Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
JBK

X-15 GPS Trouble

Recommended Posts

JBK

I just added GPS to my X-15MT Every time I turn it on I get "GPS module not responding" message.I've been trying all week-end to initialize this unit with no luck. Checked my connection,set local time menu still no luck. Is it possible I just got a bad module? Any help greatly appreciated! Thanks guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fish Head

Sorry I can't help you, but if you call the store that you purchased the unit from they might be able to. I had a question installing my 18c and the guys at Thorne bros new exactly what I was talking about and helped me out over the phone. They were great

Good Luck!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

You can also goto the lowrance web sit, they have a help page also a phone #, they are very helpful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Finlander

Had the same message when I hooked up my LMS-330C saying the "Module not responding".
The reason for the message was the fact the module was not hooked up to power!
The manual says not to hook it up and the extra red piece of paper they send you says to hook up power to the module. Believe me hook up the power to your module and it will work!

Here is what I wrote on another website:

As far as hooking up the power to this unit according to the manual which is most confusing at best, you have to hook up the NMEA 2000 power cable to +12 and ground.
After the first night of fustration by going by the manual and having the unit giving me a "Gps module not responding" warning which is your antenna, means the NMEA power cable isn't hooked up.
So I called Lowrance help, and they told me that the red piece of paper that comes with the instructions were included to inform you to hook up the NMEA 2000 power cable.
So yesterday when I got in the boat and put the (NMEA 2000 power cable) red wire to +12V and the black wire and bare shield wire to ground it worked!
Just a heads up to let you know so you don't go thru the frustration I had!

[This message has been edited by Finlander (edited 05-11-2004).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike Walerak

I had the same problem. It is possible you do not have the right GPS module with the right unit. You will have to download the updated software from Lowrance's website onto your MMC card and then put in the X-15 and it will program itself automatically. Their service is great and they will walk you through it.

I'm positve this is your problem if the unit is an early model. For some reason they swithed the programs.
mw

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CMWINTER

I had the same problem 2 years ago with the same unit. Ended up sending it in and they sent me a new one. The good part was it only took 5 days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chris Haley

Had the exact same problem this weekend!! You have to hook the NMEA power cords up, the red to a 12v power supply and the black and bare wires go together to a ground.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mykal

Sounds like Chris and Finlander got you covered. We have all done this already this Spring assuming you have the new LGC-2000 GPS module.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • DLD24
      Well the weather was pretty crappy but the fish were biting...Had to sort through but kept some for dinner. Caught a variety today, eyes,jumbos,crappie and a few smallies... rigging on or next to rocks worked best for us.
    • ANYFISH2
      hummm, hadn't heard a thing?
    • ANYFISH2
      Good luck. Maybe we will see you Friday. I will let you know how things are looking by us as the weekend goes by.
    • Wanderer
      I still hope it's double!  I just went over the map with my brother and talked about our options.  We have enough places to go for sure.  It's always fun planning and talking about past hunts. I put out the question to the other two guys about staying in camp vs the house.  We'll see what they decide.  I hauled our "cabin" home from Ely today so we should have plenty of room if they wanna camp.
    • monstermoose78
      Modified 
    • eyeguy 54
    • papadarv
      Did a few off season projects waiting for Ice. - Underwater camera, Fish Finder, Wheel house mods and the latest converting a 2 cycle Jiffy Lite 90 to an ION battery auger. Got the auger off Craiglist for $10, Drill for $15. Second stage of gear box is a 5 to 1 reduction so got the auger blade to turn at about 250 RPM which I feel is an ideal speed. Gear reduction also doubled the torque of the motor drive. Planning to use the Dewalt 20V ION battery as I already have charger and now converting one of the 1.5 AH batteries to either 9 or 12 AH.  If anyone needs a mid 80's Jiffy Lite 90 motor and clutch PM me. Has great compression, never tried to start it.  Price somewhere between free and a gift. If you did a project this summer, would you care to share them? DJ ION Auger HB.mp4  << Click link for video
    • Tom Sawyer
      You may want to consider #3 ; Rapala Jiggin Raps, or drop shoting. They both have been putting some nice size suspended slabs topside under some breezy conditions as of late. Fishing sure was downright epic the last week for all species. To bad it looks like "global warmering" is coming to an end for this year, was awesome while it lasted...... Those are some decent perch panman54. LOL!
    • mbeyer
      Pretty remote and flat back there. I haven't been on that exact shoreline but I bet you can pull a boat up there quite easily. 
    • ANYFISH2
      I didnt hear how the second day went yet.  The long term average is 8% success up to 10% during the 2 deer era.  so 5.7% isnt bad for day 1.   Cooler weather will hopefully help us second weekenders. I havent seen much for rubs or scrapes here yet, should be starting any day.