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Lowrance x96 does not function after 20 feet depth

X96 works fine when first start and near shore. When go past 20-30 feet depth the unit displays 3 feet until you return to 5-10 feet of water when it starts working propoerly again. Unit worked fine on first trip and had no issues even in 150 feet of water.

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Your transducer needs to be adjusted so the return signal can be picked up. Some of these have to be super tuned to receive the signal. Also the transducer may be moving ever so slightly when the boat is traveling at speed. You may have some water turbulence interference all contibute to signal return.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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How do you get the fish to show up on the screen on a lowrance X96 depth finder? We just got it and there is no manual with it.


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

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This depends on how muddy or clear the water is. If muddy or there is a LOT of floating sediment in the water, most fishfinders will have trouble getting a good image through the dirty/brackish water. You might not be doing anything wrong in this case.

Sensitivity and grayline are your main adjustment settings, assuming you have your transducer located correctly at the right depth in relation to your hull and the waterline as well.

Does the clutter extend all the way from the surface to the bottom? If so, try reducing sensitivty... if clutter is moreso near the surface or top of the screen, then this is probably because the transducer is getting aerated water or distrubed water over it and causing the clutter and readings.

As a good rule, match the sensitivity setting tot he grayline setting. I.e. if you have sensitivity at 90%, put grayline at 90% also.

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