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Lowrance LCX-16ci - screen's gone out

I have a Lowrance LCX-16CI (only 5 years old) and the screen is "out". I believe the unit is working as I can hear the transducer "clicking" and the GPS aquiring position (I still have sound). Lowrance says they don't work on these any more and that I have to replace the unit. Do you have any suggestions or know of anyone who works on them. The problem with replacing it (besides the obvious cost!!) is that the transducer and the GPS antenna have to be changed out as well.....not a fun job.

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    I need transducer

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I have a working unit with a bad antenna. Interested?
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Posted on Aug 07, 2008

Did you ever get it going let me know todd123@live.ca

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Do you still have the unit? Thanks

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When turning on the Lowrance the depth indicator will only register 0.0 and continues flashing the number. The Lowrance is a LCX-17M. We tryed the Lowrance on another boat with a working transducer...


here is the link to your the lowrance web site. the trouble shooting guide says that if you tried to it on another boat than you might need to take it in for service. but there is a section that explains how to do a soft reset on the unit. you might try that.

http://www.lowrance.com/en/Support/Troubleshooting-Guide/Depth-Reading/

please rate and comment on your experiance with fixya.

Aug 15, 2008 | Lowrance LCX-18C

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Lowrance LCX power up problem


On Lowrance LCX-19 and I would assume other LCX series units.
The T3 Transformer shorts out and when the sonar kicks in it causes the unit to go over current and will eather cause the unit to reset and start again or blow the fuse. If you have the ability you can re-wind the transformer.

The primary is 46 turns of 24awg inverter duty magnet wire,
The secondary is 164 turns of 26awg inverter duty magnet wire.

Be sure to keep the same winding direction as what you take off as it may be phase sensitive. Be sure to use mylar tape between the primary and secondary windings.

Just a note this board has very heavy power planes and is very hard to solder/de-solder on.

If you have any questions or need help you can contact me at info@jtechnicalservices.com

on Jul 20, 2010 | Lowrance LCX-19C GPS Receiver

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LCX-25C seems to be cycling on & off when in the sonar mode.


Did you ever get your problem fixed, I having the same issues.
Ken

Apr 17, 2009 | Lowrance LCX-25c GPS Receiver

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Need a manual for my lowrance lcx marine gps combo


You're in luck! Visit => http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Manuals/

There are 3 manuals (pdfs). The first is the manual, the next two are addendums.

http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/LCX-15MT_0133-49.pdf

http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/LCX15_0133-70_add_031402.pdf

http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/LCX15_0133-71_add_032802.pdf

Please leave feedback. Thanks in advance.

Jan 03, 2009 | Lowrance LCX-15MT GPS Receiver

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Hi i have had the lcx- 15 since 2001. i would like to update the software. plus the latest manual.


Here's the link to then manual => http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Manuals/

There are 3 manuals (pdfs). The first is the manual, the next two are addendums.

http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/LCX-15MT_0133-49.pdf

http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/LCX15_0133-70_add_031402.pdf

http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/LCX15_0133-71_add_032802.pdf

Here's the link to software updates page => http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Product-Software-Updates/

Here's the link to the most current software available from Lowrance =>

http://www.lowrance.com/en/Products/Marine/Large-Screen-SonarGPS-Chartplotter-Combos/LCX-15-MT/Downloads/LCX-15-MT-Software-Update-310/


Please leave feedback. Thanks in advance.

Dec 07, 2008 | Lowrance LCX-15MT GPS Receiver

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Lowrance LcX 27C


You need to get a MMC card for it to show Canada.

Jul 02, 2008 | Lowrance LCX-27C GPS Receiver

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Lowrance LCX-19C GPS Receiver Problem


It sounds like you may have to send it out for service, but before you you do there are a few things you can try.

Low voltage can cause erratic behavior. Since you already wired directly to the battery, check the plug for corrosion.

Try unplugging the transducer cable to see if the display still behaves erratically. You wont see depth readings but you should still see the screen going black. If no erratic behavior with transducer unplugged then problem is in the transducer cable or the plug. A common source of failure is at the plug because the added stress of plugging and unplugging cables can cause the socket to twist slightly which can cause a short.

Make sure you have the latest software update.

How to see if your LCX-19C is already using version 1.8.0 software:
  1. Press the MENU button twice on your LCX-19C.
  2. Select SYSTEM SETUP.
  3. Select SOFTWARE INFORMATION.
  4. The software version for your unit is located under the line that says "LCX-19C" (ex. "Version 1.8.0").
  5. If your version is the same version listed above, there is no need to download the software.
If it is lower than 1.8.0 you can download the update from this link: LCX-19C UPDATE
Copy it onto a blank MMC card and install it in your GPS. The GPS should prompt you on how to install the update.

If you need to send the unit in for service click this link: LOWRANCE SERVICE

Good luck!

Mar 15, 2008 | Lowrance LCX-19C GPS Receiver

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LCX-19C - Screen displays backwards


I have the same problem on my unit and was told the same after I stayed on hold 38 minutes for tech support at lowrance. This is the second Lowrance that they would not fix and only offer a "discount" on a replacement. This company can KISS my behind. What a scam!!!

Aug 04, 2007 | Lowrance LCX-19C GPS Receiver

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