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Old 11 May 2014, 08:29   #11
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Barmouth
Boat name: Blue Marlin
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yanmar 315/Bravo 2X
MMSI: 235020218
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 827
Not such a happy ending as it turns out.

GPS updated, all works fine, sent DM's card back in the post - and it looks like some light fingered s**t at the Post Office has helped themselves to it - delivering DM an empty envelope.


It's just a bit crap when you have to send stuff registered post just to stop the Post Office themselves from nicking your stuff...

Note to self - NEVER send anything more valuable than a greetings card via the Post Office ever again.

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Old 20 June 2014, 07:09   #12
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Make: Honwave T38
Length: 3m +
Engine: Honda 20Hp
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 11
Garmin GPSmap 292 Update Issue

Having issues with my plotter, wont find satellites. Have had several emails with Garmin tech support and they have posted out a data card with V3.40 s/w on it, I'm currently on V2.90. Plugged card into unit and selected update software option. The unit starts the process saying its "scanning for marine devices" and progress bar increases from 0 to about 20%. It then jumps to 100% and says s/w will be updated in 5 seconds. The unit then goes to the "welcome" screen and stays there for >5mins.
My question is, once the s/w has been read from the card should the unit reboot within a reasonable length of time? Does it need to see satellites to finish the install? Any comments appreciated. Dave

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Old 20 June 2014, 10:51   #13
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset & Hants
Boat name: Streaker/Orange
Make: Avon/Ribcraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Yam/25 Mariner
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,551
just leave it until it goes back to behaving after the 100% bit - have done mine and it took a good while to install...( imagine its a really really really really really slow PC)

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