste from the Mazda SD to your desktop to a new SD.
At this point you should be able to put the new SD into Mazda toolbox and hopefully indicate as valid SD...then try doing the new Dec 2018 with that SD.
Don't get stuck that there is something special/unique about the Mazda SD as it could be corrupted...You absolutely don't want to erase anything on it at this point, but Mazda toolbox is looking for the data on the SD not necessarily the specific Mazda SD. If you are able to get the working data onto a different SD then you should be fine. As I said, I make 2 additional copies of the map updates when they are released in addition to the original SD.
Very interesting...Mazda does not prohibit you from making working/valid copies of the maps to a new/different SD. They just don't allow you the function to copy to a new SD from Mazda toolbox. You must copy and paste to your desktop to new SD.
You don't even need a windows program or SD copy tool. As mentioned below just copy from the SD to the desktop and then copy paste to the new SD. I make 2 new copies after each map update in addition to the original Mazda SD. It's just a normal copy/paste procedure...you just have to copy/paste each file (and not folder) and it can take 10 +/- for each SD. 3rd party program not needed in this case.
The original Mazda SD card I used:You don't even need a windows program or SD copy tool. As mentioned below just copy from the SD to the desktop and then copy paste to the new SD. I make 2 new copies after each map update in addition to the original Mazda SD. It's just a normal copy/paste procedure...you just have to copy/paste each file (and not folder) and it can take 10 +/- for each SD. 3rd party program not needed in this case.
I apologize then. I was unaware they changed the ability to copy new/blank SD's directly from the restore function on Mazda toolbox. Good to know. A couple of years ago that was not possible and users had to find other ways to make copies of the original SD. There were other threads here that discussed this. Once the copy was made then you could update each copy from the toolbox. Mazda probably updated this capability at some point since it was not a "lost revenue issue" as each SD and subsequent copies are locked to the car's VIN. I'll try it next time.The original Mazda SD card I used:
Mazda Toolbox software
Used the restore feature onto a blank SD Card or disk imager, which works better :laugh2:
Can only suggest you go to Mazda toolbox and insert your SD and see if there is a current update.Any news about South American maps update?
In my Country (Chile), the city speed limit was lowered from 60 to 50 Km/H months ago... and lots of new roads and street changes aren't updated since august 2017.
check out this other forumOK, I have tried all three methods mentioned in this thread in order to make a backup copy of the SD card, but all trials have failed so far.
Mazda Toolbox can backup and restore no issue, but new card showed "invalid" when insert into my car.
Regular copy/paste (by each files not all folders together), same, no luck.
I even tired the "win32diskimager" program, still invalid.
The only thing I can think of, is that I was trying to copy the card before actually drive the car with the SD card inserted to "lock" it to my VIN.
Is that a necessary step ("VIN lock") before you can make a copy of the SD card? Thanks!