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I wish to reset to full screen sonar only. Just use for depth. Lowrance 4X.

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SOURCE: I have a Lowrance LMS

Are saying you can't read the screen at night, or is it hard to read the screen anytime?

If you tap the power key, you should here a beep and the screen should get brighter. If you hear the beep and there is no light, then the internal light has failed.

If you can't read the screen in normal light conditions try viewing it under a bright light at various angles. You may notice that the screen is just barely visible. If this is the case you may be able to fix the problem by adjusting the contrast. Try tapping bthe power key and then tap the right or left side of the track pad. It may take several taps to see the results. If left or right doesn't work, try up or down.

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SOURCE: Globalmap 2000 sonar not responding

Not enough info to diagnose your problem. It sounds like a networking problem. I couldn't find a manual for the sam-st module so I'm not sure how you have it hooked up. Typically with these devices only one would be hooked up to the SONAR module, and it would then share the data with the other display via an ethernet or NMEA2000 network. The erratic behavior of your bluewater could be due to some sort conflict with the current coming from the GlobalMap2000. Do you get the same problem when the 2000 is turned off? Have you tried running the GlobalMap2000 with the bluewater turned off?

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SOURCE: proper set up for lowrance sonar

Where do you use your boat?

There are so many variables it's hard to fit it all here, but there are some excellent tutorials on the Lowrance website. The most important thing is to pick the right frequency, for the depth of the water. (200khz for less than 70', and 50 khz for greater depths). Depending on how serious you are about fishing, there are a lot of extras that you may never use. The key is to figure out which features will help you the most and forget about the rest.

You may also get some help at this link: FixYa Service Directory

It's common for SONAR to lose contact with the bottom at high speeds. The better the transducer installation, the faster you can go. Turbulence and bubbles will cause the SONAR to drop out. Lowrance's transducer installation guide explains it very clearly.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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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 Lowrance LMS-332C GPS was

Hello
If the GPS works and sonar section does not work at all, check the followings.

1# Check the power cable's connection at the unit. Also check the wiring

2# Make sure the power cable is wired properly. The red wire connects
to the positive battery terminal, black to negative or ground
3# Check the fuse.

4# Measure the battery voltage at the unit's power connector. It should

be at least 10 volts. If it isn't, the wiring to the unit is defective, the

battery terminals or wiring on the terminals are corroded, or the battery
needs charging.
Check whether there have any wiring break, loose. During servicing the boat, there is chance to get the wiring of sonar to sonar sensor at the botom of the boat may have damaged. Check these. OK.

Posted on Aug 29, 2011

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