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What Dimension mmc card do I need for a lowrance lcx-16ci? and do you need the cards in order to get a picture. I bought a boat with this gps and it is not working properly

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  • george raynor May 24, 2011

    you answer was very helpful but I am not sure how and from where do I upload information on the mmc. I dont have any kind of slot on my computer for the mmc.





    thanks george

  • george raynor May 24, 2011

    thank you so much jas247 for your detailed and timely responses. you saved me tons of money because I would have probably bought another GPS. this was the first time I used this site and I am sold. thanks again.

    george

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Welcome to FixYa!
Standard MMC card will fit in to your GPS receiver. The manufacturer recommends 8MB or 16MB capacity only which is I believe is for efficiency purposes. If I am not mistaken, the lowest capacity MMC card available today is 128MB and I think you should go for it.
Yes you do need to have the MMC card when taking pictures since your device does not have internal memory for pictures.
You also need the MMC card for storing Maps and other data.
Here's a sample picture of the MMC Card.
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Here's how to place the MMC card in to your GPS. jas247_90.gif

Thank you for using FixYa. Have a great day. Jas247

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You're in luck! Visit => http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Manuals/

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http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/LCX-15MT_0133-49.pdf

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It sounds like you may have to send it out for service, but before you you do there are a few things you can try.

Low voltage can cause erratic behavior. Since you already wired directly to the battery, check the plug for corrosion.

Try unplugging the transducer cable to see if the display still behaves erratically. You wont see depth readings but you should still see the screen going black. If no erratic behavior with transducer unplugged then problem is in the transducer cable or the plug. A common source of failure is at the plug because the added stress of plugging and unplugging cables can cause the socket to twist slightly which can cause a short.

Make sure you have the latest software update.

How to see if your LCX-19C is already using version 1.8.0 software:
  1. Press the MENU button twice on your LCX-19C.
  2. Select SYSTEM SETUP.
  3. Select SOFTWARE INFORMATION.
  4. The software version for your unit is located under the line that says "LCX-19C" (ex. "Version 1.8.0").
  5. If your version is the same version listed above, there is no need to download the software.
If it is lower than 1.8.0 you can download the update from this link: LCX-19C UPDATE
Copy it onto a blank MMC card and install it in your GPS. The GPS should prompt you on how to install the update.

If you need to send the unit in for service click this link: LOWRANCE SERVICE

Good luck!

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