jchpa32

No map in GNS430WAAS FSX

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In the last few days something has happened to the map in my GNS430WAAS. The map only shows a black background and bodies of water. No airports, airspace, etc. No matter what I do it will not return. Otherwise it works, will go direct and show the destination airport. Nothing I have read in the manual helps.

This is in FSX SP2, WinXP. Always worked fine for years, now no map.

Anyone have any ideas?

JCH

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Hi,

is this for the legacy GNS or the newest GNS V2?

Have you tried pressing the CLR button to cycle the de-clutter level... ?

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This is the legacy GNS in FSX. I tried all that, declutter, resetting defaults, nothing worked. Then I tried something I heard a long time ago in a forum related to a different problem-I deleted the MEM files for both, and everything is back to normal. Not sure why it happened, but working fine now.

Years ago, I updated the database using a technique described in a forum post, but cannot find it now. It involved BIN files from the Garmin trainer. Do you have any instructions on how to do that?

JCH

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1 hour ago, jchpa32 said:

Years ago, I updated the database using a technique described in a forum post, but cannot find it now. It involved BIN files from the Garmin trainer. Do you have any instructions on how to do that? 

I believe this was for the RXP legacy GNS. Find the file named worldwide.bin.  For the legacy I believe it should be in a location like this:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin\GNS400W-500W Trainer\

If not then search for that file.  It should be associated with the Garmin Trainer used by the legacy.  When you find it, rename it and also make a backup copy.  I rename such files by inserting an underscore character either at the start or end of the filename.   ex. _worldwide.bin  or worldwide_.bin.  Then copy the newer database file to that same folder and rename it to worldwide.bin.

 

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