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ice_it_06

LX-3tc Problem

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ice_it_06

My LX-3tc started acting up today on the lake.

The display bars that represent fish and the bottom started rocking back and forth a bit on the screen.Seemed at times during my jig motion I could get it to do it as well.

Did this off/on all day but did not seem to affect the function of it. Battery was full charge, ran (4) hours still showing 80%.

Any ideas what is going on here ? I hope it's not about to go south on me. Wondering if anyone else has experienced this.

It was new in Feb, 2006. Will e-mail Marcum tech and get help as well.

Thanks for any help.

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Jim Almquist

Just give there CS a call and they will get it fixed. 763-323-0456. If you get it to right away it should take no longer then a week.

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ice_it_06

I e-mailed them and will call them Tues a.m.

Last two weeks of ice fishing for me so it either makes the run or I"ll go without it. \:\(

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syd2nd

The main problem I have this time of year is when the transducer is not at the bottom of the hole and next to the edge of the ice. Try putting the ducer in the middle of the hole and see if that helps.

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ice_it_06

I'll give that a shot and see what it might do.

Normally I let the ducer sit towards the middle and about 3/4 down the hole.

Got a RMA from Marcum to send it in as they gave no solution to my described problem.

On my last few days fishing so I'll bite the bullet and use as is before I send it in.

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EBass

Low Battery? My Vex will freak out on low juice. Also, ducer should be just below the bottom of the ice. Good luck!

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ice_it_06

Battery was full charged as it is every day in from the lake.

Thought it had a weak cell possibly as the charge varies it's duration from time to time.

I have always had transducer 3/4 in the hole for years with no issues.

Went to NAPA and dropped $32 for a new 12v 7 amp. Don't know why theirs are so expensive. Went to the lake to scout depths for my afternoon fish. Put ducer to bottom of all the 30+ holes I drilled.

The Marcum did the same thing periodically. Bars and bottom reading were rocking back and forth.

** decided after slopping around a hour there is too much water collecting already on the lake. With the rain in the forecast and these temps holding the access as well went from good to poor over night. Calling it a year I guess and will just send the unit in to Marcum **

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bowhunter23

I have a lx-5 and i have notice similar problems with mine. It hardly ever does it and when i try to do something to make it happen i havent found what is doing it. I am probably going to have to send mine in and have it looked at.

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ice_it_06

I'm thinking the VX-1 I had three years ago had the same problem.

I sold the house with all the electronics hardwired/mounted and the new owner didn't care as he had a Vex he was going to replace it with anyway.Was less then a year old and told him to repair it under warranty.

Started thinking about that this morning and remembered it was the same issue. Screen was dancing like mad on that one confused.gif

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EBass

Sorry ice-it, it was worth a shot.

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ice_it_06

Appreciated the idea, it's still functions but with the water on the ice it's time for me to call it a year. Was hopeful I could still do the daily through this week.

Wait till next year and hope it's not another 10 years before I see ice like we had this year. (and still have)

This old boy cant run with the young guns anymore this time of year !!

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