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No light on my lowrance 5150c chartplotter

Hi I've just tried to turn my chart plotter on and have found that the screen is very dark.......can only just make out the info on it.....I've put the battery on charge. Can anyone offer any advice please....thanks huw

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Make sure that the 5200c is set to read the Navionic card. You can set that under Map Data.

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