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could the cold do this ?


gman2002

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the problem is this . i got the boat ready to go this weekend. and went to check the depth finder on my dash, its a lowrance x87. so i turned it on and went to the simulator, well the screen is so light that you can hardly see anything comeing across it, i mean you can once in a while see an arc. tried to adjust it but it wont get any darker. it was in the garage all year do you think that was a problem ? but when i went through the manual they talk about ice fishing with it , so could the cold have done something?

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LCR screens are liquid crystal and WILL freeze when left in cold temps for an extended period of time. Using them for icefishing is fine, but they do recommend that you store them indoors during cold weather.

Sorry your having problems with it, that sucks!

Good Luck,

Jim

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Ours wasn't running correctly yesterday either. So when I got home last night, I put the battery on the charger and now, with a full charge on it, it runs just fine. I know its kind of a "no brainer" but, was your battery completely charged? Loose conection somewhere?

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battery has a full charge, but maybe i wrecked that to by leaving it in the garage. but the thing is my garage is insulated and attached to the house , it never gets below about 35 in there not even on the coldest nights

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Another thing that you might want to check out is the connections. A couple of years ago when I took my boat out of storage I had some corrosion on one of my pins and that caused me problems with my screen. I cleaned it out and it has worked ever since.

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I second that! Check the battery posts and even if they look fine still clean them. Looks can be deceiving!

Last year we were going out fishing in Late May/Early June and probably used the boat a 15 times so far. Well we get out there and dad backs me into the water w/the boat. I float off. I turn the key once, I get nothing, I turn it again and the motor fires. (Whew I was thinking) I then try to turn on my x87. Nothing! I try again I get a lighted screen and that its. Then I get nothing. Well its not the fuses we singled that out right away. The battery was charged full the night before. Whats wrong? Well my dash electronics are all hooked up to the starter battery on my boat. We looked at it and the posts seemed fine. No visible corrosion. I still go to take off the connections and then notice its very dull color. I take my file on my Gerber and clean it all up, so its nice and shinny. Then I tell dad to try the electronics again and walla! They work like a charm and it gets a full connection.

Now this might not be the issue here. But its one thing that I would consider before I do anything.

We try to clean the post on our batteries every 4 months or so. As they seem to get dirty. One other tip is when you screw that wing nut back on, take the pliers and turn it as hard as you can. That also helps to get a good connection.

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One other tip is when you screw that wing nut back on, take the pliers and turn it as hard as you can. That also helps to get a good connection.


TAKE THOSE WING NUTS OFF AND THROW THEM AWAY. USE REGULAR NUTS THOSE WING NUTS ARE NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS...........

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problem solved, there was a tiny piece of dirt or something in one of the holes on the back where the power cord plugs in , cleaned them up and now works fine, whew !!!!!! smile.gif

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