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Old 07-27-2020, 06:47 PM
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Looking for a good electronics repair facitlity in Carteret County. Problems with Furono Sounder.
Old 07-27-2020, 06:52 PM
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Alex at marine 1 services. he specializes in electronics
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His question was, as I read it, about an actual technician/repair facility for a Furuno, not an installer. Steve Gilpin at Offshore Marine in the Jarret Bay park is the only guy I know in the county who knows what he's doing inside the cases, if anybody around can fix it, it's him!
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Agree with Bills. Steve knows .....252 504 2624
Old 07-28-2020, 07:20 PM
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Thanks gents. Already been there. Was hoping someone else in the area was available.
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Originally Posted by evanP220 View Post
Alex at marine 1 services. he specializes in electronics
Alex has done work for me before. Does good work. I’d recommend him.
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Originally Posted by bills106 View Post
His question was, as I read it, about an actual technician/repair facility for a Furuno, not an installer. Steve Gilpin at Offshore Marine in the Jarret Bay park is the only guy I know in the county who knows what he's doing inside the cases, if anybody around can fix it, it's him!
Steve is the man, therefore he will not be there the next day to fix an “emergency”. He/ they most likely won’t call you back in a timely manner as they are swamped but Steve is without a doubt the Furuno guy. If OP poster could explain the problem I might could help.
I have a few old ducers and units laying around
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OK, here's the problem: See if anyone else has had the issue.
Having problem with temp. It jumps around within a 2.5 degree range. Never constant for more than a second or two. Goes from say 84.5 to 86 back to 85 back to 86.5. All within say 10 seconds. Talked to Furuno. Said they rarely rarely have an issue with temp in their units. Its a 582L. Must be transducer. Bought a new P66 and connected it to mu unit. Same thing. Must be unit then I decided. Purchased another 582L. Of course it is a used unit. Hooked up to my trans and same thing. Humm. Hooked up new transducer. Same thing. Double humm. Maybe its not getting a good connection somewhere. Hooked it directly to battery. Same thing. Well dang. So I took it to Offshore a month ago. Took new(old) unit and new transducer. Asked him to check transducer for ohms. Pin #4 and #7. Between 8-12000 ohms according to tech at Furuno depending on outside temp. Put on his bench and test unit if trans was good. After as month stopped by...live just down the road and never got to talk with him as he is out most of time and haven't gotten a call. Said they called Furuno and could not be fixed. I know Furuno doesn't have parts for this unit any longer. But was trans good?? Don't know. Picked everything up and haven't heard from them this week. Nice folks there and busy as heck. Know I'm just a lil guy but need some answers. So I was hoping there might be another repair facitlity near by that could check the trans and say its good. You have problem with the unit. Both of them. Imagine that. lol To put an upgraded unit in is going to be a major doing due to Furuno changing the size and configuration. Think it is the 588 and not as good of unit in my opinion. If trans is good I would at least not have to go thru the trouble of changing it out. Sorry for the lengthy post. Just baffled and discouraged.
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Originally Posted by FISHNNCBLUE View Post
OK, here's the problem: See if anyone else has had the issue.
Having problem with temp. It jumps around within a 2.5 degree range. Never constant for more than a second or two. Goes from say 84.5 to 86 back to 85 back to 86.5. All within say 10 seconds. Talked to Furuno. Said they rarely rarely have an issue with temp in their units. Its a 582L. Must be transducer. Bought a new P66 and connected it to mu unit. Same thing. Must be unit then I decided. Purchased another 582L. Of course it is a used unit. Hooked up to my trans and same thing. Humm. Hooked up new transducer. Same thing. Double humm. Maybe its not getting a good connection somewhere. Hooked it directly to battery. Same thing. Well dang. So I took it to Offshore a month ago. Took new(old) unit and new transducer. Asked him to check transducer for ohms. Pin #4 and #7. Between 8-12000 ohms according to tech at Furuno depending on outside temp. Put on his bench and test unit if trans was good. After as month stopped by...live just down the road and never got to talk with him as he is out most of time and haven't gotten a call. Said they called Furuno and could not be fixed. I know Furuno doesn't have parts for this unit any longer. But was trans good?? Don't know. Picked everything up and haven't heard from them this week. Nice folks there and busy as heck. Know I'm just a lil guy but need some answers. So I was hoping there might be another repair facitlity near by that could check the trans and say its good. You have problem with the unit. Both of them. Imagine that. lol To put an upgraded unit in is going to be a major doing due to Furuno changing the size and configuration. Think it is the 588 and not as good of unit in my opinion. If trans is good I would at least not have to go thru the trouble of changing it out. Sorry for the lengthy post. Just baffled and discouraged.
Sounds like it can't be fixed as everything has been changed? Which usually means a boat/power issue but you tried a separate battery? Fernando at T&W in Morehead is about your only other choice locally for this type of troubleshooting.
A very dumb question but I assuming this boat is older....it doesn't have a separate temp sensor by chance? Some older units did.
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Yes I tried it directly to battery. P66 trans. Temp sensor is inside transducer.
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Originally Posted by FISHNNCBLUE View Post
Yes I tried it directly to battery. P66 trans. Temp sensor is inside transducer.
It will be hard to find someone to chase a ghost problem that they can’t bill the hours out. I love old Furuno bottom machines but your cheapest route may be replacement. Not sure anyone local would want to mess with this problem, good luck.
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I hear ya with the ghost problems. But two separate units, 2 transducers? I just needed a transducer checked to see if it was operating correctly. If it was working properly then it was both units. However unlikely. Takes about 15 seconds to check a transducer. From what Furuno said. A new unit is not going to fix my problem if transducer is having an issue.
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Did the second 582 you bought come with a power cord?

sounds like a bad ground or wire. Could be in the power cord it’s self. You didn’t specify if you tried a new one of those.

I wouldn’t. I hooked my hds5 up to my lms332c cord
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I used to have a bunch of Furuno stuff and always had good luck with Outer Banks Marine Elec (I believe was the name) in Nags Head. They had a big stockpile of obsolete parts and had decent luck fixing things other places couldn’t/wouldn’t. May be worth a try if they’re still around
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Originally Posted by nbaffaro View Post
Did the second 582 you bought come with a power cord?

sounds like a bad ground or wire. Could be in the power cord it’s self. You didn’t specify if you tried a new one of those.

I wouldn’t. I hooked my hds5 up to my lms332c cord

Yes it did and that was the one I hooked directly to battery. Same issue.

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