Lowrance GPS modules "not responding"
From Lowrance-- seems like this is a BIG problem. Dont know why they havnt replaced these pieces of crap!
20ft Alumaweld Intruder
My dad had a problem with that - He took it into harbour chandler in nanaimo and the guy said it was because the gps receiver was mounted too close to the unit - must be 2' away. Haven't had a chance to try it since we moved it so I can't say that's answer. Might not even be the same problem.
I was out fishing on Lake Cowichan 2 weeks ago and this dreaded error message appeared. What gets me is the fickleness of when it happens. It comes and goes without rhyme or reason even though I have done and checked the following:
- unobstructed view of the sky
- adequate (fused) power supply
- more than 2 feet away from display unit
- clean connections
- power flowing through connectors (tested with multi-meter)
- properly wired to NMEA 2000 specs
- separatly taped the ends of the RS-232 cable
- turned WAAS enabled feature off
So what the $#@% is the problem! Is is a problem with the display unit, or the antenna? Has anyone out there sent theirs back for a replacement and the problem has completely gone away?
Long live wild salmon!!!
I had that module not responding problem with my x15 mt and it was the antenna packed it in.My antenna is only 6-8" away from the unit and it works fine.
On my x25c it turned out to be the fuse holder that was the problem. Not saying thatís your problem but are you getting power on both pins on your main cable. Can you test and have someone wiggle the fuse holders and see if the power drops out? If you find itís the fuse holders use the mini spade fuse/holder they are way better that the cheap one from the manufacture. GLG
Agree with all on quality.
I bought a brand new still in the box spare antenna, cable, and terminator at last years ocean pacific boat show for 2$. It was in a box on their clearance table. I was considering selling it, now I think Ill hold on to it!
CS, if you need one right away, you can have mine until yours arrives...
"CubaLibre,did'nt you solve your lowrance problems???"
Thought I did. It worked for about 5 hrs until it quit again. Talked to the tech who worked on it last time, but we both agreed that since I was only about a week from the end of the warantee period, it was a good idea to sent it back to Lowrance in case it was something with the display unit. Its been gone for 10 days-- no idea when I will get it back. But I do know one thing-- any more troubles with it and it goes over the side of the boat and I will never buy a Lowrance again.
20ft Alumaweld Intruder
Same problem went out in Feb. Gps Module not working ??
Worked fine last time out in Sept. Bought used one on ebay $160.
Have not tried yet. Also my west coast chip was acting up and finally went blank Last year??? Sent in to navionics and they
said chip was eraised ? What a joke !!! Would not reload chip.
Bought new one through them $200. U.S with $75. rebate on old chip.
If it arives. Last time I drill Holes in new boat to mount a Lowrance!!![xx(]
I still have a new LGC-12W receiver for sale.