Garmin 5212 Date Issue

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Garmin 5212 Date Issue

Postby CaspersCruiser on Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:59 pm

A few months ago, there was a discussion about the date for the tides display on the Garmin 5212 chartplotter reverting to 1999. On my unit, it was June 1999. At the Florida rendezvous, the Garmin rep knew what caused the issue and had the fix. The anomaly originates in the GPS antenna. The fix is to update the antenna software to version 2.90, which he had with him on an SD card. It took less than five minutes. If your 5212 has the same problem, the update can be downloaded on to an SD Card from the Garmin website.

Today, I cruised from Punta Gorda to Captiva and tides worked like a champ.
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Re: Garmin 5212 Date Issue

Postby captstu on Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:09 pm

The same Garman rep at the same Rendezvouse applied the same fax to my Garman chart plotter.

I requested help because in addition to the dates, the tide prediction was not working.

The fix worked for one day.

The date is correct but the tides are blank again.

Do your tides work.
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Re: Garmin 5212 Date Issue

Postby Salty7 on Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:58 pm

How do you install the antenna software update? I understand how to get it onto an SD card, then what?
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Re: Garmin 5212 Date Issue

Postby captstu on Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:56 am

Just put in the card and turn on the 5212. Installs itself.


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Re: Garmin 5212 Date Issue

Postby rpmerrill on Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:12 pm

Based on the photos on the Garmin site I have a GA-38 antenna. Looking for software/updates there is nothing.

Is this the antenna you have?
Anyone have a good link to the software update location?
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Re: Garmin 5212 Date Issue

Postby captstu on Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:42 pm

I have a chart update purchased from a Garmin. If I remove the update chart SDcard, tides work. Reinstall the card, no tides.

Here is the link Garmin sent me:

With a SD card inserted into the reader on your Windows computer visit
https://static.garmincdn.com/com.garmin ... 181101.zip

Download the .zip file (or download from the link above
Unzip (or extract) the folder to a known location
Open the now Unzipped folder
Locate the file named GPS17_20181101.exe
Double-click the file that was saved in the previous step
If the message “Windows Protected your PC appears, then select “more info” followed by “run anyway”.
If the message "This publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?" appears, choose the Run button,
A new window will appear called Marine Product Software Update
Click Next
Select the drive letter corresponding to the SD card reader
Click Next
The update will now be installed to the SD card
Once the installation is complete, click Finish


Installing the Update

Power on the device
Choose "I Agree" when the Warning screen appears
Insert the SD update card into the device
Choose Update Software
The update will begin, updating the connected device as well as any other compatible accessories or devices present on the NMEA 2000 or Garmin Marine Network.

IMPORTANT: Do not remove the software update card until the device fully reboots and "I Agree" has been selected on the Warning screen. Removing the software update card before the process has finished may corrupt the operating system and may cause the device to become inoperable.

*If current software version is below 4.10, a 2 GB SD card will be required. This applies to 400, 500, 4000, 5000 series devices.




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Re: Garmin 5212 Date Issue

Postby CaspersCruiser on Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:16 pm

Here is a photo of the Garmin devices listed on my 5212. The software version for each is displayed on the second line. My GPS antenna is the GPS 17X-NMEA2000. The software version is 2.90 :

Image

This is a photo of the 5212 tides page taken this afternoon:

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The tides displayed on the 5212 mirrored exactly those displayed by the Navionics app on my iPad. Updating the GPS antenna to software version 2.90 has resolved the date issue for my 5212.
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Re: Garmin 5212 Date Issue

Postby Salty7 on Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:45 pm

Thanks, this is a huge help.
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Re: Garmin 5212 Date Issue

Postby captstu on Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:06 am

I’m at 2.90 and my tides work only when the Garmin chart card is removed at startup. Garmin says I have to be at version 3.0 and need Windows to do the update.

My date is at ‘99, they call 3.0 the ‘Rollover error.” Hope they are referring to the century and not the boat.

Apparently the update Garmin put on was not the latest.
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Re: Garmin 5212 Date Issue

Postby CaspersCruiser on Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:27 pm

The latest software version on the Garmin website for my particular GPS antenna is 2.90. I do not have updated charts that require an SD card for functionality.

When I navigated from the Burnt Store rendezvous marina to ‘Tween Waters on Captiva, I actually used Navionics and SEAiq USA on my iPad Pro 12.9 for navigation more than the 5212 chartplotter. The Burnt Store-‘Tween Waters trip was the first leg of a 275 mile section of the Great Loop. For the subsequent legs this trip, I’m going to experiment with using a split screen on the 5212 to display sonar and radar and use the iPad apps for navigation. For those not familiar with SEAiq, it’s the paper charts displayed electronically and they are updated weekly so they’re actually better than paper. It’s the best deal in boating— $4.99 for unlimited up-to-date-charts. I have a second iPad on board for backup.
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Re: Garmin 5212 Date Issue

Postby Brian B on Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:26 pm

I had to replace my GPS puck antenna in Jan 2018. Garmin advised that I replace it with the 19x model which I did. Haven't had any date issues, it is running software version 2.60
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Re: Garmin 5212 Date Issue

Postby captstu on Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:44 pm

Where is the antenna?


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Re: Garmin 5212 Date Issue

Postby Brian B on Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:58 am

captstu wrote:Where is the antenna?


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Mine is located on the mast, above the radar dome.
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Re: Garmin 5212 Date Issue

Postby rpmerrill on Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:09 am

Mine is located on top of the "stack".
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