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Lowrance LCX-19C won't power up.........Lowrance says no repair!

Although my LCX19C is 4 years old, it has never been used. I was waiting for the old unit to die. Finally installed it recently and it immediately blew the in-line fuse. Replaced the fuse, but unit is dead.
Got RMA from Lowrance and sent it in for repair. They sent it back unrepaired with an offer to discount purchase of a new unit. Said they can't get the parts to fix these units.

Do you offer a repair service for this unit?
Is there anything I should try to verify that its really dead?

Thanks for any help.

Ben

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  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    Same problem! Unit would not power up. Offered the same discount letter. I won't purchase a Lowrance again! The unit was well cared for. I followed all the trouble shooting steps - 12.68 volts coming out of the power cord. The Lowrance service center would not even look at the unit.



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SOURCE: Lowrance LCX-19C GPS Receiver Problem

It sounds like you may have to send it out for service, but before you you do there are a few things you can try.

Low voltage can cause erratic behavior. Since you already wired directly to the battery, check the plug for corrosion.

Try unplugging the transducer cable to see if the display still behaves erratically. You wont see depth readings but you should still see the screen going black. If no erratic behavior with transducer unplugged then problem is in the transducer cable or the plug. A common source of failure is at the plug because the added stress of plugging and unplugging cables can cause the socket to twist slightly which can cause a short.

Make sure you have the latest software update.

How to see if your LCX-19C is already using version 1.8.0 software:

  1. Press the MENU button twice on your LCX-19C.
  2. Select SYSTEM SETUP.
  3. Select SOFTWARE INFORMATION.
  4. The software version for your unit is located under the line that says "LCX-19C" (ex. "Version 1.8.0").
  5. If your version is the same version listed above, there is no need to download the software.
If it is lower than 1.8.0 you can download the update from this link: LCX-19C UPDATE
Copy it onto a blank MMC card and install it in your GPS. The GPS should prompt you on how to install the update.

If you need to send the unit in for service click this link: LOWRANCE SERVICE

Good luck!

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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SOURCE: LCX-19C - Screen displays backwards

I have the same problem on my unit and was told the same after I stayed on hold 38 minutes for tech support at lowrance. This is the second Lowrance that they would not fix and only offer a "discount" on a replacement. This company can KISS my behind. What a scam!!!

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

SOURCE: Lowrance LCX-16ci - screen's gone out

did you ever get it going let me know todd123@live.ca

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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SOURCE: When turning on the Lowrance

here is the link to your the lowrance web site. the trouble shooting guide says that if you tried to it on another boat than you might need to take it in for service. but there is a section that explains how to do a soft reset on the unit. you might try that.

http://www.lowrance.com/en/Support/Troubleshooting-Guide/Depth-Reading/

please rate and comment on your experiance with fixya.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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You need to get a MMC card for it to show Canada.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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On Lowrance LCX-19 and I would assume other LCX series units.
The T3 Transformer shorts out and when the sonar kicks in it causes the unit to go over current and will eather cause the unit to reset and start again or blow the fuse. If you have the ability you can re-wind the transformer.

The primary is 46 turns of 24awg inverter duty magnet wire,
The secondary is 164 turns of 26awg inverter duty magnet wire.

Be sure to keep the same winding direction as what you take off as it may be phase sensitive. Be sure to use mylar tape between the primary and secondary windings.

Just a note this board has very heavy power planes and is very hard to solder/de-solder on.

If you have any questions or need help you can contact me at info@jtechnicalservices.com

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Hi i have had the lcx- 15 since 2001. i would like to update the software. plus the latest manual.


Here's the link to then manual => http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Manuals/

There are 3 manuals (pdfs). The first is the manual, the next two are addendums.

http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/LCX-15MT_0133-49.pdf

http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/LCX15_0133-70_add_031402.pdf

http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/LCX15_0133-71_add_032802.pdf

Here's the link to software updates page => http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Product-Software-Updates/

Here's the link to the most current software available from Lowrance =>

http://www.lowrance.com/en/Products/Marine/Large-Screen-SonarGPS-Chartplotter-Combos/LCX-15-MT/Downloads/LCX-15-MT-Software-Update-310/


Please leave feedback. Thanks in advance.

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It sounds like you may have to send it out for service, but before you you do there are a few things you can try.

Low voltage can cause erratic behavior. Since you already wired directly to the battery, check the plug for corrosion.

Try unplugging the transducer cable to see if the display still behaves erratically. You wont see depth readings but you should still see the screen going black. If no erratic behavior with transducer unplugged then problem is in the transducer cable or the plug. A common source of failure is at the plug because the added stress of plugging and unplugging cables can cause the socket to twist slightly which can cause a short.

Make sure you have the latest software update.

How to see if your LCX-19C is already using version 1.8.0 software:
  1. Press the MENU button twice on your LCX-19C.
  2. Select SYSTEM SETUP.
  3. Select SOFTWARE INFORMATION.
  4. The software version for your unit is located under the line that says "LCX-19C" (ex. "Version 1.8.0").
  5. If your version is the same version listed above, there is no need to download the software.
If it is lower than 1.8.0 you can download the update from this link: LCX-19C UPDATE
Copy it onto a blank MMC card and install it in your GPS. The GPS should prompt you on how to install the update.

If you need to send the unit in for service click this link: LOWRANCE SERVICE

Good luck!

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I have the same problem on my unit and was told the same after I stayed on hold 38 minutes for tech support at lowrance. This is the second Lowrance that they would not fix and only offer a "discount" on a replacement. This company can KISS my behind. What a scam!!!

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