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Have a x510c fish finder, have not used in about a year,unit will not power up at all. i have took my other lowrance and hoooked it up to the same power station and it comes on so i have ruled out the inline fuse. i do keep my boat inside. unit worked fine last time i went out in boat

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  • jeames May 05, 2010

    Trying to find out what is wrong with my fish finder, model x510c lowrance fish finder. Does not power up I have connect my other unit to the same connection and the other unit works. Is there a fuse inside the unit or is there something I need to do

  • jeames May 06, 2010

    First this is not a gps thisis a fish finder, boat sets inside my shop when not in use, power source is good, unit does not come on when plug ed up, other identical unit does work on same connections,of there is a internal fuse could seine tell me what tools I need to get to it

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These are the standard troubleshooting steps for the Lowrance X510c:

  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.
Since you said another harness-compatible unit powers up fine, I understand that these seem moot. If you are comfortable opening up your unit, and have no warranty to invalidate, I recommend opening the 510 up and checking for a blown fuse near the power supply lines or elsewhere inside the units, or anything out of the ordinary such as loose cabling or components. Otherwise I recommend sending your lowrance for servicing.

I hope that helps.
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Hello,
For extensive back ground on your unit CLICK HERE
Please go to that link and read page 100. I am thinking the internal unit has a weak point. Most likely just a loose connection. With electronics and water you can get internal condensation at the end of the year with no sunshine to help knock down the dew point,. I suggest a look at the internal fuse as well. Your unit is serviceable so I would pull it down and have a careful look see. If it isn't a visual fix I would take it to a qualified repair shop as the schematic is not coming up anywhere.

Posted on May 05, 2010

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    Gary Rice May 09, 2010

    You say the unit was working fine - now it doesn't and the only variable is it sat without working -so I will cut to the chase - the battery went bad is 99% the most likely problem.

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Hi,the battery could the be dead. Leave it to charge on the wall charger for several hours. Then try again. There is a way to do a hard reset,if that doesn't work try connecting it to your computer for few hrs,afterwards the gps device will come on.

Thanks and good luck

Posted on May 05, 2010

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