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HDS 7 blinking sonar screen

Old 08-27-2014, 07:18 AM
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Hi, Ive read through some posts about the lowrance HDS problems, especially with there customer service, and its seems as if i am not alone that has a gripe with lowrance

I'm trying to trouble shoot, and get my grandfathers sonar working properly, I often borrow his boat for salmon fishing and this is the 3rd season he has had the HDS 7 on the boat. I will start of by saying my grampa (and i ) cannot stand this unit, we have had nothing but issues with it since about auguest of last season.

first the "sonic hub" for the music player quit, and lowrance refuses to be anyhelp to diagnose the issue.

second issue is the all to often freeze on start up, aswell as the speed and depth jumping randomly even at fishing speed.
Now for the past 3 weeks we have had a blinking sonar screen. it only does this on the sonar screen not any other pages. i can run split screen sonar and graph and only the sonar is blinking. and theres defiantly no water in the unit, its under a hard-top roof no rain or precipiation at all, expcet for maybe some "dew" in the mornings.

Im wondering if anyone has anytips on the best way to have lowrance get this thing replaced/ and or fixed. My grampas about pull the unit off and purchase a raymarine (hes owned there chartplotters and loved them, has always used lowrance for sonar tho) and cut his loses and never support them again

i tried to call a guy at navico but he was useless, all he said was ship it to us and we'll look at it and see what we can do . (on my dime) unless lowrance comes thu this will be his last lowrance purchases (as well as mine) Its derby time where im fishing and its frustrating to have a half ass working product that lowrance could seem to care less about.

thanks for any help guys, and i hope lowrance looks online at places like this, to read there reviews and realize they need better customer service for their very expensive products it will be the companys downfall. cuz "usually" they have a pretty awesome product

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