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Gps module not responding

My gps turned on fine, waited for it to get satellite, icon popped up say's gps module not responding, checked all connections every thing appears good.still not responding

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  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    turn unit on,module not responding. checked voltage: I have votage in on power cord ,but no power out of unit to module.

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This same thing happened to me. After doing all the trouble shooting, it turned out to be a fuse. the fuse must be just for the antenna. Good luck.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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I have gone through 2 modules in the last year .
i know these are the problems when i changed one it worked fine for a bout 5 months then said gps module not responding .

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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Can not be fixed from home. i'll have to send it back to lowrance. tried soft reset and hard reset, gps module not responding icon still pops up on screen, thank you for the suggestions.

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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