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Eagle Fishmark 480 problem

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by Wannabitawerm, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. Wannabitawerm

    Wannabitawerm Flatulent Entreprenuer

    I know there is a thread on here regarding an issue with the 480, but I wanted to get this seperated from that discussion so it does not get lost. I bought my unit in April and the last trip out, the screen has been fading in and out. It still pulses, light works, menu comes up, but the screen will fade out. It will come and go. Does this sound like a voltage issue? I know they don't draw very many amps, but I'm sure it still needs voltage. Any similar issues with this unit? It happens when the motor is running or not.
     
  2. freyedknot

    freyedknot useless poster

    your screen will show voltage if you set it? whats your voltage reading. check for a loose connection.
     

  3. if possible, try a different power source? At least you will know if it is the unit or the power.
     
  4. Sure sounds like it could be a power issue. Like other said try a different power source by making sure all your connections are sound and hook it up directly to the battery. I had the Fish Elite 480 a couple years ago that didn't like to power up. Finally in one of the first couple outings it went out for good. Returned it and put up the extra cash to upgrade to the Lowrance 480 and haven't had a problem that was the units fault since. Not sure if I just had a bad unit or what, but I've seen other posts on here about other people having problems with the Eagle 480's as well.

    Barry
     
  5. freyedknot

    freyedknot useless poster

    my last unit, a 320 the transducer went out after 2 years ,and for my 480, the power cord for the unit to the transducer went bad this year. seems like they are built to last 2 years and thats about it.
     
  6. Wannabitawerm

    Wannabitawerm Flatulent Entreprenuer

    The voltage display was reading below 12 volts. I'll try the connections and a direct battery connection and see if it helps. Thanks for the help!
     
  7. Quit drinking the beer & take off the sunglasses at night...:p
     
  8. Wannabitawerm

    Wannabitawerm Flatulent Entreprenuer

    Watch it, stosh! I'm gonna try the rocks tonight, and don't think I won't bring you out just to watch you fall!!! :p:p
     
  9. Ya... I'l be just like your screen.....fading in & out of sight .......
     
  10. Wannabitawerm

    Wannabitawerm Flatulent Entreprenuer

    May head to the rocks at Lorain tonight. Will post if anything happens.
     
  11. Wannabitawerm

    Wannabitawerm Flatulent Entreprenuer

    Sent my unit out for repair last Friday. Recieved my new unit in the mail today. So far, I'm happy with the service. Hopefully the problem is resolved.