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.
12-01-2008 11:37 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?
11-30-2008 09:57 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.
11-30-2008 04:28 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...
11-30-2008 02:48 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.
11-27-2008 11:08 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.