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    Depth sounder problems

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    Need help from you tech guys.
    What's up with this thing?
    This is the only picture I can get. Had planed on going fishing but a bit reluctant to go far with no electronics. Buggered a good day.
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    Overkill is still dead.

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    Forgotmaboltagain+1

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    many displays use a silicon strip with carbon lines thru them to transfer the signal from the board to the screen. if the strip gets wet or dirty it causes issues like this. same thing happened to my navman in the ute

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    Um its a Raymarine.......
    More seriously at least you are close to Auckland or Tauranga which is where Lusty and Blundell have their service depts for electronic stuff. your best bet is to talk to them as they import the stuff although I have never had much luck with dealing with them or fixing their stuff

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    Yep I know what you mean. I've never liked it.
    Might be good excuse to get a new one.
    It's started working again now though.
    Overkill is still dead.

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    Use your hair dryer on it, or in the oven at a LOW temp,30-40degrees, for a couple of hours,
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Or if all all else fails, in the oven at a high temperature for acouple of hours so you can honestly say itís cooked and you definitely need a new one......
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    Be OK with Fish Sauce?
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Whats wrong with it its showing a whale with a big tail

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    Or if all all else fails, in the oven at a high temperature for acouple of hours so you can honestly say it’s cooked and you definitely need a new one......
    I have thought of giving it a trip to sixty meters and back (or maybe not back)to see how it likes that on a few occasions.
    It started working again after an hour or so. Worked ok at trolling speed, but wouldn't read the bottom at more than a few kms an hour.
    Overkill is still dead.

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    My process for dealing with dud electrics equals: Clean everything like contacts, sensors etc. Check all wiring for kinks/crushes, do the wiggle test. After that I give it to someone who knows what they're doing!
    Identify your target beyond all doubt

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    sounds more like a transducer problem if its ok at trolling speed. possible loose or a broken mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    sounds more like a transducer problem if its ok at trolling speed. possible loose or a broken mount.
    Definitely this, If its all good when you are not moving but everything running first place to start.

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    I suspect transducer issues with the reading side of things too. But I think the picture issue may be more likely internal. Be interesting to see what happens next time I spark it up. @mikee do you have a preference for brands?
    A lot of commercial guys say Furuno.
    Are they all user friendly now? I always found this one a bit of a pain to fine tune, but I'm not that tech minded.
    Overkill is still dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    I suspect transducer issues with the reading side of things too. But I think the picture issue may be more likely internal. Be interesting to see what happens next time I spark it up. @mikee do you have a preference for brands?
    A lot of commercial guys say Furuno.
    Are they all user friendly now? I always found this one a bit of a pain to fine tune, but I'm not that tech minded.
    Um ah um how do I answer that one.......................................... I am slightly biased.......................... well one eyed actually


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