Question about Lowrance GPS
The problem is most likely in the antenna.
Have you installed a RADAR? The GPS will not acquie a saellite unless it is above or below the bea emitted from the RADAR.
The easiest thing to check is corrosion on the plug where it attaches to GPS.
Look at tour satellite status page. Is WAAS turned on or off? If it is on try turning it off and see if that makes a difference. If the GPS acquires with WAAS turned off, you probably need a software update.
Next follow the antenna wire to the antenna and look for any signs of damage, particularly where any new accessories have been installed. It is also a common point of failure if the cable is stressed near where it enters the antenna.
You may be able to convince your friendly local marine retailer such as West, Cabala, or Boater's World to let you buy an antenna for test purposes and then return it when you are done. You don't have to snake wires all over the boat, simply place the antenna somewhere where it has a clear view of the sky and plug it in.
If the antenna is not the culprit your next step would be to check your software version which appears when you start up the display. If it is not version 2.3.0, get a blank MMC card and download a software update from Lowrance at this link:
SOFTWARE VERSION 2.3.0
It should include intructions on how to install the update.
If that fails, your only option left is to box up the display and antenna and send it out for service.
Posted on Jul 24, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jul 28, 2013 | Lowrance Lms 520c 5" Screen Color External...
Jul 02, 2012 | Lowrance Lcx 38c Hd Fish Finder Gps (200...
Apr 08, 2011 | Eagle Cuda 242 Fishfinder
May 18, 2010 | Garmin GPSMAP 188 Fish Finder/GPS Receiver
May 08, 2010 | Lowrance Lcx 27c 7" Gps Fish Finder Combo...
Mar 31, 2009 | Eagle Cuda 242 Portable Fishfinder
Jan 07, 2009 | Navman Fish 4150sx GPS Receiver
Nov 05, 2008 | Navman Fish 4150sx GPS Receiver
May 21, 2008 | Magellan GPS 310 GPS Receiver
Oct 01, 2016 | Lowrance Elite-5 HDI 83/200 455/800 Combo...
134 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: