Re: Raymarine Autopilot Computer Error & Ladybug New Owners

Dan Carlson

Mark, you might check e-bay for newer computers. There is forward comparability with the Smart Pilot S3G and also the X-30 computers.  

If Bill's contact is still in the repair business he may also help you with sourcing a newer compatible course computer.  

Yes, it is nice to have autopilot spares.

Best regards Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, SM #387 

On Mon, Nov 28, 2022, 11:01 AM Mark Reardon <markr25@...> wrote:

Thank you, Mark and Bill! Mark, I disconnected the NMEA pins — you’re right, they don’t seem to be smartly designed for a good connection. Unfortunately that didn’t solve the issue. 

Working again! For any others who might have a similar issue in the future, a new board (thanks to Miles for holding onto a spare) on the computer unit fixed the “NO LINK” issue displaying on the ST7000. The board swap on the 300 wasn’t too difficult. 

Still not sure what happened — and may take Bill R up on his kind offer to connect with a vendor who repairs Raymarine boards.

And/or if anyone happens to have a spare board for a Raymarine 300 24V autohelm computer to have a working spare, let me know. 

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