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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5125 on: February 04, 2020, 06:13:06 PM »
I spent 2 hours cursing and swearing
My Lowrance Hook 2 7 Inch fish finder and GPS suddenly wont switch on
All fuses good
Power to the back of the unit (as confirmed with a test light)

Absolutely no help from Lowrance at all
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5126 on: February 04, 2020, 10:23:32 PM »
Nice, as always Pottsy.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5127 on: February 05, 2020, 12:00:16 AM »
I spent 2 hours cursing and swearing
My Lowrance Hook 2 7 Inch fish finder and GPS suddenly wont switch on
All fuses good
Power to the back of the unit (as confirmed with a test light)

Absolutely no help from Lowrance at all
My old Lowrance for the kayak Shit the bed due to the connector from the transducer not being salt water friendly... The whole thing ended up all corroded.

My new one (can't remember the model) I setup with the connection permanent, and full of dielectric grease...

So far so good

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5128 on: February 05, 2020, 08:41:50 AM »
More beautiful work, Pottsy :cup:

Are you following instructions / plans to build these models, or is it all just your own doing ???
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5129 on: February 05, 2020, 11:36:22 AM »
More beautiful work, Pottsy :cup:

Are you following instructions / plans to build these models, or is it all just your own doing ???
Thanks Fizzie

I have plans but I do tend to change some things, add extra trims, change lights etc. sold the semi yesterday, it got snapped up pretty quickly.
Got plans yesterday for an ore truck, 3 side tippers so it’s nearly 5 1/2 foot long 74 wheeler.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5130 on: February 05, 2020, 03:24:48 PM »
Chester,

My old man had a similar problem the other day, ended up being that the screen brightness was turned all the way down from night use, and you couldn't see it in the daylight.  Just a thought.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5131 on: February 05, 2020, 04:43:27 PM »
Chester,

My old man had a similar problem the other day, ended up being that the screen brightness was turned all the way down from night use, and you couldn't see it in the daylight.  Just a thought.

Yeah i had heard that one on the internet and tried it out but no luck it wont even boot up

If has been loosing the depth reading intermittently over the last couple of weeks so not sure if there is a gremlin in the system
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5132 on: February 09, 2020, 06:06:57 PM »
 :cheers:
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Listened to some tunes, played a couple games of darts,  :cheers: :cheers:
Talked BS  with a mate.

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What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5133 on: February 10, 2020, 06:09:59 AM »
I spent 2 hours cursing and swearing
My Lowrance Hook 2 7 Inch fish finder and GPS suddenly wont switch on
All fuses good
Power to the back of the unit (as confirmed with a test light)

Absolutely no help from Lowrance at all
Chester - do you have a mate with a low range head unit that you could connect to your wiring to see if it powered up.  If you do and that works, I’d say it in the power up button.

Are you getting any sounds from other buttons.  Also replace all fuses associated with the unit to be sure.  Good luck

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5134 on: February 10, 2020, 07:22:38 AM »
Talked BS  with a mate.

No!!!

I just don't believe it! >:D ;D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5135 on: February 10, 2020, 07:32:35 AM »
No!!!

I just don't believe it! >:D ;D

True story  :angel: :angel: :angel:

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5136 on: February 10, 2020, 09:16:34 AM »
Customer order, 1930s Ford Phaeton, loose interpretation. Approx 14” long 350mm
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5137 on: February 10, 2020, 09:49:22 AM »
That's awesome mate.
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #5138 on: February 10, 2020, 02:24:02 PM »
Chester - do you have a mate with a low range head unit that you could connect to your wiring to see if it powered up.  If you do and that works, I’d say it in the power up button.

Are you getting any sounds from other buttons.  Also replace all fuses associated with the unit to be sure.  Good luck

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Result got the bastard going again... After some really deep diving into the internet forums i found the solution. The transducer cable is a double push to seat it into the back of the unit and you need both the transducer and power cables seated properly for the unit to work.
If they come loose again i will put some silicone around it to hopefully stop it moving. The unit was loose on its bracket so i would say the movement and vibration had caused the plugs to partially come out
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