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musky_tail05

LX-3 problem

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Here's the story: I went out on the ice this afternoon after fully charging my LX-3 last night. For some reason, no matter how high I turned up the sensitivity, my jig (size 8 shrimpo) would hardly show up. Saturday it worked just fine. I've never had this problem before, as typically I have the sensitivity set around 6 to 7 and it shows up just fine. There's no current or any other enviromental factors that I can think of that could cause this. Did the transducer go bad?

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Rob,

Give Marcum a call. It sounds like it could be the transducer but I'll leave the trouble shooting to them.. Their repair center is in Baxter and their customer service is excellent.

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Do as Borch says and contact MarCum Customer Service.

Typically you won't have your gain at 6 or 7 so your ducer has been sick for a while.

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Everything for Marcum is now located in Anoka, from what I was told. Give 'em a call, thay'll take care of it.

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quick check the bottom of your transducer...could be ice or air bubbles interfering.

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I suppose there's a small chance the problem could be interference (ice or air bubbles), but as Frank said, if the gain typically had to be set at 6 or 7 just to see the jig, I'd say you're transducer is shot. I have had my LX-3 for 3 years, and I have yet to increase the gain beyond 3 to be able to see the jig and even baitfish. I think normal settings for a fully-functional ducer is between 1-3 (personal experience).

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Contacted Marcum, sounds like my transducer is shot so I'm sending it in next week. Thanks for the help guys.

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I am almost certain its your transducer. Do a search and you will see you are not alone. I was also in the same boat. First batch of transducers for the original LX-3 sucked

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