Another VX2 Software Update Question

Another VX2 Software Update Question

Postby captain105 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:59 pm

Just got a boat with a GD1920C (Navionics) but the refresh seems slow. Checked the version on the unit and it looks like 1.03.xx. Downloaded version 4.01 from the site to an SD card (1GB - FAT formatted) and followed the upgrade instructions but the unit did not read the update and went to normal cycle up (tried it several times). I read a related post from March that seems to suggest that I must do the update in steps because the current version is very old. If that is the case, can someone give me the link to the files for the first update (ver 1.6 or ver 1.8 or ver x.x)?
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Re: Another VX2 Software Update Question

Postby Johnny Electron » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:10 am

Many times the boot loader version is mistaken for part of the version number.
To ensure we get you pointed the right direction; can you provide the full program number from your unit? (MENU - SYSTEM CONFIG - SYSTEM SETUP - TEST & CLEAR - MEMORY I/O TEST - DISPLAY UNIT TEST (unless BB unit then it will say PROCESSOR UNIT TEST)
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Re: Another VX2 Software Update Question

Postby captain105 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:52 pm

Thank you for the quick reply. The boat is in the Florida Keys, will get you the full program number this weekend.
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Re: Another VX2 Software Update Question

Postby captain105 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:57 am

Ser #: 4323-0372
Prog #: 195002301.03
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Re: Another VX2 Software Update Question

Postby Johnny Electron » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:50 am

Your unit programming reflects very old software of 1.03 Navionics for a 10.4" display.
This is the first time I have heard of anyone having anything older than 1.04.
It is amazing that no one has tried to update the unit before now. Current software updates will not work. The software is WAY too old. The unit will need to be step updated. I can send you some links to software to update it yourself or you can price the service with the local dealer. Do you want to stay with Navionics or do you wish to convert the unit to the newest version of C-map?
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Re: Another VX2 Software Update Question

Postby captain105 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:07 am

Probably will stay with the Navionics because I just purchased the Navionics Gold card last month with the boat. Out of curiosity, what are the benefits (if any) of updating the unit to the newest version of C-Map? I’m sure it is explained somewhere in the forum but I just don’t have much available time at this moment.
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Re: Another VX2 Software Update Question

Postby Johnny Electron » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:06 pm

The C-map software supports the Sirius weather receiver and generally runs faster than the Navionics version software. Ensure that any GOLD chip you have is using XL3 or XL9 maps. Huge gold chips like the 1XG chip, that cover the entire USA, will not work with the Vx2. I will PM you some links if you plan to upgrade your Navionics unit yourself. Let me know.
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Re: Another VX2 Software Update Question

Postby captain105 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:33 pm

Since I plan to update the unit myself just go ahead and send me the links to the Navionics update for now. I have been using the new Gold card on the unit with the old software (ver 1.03) for the past month so I will assume the chip has the right type of maps because it has been working OK (aside from the unit running a bit slow).
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Re: Another VX2 Software Update Question

Postby Johnny Electron » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:27 am

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Re: Another VX2 Software Update Question

Postby captain105 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:47 am

Stepped upgrade worked – thanks. Now I have a question about the new 4.01 software, I now get an object box everywhere the cursor lands which at times covers some of the waypoints. Is there a way to turn this feature off to only work with the ENTER button? I looked in all of the MENU sections and could not find it.
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