Question about Garmin echoMAP 50s with Transducer

2 Answers

Garmin echomap 50 keeps cutting in and out

I just installed my new Garmin echomap 50. Man is this a nice unit. However I used it for the 1st time on the water but it keeps cutting on and off. What might the problem be

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I am having the same issue with the 50s. Just bought it last month and when sitting fishing, in sonar mode, screen goes grey, not black which indicates off, but grey. No pushing of buttons can make the screen come back. When the power is disconnected, fuse pulled, the screen goes black and turns off. I then have to wait a few minutes to re-start the unit. It will work fine for a time and then repeat the process. Garmin support suggested low battery voltage but I am not sure how that is possible when the screen goes grey and then resets.

I am also experinecing the flashing when travelling at speed. The transducer is mounted in the same spot the old Gamin depth finder was mounted and I had not issue then.

Anyone have suggestions?

Posted on Jul 18, 2014

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 288 Answers

Loose or corroded wiring and or connections.

Posted on Sep 11, 2013

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kicker 11pt8 amp keeps cutting in/out. this is my 2nd unit, returned 1st, but kept wired in harness from 1st unit. Was professionally installed

Most likely your subs are wired for the wrong ohms. For example. If you have a 4 ohm amp it can run a 4 or 8 ohm setup but will go into protection mode when subs are 2 ohm or if dual voice coil subs are wired for 2 ohms. I looked your unit up. E-bay has a sub/amp combo all built into the box. Says it is a 100 watt 2 ohm unit. If this is what you have then I would say possibly the bass is making a wire lose connection. Check that every wire in the box and connected to the amp are nice and tight. Also might want to pay special attention to the power and ground cables are tight at both ends definitely. This will ensure a better chance of less fire in your vehicle. Most likely you would appreciate not losing it all. Just because it was professionally installed doesn't necessarily mean it was done right or that the sub works right. And wires can always come loose over time.

Sep 04, 2014 | Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

Garmin nuvi 760 map update free download

Garmin Express Garmin Express but it probably won't be free. $50 for one time or $90 for lifetime... dont get the lifetime, get a new unit instead.

Jul 29, 2014 | Garmin Nuvi 760 Car GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Unit cutting on and off

how do you have it wired to power up on a acc.switch or straight off the battery best bet is off the battery most times when you wire it off a acc switch you have that problem

Jul 25, 2013 | Garmin echoMAP 50s with Transducer

1 Answer

I forgot my pin number and now its not letting me get into my gps maps

To unlock the unit go with-in 50 meters of the Security Location where your unit was programed, it will then automatically unlock for you... ( that could have been your home or work ) at time of you programing the unit

If that doesn't work you will need to contact but they will not unlock over the phone for security reasons

All Garmin units are registered through Garmin to install maps

Oct 26, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

1 Answer

My 50 inch rear projections picture cuts out after 2 hours and leaves only sound working, when you leave it off for a short time you can get 30 mins out of it. I had new bulbs fitted and made no...

looked up on this site and it seems it is a cooling issue the set is set to cut out if temperature reaches the set temp on micro-switch at back of unit, by-passing this switch solves problem and is helped if moving air is positioned at back of tv .

Dec 29, 2009 | Samsung SP50L7H 50" HDTV-Ready Television

1 Answer

During install (Vista) I never got the message new hardware is ready to use ant find forerunner 50, waits a long time and says it cant pair

Here is the link for all Garmin Forerunner 50 manuals:

You may need completely reset your device, but as the very first step I'd advise to check compatibility with Windows Vista.
If you can't get it all sorted, use this link for technical support:

Rate, please.

Jul 21, 2009 | Garmin Forerunner 50 Personal Trainer...

1 Answer

Garmin 010-10646-00 Dashboard


Garmin 010-10646-00 - The dashboard disk allows the suction cup mount to be mounted onto the dashboard of multiple vehicles.

Read a review as well from one of the customer using the same ....

I use a Garmin GPS unit in my car. The Garmin dashboard disk was the perfect solution to mounting the unit to where I can see it easily while driving. I was pleased to see how easy it was to install and how well it holds the GPS mount in place. I have not yet tried to peel off the disk to see if it did any significant damage to the dashboard covering. I keep cars a long time so that isn't really a problem for me. I do suggest that you find a nice magnetic knicknack to set on the disk when you leave the car parked. Even though you probably take the GPS with you, the knicknack dould possible disguise the fact that you use a GPS and reduce the possibility of someone breaking into the car.


Jun 16, 2009 | Garmin 010-10646-00 DASHBOARD DISK SMALL 2...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garmin echoMAP 50s with Transducer Logo

458 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garmin Boating Experts

TO Lady

Level 3 Expert

638 Answers


Level 3 Expert

75817 Answers


Level 2 Expert

97 Answers

Are you a Garmin Boating Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides