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Bird problems.. #13631253 07/15/20 10:51 AM
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I have two birds on my perow, a 7 si g2 gps on console and a 7 di g2 GPS on the front. I bought the smartstrike card to try out day before yesterday. Piddled with it last night and ran into a couple hiccups.

1. with the card in the si the map pulls up at 2nm. I can see the preloaded waypoints such as fish attractors and stumps. But, I cannot zoom into them. My +/- keys won't make a beep. The more I think about it I believe they have never worked. Graphs are about 3 1/2 yrs old.

2. With the card in the di up front I can zoom in/out fine but none of the waypoints show up. I verified that the map is loading as i can see contour lines and such but not structure waypoints.

What gives?

Re: Bird problems.. [Re: Twistedmidnite] #13632386 07/16/20 02:42 AM
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Tried to do a software update, it didn't take. Now unit is bricked. To the trash she goes with 37 hours of use. Which unit now to use the $200 map card with? Lol

Re: Bird problems.. [Re: Twistedmidnite] #13633251 07/16/20 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Twistedmidnite
Tried to do a software update, it didn't take. Now unit is bricked. To the trash she goes with 37 hours of use. Which unit now to use the $200 map card with? Lol


I bricked my Helix 7 CHIRP SI GSP G2 a few hours ago. Saw another message where someone with a H7 G2 DI model also bricked his doing the 2.280 update. Messaged Humminbird about it.


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Re: Bird problems.. [Re: Twistedmidnite] #13633584 07/17/20 02:04 AM
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Wayne i was hoping you'd chime in. Keep me posted please. I may call them tomorrow. Were at lake palastine camping for the weekend and it really bites to not have a console graph.

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Originally Posted by Twistedmidnite
Wayne i was hoping you'd chime in. Keep me posted please. I may call them tomorrow. Were at lake palastine camping for the weekend and it really bites to not have a console graph.


Software for the G2 Helix 5 and Helix 7 has been removed from the website. May be back on the 20th, but too late for us.


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Re: Bird problems.. [Re: Twistedmidnite] #13666024 08/13/20 01:14 AM
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update: I called humminbird last week about my problem. The lady sent me a prepaid postage label and done the software fix for free. I did notice that the helix 7 si GPS g2 software update was not available on humminbird. Com as of last week. Unit is scheduled for delivery tomorrow, less than a week turnaround.

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Originally Posted by Twistedmidnite
update: I called humminbird last week about my problem. The lady sent me a prepaid postage label and done the software fix for free. I did notice that the helix 7 si GPS g2 software update was not available on humminbird. Com as of last week. Unit is scheduled for delivery tomorrow, less than a week turnaround.


My unit was replaced by a Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3. The software for the G2 still has not been posted, just checked about 2 minutes ago.


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Originally Posted by Wayne P.
Originally Posted by Twistedmidnite
update: I called humminbird last week about my problem. The lady sent me a prepaid postage label and done the software fix for free. I did notice that the helix 7 si GPS g2 software update was not available on humminbird. Com as of last week. Unit is scheduled for delivery tomorrow, less than a week turnaround.


My unit was replaced by a Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3. The software for the G2 still has not been posted, just checked about 2 minutes ago.

Man, that would be awesome. They didn't say but I assume they jad a glitch in their software update?

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Originally Posted by Wayne P.
Originally Posted by Twistedmidnite
Wayne i was hoping you'd chime in. Keep me posted please. I may call them tomorrow. Were at lake palastine camping for the weekend and it really bites to not have a console graph.


Software for the G2 Helix 5 and Helix 7 has been removed from the website. May be back on the 20th, but too late for us.

Haa, I didn't see this when I posted my update lol. Thanks for the heads up grin

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Well, no new graph. But, I am pleased with having my original one fixed for free. Gonna try to rip some lips in the am.

Re: Bird problems.. [Re: Twistedmidnite] #13668149 08/14/20 10:36 PM
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HB Helix 5 and 7 software updates are available now on the website

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