Lowrance HDS gen2 issues

 Noticed that my HDS gen 2 stopped showing the date on 22/10/18 (all my recent marks show as same date.
Discovered its a world wide issue...

https://www.michigan-sportsman.com/forum/threads/lowrance-hds-gen-2-date-issue-2099.628431/

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Mine has done the same, i was

Tue, 2018-12-04 02:16

Mine has done the same, i was wondering what was going on, but i havent got around to looking into it.

I am definately interested in the fix when it is released.

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Time

Tue, 2018-12-04 08:30

 mine doesn't show the time correctly. Even when I set it, it automatically corrects it to the wrong time. Now that just check the timen on my phone.

I'll keep an eye out for the update. Thanks for letting us know.

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Not sure if you have seen this .

Tue, 2018-12-11 08:43

The date on my display is incorrect.

We are aware that there is an issue that affects the date displayed, on some of our units, that is received from the GPS module. This issue has been confirmed by our GPS chip provider, ST Micro, and they have sent us new firmware to begin testing on our affected platforms.

Once we have a confirmed fix, we will publish the fix to the market as well as send out a formal communication.

We understand and apologize for any inconvenience that this issue has caused, and assure you that we are working urgently to find a resolution to those affected customers.

https://www.lowrance.com/help-and-support/?guideTitle=The-date-on-my-display-is-incorrect.&guideId=eb48931f-6f63-4442-8e36-acd11db3813d

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Lowrance update available

Mon, 2018-12-24 14:18

 Just received an email from APAC (Lowrance) that a date fix update is now available.
Im away at sea so wont be able to do mine til Jan.

Link here

https://downloads.lowrance.com/

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 i did the update yesterday

Mon, 2018-12-24 15:33

 i did the update yesterday rob, straight forward and havent heard any complaints from any social media regarding the update.

 cheers for the heads up

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 Thats good, I was starting

Mon, 2018-12-24 16:40

 Thats good, I was starting to think they were trying to do an "Apple" job with controlled obscolescence and flicked the US Navico an email along those lines.

Got an email from them this morning.

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thanks

Mon, 2018-12-24 19:50

Will try this over the next couple of days. 

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 might be an obvious/ silly

Tue, 2018-12-25 14:45

 might be an obvious/ silly question but which patch/ update is required from Rob Hs link?

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 Ha I thought the same when

Tue, 2018-12-25 17:54

 Ha I thought the same when the link was sent to me.
Think down the bottom is "GPS patch"

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Thanks mate  

Wed, 2018-12-26 11:24

Thanks mate  

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Did the patch

Thu, 2018-12-27 06:14

 Thanks for ther heads up Rob. I did the patch and the time is back which is good (bad) Dont have an excuse for getting back late any more 

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Thu, 2018-12-27 10:12

 Good to know it does work.
Would have been better if Navico had been a bit more open with the issue and communication though!

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upgrade

Tue, 2019-01-01 11:33

I just did this upgrade, unfortunately it didnt work.

It locked out my HDS from operating (it would just constantly reboot after 10-20seconds).

I then had to do a hard reset, reisntall the old version, then reinstall the latest version.

All good now, but the hard boot meant i lost all my waypoints (which i had backed up).

be sure to backup your data before any firmware upgrade (really shouldbe done regularly anyway).