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Lowrance Elite 4X fish finder that reads between 1.5' and 2.5'

Just bought and installed a Lowrance Elite 4X fish finder and it reads between 1.5' and 2.5' for the most part and sometimes goes crazy and reads 30' then back to the normal, when it does read depth there is so much chaff showing in the water i would never be able to see a fish anyway. we went through the quick setup as we are not very familiar with these fish finders and wanted something that we could just turn on and go. please help.

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Hey Anon
The transducer installation is more important than anything.. next to correct wiring! You must make sure the mounting is good,,, if its outside the hull, make sure its sitting 1/16th below the hull with no obstructions.. if its inside the hull, the medium you used to fix the puck to the hull must be porosity free and the puck sitting as level with the WATER as possible..
Now, take the manual to the lake with you and DO NOTHING but read the manual and apply what you read to the unit,,, read -repeat - read-repeat.. forget about fishing... now read-repeat and learn... IF nothing seems to be reading correctly.. its probably the transducer installation.. YOU DID use a/the transducer specifically for this unit!!

Posted on Jun 24, 2017

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SOURCE: How do you get the fish to show up on the screen

Are you looking for the little fish symbols?
Press MENU, down arrow to SONAR FEATURES and press ENT. Arrow to FISH SYMBOLS and press ENT. Press EXIT twice. Any significant return in the water will now show up as a fish symbol.

Are you looking for the fish arches?
You won't get any arches unless the boat is moving and of course there are fish passing within the transducers signal. The shallower the water, the less area you are covering and less likely to get a fish return.

There is an OK guide to understanding what you see on the sonar screen at the link below. It if pretty technical but parts of it may help you out.

http://primus.lowrance.com/support/resultDisplay.do?gotoLink=5&docType=1000&contextId=351%3A5.47%2C11918.11930%2C22.47&clusterName=ClusterPublic&lang=english&docset=%2FDocuments%2FSonar&contentId=9de88fa2-0b60-4b44-a470-29ee14767b3e&responseId=135ccbe2cfd4f608%3A1fe88d%3A122773df7e0%3A7c2&groupId=4&answerGroup=1&score=981&page=http%3A%2F%2Fprimus.lowrance.com%2Ficr%2FSonar%2FChart+Tutorial.htm&result=0&excerpt=Chart+Tutorial+Deciphering+Sonar+Charts.&question=chart+tutorial&resultType=5000#Goto5

An X96 owners manual can be downloaded from http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Manuals/

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SOURCE: i have a lowrance 520c

Hello
If you have changed several settings and wants ot return the unit to basic automatic operation:
* Press "Menu ' Menu ' (down arrow) to System Setup ' End ' (down arrow) to Reset Options ' End.
** Press ( Try these. There is no other adjustments can or should be done to this unit. OK.

Posted on Jun 16, 2011

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SOURCE: my depth finder keeps loseing the bottom and just flickers the last reading

Hi, if this happens when stationery check the angle of the transducer, if it only happens when moving check the height of the transducer also. Regards Phil

Posted on Jul 02, 2012

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SOURCE: why does the screen on the lowrance x52 depth

can hear power on my depth finder but i do not see a display or anything when it turns on

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