Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
&JAG

Lowrance H20c problems?

7 posts in this topic

ever since I got my 08' lakemaster chip my gps has not been starting up everytime or even close! I used to have the 06' chip and it worked fine... What's the problem? It freezes at the beg. photo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Couple things you can try.

1. Brush the contacts on your LM chip with a pencil eraser - blow the dust off before you put it back in your H2O.

2. Try the pencil eraser in your H2O if you want, and again, blow the dust out.

3. If the chip is locking up, try wiggling the chip to get it to seat better.

4. Try the chip in a different gps.

Ocassionally you get a gps and chip that just won't play nice together. Example - I have several gps units and several chips, and they all work great together except for 1 gps and 1 chip that lock up like you describe ..... but wiggling the chip to reseat it usually fixes the problem.

Good luck getting it to work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Same thing happened to me and my version needed to be updated it wouldn't read the chip once I went to lowrances HSOforum and did an update worked great after that

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine will bug out maybe 1 in 10 times I fire it up. I just shut it down and start over.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Nice!  Must have seemed forever waiting.
    • 6 months later and he is home
    • Three favorites at the moment.  By the time they upload, I may change my mind.
    • A few from Maplewood State Park on April 16th.  Non-professional, but they stood still long enough for me to get 'em.
    • You might be able to figure things out this week.  How big is your sump basket?  Is the  pump kicking in now?  Sit there for 15 minutes and count the number of times it cycles.  That should give you a decent idea on how much water is coming in.  Then figure out about how high the water has to go before it flows by gravity.  The spec for the pump will say something like that it can pump 2,000 gph at 10 feet of lift.  (the gph drops dramatically the higher it has to pump the water).  The answer to your specifics will give you an idea of how big of a pump you need.  If you match the size of the pump as close as possible to the amount of water your will face you can maximize the amount of time the battery backup will last.   Faced with this problem I took a standard boat sump pump and modified it so I could hook up a garden hose.  The I took an old shop extension cord and wired the pump so I could hook it up to a car in the garage.  So just prior to having Noah float by I could hook things up in the garage and be good to go for as long as I had gas in the car to pump up the battery.   Now that I am adult I bought a generator and wired the house to take care of things.
    • Inevitably at least twice each season I will leave the house, drive 45 minutes and walk some of my favorite grouse spots for hours and hours, seeing nothing.  Admitting defeat on that day, I will drive 45 minutes back home, only to find a covey of birds in the driveway...
    • Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Maker's Maker's 46 Bulleit Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt   Copperwing Distillery in St. Louis Park has a nice smooth whiskey. Supposed to introduce a new bourbon in a couple weeks too.
    • Hey featherslayer, you gonna register that nice bird of yours pretty soon?
  • Our Sponsors