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I cannot get a clear high definition picture on my gps. also no fish symbols on sonar. low voltage message keeps appearing on screen. any help would really be appreciated.

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Sounds like you might not be getting a full 12 volts DC to the unit. check the voltage with a volt meter,, and also check to make sure that your battery/batteries are in top shape and charging properly. ( one bad battery in a bank of many can cause voltage issues ).

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