help on down loading new updates

GEORGE D.
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help on down loading new updates

Postby GEORGE D. » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:18 am

hi just like to know how to do up dates on my lowrance gen 3 from computer im new to all this want to learn instead of some else doing it for me
what brand and micro sd card size gb do i need
do i have to take any other card out of fish finder to do up dates with new card
can i take card out when done to put in another fish finder to up date that one
and how do i know when its safe to take card out of finder when up dates are done
thanks george just learning all this

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Edd
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Re: help on down loading new updates

Postby Edd » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:19 am

Hi George, As a safety factor to your data (maps etc.) you should always remove your cards prior to updating any unit.
Lowrance recognizes any brand of Micro SD card and up to a 32G max size.
There are generally 2 types of downloads; those ending with .upd, and those ending with .zip.
the upd updates can be downloaded directly to an sd card, then just turn your unit off and insert the sd card, then turn the unit ON and let the magic begin.
With the .zip updates, you download to your computer. Now you need to 'unzip' that file TO your sd card. You can use any .zip utility and there are many FREE ones. I use 7ZIP.
You can upload the update to as many units of the same model (Gen3) (carbon) as you like.

Edd

GEORGE D.
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Re: help on down loading new updates

Postby GEORGE D. » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:35 am

thanks edd

wallyandre
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Re: help on down loading new updates

Postby wallyandre » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:41 pm

I did a video on this:
https://youtu.be/R6k-uEa6MNQ


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