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

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  
dabeav007

Lowrance X85

Recommended Posts

Hey anyone... can you help me out, I have an older model Lowrance X85 depth finder... when I first turned it on this spring it would not give me a depth reading, I got a new transducer and still no luck, My brother has the same model and his works on my boat, I was wondering if there is a way to fix this, and oh yea, when I first turn the unit on it comes up saying it is in test mode! not sure if that has something to do with it or not.. I have to hit the exit key a few times to get it to the regular graph screen. Any Ideas?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the factory reset doesn't take care of it then I'm afraid it's probably a goner. You could check with Lowrance to see if they'd even service it anymore but due to the age I'm guessing they don't service them anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it would cost you more money if they could fix it then its worth..there are alot of nice graphs out there under 200 today...but if your a serious fisherman and fish once a week at least i would really look at a colored graph..nothing better..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

dabeav, one way you can check the unit to see if it is sending a signle to the ducer, is to turn the unit on and hold the ducer to your ear. You should hear little clicking noises. If you don't it is not working.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

dabeav, one way you can check the unit to see if it is sending a signle to the ducer, is to turn the unit on and hold the ducer to your ear. You should hear little clicking noises. If you don't it is not working.

He said they tried a different x85 in his boat and it worked, so that should mean that his transducer and power supply are not the problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks PerchJerker. Just throwing out a Hint to anyone that maybe having a unit or Transducer issue. If you don't hear the clicking at the ducer you have a problem. wink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the input guys.. There is a clicking in the transduceer in the bad depth finder, luckily My Brother has 2 X85's in his boat and said i could use one of his for most of the summer, hopefully I can get a new finder for Christmas, as i have already used up all my Fathers day and Birthday Gifts... Thanks to the new LakeMaster chip coming out last week, and my boat needed new seats and a batt! good luck on opener for whom ever is out and about, I am going to wait until next weekend than try Osakis!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this