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Garmin 942xs won't turn on if SD card in it

Old 08-20-2017, 01:02 PM
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Default Garmin 942xs won't turn on if SD card in it

Anyone else have this issue? I just updated my unit with the latest software and now it doesn't turn on if I have any SD card in it . It get stuck in on the welcome screen. If I remove any SD cards it turns on fine, then I have to push in the SD cards (G2 Vision, and data card) and it will load the maps.
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mine did not like it when the sd card w/the update was still in the slot...would hang up on reboot. but with any other sd card that did not include the update file was in, it has been fine. if it is hanging up with an sd card that does not include the update file, then I would try to run the update again and then remove the sd card with the update file and see how it does.
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Don't us the SD card with updates for anything else but update. Once the update is run , remove the update card. If I understand your post, once you remove the update card the unit will boot up and run as designed, correct?
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Originally Posted by InternationalMarineBrian View Post
Don't us the SD card with updates for anything else but update. Once the update is run , remove the update card. If I understand your post, once you remove the update card the unit will boot up and run as designed, correct?
Yes, I left the update card in and it won't run. Once I took all cards out, it would boot up. If I left any SD card in (even only the Vision card), it won't run. Looks like I'll have to update to the old software, update again to the new software and then stop using the update card.

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