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Unit wouldn't recognise the transducer. CS told me to turn off the demo mode. Did that and stuck the tranducer in water and no reading. Is transducer defective or maybe the head?

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It is hard to say. If you know someone that has a unit simular to yours just slide it on to there mounting system and then you will be able to tell if it is the unit or the transducer.

Joby @ Humminbird

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

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