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Old 02-23-2011, 06:21 PM
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I have a garmin 4212 with the gsd 22 sounder and the big hull mount transducer, this past weekend the depth and temp readings have been going on and off and blinking, now i have no depth reading and the temp is off. I would think it would be a loose wire, i checked em all twice and its still going on, if anyone has any idea what is wrong please let me know. Thanx
Old 02-23-2011, 06:26 PM
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Check ur updates. Could be a bad ducer
Old 02-23-2011, 06:29 PM
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Do you get any error messages on the screen such as "Sonar Service Lost" ?

Software update is a great place to start.
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Nope no error message. The gsd should be flashing green and ur gps would recognize that its connected to the gsd under the networks. You can test the ducer but need a specific tool for it
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You can test the ducer but need a specific tool for it
Easiest method is to plug in another 'ducer!
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thats what happend to mine last year, bad ducer! i was not getting any temp and lost my depth.
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Originally Posted by haswipp View Post
I have a garmin 4212 with the gsd 22 sounder and the big hull mount transducer, this past weekend the depth and temp readings have been going on and off and blinking, now i have no depth reading and the temp is off. I would think it would be a loose wire, i checked em all twice and its still going on, if anyone has any idea what is wrong please let me know. Thanx
Which "big hull mount transducer"? One that's mounted inside the hull or one that is mounted in a hole through the hull?

If it's the one that mounts inside the hull in a cup filled with mineral oil or antifreeze (P79, I believe), the first thing to check would be to see if the oil or antifreeze has leaked out.

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