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Offline walleyerich

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Using AC Power to run software updates
« on: March 25, 2010, 02:53:57 PM »
I have observed a few posts that talk about ways to convert your 1197 so that you can view your recordings on it "in your kitchen".  I live in a climate where we are still ice bound on our lakes but would like to run the software upgrades on my units.  If you purchase a new power cord and attach it to a 12 converter do you risk harming your product?  And are there any issues in upgrading your software?  I love this site!

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Re: Using AC Power to run software updates
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2010, 03:03:29 PM »
It should not be a problem Walleyerich as many have updated their software this way.  Just make sure and force it into the Simulator mode when you reset the menus to the factory settings or it will not take – which can potentially cause a problem.

Forced Simulator: power the unit on and while it is showing the start up title screen (will show something like: “Humminbird 798c SI”, you will need to press the MENU button.  This should bring up some menu options.  Select the one that says “Simulator” and let it time out.  This is the forced Simulator mode (because you had to force it into this mode) and it will remember all menu settings like the unit does while in the Normal operation mode.  If you were to just have the power connected and powered the unit on it would automatically go into the Point Of Sale Simulator mode which does not remember menu settings and will automatically reset itself after two minutes of not pressing a button.

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Re: Using AC Power to run software updates
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2010, 03:04:18 PM »
The only caution is to connect positive to positive and negative to negative.  Use a 3amp inline fuse on the positive lead.  Use a power source 10v dc to 20 volts dc.  make secure connections and on the unit plug try to make it as secure as possible.  Disastrous things happen if your power is interrupted during the upgrading process.     chuck
« Last Edit: March 25, 2010, 03:05:52 PM by sonar2000 »

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