My Raymarine A-65 was replaced by Raymarine factory. When I got the new unit it has been unable to find any satalites. I sent the unit back to Ray, they in turn returned it to me saying that it worked fine for them. I still can't get it to find any satalite signal. Power is good, connections are all new and clean, view is clear. tried two different RS 12 antennas, same results.
If you have a loose RS12 try moving it around the deck and see if it make a diffrence.There might be something knocking it out.
If it is doing a cold start it cold take up to 10 min to get a fix. Once it has a fix it will aquire the next time much quicker.RS12's are mostly rock solid and get great fixes.
Also set the time up on the A65 to what you are at ,IE, universal time minus 5 if you are on the east coast of the US.Time set up is under the units menu. Hope this helps
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turn off the unit ,press and hold the no1 soft key ,keeping that key pressed press the power on button for 5 seconds this will force the unit to a full factory reset and reset the unit to its original
factory defalt setting
My Raymarine A65 was so bad in daylight I could not read the screen. Used Never Dull polish from ACE hardware, similar to Brasso, and it took every scratch and cloudy mark off the screen. The can documentation includes glass as one of the items it?s safe to use on. Looks new again, Good Luck, Paul
The only other way would be to change the PSU board in the unit. The connector back plane is connected to this board.I am a authorized Raymarine repairer. I could drop ship you the board from Raymarine and email you an instruction manual on how to change it.I am not located in the US so shipping the unit to me for repair becomes expensive.You can also check with your dealer in Seattle first but I do not think that he can buy the board from Raymarine. Raymarinepolicy on repairing product is different from country to country. We are on the other side of the world so Raymarine allows us to repair there product as it is to costly to ship it all back to there repair facility in the states or the UK.If your unit is still under factory warranty then if you open it it will void the warranty.So then you would have to send it to Raymarine. With a diagram if you are natural a technical person you will not have a problem changing the board.If you are technicallychallenged I would say send it to Raymarine. Hope this helps.
My A65 was constantly shutting itself off. I did the reset and the unit is working just like it should now and I have had no more problems.
Go to Setup, System Setup, then Settings Reset and press Enter. This returns all settings back to their original factory values. It should not reset your waypoints or route lists. Raymarinerecommends you backup your waypoints on a separate Compact-Flash card but I didn't do that as I wrote down my all my coordinates. Hey I'm a fisherman all I care about are my fishing spots.
I'm not sure what setting it was that I changed that caused the adverse affect of the unit shutting itself off but resetting the unit did the trick. I was more careful about adjusting the display settings to my liking by doing them one at a time and waiting to see if the problem returned. It has not so far, knock on wood, and the unit is working the flawlessly now.
With the charts page up, start by hitting the find ship softkey at the bottom of the screen.If that find the boat on the chart all is good.If not you need to check you have a GPS fix. Go to GPS screen and see you are seeing satalites.
If all is good when you hit find ship and the boat disappears again from chart while underway you will need to go into the chart setup menu and see if the screen amplifier is turned off. If off turn on.This is first place to start. Hope that helps
I've had the same problem. before replacing the antenna, try to reset the antenna by removing power to the Raystar 120. Disconnect power by either turning off all batteries or disconnecting the red wire from the antenna at the point where it enters the junction box for the chartplotter. This action effectively removes all memory from the antenna and resets it to factory settings. There is a lithianium battery in GPS antenna that holds memory data in the antenna. Disconnecting the power to the antenna for a few seconds clears the memory.
This is exactly what I did and when I turned the chartplotter back on, my Raystar 120 immediately began working again.
To get back up and running you are going to have to reset the unit. This is from the handbook:
Note: Take care - factory reset clears allWaypoint and Route databases.
➤ To perform a factory reset:
1. Power off the unit.
2. Press and hold CLEARwhilst powering up until <Erase backup procedure>
3. Either press CLEAR to abort Factory Reset and resume normal
Power-Up or press ENTER to continue Factory Reset.
4. Press ENTER again; the unit restarts as for a first time PowerUpwith
all values reset to their original factory settings
When you hit port and have an internet connection, make sure you are running the latest software version, currently listed online as version 1.09. You can download it here: