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Old 11 October 2009, 04:58   #11
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Originally Posted by Erin View Post
I can now answer this conundrum. The June 09 plotter update does include the Aug 09 update for the attached aerial. The problem is now solved.
For those that are unable to update the software (no card reader!), the fix offered by Garmin (quoted accurately by Erin above) isn't quite correct. It should be:

Power the unit on
Press Enter to advance to the Map screen
Press and hold the ADJ/Menu button for 1 second to go to the Main Menu
Go to the GPS tab (at the top of the list in the left hand column)
Highlight Setup within the GPS tab
Highlight the Source option which will show 'Garmin'
Press Enter
Highlight 'NMEA' to change from 'Garmin'
Press Enter
The screen will go blank. Repower the unit which should now run with the correct date

The differences are small but the Main Menu also includes a separate Setup tab from which the subsequent instructions above do not make sense. The problem with my set cured as of yesterday.

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Old 11 October 2009, 06:25   #12
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Originally Posted by Avocet View Post
I noticed the same problem ten days ago on my Garmin 2106 which is also showing 11 Feb 1990. There is a software download available on the Garmin website issued on 20 Jul 2009 - but how am I supposed to download it to the GPS without the dedicated Garmin card reader? Or do I have to splash out around £50.00 to get the reader?
I have a garmin card reader. If anyone want to send me a card I can save the updates on to it for them.

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Old 17 October 2009, 14:20   #13
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Just sorted this on a customers boat, the GPS antenna has old software in it and needs to be updated via whatever method your specific Garmin does it by. I saw the fault showing as a duff date/time on a McMurdo Navtex.

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