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Lowrance not reading navionic

My lowrance 5200c gps not reading my navionic chart but the chart works in my lcx25 alright

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    Got in new Navioncs SD card doe Lowrance HDS5. Inserted into card reader and don't know how to to do the update..
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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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