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Back light will not work iway 500

When unit is on no light at all on screen

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Unfortunately, the 500c is obsolete now and Lorance cannot repair the LCD screens anymore. Your only option may be to call Lowrance at (800) 324-1356 ad try to get an uprade to the newer iWay 600c. It's far from free, but less than you could buy a new unit for.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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Cant get the usb cable or port to recognize the gps


This is the info from the Lowrance website
Begin with the iWAY 250C turned off, not just on stand-by. Stand-by is the default setting for the unit when powering down. Change the settings in the interface menu to power off instead of defaulting to stand-by when the power button is pressed. Connect the iWAY 250C to an available PC port. With the PC turned on and operating, turn the iWAY 250C on. The PC should make a sound recognizing a USB connection. If there is no audible sound, try another USB port on your PC. If there is a tone of recognition and the iWAY 250C is not displayed as a separate drive in My Computer, there may be a drive conflict. Change the drive letter of the iWAY 250C. Click here if you have a drive conflict with Windows 95, 98, or ME.

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Powers on, no screen change, unknown usb device.


Have you tried resetting the unit? If not, I believe there is another FYI answer that describes how.

Mar 12, 2010 | Lowrance Iway 500c GPS Receiver

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When my iWAY 500c gets warm the touch screen will


I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AFTER I DOWNLOADED THE LATEST UPDATE. I RELOADED IT AND NOW IT SEEMS TO WORK OK. GO TO THE LOWRANCE WEB SITE AND THEN TO DOWNLOADS. LOOK FOR THE UPDATE FOR YOUR GPS AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.
GOODLUCK

Jan 27, 2010 | Lowrance Iway 500c GPS Receiver

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When you program in directions it flips screens constantly.


THIS WORKED FOR ME

CONNECT IWAY 500C TO YOUR COMPUTER USB PORT, WHEN YOU SEE YOUR IWAY HARD DRIVE IN YOUR FILE MANAGER, DO A DRIVE FIX AND THEN DEFRAG. ON THE IWAY HARDDRIVE.
THAT WORKED FOR ME WITH SAME PROBLEM.
GOOD LUCK.

Dec 01, 2009 | Lowrance Iway 500c GPS Receiver

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Lowrance iway 500c no sound coming out of the speaker?any suggestions


Make sure that the volume wheel on the side of the speaker (built into the cig adapter) is turned up.

Make sure that the volume settings in the iWay 500 are up.

If that doesn't do it, then the speaker is probably bad. Replace the Cig Adapter power cable. If that doesn't do it, then the iWay 500 is bad (I think that would be a rare case).

Jun 05, 2009 | Lowrance Iway 500c GPS Receiver

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Data card lost all it data


I don't know how it would have "lost" all it's data. More likely is all of it's data was "erased" or "deleted".

Take the card out and put it into your computer or someone else's Iway and see if the file folder is still on there. It probably is. You might just need to reset your Iway. You also might try downloading the newest software update (ver 1.3) from the Lowrance website. http://www.lowrance.com/en/Products/Automotive/iWAY-250C/Downloads/iWAY-250C-Software-Update/
This is not the maps, it's just the software for the unit itself.

If the map file actually isn't on the card anymore, then ask yourself:
Did you make a data card backup to your computer like the user manual suggests?
If yes, put the backup file onto a 2GB SD card and stick it back into your Iway.
If no, then you're out about $90 to buy a new set of maps. They come from Navtec, you can't buy them from Lowrance because Lowrance doesn't produce them.
Good luck

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Iway 350c GPS battery


I don't know if this is the recommended way. Hold the unit facing you and look at the top of the unit. There is a seam about ¼” from the front. I simply used a small jewelers screwdriver and inserted it at the top of the unit about 1" from the side. I lifted the front section a little bit. It released one of six tabs that hold the face plate in place (two on top and two on each side). Repeat the same step on the other side then the sides. When you remove the face plate the silver on/off button will fall out, but don’t worry about that. Here is the tricky part. It has four star screws holding the back of the case to the electronics unit. I took a trip to the local Harbor Freight store and bought a star wrench set for $3.99. Remove the four screws and presto you can take the back casing right off. The batteries are at the bottom, but I can’t find any info on what type they are, so I don’t know what to replace them with, at least not yet.

Oct 12, 2008 | Lowrance iWAY 350C GPS Receiver

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Upgrade


The cd is available through lei-extras.com. the cost is $74.99

Nov 26, 2007 | Lowrance Iway 500c GPS Receiver

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Touch screen touchiness


Yes! I have an iWay 500C and all of a sudden, it started having serious calibration issues. I try to press a button on it and it thinks I'm pressing something about 2 inches below where I really am. I can't even get to the option to re-calibrate it when it does this, since the recalibration menu option is near the top of the display! I still have to experiment more, but the last time it did this, I think I had success by powering the unit on, waiting for it to finish getting a "fix" on the location (so the processor in it wasn't so busy), and then drawing a few big circles around the display with my finger. After that, it seemed to "snap into calibration" again.

Jul 27, 2007 | Lowrance Iway 500c GPS Receiver

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