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Old 11-22-2016, 09:01 AM
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Default Lowrance HDS Gen3 screen display differences

I started with two HDS-7 Gen3's, purchased about 11 months apart. No noticeable differences between the two units.
At 16 months HDS # 1 died. Sent to Lowrance and I ended up taking advantage of the upgrade, purchasing a HDS-9 Gen 3.

When first taking it out of the box the screen was noticeably different. There appears to be some kind of 'mask' under the glass but in front of the LCD.

Once you know it is there it is hard not to see it.

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The bright strip down the center is the garage fluorescent light.

HDS-7 purchased 04/2016

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Old 11-22-2016, 09:04 AM
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My hds 12 gen 3 has the same thing. I don't know why it is that way though.
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A lot of the new Navico units have that pattern. I think its part of the digitizer for the touch screen. There is nothing wrong with your display.
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The pattern on your HDS-9 Gen3 is the touch sensitive electrodes etched into the glass. This is the latest generation Navico touch screens also used by NSS Evo2.
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Thanks, was hoping I didn't have to send it back.
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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
The pattern on your HDS-9 Gen3 is the touch sensitive electrodes etched into the glass. This is the latest generation Navico touch screens also used by NSS Evo2.
As usual, Abbor is the man to ask!

Noticed the same thing on my Simrad GO7xse and was wondering ....... but not any more!!

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