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fish finder problems

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by baby bass, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. my fish finder won't stay on,i'll turn it on and in a little while it will be off.
    sometimes it will start up again by pushing the on button,sometimes i have
    to un plug and re plug to get it to start up again.can anybody tell me what
    my problem is. thank you in advance.
    baby bass :confused:
  2. Check your battery voltage to make sure it's at least 12 volts. Also, inspect and clean your battery connections. My Lowrance and Eagle depthfinders are both sensitive to low voltage problems due to corrosion on the terminals.

  3. I have had the same problem with my Hummingbirds. My problem was the connection on the plug in base. the power connection needed shimmed up a little to make good cantact when you plug in the unit.
  4. mrfishohio

    mrfishohio Recovering Fishaholic

    Sounds like it might be the connections, spray a little WD-40 on them. the plug in the back & the connections everywhere between there & the battery, especially check the in-line fuse that's where I ususally get the most corrosion.
  5. thanks ken g leeabu mrfishohio for your advice hope to check out one evening this week.hope it is just a little corrosion,i can fix that.
    thanks again
    baby bass :) :) :)