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Tadpoletodd

LCX-113C GPS In & Out Problem

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The GPS portion of my LCX-113C is not performing well. The cursor is able to track my position but a "?" is blinking all the time. It will not leave a trail either. Anybody have this problem or heard of it.

FYI - the version of software on the hard drive is original and I know there's a updated version available on the Lowrance site. Is that something necessary to get uploaded onto the unit? Will cure my problems?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!!

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I just had this problem on my 112C and it turned out to be the GPS receiver puck. Hooked the new one up and had a lock in 30 seconds. When I brought it to get checked out they said they had over 40 bad ones last year.

I know how frustrating this can be thinking you are missing something.

Good luck!

I checked the software to and that is not it.

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Was it working fine before and then it suddenly stopped? Do you also have your power supplied to the gps or networking system? I had a bad network cable that caused a similar prolem. It would lock on right away then gradually lose signal. Or you could have accidently checked the Require WAAS in the gps menu and not have a corrected waas fix. Under your menu there is a buss management window where you can check the software verion of your gps puck and also it will if a diagnostic reading if working ok. If your running an older software verson on the GPS puck then I highly reccomend you do the gps update, esp. if your doing any networking.

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I will make the assumption that the puck is in a good clear position. I just put on a new LCX-37 and I seem to lose signal once in a while too, but you sound like you are losing it more often. Are your electrical connections put together well, maybe you are losing power to your GPS?

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fishorgolf - Yes...very frustrating indeed. Thanks for all your suggestions guys. I'll try out your suggestions and report back. I do think the 'Require WAAS' was checked. But I'm going off of memory here. I just got the thing with a boat I purchased so I don't have any history with the unit or electrical system. All I know is it's a Ranger that was setup with a NMEA backbone from the factory.

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Mine was also on a new boat last nov. Like I said there were allot of bad pucks out there last year. Let us know how it turns out.

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The first thing I looked at last night was the "Require WAAS" toggle. It was ON. I turned that off and it still had a little trouble picking up. I initialized and it locked on and I never saw the blasted "?" blinking again. I zoomed in close and now noticed a trail. So...that may have fixed it. I'll find out tomorrow on the water I guess. If it still is acting up I'll look into trying out a different puck. Thanks for all your comments!

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