The unit was purchased new and has only been used 15 or so times, It seemed to work perfectly. Then It started to not want to turn on once or twice and now its dead. Every now and then I hit the power button and the screen starts to come on for a few seconds and then dead again. I have checked the wiring , I'm getting steady voltage but nothing . Any ideas ??
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Re: The unit does not turn on.
Hello vfedele5, The plug on the unit itself maybe the culprit. Check the voltage during power up, a resistance in the power line may be present. If the unit passes these test you have an internal connection error, bad internal connection, solder connection, ect. Merry Christmas.
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is the unit on auto depth .... if out of water it will not read try to do a soft reboot on your unit if that don't work try new transducer your not getting bottom lock..units in limbo don't know what to do
If it was purchased new, you should be able to get a replacement under warranty. If not, here is a link to the owners manual to troubleshoot it. Check for any frayed sections of the cable around the transducer or damage/cracks on the transducer itself.
Does the unit work without the auto pilot? Sounds like the auto pilot or the reciever is not functioning correctly.
Check and make sure the unit is grounded properly, you may need to run a test ground wire from the battery to the motor istelf to check this.
This is simple to do and takes 15 minutes. Starting in the battery compartment feed cable into the split-loom and continue feeding until reaching the control panel. Pull an extra 5 foot of cable and open dry hatch in rear by motor feed cable around and out to motor connections., Good time to check any circuit breakers
Try cycling the auto pilot though the modes.
there are 3 modes to cycle through each mode hold down the + and - key for 2 seconds this cycles you to the next mode. Last but not least, try turning the unit on and spinning the prop by hand to see if it takes off, the motor migt be bound up slightly or have a bad spot on the brushes.
I had the same issue.I opened up the TP30 to find that the wires from the compass to the circuit board had corroded and snapped.Trying to source a new compass unit now.Anyone know if they are the same as the new TP32?
I have a 525... Several things and go step by step... First, make sure your getting 12v of power to your "puck"... On the Lowrance site there is a step by step guide for testing. Just because your getting power to the main unit does not mean your getting power to your the gps module. There are three different power sources on these units. Main power, sonar and gps! If your getting 12v coming out of the data port then check power to the cords, and to the T... If all that is correct the its likely your gps module. You can order a new one directly from Lowrance customer support for 50% off the normal price as a replacement. They will likely upgrade you to the 4000 series. Comes with all wiring, T connector but not the resistor cap. Best time to call Lowrance is 8:15 am central time when the phones are turned on!
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it sounds like your internal module is on the fritz. I am pretty sure you can buy a external puck and a harness and it will work perfect. I did that with my hummingbird 997.
After testing everything out, I went out and bought the new Eagle Cuda 300 model. I hooked that up and made sure it worked, then tried the Cuda 242 unit on the new transducer. That did it, it worked fine. The problem was a bad transducer. Might have been that -30 deg weather last winter, I'm taking that off the boat this winter. Transducer cost about $50-$60, new Cuda 300 cost about $80.
One way to help isolate the problem is to turn the motor to an "on" position. Using a voltmeter, using the leads that go to the battery, test for continuity. If none, your problem is with the motor itself or the wiring inside the unit. Hopefully, you just have a loose connection. If the motor becomes warm or hot when connected to a charged battery while in "on" position, the motor is the problem.