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We have a X23 Lowrance. It was working OK then it just went to flashing 0.5m with bits of blue colour over the screen. We have switched it off and then on again, but still flashing 0.5m. Can you help?

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First check and clean the transducer. Make sure it's level and clean of any dirt oil or fuel. You can do a hard or soft reset also but you'll lose all stored data and it will reset all of your settings. You can find out how to do a hard or soft reset on Lowrance hompage. www.lowrance.com I would get you the exact address but their web site is a little messed up this morning.

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My Lowrance 5500c powers up gets to aquired satelites and then stops on that page.No buttons work and the power has to be disconnected to turn off.


It is an old unit, it has been discontinued, there are no software updates for it.

Technology has moved on with larger High Definition displays, colour and side imaging. Time to retire it and look at Humminbird. I have the 998 HD Si. That replaced a 798 before it. Lowrance have the Chirp equivalents if you want to stick with Lowrance.

Or you could return it and see if they can fix it
http://www.lowrance.com/en-US/Products/Chartplotter/GlobalMap-5500C.aspx

I did find your manual :>)

http://www.lowrance.com/Root/Lowrance-Documents/GlobalMap5500C_0151-271_012105.pdf

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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.

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Has this unit worked in the past, or are the transducer and the unit itself new? Is this a Lowrance LMS-240 as indicated before your question?

Please let me know and I can help you out here.

Thanks, just reply here,
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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.
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If you have a memory card inserted, remove it...if the problem goes away, try replacing that card. If the problem occurs with any card then...

Try installing the latest update from http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Product-Software-Updates/
even if you already had the latest...try installing it again.

If the problem occurs with any card, and after updating or attempting to update, there is a probably a malfunction with the XOG and it will need to be repaired/replaced. The Lowrance contact by phone is 800-324-1356 and go to http://www.lowrance.com/en/Support/Product-Support/Contact/ to email them.

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Try a hard reset:

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If you get that far, the problem is solved. If you get boot failed again, try installing the latest update which can be downloaded from http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Product-Software-Updates/

If you still get boot failed, you will need to get the LMS-330 repaired/replaced. You can contact Lowrance support at 800-324-1356 or email them by going to http://www.lowrance.com/en/Support/Product-Support/Contact/

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John, my 330c was doing the same thing until I found a short in a totally separate system. It was a speaker for the stereo. As soon as I fixed it, the flashing problem went away.

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