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Goto functions disabled on Raymarine E80 (classic) chartplotter

I have a Raymarine E80 chartplotter, an S1 autopilot with an 8002 control head, a Raymarine 2kw radar scanner. Also connected to the sysem are a Raymarine Lifetag man overboard alarm, an S100 remote controller for the autopilot, an Icom AIS receiver, and various B&G Network instruments. At the beginning of an overnight passage the goto functions worked properly. I was able to set a waypoint and steer to it automatically as well as follow a route. During the night the goto functions ceased working. I can enter waypoints or build routes, but I cannot follow them. There does not seem to be an MOB point active, and there is no lead line from the ship icon to any waypoint. All other functions seem to perform normally. Does anyone have any idea what might be the cause or solution to this problem?

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  • larry_lavers May 16, 2010

    I don't see how it can be the antenna, position data is received normally. New waypoints can be identified and placed on the chart. and i can determine course and distance to waypoints from the boat by placing the cursor over the waypont as it is displayed on the chartplotter. All functions other than goto and route follow are working. When i press the goto softkey, the new softkeys are grayed out, indicaing that they are not availale.

  • larry_lavers May 16, 2010

    The settings reset fixed the problem. Thank you. Now to reenter the custom configurations!

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" During the night the goto functions ceased working" (sic) Have you "Reset" this unit. This indeed sounds like a software problem, with either the MAPS, themselves, Or, the units Operating System & I wonder if a return to a reset state may not clear this "Glitch" ? Now if this doesn't clear it, then all one can really do, is reinstall the operating system, from either a CD/DVD or from the manufacturers website.
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  • larry_lavers May 16, 2010

    I have been trying to avoid a reset unless I am pretty sure it will clear the problem, as that will reverse a considerable amount of work in customizing the display. I don't believe I have the capability of saving my work. However, I seem to have run out of other options. I will try the reset.

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This seam to be a issue of antenna..it actually works but it do not receive any information to take a guide line and perform the actions..see maybe there are physical damages or something is obstructing ..the function ..
and cause it is such a vital function ...try what I sugested and ask for a second opinion if it doesn't seam to be this...just refuse my answer or ..vote under maximum..to get another opinion ...But it is pretty obvious that the issue is the communication with the satellite ..check the power on devices..also ...I mean external ones..

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  • larry_lavers May 16, 2010

    I don't see how it can be the antenna, position data is received normally. New waypoints can be identified and placed on the chart. and i can determine course and distance to waypoints from the boat by placing the cursor over the waypont as it is displayed on the chartplotter. All functions other than goto and route follow are working. When i press the goto softkey, the new softkeys are grayed out, indicaing that they are not availale.

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    Catalin Turcu May 16, 2010

    I was under the impression that the functions are available but the points are not visible ..in this case is clear a issue from the software ..check under tools and see if it can be enabled..cause when a function is not highlighted its actually like you said disabled or not available ..also you can check the drivers for devices ..cause if a driver for a device used in a function is missing than the function will not be available ..so if you use them under a computer platform ..check on the device manager and see if any of the devices are in yellow with a ask sign ,,,this indicates a lack of drivers ..If you have any software related you can install (run them ) again ...when reinstalled all programs default themselves and usually all functions are restored..

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