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Old 04-08-2020, 03:06 PM
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Default Garmin GDL 39 update software is corrupted

Do not install version 4.90 Garmin is aware of the issue
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:23 AM
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Default 696 &gdl 39

I posted a warning and reported this problem to Garmin over two weeks ago and have not heard anything about a fix. You are not alone in having this issue.
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:39 AM
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All they would have to do for a temporary fix is to rename the older version to a new version beyond 4.9 so the GDL39 would take the "update" until they fix the new version.
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Old 04-09-2020, 10:55 AM
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Default Affected equipment?

I have a garmin 696 connected to the gld39 via hardwire serial port. Some things work on the 696, like weather, but traffic does not. My 696 reports that a software update is required. i spent a long time on the phone with garmin and sent screen shots of the problem, their response so far has been ... use bluetooth and garmin pilot app. on my phone. That is not acceptable.

What equipment do you have and what are you experiencing?
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Old 04-09-2020, 11:16 AM
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Apparently the software update disables the transmission of traffic data over the serial output
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Old 04-09-2020, 12:12 PM
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Default GDL 39 Software

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Do not install version 4.90 Garmin is aware of the issue
We identified an issue with software 4.90 that causes communication issues for certain GDL 39/display combinations. We will be releasing a maintenance update (SW 4.91) shortly for the GDL 39 to address this.

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Justin, Please post here when the s/w becomes available
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Default Thanks for the heads up

Just had the update available message pop up on Wednesday when the iPhone and Garmin pilot connected to the GDL 39 Bluetooth, as I was about to go flying I decided to install later, glad I did. Will wait for 4.9.1.
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Old 04-15-2020, 09:33 PM
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Default 4.91 Posted today

Will the GPSMAP 696 unit software page be updated to reflect the addition of GDL 39 version 4.91? I have a GDL 39R hard wired with the serial pass through and the SD chip in the 696 is my preferred method of updating.
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Old 04-16-2020, 06:21 AM
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I received this from Garmin yesterday regarding release.

"Bill,

It appears 4.91 is going through an approval process and will be available soon. I do not have a specific date it will be released but the problem is fixed.



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