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RAYMARINE A65 COMPLETE FAILURE

Unit shutdown completely for no apparent reason and would not power back up,checked all related connections with no solution.unit turned itself back on 2 hours later,remained on and functioning for several hours only to shutdown again?

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Was the engine running when it shut off? How was the voltage at the time it failed? The A65 will shut down if the voltage drops below 11.2 volts.

Another common cause would be corrosion on the plug where it plugs into the back of the display, or the terminal connectors that attach it to the boat's power supply.

It could also be a bad crimp on the terminal connectors. Make sure connectors are the right size for the wire and that they are marine grade, such as Ancor brand connectors. I also recommend heat shrink style connectors,

I have not heard of any software issues for that model so I am betting it's a wiring issue. However, there is an update available from Raymarine. There were changes made to the WAAS satellites and the update helps it recognize the new satellites. You can download it for free from Raymarine. Copy it onto a blank CF card and plug it into the card slot on your GPS. When you turn the unit on it will prompt you on how to proceed with the update. It will fix any known software gliches at the same time.

I hope this answer helps. Please reply if you have any questions about my response.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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