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My Lowrance LMS-332 turns on by its self.

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I'm having a problme with my 332 unit. When I'm not using it it'll turn on and start beeping all by it's self. When I shut it down it'll sit quiet for a few days but then when I come back sometimes it's going NUTS again. I've done the soft restart and that still didn't help. Any advise. Lowrance says I may have to send it in. That's another $200.00. Is this my only option?

Thanks

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Either send it in or buy another. Same thing happened to mine ( luckily under warranty ), It took out my trandsucer also, they replaced both.

You probably could use it the rest of the season though by putting on a battery disconnect switch, then send it in in the fall when you're done with it. Thats what I did , and they OKed it.

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Don't know your situation, but if the unit still otherwise works for you, the disconnect might be a solution you could live with???

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I had the same thing happen to a 332, fortunately I still had a little warranty left. I sent it to them and had it back in 8 days. Good luck getting it resolved.

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I just went through the exact same thing with my 332. Besides coming on by itself I also had transducer problems. They told me to send it in for $199 plus shipping. I told them that was a joke because this thing had issues from day one. In the end I sent it to them (I paid shipping) and they sent me a brand new one back no charge. I had done some searching and found where this turning itself on was a common problem with a run of them where they had the internal board manufactured in I think indonesia. Anyway mine was like 3 years old at the time. I suppose everyone is different but it worked out for me. However even after this with haveing to be on hold for an hour at a time and with the run around I got, I don't think I would buy another one from them. Their customer service is terrible.

WS

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Sent mine in this spring,sent them $200, and have a unit now that works with no problems(knock,knock). I bought my 334C iGPS spring '05. Started losing satellite signal and then transducer went kaput. Out of warranty. They sent me a different 334 and a different transducer(which kinda looked like it wasn't an absolutely brand new one). Always had good luck with my Eagle and Lowrance products in the past. Hopefully this unit will last a while so I forget about the $200. If not, will be checking out the competition. Mixed feelings about Lowrance now.

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Thanks for all the replies, My family owns 7 other units and I hope they don't give me the run around. I'll call today and check things out. Thanks

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My 334 does the same thing, sending it in tomorrow.

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sell, sell, sell.

Buy Humminbird. Sonar is better (dual beam, dual frequency) more wattage, and customer service second to none. Quality is much improved since Johnson Outdoors bought Humminbird and price point is identical to inferior Lowrance units.

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Called into Lowrance and they are going to send me out a new one and send me a call tag for me to send mine in. That's service. Not sure if I'm getting a refurbished one or not. But if it works who cares.. So in my opinion, AWESOME. Sure beets that $199.00 they want on the web site..

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You might want to consider wiring it to a switch so you can kill power completely. You never know were you might have power bleeding through, this would take care of your issue and save your battery.

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I tried running it with the switch, but then it started to shut off by it's self also. Good luck

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Called into Lowrance and they are going to send me out a new one and send me a call tag for me to send mine in. That's service. Not sure if I'm getting a refurbished one or not. But if it works who cares.. So in my opinion, AWESOME. Sure beets that $199.00 they want on the web site..

So you think they'd refund the $200 I sent them this spring to get a refurb back? I could never get a hold of anyone there by phone. Someone have a REAL # to call?

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