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Lowrance elite5 problems

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My depth finder has a mind of its own and keeps flashing the depth and does not give the right depth. Then shut it off and next time it could work just fine. Any suggestions to why this keeps happening to me? Thanks

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Check all the connectors, like the power one going into the back may not be pushed in all the way or your battery maybe going and have low volts?

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How old, and which transducer?

I had issues with lowrance transducers but they were the older 200kHz skimmers and seemed to last at least a year or two. 

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There's at least 2 updates for these units, I would check them also.

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Check transducer location and do updates.

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how do you do the updates on an Elite 5,  and how do you know if the transducer is bad?

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18 minutes ago, x1957x said:

how do you do the updates on an Elite 5,  and how do you know if the transducer is bad?

You have to down load up dates on the Lowrance web site for your model by hooking up your unit to the PC.  You can tell if a transducer is working or not by turning on the unit and putting your ear right on the bottom of the transducer. If you hear a clicking sound it is working, if you don't hear it clicking it is not.

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