Upgrading the software in C70, C80, C120, E80 and E120 Displays
Upgrading the software on the C70, C80, C120, E80, and E120 is fast and easy using a commonly available CompactFlash (CF) memory card, a memory card reader for your PC or Apple Mac computer, and the latest Raymarine multifunction display (MFD) software which may be downloaded from Raymarine’s Software Updates webpage.
Before beginning the software upgrade, you may wish to read the following related answers from the Raymarine knowledge base:
Obtaining the Latest Software for Your MFD
The latest software for Raymarine’s MFDs is always available for download on the "Downloads and Updates" tab on the product's web page on Raymarine.com.
If you have not already registered your Raymarine products online, you will be prompted to do so before you will be permitted to download software upgrades.
To register your product, you will need to know your MFD's serial number which can be found on the rear of the MFD, on the UPC code on the end of the original box your MFD came in, or under the UPC code on the product registration decal that came with your MFD. One of theses decals may have been affixed to the record card in your MFD reference manual by the Certified Raymarine Installer. Additionally, serial numbers for MFDs may be accessed via the product’s user interface. Keying the command sequence MENU->SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS->SOFTWARE SERVICES=>UNIT INFO will provide access to the MFD’s SERIAL NUMBER.
Unpacking the Software Download
There are software downloads available for users of both Windows-based PCs and Apple Mac Computers.
The Windows version of the download is a self-extracting WinZip file. Simply download the file from Raymarine to your desktop. Double-click on the icon for the downloaded file to run the self extractor. By default, the package will extract to the location:
C:\Raymarine\CSeries (or E-Series)
If you are happy with that location, then click the UNZIP button and then close the WinZip self-extractor after the software update files have been extracted.
The Mac version of the software is a simple WinZip file. Use your own Stuff-It Expander software to open and extract the software file. Windows users who are familiar with WinZip can also download and use this file if they desire.
Copying Files to a Compact flash Memory Card
PC Users: open the folder:
(Where XXX denotes the software version.)
Inside of this folder, you will find a DOB file called "autorun.dob" and also a PKG file. The exact name of the PKG file will vary slightly depending on whether the file is intended for use with a C or E-Series MFD, and the software version number, but have a form similar to "E_App_Upg_429.pkg."
Mac users, go to the location you extracted the files contained in the ZIP file to. You should see the same DOB and PKG files as mentioned above.
Now, for both systems, using your CF memory card and your computer’s CF memory card reader/writer, copy both the DOB and PKG file to the root level directory for the removable disk drive corresponding to your CF memory card (ex. Removable Disk (E:)). For example, if your computer has assigned Removable Disk (E:) to your CF memory card reader/writer, then the software update files (i.e. the DOB and PKG files alone) should be copied directly to Removable Disk (E:), not to any folders created on the CF memory card.
Your upgrade card is now ready.
Backing Up Your Waypoints, Routes and Tracks
It will be necessary to reset the MFD as the final step in the process of updating it. This procedure WILL erase any of the waypoints, routes and tracks that are currently stored within the MFD.
To backup your data before upgrading, please follow the steps outlined in: Backing up waypoints, routes and tracks on C and E-Series.
The steps for restoring this data to the MFD are also contained in this same FAQ.
Note: one may use a single CF memory card to both backing up the data within one’s MFD as well as for performing the software update. When using this CF memory card for backing up the data within one’s MFD, be certain to not insert the CF memory card into the MFD’s CF memory card reader/writer until the MFD has been powered up and has completed its startup initialization.
Upgrading the C-Series or E-Series MFD
Now that you have backed up your data for safe keeping, we will upgrade the MFD software.
At this point the MFD is ready for normal operation. You should restore your waypoints and routes from your CF memory card. As well, if you customized any of the settings (ex. page customization, units configuration, chart layer configuration, etc.), you will need to manually re-configure these settings. Please refer to your owner’s handbook for more details.