Global map 5200c loading problems- navionics platinum hot maps
I just purchased the 2009 navionics platinum hot maps for my lowrance 5200c global maps and nothing happens when i install sd card. In the choose map drop down there is not a selection for navionics maps. I am running the 2.4.0 update. Does anyone know why i cant get this card to work. Navionics says my unit is compatibal.
Re: global map 5200c loading problems- navionics platinum...
I had the same problem with my handheld Lowrance Hunt C. After installing the card and locking it in place, I had to slide the card "out" toward the locking mechanism. It barely moves, but worked after that. Whenever I load the card, I now slide it out and it works every time.
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With your card in your unit follow these steps it should accomplish letting you view your map data.
push MENU twice
Highlight CHART push ENTER
Highlight CHART DATA push ENTER
Highlight LOWRANCE push ENTER.
You will note there is an option for Lowrance and Navionics, if you select Navionics you will see a distinct difference in the way the base map displays on your unit.
Hope this helps.
Yes, all Lowrance products will use and display Navionics map data. Compatibility Guide America
Here is a link to the navionics compatability page so you can see which map cards will work in your unit.
That question mark means the GPS antenna cannot get a satellite fix for the GPS to triangulate your position.
Be sure there is no aluminum above your antenna. This will block the gps signal. Also be sure your GPS antenna is at least 24" or more away from any other electronics The electromagnetic field electronics emit will disrupt the GPS signal coming to your antenna.
i have lost my maps on the gold card Australia e&n i have not taken the card out of my lowrance gps sounder lms 339c since new some three & a half years can they be restored i have had no luck trying to contact navionics australia
I am guessing that the card you are using is a NAVIONICS chart? There have been some Lowrance units that were made around the same time that have had problems recognizing a Navionics chart right from power up.
Make sure the LMS-332 has the latest firmware version which can be downloaded from http://www.lowrance.com/en/Products/Marine/Full-Size-SonarGPS-Chartplotter-Combos/LMS-332C/Downloads/LMS-332C-Software-Update/
If the update doesn't help, this is going to be a compatibility problem with the LMS-332 and that particular card. You will need to replace the card or upgrade to a newer unit...but probably can just get used to removing and replacing the card when you turn the unit on.
The screen is the weak point of the 2000's. I have one myself, and without warning a number of "lines" appeared on the screen, getting progressively worse over time.
Perusing other forums, it seems we're not alone. Unfortunately the only "solution" I've found thus far is to purchase a new head unit (eBay is a terrific source!).