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Lowrance issues

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Finally got up to the cabin last week, hooked up the X20c I think is the model, hooked the power to the "Power\data" port, hooked the transducer up to the "Sonar" port and the GPS puck up to the "Network" port. Turn it on and it says "GPS Module not responding". I believe it is hooked up the same way we have always hooked it up, and I cant figure out why it wont work. My guess is a bad GPS puck but has anyone ran into this with a lowrance before and what did you do to fix it?

Also how do you guys get your transducer to read at full speed going across the lake. I know this is a common problem, most of the depth finders I've used have had this same thing happen when you open it up. It seems like on ours you have to be moving at slow speeds to get it to read. Even if we are sitting still the sonar will just flash or give a messed up reading. Any ideas?

The unit is a few years old so I dont think we still have warranty coverage.

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The GPS puck also needs to be connected to the power source. There are leads coming out of the puck for that. That should cure the "module not responding" message you are getting.

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I believe the GPS puck is powered by the GPS cord. You shouldn't have to run a separate cord to it. Have you initialized the GPS and all that jazz on it?

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Thanks guys for the replies, yes I tried initalizing it. I did find another cord that has battery leads on it but dont remember ever hooking that up before.

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My lcx 16 ci has also done this a few times. I simpply hit menu twice.. select gps..and do a gps auto search and it takes off.. other times it starts on its own. Try that dont know if it will work for you.

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I had the same problem. Called lowrance and was on hold forever. They run little tidbits while on hold. One tidbit stated If you are getting a GPS module not responding move the puck at least three feet from the unit. I tried that and to my surprise everything started to work. My puck is mounted about five feet from the gps/sonar unit. Hope that helps.

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I just put on a new LCX-27 and an hour or so out on the lake I got the same message. My puck is about 6 ft or more from the unit. The only way I got it to work again was starting a course route or something and the the alarms went off when I was "off course". I think I need to do some more playing with the graph with the manual open to the gps section.

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