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Hi Darren

Carefully inspect the socket on your unit for damage and with a multimeter check the power plug to make sure that power is actually getting to it.

If they both check out OK, look at the power connections to your battery. It doesn't take much corrosion there to render your device inoperable. If you get no joy there, you'll have to contact Lowrance support. Link is below.

Hope this helps.

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Lowrance Boating | Answered on Apr 02, 2015

Lowrance has started using the same power cord on their Elite units and their HDS units. The yellow wire on the power cable is an accessory wake up wire designed to be used in conjunction with the structure scan modules for the HDS.
You can simply tape this wire off during your installation ND ignore it.

Lowrance Boating | Answered on Feb 22, 2015

In your menu under CHARTS there is a choice for either LOWRANCE or NAVIONICS. Select NAVIONICS and you should be able to see your chart maps.

Lowrance Boating | Answered on Feb 14, 2015

Go to Lowrance and you can find the owners manual on their website as a free PDF file you can download

Lowrance Boating | Answered on Jan 11, 2015

It's either a software or processor malfunction. Make Lowrance fix it or make it right by you. 3 in a row all with the same issue means they have a major issue they need to resolve.
Don't take no for an answer. I've seen recurrent problems through the last couple of generations of mid priced 4" & 5" systems.

Lowrance Boating | Answered on Dec 14, 2014

Pay attention if depth readings shift during times when moving from spot to spot at higher speeds. If this is the case then you have air bubbles disrupting your sonar signal causing inaccurate readings or a loss of bottom lock for the unit. If over this weeds in shallow water, this at times creates havoc with sonar readings because of the wide variance of signal returns.
check the voltage at the head unit.You should have a minimum of 11.7 volts. 12.5 to 13.5 is optimal
lower power input can affect the overall performance of your unit.

Lowrance Boating | Answered on Dec 14, 2014

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Follow this link to access product manual you can download as a PDF file. This is in the Lowrance knowledge base.

Lowrance Boating | Answered on Nov 24, 2014

If the unit reads bottom sitting still but doesn't when moving it's due to air bubbles passing over the transducer face. Go to Airmar website and search for installation instructions.

Lowrance Boating | Answered on Nov 20, 2014

The additional wires are for NMEA data transfer to and from other devices and sensors like distance, speed, depth, temperature and NMEA 0183 sentences the unit will use when connected to a VHF radio or other NMEA 0183 device.

The manual link below.

Lowrance Boating | Answered on Nov 15, 2014

If your battery voltage is down around 10 volts the unit won't power up. Also check your in line fuse. There should be a 3 amp 250 volt in line fuse on your red power line double check to be sure the fuse is intact. Of course check all connections and connectors to ensure they are all still in place.

Lowrance Boating | Answered on Oct 03, 2014

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Lowrance Boating | Answered on Jun 13, 2014

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