My chart plotter will no load the chart. I get only the Raymarine loading screen then it resets.
The screen goes blank and the same raymarine screen appears over and over again.
I have tried all the obvious tricks and am now stumped.
Check to see if this is a power issue by connecting to shore power and fully charging your batteries overnight with instruments off. While still connected to shore power, with batteries fully charged, turn on C80 navigation system. If the loading screen comes on and does not reset, then try holding down the button immediately to the right of the red power button for at least 3 seconds to see if the system re-boots.
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As you have isssues with boyh software update and chart I would put my bet on the cartridge reader, it could be a loos or broken pin. Use a penlight or good light and inspect the pins in the reader for damages and check that there is no pin stuck in the Navionics cartridge. If no pin is missing it may just be loose, can be fixed by opening the plotter inspect the reader from behind and use a glue gun to resecure the pin(s). In worst case you will have to replcae the reader (affordable).
I would think it's prity much certain that the DSM 300 is duff. I returned mine back to Raymarine for test and repair £200 + VAT They came back unable to repair as they have no parts for the DSM 300 . They undertake to be able to repair units for up to 10 years and I think that's why they offered me a DSM 30 that will work with my analog display in my case a C70 MFDU and the existing transducer. OR an upgrade to a CP370 digital sonar unit, this will work on your existing tranducer but you will have to upgrade your display to a digital unit, I went for the upgrade and purchased an "a"series 9" MFDU with a chart, fantastic performance. This has left me with a spare analog MFDU that will hopefully keep my radar running a little longer before I have to go down that road and upgrade.
Hope this helps
PS there was no extra to pay so a CP370 for £240 was a good deal
I'm not sure where you would locate "reset to factory specifications". Look for it in the GPS menus (may be in the System) and reset, it is no big deal to reset a GPS, it will not hurt anything.I the GPS is set to back Track.To check this turn your boat around and follow the track on the lake chart.If you and your boat are now going in the same direction the GPS was set on Back Track.
The reason is because the housingin is a little bit broken or throw the keypad water came inside yuor Display and after this the oxidation ha destroyed a part of the printid circuit or the switch of the keypad
I think you have a C- Map card (black colour)clean the contacts with a contactcleaner if it not works try the card somewhere else
The C-Map card have problems that they work for a while and than stops inside the card a some memorychips and they losing contact
Make absolutely sure that all of the buttons are clear (not stuck). After that, begin by unplugging any external interfaces (including the chart card) one by one to determine if one of those is the culprit.
There is a feature in these chartplotters called "Plotter Mode" that is often misunderstood and causes the exact problem you describe.
Press menu.....chart setup.....and scroll to the bottom until you see Plotter Mode in the list of options. It should be set in the OFF position.
If you have more than one display networked onboard check the setting in each one invividually.
What Plotter Mode does is allows the chartplotter system to access range scales not supported on the chart. It is not normally used for map-based navigation but more so for chartless electronic plotting (it can display routes, waypoints and track-recorder breadcrumbs.) open-ocean cruising, or for ultra-precise GPS operations (like a precision anchor drop, finding a very specific location etc. When plotter mode is on you can zoom in to a very, very small working area. The indicator it is enable is the cross-hatch background on the screen, the lack of map information, and the NO CHART DATA watermark on the screen.