LX-7 Software Update v5.10 (Release Date. Oct. 25th 2016)
System requirements – PC only computer with 2.0 USB port and a 2.0 USB cable. Do not attempt upgrade without 2.0 port or cable.
Save the LX7main.bin file from the MarCum website to your desktop (do not change the file name or extension).
Plug in a USB 2 cable to your computer. DO NOT plug it into the LX7 display at this point.
Remove the LX7 display from the gimbal
Remove the transducer from the LX7 display
Plug in power to the display from the 12v9amp battery provided with the LX7
Press and hold the down arrow, continue to hold the down arrow then press and hold the power button together until the screen flashes and you see the LX7 logo appear on the screen.
Release both buttons, and listen for the chirping. Chirping will remain consistent. If the unit powers off you have held the buttons down too long.
Plug in the USB cable to the LX7 display (your computer should automatically recognize the external LX7 device). If not go into My Computer and you should see the external LX7 storage device. It could take your computer several minutes to recognize the LX7 storage device.
Warning: If you see a message stating, "this process could perform faster with USB 2". STOP-- you will need to try a different USB port on your computer until you do not receive this message.
Drag the file from your desktop to the external LX7 device that popped up on your computer
Listen for the long steady beep followed by chirping
When you hear the chirping, safely eject using the "safely remove hardware" icon normally found on the bottom right hand corner of the screen of your computer.
Power down the LX7 display using the power button
Replace the rubber USB plug
Reassemble the LX7
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Pretty quiet in here. Does no one fish the river anymore?
I made it out again the other day but this time with both kids. Fishing is a little more difficult with a 4 and 6 year old that like to pester and pick at one another. We fished for about and hour. The first half hour was the 2 arguing about who's line gets to go where and me playing referee to keep a hook out of fingers. After they became bored with that we were able to fish. I normally don't use minnows but picked some up to put on the kids hooks. I also used them on my jig. We ended up taking home 4 walleyes for the kids to have a meal and missed and lost a lot more. Every eye I caught just hammered the jig and all had a belly full of minnows.
When end we got home my 6 year old daughter helped me filet the fish. She made me smile when she demanded that I open the stomach to see what was in there. She pulled out the Y bones and checked to make sure I didn't miss any in the filets. I cooked them a couple days later. I thought with 4 fish between 15-17 that I'd at least get a taste but I was wrong again. My semi-picky children devoured every last bite of fish.