I prepared an SD card to retrieve data from a Vision 1000 using the Appareo Memory Access Utility. Why doesn’t the Vision 1000 LED status light change from blinking blue to blinking green when I insert the SD card into the Vision 1000?

Since a blinking green LED status light indicates that the Vision 1000 is transferring data to an SD card, a blinking blue light means that there is no data transfer. Refer to the possible solutions below.

SD card is not formatted correctly

The SD card must be in FAT32 format in order to be recognized by the Appareo Memory Access Utility. For information on how to format an SD card in FAT32, refer to the Appareo Memory Access Utility User’s Guide (600890-000010) found at https://www.appareo.com/aviation/vision-1000-docs/.

SD card was not properly removed from the card reader after it was prepared

  1. The SD card must be safely removed from the card reader after it has been prepared for data retrieval. Prepare the card for data retrieval again, then safely remove the SD card from the card reader.
  2. Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the bottom right corner of the Windows taskbar.
  3. Select the SD card from the list of hardware to eject.
  4. Remove the SD card from the card reader.

Vision 1000 serial number was entered incorrectly

Ensure that the correct Vision 1000 serial number was entered into the Serial field. The Vision 1000’s serial number is on a sticker on the top of the Vision 1000 (the same side as the gold GPS antenna port) and is in the following format: VIS-#### (the last four characters of the serial number might be a combination of letters and/or numerals). If the serial number was entered incorrectly, type the correct serial number into the field and repeat the SD card preparation process.

Vision 1000 was not power cycled before the SD card was inserted

The Vision 1000 must be power cycled (turned off and turned on) before data can be retrieved. For instructions on how to power cycle the Vision 1000, please refer to the Appareo Memory Access Utility User’s Guide (600890-000010) found at https://www.appareo.com/aviation/vision-1000-docs/.