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Sonar not Working

When powered on, the depth indicates 60ft and the image is pretty much blank. There is no water temperature reading either. The unit has worked fine for about a year or so and after this winter I get back out in the boat to find the sonar is not working.. any ideas?? or thoughts?? Can i buy a replacement transducer for this model. If so does anyone have a link? Thank you so much for any help!

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Transducer not parallel to bottom - kicked up. Manually set depth to see if the auto depth is the problem.

Posted on Sep 12, 2017

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SOURCE: First time run, everything mounted correctly,

So the depth is flashing and you don't see any bottom return at all, right?

Are you in the water, or trying it out before you put the boat in the water?
If you are not in the water, try it out in the water because it can be difficult to get any kind of return out of the water.

Try resetting the X67c to factory defaults:
1. Turn unit off
2. Press and hold the down arrow key
3. Press PWR while still holding the down arrow key, the unit will enter production test mode. Let go of the down arrow key
4. Press EXIT 5 times
5. Press ENT and the unit will shut off

Turn it back on and if you still have the same problem, depth flashing 0.0 or 0.5 or 60 probably and no bottom, then a good bet would be a bad transducer.





Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: lowrance x135 not functioning properly

Had the same issue with another brand. Turned out the transducer cable was picking up noise from other cables (power, trolling mtr. etc). Try moving the transducer cable away from any other cables. I put the cable in a 1/4 " plastic housing up to the point where it was above deck and it stopped all the strange stuff. Not sure about the temp issue??

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: sonar inop at most times . onec in a while it works fine

(1) bad transducer. (2) bad ground from unit to battery. The cable next to the battery will have no effect.

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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SOURCE: transducer loses bottom at any type of speed

Check the transducer for any damage on the front part. Also make sure there isn't any damage on the bottom of the boat that is causing air bubbles to cross the face of the transducer. If it works at slow speeds there is definitely something causing air bubbles.

Posted on Jun 14, 2010

djdehn

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SOURCE: I HAVE A LOWRANCE LMS-334C IGPS THTEE SONAR AND

I have this exact same problem with my unit. I just started doing this and I have no solution yet.

Posted on Sep 19, 2010

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Hello! Do you have the PDF users guide for your unit? I'm looking at a copy in the troubleshooting section...I don't want to cover information you have already looked at or tried...Since I do not know if you have that manual I'll give you a few items to check...

Measure the battery at the units power connector...Must be at least 11 volts DC...In portable mode it uses 8 D cell batteries= 12 volts
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http://www.eaglenav.com/upload/Eagle/Documents/Manuals/seafinder320df_0143-661_101602.pdf


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First time run, everything mounted correctly, power on, no depth or sonar return.


So the depth is flashing and you don't see any bottom return at all, right?

Are you in the water, or trying it out before you put the boat in the water?
If you are not in the water, try it out in the water because it can be difficult to get any kind of return out of the water.

Try resetting the X67c to factory defaults:
1. Turn unit off
2. Press and hold the down arrow key
3. Press PWR while still holding the down arrow key, the unit will enter production test mode. Let go of the down arrow key
4. Press EXIT 5 times
5. Press ENT and the unit will shut off

Turn it back on and if you still have the same problem, depth flashing 0.0 or 0.5 or 60 probably and no bottom, then a good bet would be a bad transducer.





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Proper set up for lowrance sonar


Where do you use your boat?

There are so many variables it's hard to fit it all here, but there are some excellent tutorials on the Lowrance website. The most important thing is to pick the right frequency, for the depth of the water. (200khz for less than 70', and 50 khz for greater depths). Depending on how serious you are about fishing, there are a lot of extras that you may never use. The key is to figure out which features will help you the most and forget about the rest.

You may also get some help at this link: FixYa Service Directory

It's common for SONAR to lose contact with the bottom at high speeds. The better the transducer installation, the faster you can go. Turbulence and bubbles will cause the SONAR to drop out. Lowrance's transducer installation guide explains it very clearly.

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