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All brand new GPS541S & transducer. I can not get the depth reading to appear on the screen however, I do get the speed & temperature. Also, no fish-finder or view of the bottom either. Any ideas?

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You have said that your GPS device is brand new so I suggest that to return it to dealer for replace or repair within warranty. You can check first the battery is not low or bad. May there is any problem with settings. Reset it with help of manual. Reset the time zone etc. Your GPS device may have software problem and need to reload the software.

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