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    Posted: 07 Apr 2021 at 4:00pm
My Avidyne fob has unexpectedly failed, prompting an error of “not recognized” by the PC.  Where can I order a new one.  This has been a very long search of the forum and website without success.
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You don’t need a special Avidyne fob. Any thumb drive 16 gb or less and formatted FAT32 wil do.

See page 6-31 of the IFD 540 Pilot Guide.

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Warren,  
this one from WalMart works well.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kingston-Digital-16GB-Data-Traveler-3-0-USB-Flash-Drive-Blue-DTIG4-16GB-DTSE9H16GB-DTSE9H16GBZ-KWU1N16028A-DataTraveler-KWU4616Z028A-By/686733361
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thanks, there is some conflicting info that stills exists on the avidyne site.  One said you had to use their fob.  I did watch the video about formatting to FAT32.  I have done the formatting.  Another statement was made about how messed up you can get your nav/comm if you mess up.  So just an abundance of caution.  Thank you much.
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Here is essentially the Avidyne FOB - just change out the metal clip: 

https://www.amazon.com/Wintec-filemate-8GB-Swivel-Drive/dp/B0046TJAE8

Make sure it is formatted to FAT32 before using.
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I just pulled the WalMart Kingston one out of the package and used it.
No additional formatting.
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