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Raytheon --Apelco 365--fishfinder

I have a broken power pin on my Apleco 365. I can't seem to find Raytheon or Apelco repair service. Any help would be appreciated.
My Zip Code is 32735

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    I ran into the same issue with my Raytheon L365.
    I couldn't find pins to replace and, even if I had, not sure how well I could have made the plastic case accept a new one and still be rigid enough to take the female connector. Maybe with epoxy...?

    Anyway, being out of options and seeing absurd prices on eBay for used replacement units, I jury-rigged it.
    I opened it, gently disconnected the two wires (black/w AND red/w) from the pins, twisted about four inches of new wire onto each of those two (to get some length). I, then, drilled two tiny holes through the case to get the new wires through to the outside of the case (patched with 5200 for watertightness) and I just make an ugly-but-functional direct connection of the bare wire into the connector and tape it up.
    It's served me well for a year now.

    Just this past Friday, though, I decided I would make it a better/cleaner connection by cutting the power, female connector to expose the wires and come up with a nice connection. After looking over everything (measure twice, cut once), I cut the TRANSDUCER/DATA cable instead of the power cable?!?!?! Darwin award!! Ugh!

    Anyway, I'm planning on doing some soldering here soon. I hope that helps you, though.
    Walmart sells a $90 Garmin I'll probably get when this one croaks for good. I am just postponing running the cables and drilling a new transducer in my beloved hull...


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For the information of future searchers, I add an OEM type repair that has just worked for me.

Go to the dollar store and pick up any audio lead that has a single narrow pin in the centre. Cut the plastic where the cable enters the plug to expose the end of the pin and wire connection. unsolder the plug and at the same time using the heat from the soldering iron, withdraw the pin from the plastic that is holding it in place. Now you have an unsoldered pin all on its own.

Remove the back from the Apelco 365 and unsolder the wire on the broken pin, (mine was just a push fit). Touch the broken pin with the soldering iron and withdraw it. Insert the new pin, heating it a little with the soldering iron. From the outside of the back case, check the alignment of the pin, making small alterations using a bit of heat. Once satisfied, apply a little dab of crazy glue to fill any gaps around the pin.

Job done. In future use a little Vaseline Petrolem Jelly on the female plug and make sure the plug is square to the back when you insert it, and lined up with the notch at the top.

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I need the operation manual, please help.

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I have the L365 head , lost to someone that touht he needed more than phone is (616) 821-0607. The head is in fine working if you would like to replace your broken head .give me a call or e-mail me at frodorc1@sbc

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