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My lowrance Elite-5X won't show speed all it's showing is 0.00 I have reset the unit completely and still no speed showing Is there a lead to plug into unit and into computer for updating the unit

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What's wrong? My Lowrance Mark 5x dsi depth finder flashes or pulsates a depth of 60 ft. All the time.


Since the unit powers up, we can pretty much eliminate a power supply problem.

I would start by carefully inspecting your transducer lead for kinks, crushing etc. Assuming the cable is OK, clean and lubricate (silicone spray, safe for plastics) the cable end and where the cable connects to the unit.

Hope this is helpful to you.
-Steve

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What are the best settings for a Lowrance Elite 5x for freshwater use only. Applicable to Sensitivity,noise rejection and water clarity settings


Noise rejection = low
surface clarity = off
in the menu, sonar options choose "bottom color tracking white background" this will make the lake bottom appear brown and r he fish bright green.
Automatic sensitivity, but you can adjust it up or down to filter out background clutter and the unit will honor your settings.

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How do I insert a navtronics sim into an Elite- 5HDI ?


If you have an Elite 5x then it is not a combo unit
If it is a combo them the small door about the power button with the model number on it swings open.

A micro SD card goes in there. If your chart is an SD not a micro you will find the micro is in the end of the big car. Pull it out and pop it into the unit.

hope this helps

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What are the data cable 5 wire used for and where do they get hooked up


The additional wires are for NMEA data transfer to and from other devices and sensors like distance, speed, depth, temperature and NMEA 0183 sentences the unit will use when connected to a VHF radio or other NMEA 0183 device.

The manual link below.
http://www.lowrance.com/Root/Lowrance-Documents/US/ELITE-5_HDI_OM_EN_988-10518-001_w.pdf

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The GPS component of my Lowrance Elite-5 Gold is malfunctioning about 50% of the time.


Hey Les, Since you have replace both the unit and transducer, you have eliminated/diagnosed most of your problem.. Its in the wiring... sometime when I am in full GPS mode I get erroneous depth readings..?? Have you tried a different GPS module (the "puck")?

https://www.lowrance.com/Root/Lowrance-Documents/US/ELITE-5-7_HDI_OM_EN_988-10647-001_w.pdf

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My fishfinder will not continue to read shallow depths as well as in shallow depths when drifting and occasionally running across the water. My unit is a lowrance 522c color gps/fishfinder.


Hello. Your observation is spot on and it is actually a characteristic that is always true when using sonar. Yes, your Lowrance uses the same sonar as a nuclear powered submarine does. The two factors you focus on, water depth and boat speed are perhaps, the two biggest factors when it comes to the quality of the fishfinder. The boat's engine should be in gear at an idle or just above. Experiment with your boat to find the best throttle location for good arches. Usually, a slow trolling speed works best. The depth of the fish can determine if the fish will arch on the screen. If the fish is in shallow water, the fish is not in the cone angle very long, making it difficult to show an arch. Typically, the deeper the fish, the easier it is to show an arch.
If you would like a complete tutorial on Lowrance sonar, go to this link. Enjoy. http://www.lowrance.com/Support/Tips-and-Tutorials/Sonar-Tutorial/

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