20 Most Recent Lowrance ELITE 5X 5 83/200 A powerful 500W RMS fishfinder that Questions & Answers


Make sure the transducer is pointing directly down when the boat is in the water. Also, this may help

Lowrance Boating | Answered on Jul 03, 2019


Need to contact the manufacturer for support on this. It may not be fixable.

Lowrance Boating | Answered on Jun 10, 2019


Probably time for a new one. Harsh conditions like on a boat causes the electronics to fail after awhile

Lowrance Boating | Answered on Jun 05, 2019


Check the Positive and negitive terminals It may not be seeing the voltage it needs , I have a strike 7 and it did a similar thing , as soon as the load from the transducer is on it wont load ,, Mine was the dirty Neg cable to the bus bar under the dash

Lowrance Boating | Answered on Apr 24, 2019


To many possibilities. Low voltage, problem with hydraulic pump, no voltage on hydraulic pump, broken wire, heading sensor etc

Lowrance Boating | Answered on Feb 02, 2019


Loss of depth reading over 15kph, is usually caused by either turbulence from under the chines of the boat, or that the transducer is toe up, or back end up. If the transducer throws up spray, it is back end up. Toe up is harder to see. Get someone to drive the boat and look overboard. The transducer needs to be flat at the speed you want to see the information, and of course that changes depending it you are trolling or on plane and your trim.

Not marking fish could be a faulty transducer or that the sensitivity setting is not set high enough. Read the manual. I am a Humminbird person :>)

Lowrance Boating | Answered on Dec 30, 2018


here is the manual

HDS-5, HDS-7, HDS-5m & HDS-7m - Lowrance

https://www.lowrance.com/.../Lowrance.../HDS-5-7-5M-7M_OM_EN_988-10041-00...Sonar references do not apply to the HDS-5m and HDS-7m GPS only units. Manual Conventions. When you are instructed to press a button in this manual, the ..

Software Upgrades here

Lowrance HDS 5 Software Google Search

and finally Mapping

mapping for Lowrance HDS 5 Google Search

and specifically, INSIGHT

Insight Genesis - Download free Lake, River and Coastal Maps

https://gofreemarine.com/insight-genesis/Make your own maps and download free maps from the community. Insight Genesis' cloud-based software does all the work, automatically processing ... with sonar signals from your existing Lowrance, Simrad or B&G transducer. ... The cloud automatically backs up all your data, protecting against lost or damaged SD cards.

Lowrance Boating | Answered on Nov 13, 2018

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