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amb67
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:31 pm    Post subject: Satmap Active 10 + How Old? Reply with quote

Been scanning through old posts and can't seem to find the answer.....

Is there any way I can find out how old my newly acquired (used) Satmap Active 10 + is?

Thanks
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LostMike
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello again amb67.

I can't think of a way of telling its age other than asking SatMap. They will presumably keep a record of serial numbers and possibly when they were first registered. However they will probably have more important things to do than look that up even if they have the data. So you could ask but don't expect a reply.

However - why worry? If you sync to the internet with SatSync you can ensure that you have the latest software. I am not aware of any substantial changes in the hardware since they came out, though others may have better information. If at any stage you are concerned that the physical unit may be showing signs of age you can always send it back to SatMap for a service and that should sort out anything of import.

Has that helped?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply, I'm not really that worried about the age of my Satmap, it was more of a question relating to any possible hidden menu's that allowed users to see production dates.

I've upgraded the unit to the latest software and it has added some extremely useful functionality, so far I'm extremely impressed with the Satmap unit.

The previous owner sold it as 'almost new' used once I think he once said and to be honest it is in pretty good condition but appears to have sustained some scratches on the screen. (See my other post) I'm thinking that the unit is around 12 months old or so judging by the software version it had before I upgraded it.

I may email Satmap about this but as you say I doubt it will be on their priority response list.

cheers

Alan
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only hidden menu I know of is:

Settings - About

Then press the following buttons: top left, top right, top left

You'll get more detailed info on software revision and platform (firmware) version.
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amb67
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, that's really useful to know.

Alan


rothers wrote:
The only hidden menu I know of is:

Settings - About

Then press the following buttons: top left, top right, top left

You'll get more detailed info on software revision and platform (firmware) version.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: ? Reply with quote

There are 'hidden' buttons that you can access....the guy in the shop on their road show showed me....but what/how he did it I'm not too sure. In fact somewhere in this forum were a few comments about how to access, (at your peril!)...maybe a couple of years back ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Don't investigate the dimage button, as an inveterate twiddler I just had too Rolling Eyes , don't touch, put it down, leave WELL alone.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a self confessed twiddler too, don't want to damage the unit but I am intrigued at what the 'Dimage button' is or does..... Smile


fallenmikethebike wrote:
Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Don't investigate the dimage button, as an inveterate twiddler I just had too Rolling Eyes , don't touch, put it down, leave WELL alone.
Mike

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed It goes into some sort of back programme that immobilises all the buttons, thus requiring a reboot, and loss of data and settings Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes , no damage as far as I can tell, it still acquires satellite lock, et al.
Mike
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up, I'll stay away from that button then. Shocked

fallenmikethebike wrote:
Embarassed It goes into some sort of back programme that immobilises all the buttons, thus requiring a reboot, and loss of data and settings Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes , no damage as far as I can tell, it still acquires satellite lock, et al.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I can remember, DiMage performs a disk image of the RAM disk used in the Active 10 onto any SD card you have inserted at the time - it takes a while, freezes the unit while it's doing it, and risks wiping out any data files you have on the SD card (like MAPS!). Unless you're a programmer who knows how to debug Windows Mobile hex dumps, it's really not going to be much use to you, so as a previous poster recommends....steer clear!

(And yes, I did try it once. I won't be doing it again.)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Ah, silent assassin Rolling Eyes .
Mike
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