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Old 10-27-2018, 05:03 PM   #1
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Just got down to the boat put on my chart plotter to check tides.The chart plotter shows the date as March 13 1999 .How do I correct this? The chart plotter show full strength. The tides ,current and celestial are all for March 13 1999. Tom
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:10 PM   #2
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Full strength? Not sure what that means.


Have you used it before? Has it been off for an extended time or moved a great distance without being turned on? The actual date/time should be set from the GPS signal. Give it some time. See if there's anything in the documentation about it.
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I used the boat the hold season was out a few days ago.I having trouble with my depth finder also. tom
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Compare the software version to what’s on the Garmin website. You can call Garmin and ask.
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Are the chart plotter, GPS sensor or antenna, and depth finder/transducer/sounder module networked? Perhaps there's something preventing all of the parts talking to each other. Have you made any wiring changes lately?
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Garmin offers a free software update online. Download it to a SD card, put SD card in chartplotter and follow the on screen instructions for an update.
https://www8.garmin.com/support/down...ls.jsp?id=8745
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Garmin said 4208 GPS version 7.80 has to be updated sent me to sight now all I have to do is get it loaded to my Mac to a FD card.Check out your 4208 GPS. Tom
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Garmin said 4208 GPS version 7.80 has to be updated sent me to sight now all I have to do is get it loaded to my Mac to a FD card.Check out your 4208 GPS. Tom
Hope that fixes it for you. I also have the GPSMAP 4208 which I updated a few months ago from the Garmin website.
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I posted a problem I had on my Garmin 4208 chart plotter it was showing the date as march 23 1999 on my tide chart.I found out it had to be up dated on a SD card and then installed to my Garmin.I got ahold of Garmin and they sent me the link which I installed and now all is well.This Garmin came with the boat which is a 2007 Mainship,check to make sure you don't have the same problem on your chart plotter. Tom
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