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I just bought a boat with a Raymarine C80 chart plotter. It is running the 4.25 software version andcan read a Navionics gold chart from 2007 from the original owner. For my area I have a navionics gold chart from 2005 that stops at the sign on screen, and, although I can see chart details behind the sign on window, the plotter will not go to the next screen and will not function at all. The store demonstarted that the card runs on a new Raymarine plotter. I tried to update the plotter SW to the latest ver. 5.04, following Raymarine's instructions. I used a Kingston 4 GB CF card, but with the card containing the fresh downloads insered, the plotter remains dark. Is it the Kingston CF card or the 4 GB capacity the problem, or, what else could it be? I tried several factory resets also prior to the update attempts.

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  • Adam Farkas
    Adam Farkas Nov 02, 2010

    The first advice is no help at all. I have already studied all the literature, and consulted the Raymarine web pages, and followed all instructions to the letter. The advice I am looking for will only come from someone who actually knows this plotter and likely related to my two questions in the original enquiry.

  • Adam Farkas
    Adam Farkas Nov 04, 2010

    I will follow through with a smaller CF card in the next fwe days. However, the other Navionics gold card that also froze the C80 is actually 128 MB, so I have some reservations about the solution with the smaller card until I try. Mabe after the SW update the 128 MB Navionics card will work.

    Thanks;

    flak230

  • Adam Farkas
    Adam Farkas Nov 09, 2010

    I borrowed an old CF card from the store, and updating the SW to 5.04 went first time, no issues. However, the 2005 gold CF is no go. The card must be damaged. The store also had problems with it in one of their plotters. I will buy a new gold CF in the near future.

    Thanks for your help!;
    Adam

  • Adam Farkas
    Adam Farkas Nov 10, 2010

    This second expert zeroed in on my proble, excellent solution.

  • Anthony
    Anthony Apr 02, 2014

    I used a 256 but still no go. Something wrong with my card reader?

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Hi,

Your problem is the 4GB card. The Raymarine C-Series have a problem with their compatability tool and larger CF cards. You should use a card no bigger than 256mb.

The card probably worked in the store because the newer models accept larger cards.

Get an older card from ebay etc and copy your 4gb files onto it and try again. There is more info here: http://raymarine.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/raymarine.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1042&p_created=1089743435&p_sid=Y9eWB6ek&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=1042&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MjYsMjYmcF9wcm9kcz0zNiwzNTIsNDEmcF9jYXRzPTAmcF9wdj0zLjQxJnBfY3Y9JnBfc2VhcmNoX3R5cGU9YW5zd2Vycy5zZWFyY2hfbmwmcF9wYWdlPTEmcF9zZWFyY2hfdGV4dD1zaXplIGNhcmQ*&p_li=&p_topview=1

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  • Adam Peake Nov 04, 2010

    Hi,



    Yep, let me know how it works once you have a different card. There is a fair chance that the older 2005 gold chart won't be compatible until the C80 SW has been updated.

  • Adam Peake Nov 09, 2010

    Hi Flak,



    Glad I could help and more importantly you got your problem sorted.



    Would apprecaite you rating my help if possible, thanks



    Adam

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These types of problems are model specific the best way to find out what is wrong, is to check the paperwork that came with the plotter. Towards the back of the instruction manual they will have a phone number to call for assistance. It sounds like the plotter may be defective. And may need exchanged.

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