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Lowrance H2O 12 V plug problem

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Anyone else have a power cord that works on a tempermental basis for their Lowrance H20 (monochrome, for what it's worth)

Any fixit ideas?

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Had the same problem with mine, worked erradicaly and then didn't work at all. Bought a new one and works just fine.

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I am on my second one and it is starting to act up

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From my understanding, this is not a unique situation, in talking with others about that power cord. Mine hasn't acted up yet, but when it does, I plan on contacting Lowrance. May be worth the effort, who knows. Good luck!

MJ

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Does the little red LED stay lit up for you? Or does it flicker / stay off?

If it doesn't stay on, here is how I fixed mine-

Pop the case open and check the solder joint where the power cord makes contact with the end plunger. The original solder connection looked pretty flakey from the git go on mine. I've heard of a few of them going this way.

Resoldered mine and got it back together and haven't had an issue since. Kind of a pain to pop it open (plastic clip snapped on mine) so have some black tape ready to wrap it back together.

Lowrance was also very good last year about replacing these for free if you can't repair it....

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I don't remember. I just noticed it switching it over to the batteries. I'll have to check that out.

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My LED stays on, but the power cord must have a broken wire in it somewhere, because it works off-and-on all the time. I need a new one! Maybe I should try to contact Lawrance.

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I had mine fall apart on me (the end of the plug unscrewed and lost the fuse and spring, etc.) I contacted Lowrance and I had a new one in my mailbox in 3 days. Great customer service on their end.

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If a replacement cord still acts flakey (sometimes works, sometimes no) get Lowrance to take a look at your unit. They replaced my entire ExpeditionC due to a circuit board in the unit itself that would sometimes not recognize that the cord was attached.

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Thanks guys, I think I'll give Lowrance a call and see what they can do. They've been great in the past with other issues.

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Do you have to return the old cord?

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Went to my Lowrance dealer, he took my old cord and gave me a new one. Said he'd take care of the return for me. I'm good to go now. Great local service.

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Funny thing... I was having problems right out of the chute, so they sent me a new cord, no return needed. I was still having problems last fall, so they had me send in my old unit and they sent me a new one within 8 days, problem fixed. Long story short, now I have a "spare" cord that works just fine...

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I e-mailed Lawrance about my power cord issue. They replied within a day, and said they would mail out a replacement to my address at no charge. So far, great customer service.

Dustin

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