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dabeav007

Lowrance X85

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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?

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Oh, and I already tried the reset to factory setting "preset options" and that didn't help either..

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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.

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Ok thanks.. Thats what I get for shoping on the net for a used item

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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