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I have a Lowrance Elite 4HDI, not sure how old it is, came with the boat I bought three years ago. The SIM card was stolen and I bought a new one. Now the unit does not seem to want to sync with the GPS when turned on. The screen initiates but then after watching the Lorance screen it goes dark. No maps or anything shows up.

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Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 6 months ago

Your Elite most likely just needs to be updated to run the new map. You can get the latest software for free from Lowrance. I have enclosed the link to it here. https://downloads.lowrance.com/

You will need a blank SD card and a computer with a reader in it. Once you have it downloaded to the card, insert this card into the unit with the unit off. Then turn on the unit and follow the on screen instructions. After this is done, turn the unit back off, remove the update card, and then install the map card. It should work then. If it does not, please let me know and we can do a few other things to the unit.

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