These update instructions relates to the following products:

  • Element Multifunction Display Series
 

Stage 1: Backing Up Your Waypoints, Routes and Tracks (Optional)

It may be necessary to reset your MFD after the update if there is an issue. Please make sure you take a backup of any important data. However it is always wise to keep a backup of any important data you may have

To backup your waypoint/route/tracks data using an Element Series MFD, please follow the steps outlined in the user manual

Note, you may need to Format your MicroSD card/SD card to FAT32 or NTFS, to ensure it is compatible with the Multifunction display. formatting the card will erase all data stored on it.

Compatible Cards

Stage 2: Populating the mSD Flash Memory Card with the MFD Software

Note: To avoid potentially corrupting the data on your Navionics chart card, DO NOT copy software update files to your Navionics chart card and DO NOT back up waypoint/route/track data to your Navionics chart card. MicroSD cards are commonly available in most stores selling consumer electronics products. Waypoint, route, track data, and system configuration data can be stored on a microSD memory card which also contains software update files.

  • You are NOT required to update the products software versions sequentially. For example, you can go from v3.8.55 to v3.10.xx
  • The mSD (Micro SD)/SD memory cards used with Element Series MFDs should have a memory capacity of no less than 1GB and no more than 32GB.
  • The mSD/SD card should be formatted to FAT32. (External link: Instructions)
 
  1. Insert a compatible Flash memory card into the computer's memory card reader or into a memory card reader which has been interfaced to the computer.
  2. Select the appropriate software download for your product from HERE
  3. Copy the downloaded ISO file to the Flash card. Note,The downloaded file may be a ".Zip" file which contains multiple ".ISO" files.
    • If you have a Zip file, Un-Zip the contents of the Zip file to the Root of the Flash card (Root is the first level you access when selecting the Flash). Make sure the ISO files are not in any folders on the card (External link: Instructions)

    • For example: if your computer has assigned Removable Disk (E:) to your memory card reader/writer, then the software update files should be copied directly to Removable Disk (E:), not to any folders created on the memory card.

    • Note: Do not attempt to open .ISO files, the files you have downloaded are for the MFD and networked products. If you attempt to open these files you will typically see an error as they are designed to update your Raymarine products and not for use in a Windows, Apple or Linux PC.

  4. Remove the memory card from the computer's memory card reader.
 

Stage 3: The update method

  1. Power ON the Element MFD
  2. Place the mSD card into the unit
  3. Select 'Settings' from the Home Screen
  4. Select 'Update Software'
  5. Select 'Check SD Card'
  6. The Information bar will appear with the software version found. click 'Yes'
  7. The new software will be installed. Do not power down the MFD during this process.
  8. The MFD will return to the Home Screen once the update is completed.

Checking the software versions of your Raymarine products

To view the Element software version:

  • On the Home screen, touch 'Settings'. The software of the Element MFD will then be shown

To view other product software versions:

  1. On the Home screen, select 'Settings'.
  2. Select "This Display" tab
  3. Select "Networked devices"
  4. The software of the MFD and other connected devices will then be shown

Please note: You will only see Raymarine devices that are connected on SeaTalkNG. Other devices may not be listed

Element networked products