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jeffyo45

Marcum LX-1 Question

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I have an LX-1 that I bought brand new I think 4-5 years ago. I love it and have never had any problems with it. I have always been able to read even the smallest of panfish jigs in 40 feet of water with the gain turned to just above 2. This year for some reason I have been having to turn the gain up into the 5-6 range if I am fishing in anything over 15 feet of water. My question, is this most likely a transducer that is going bad or a battery problem? It gets used a fair amount during the winter but like I said I have never had a problem with either the battery or the transducer. Thanks for any help anyone can offer.

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It sounds like a transducer problem at first. You may have some scratches on the bottom or its just going bad. Before you purchase a new one, if you have a spare battery or know someone who has a good one, try using that first to see if that path is your problem. You could also contact Marcum customer service and see what they have to say. Good Luck

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Like KDawg says.. try a new battery first.. one can never have enough back up batteries.. If you still feel its not kicking out the same power it once had, You may need a new ducer...

Does the bottom of your ducer have any major dings or scratches on it?

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If it's not the battery it could be the transducer or the powerhead. Talk to Marcum, they'll fix it.

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