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Marcum depth finder quit working.


hitthebricks

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hitthebricks

I have a Marcum LX5 that's been hardly used.  I charged the battery then turned it on and let it run to check the battery life to see if I needed  a new one.  After a few hours it died.  Tried to charge it again but no luck, bought a new one, hooked it up, nothing, checked the connections, nothing.  Any ideas what's wrong?

 

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ozzie

my suggestion is to look up Marcum and stop by and have them take a look.  It has been a few years since I had to do this but when i had an issue with a Marcum product i drove to their shop (Bloomington area i believe) and they resolved my issue on the spot in a matter of minutes.  Good Luck

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Wanderer

I’d re-check the connections.  I had a bad terminal on one of mine I couldn’t see the bad spot under the plastic insulator.

 

Re-check the power connection on the back of the unit for tightness and the prongs in tact.  If you have a meter and can ohm the power lead out, do that.

 

If it comes down to having to open up the head, send it or take it in.

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Hookmaster

Marcum is located here:  3943 Quebec Ave N, New Hope, MN 55427

I've owned 3 Marcums for 15+ years, all flashers. Both LX3s had an issue and both were fixed and no issues since. I live close enough so I brought them to their location.

One of the LX3s is one I bought off of Craig's list. The guy was selling it cheap because it had an issue. It had the same issue as my other one so I knew what the fix would be. I bought it and dropped it off at Marcum to get fixed. Basically an almost new flasher for about 40% cost of new.

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Wanderer

Yah, the LX 3’s had a flaw that was common but easily corrected if the owner took a little effort and sent it back.  The 1’s and 5’s have been pretty bullet proof.

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hitthebricks

Found my problem, broken prong on the power connection but  Marcum won't sell me the part.  They say I need to send it in, can't bring it in because of Covid, so $99 plus shipping.  I found the part online for $4.50.  Thanks for the thoughts and comments.

 

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