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Pub911 11-27-2008 10:08 PM

Raymarine Chartplotter not reading my C-Maps
Anyone ever have a problem where your chartplotter doesn't load the data from the C-Map chip? The screen on my RL72RC shows either hash-marks or the default map (with no real data on it) that comes with the unit.


Pamlicotraveler 11-30-2008 01:48 PM

No idea about the problem, but the Raymarine tech support on line is second to none. Worst cast is you have to send it to them to fix.

artbyjody 11-30-2008 03:28 PM

Have you done the latest firmware updates? That will probably solve your issue pretty handily as they have been upgrading the mapping process regularly now...

negrini 11-30-2008 08:57 PM

You're correct Jody, my E120 didn't read my new NAVIONICS Platinum ... until we updated the SW. In time: such incompatibility didn't show up on Ray site neither NAVIONICS at that time. Take your RL up to latest spec first.

Pub911 12-01-2008 10:37 PM

Thanks folks. I will speak to Raymarine. I tend to doubt the firmware compatibility cause as the maps and head-unit, while older, are the same vintage and have been getting along nicely until very recently. I can sometimes influence the symptoms by removing, cleaning and reinstalling the map-chips. This is working with less and less success. I suspect it may be dirty contacts on the buss connectors inside the RL.

One last call out on that specific question, anyone know if or how these internal pick-ups should be cleaned?

Thanks, all!!!

sailingdog 12-02-2008 06:35 AM

You also might want to check to see that nothing has gotten in the little contact holes on the card, especially if it is a CF card, and that nothing is in the card slot. Also check for bent pins in the reader.

Vacuum is usually a good way to clean them. Avoid using canned air, as it can force the foreign matter deeper in to the pins and make the problem worse.

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