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Old 01-11-2012, 02:55 PM   #571
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:26 PM   #572
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xog and win.7

hey elkslayer. i have two xog's and both of them work fine with windows 7 starter version installed on a assus net book.
both of my units have never gone brain dead and neither of them loose sats when going north no matter what angle they are at. the only problem i have with one of them is the battery will not hold a charge for more the 15 min. while the other one keeps it charge for about 2.5 hrs depending on how much you are using it. but both of mine are used either on the motorcycle or in the car so not a problem. my handheld is a lowrance I-finder exp.
hope this is of some value to you.

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Bringing back from the dead.... Will the MapCreate software work with Windows7??? NIB XOGs are still around for $90, but I am not certain I can run the software on my newer computers.


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Old 02-11-2012, 05:06 PM   #573
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:08 PM   #574
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I have a pair of the XOG's too.
I love them perfect for my use on the bike and car.
The down side Mapcreate has been discontinued and is sold out most places.
The maps are 4 years old and there will never be updates from Lowrance.
when Lowrance was sold they disbanded the automotive unit and that killed the XOG then and there.

If the GPS is not mounted vertically it will loose sat lock when travelling north.
Just make sure its pointed straight up. No problems.
Its very water resistant I've had in some serious down pours and it never missed a beat.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:48 PM   #575
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xog battery

Has anyone replaced a battery in the xog? or is it not replaceable? I haven't taken it apart yet so thought i'd ask first.

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Old 02-27-2012, 11:52 AM   #576
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Has anyone replaced a battery in the xog? or is it not replaceable? I haven't taken it apart yet so thought i'd ask first.

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I was all set to replace my supposedly dead battery. Had the new one, opened up the case. Unplugged the battery. For some reason, I got interrupted and for kicks plugged the battery back in. The unit started up and has been holding a 2 hour charge ever since. I still have the new battery in it's package ready for when the battery really dies. I don't know if doing a system reset on the side will do the same thing? I'd sure open it up and unplug it again before buying a battery though. Otherwise, it's not a hard thing to do.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:18 AM   #577
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I was all set to replace my supposedly dead battery. Had the new one, opened up the case. Unplugged the battery. For some reason, I got interrupted and for kicks plugged the battery back in. The unit started up and has been holding a 2 hour charge ever since. I still have the new battery in it's package ready for when the battery really dies. I don't know if doing a system reset on the side will do the same thing? I'd sure open it up and unplug it again before buying a battery though. Otherwise, it's not a hard thing to do.
hey klrmtn. thanks for that info. does unplugging the battery cause any lose of info that i have stored on xog. I did a hard reset years ago a short time after I bought it. It has always had the battery problem and I thought this was just normal until I bought the second one.

thanks again, cyclepath
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68 Honda express, 50cc
68 Honda CT-90
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:47 PM   #578
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Has anyone here found a good replacement for their XOG ? Have really liked the interface, customization, pan n zoom ease and overall method of putting together routes on the fly. The only reason I'm looking is my XOG seems to have developed a problem locating itself sometimes. Has been mounted in the same position for many years. Thanks for any suggestions..

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Old 03-07-2013, 12:09 PM   #579
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Has anyone replaced a battery in the xog? or is it not replaceable? I haven't taken it apart yet so thought i'd ask first.

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I wired in a Nokia BL-5C cell phone battery into one of my units and it has been working good.

You can get the battery on Ebay but it takes some solder skills to make the switch.
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