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Lowrance 332 not finding Satellite ?

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My 332 has been having trouble finding position. Most of the time it takes forever to find position and then it constantly loses / finds position. I have not had any other trouble with this unit. Would a "hard" or "soft" reset help? Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance

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I've got the same model and am having the same problem. If there's a fix for this, that would be great. I'll be keeping an eye on this to see what others say.

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I don't know if I can post this,I hope so because there are alot of lowrance users on here who would benefit.Lowrance cust. service.The ladies name is linda.colt@navico.com. Her phone no.is 800-324 1356 Ext.8747,shes supposed to be very helpful, also never hurts to mention all of your friends on F.M. HSOforum.

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I had the same issue, and found it to be a defective cable on the bus/spine T-cable system. I called lowance customer service and they sent me a Y cable. The Y cable is not used for networking multiple units togeter. Also, remember to hook up both power sources on the power cable. One is for the GPS/network and the other power cable is for the unit itself. I also had problems with some of the later "software upgrades" that caused my depth finder to lose bottom in shallow or weedy water. The orignal version worked the best, but didn't have waypoint sharing or the fix for the time changes.

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Stray thought - I mounted my unit up on a little pedestal on the bow so I could see it better when standing and casting, and it was just enough to prevent puck from getting the signal on a regular basis. Might it be something like that - your puck is partially blocked? I lowered it and it's fine.

In reference to the waypoint or icon sharing - how do I need to rig my two units (LMS332c and LX20c, console and bow) so that when I enter an icon on one unit, it shows up on the other? And can I rig them so that each unit displays sonar (depth) info from one transducer? Currently the transom mounted transducer is plugged into the console unit and I get depth there. And I'll apologize in advance, I know just enough to make me dangerous, so spell it out for me if you can. Thanks!

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In reference to the waypoint or icon sharing - how do I need to rig my two units (LMS332c and LX20c, console and bow) so that when I enter an icon on one unit, it shows up on the other?

I think the LX20 can only be networked via NMEA0183, not NMEA2000 or lowrancenet??? If so, you can't share waypoints. Even if you can network them via NMEA2000 you will only be able to share waypoints, not icons, and you'll have to have a newer version of software in the units because the earlier versions of the software didn't enable waypoint sharing.

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When mine gets slow at finding coordinates then I was told to try reseting options. I was also told it works like a computer and more or less builds up "cookies" and needs to be cleaned up once and a while just by simply reseting options. It doenst effect trails, waypoints, or icons.

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I don't know if I can post this,I hope so because there are alot of lowrance users on here who would benefit.Lowrance cust. service.The ladies name is linda.colt@navico.com. Her phone no.is 800-324 1356 Ext.8747,shes supposed to be very helpful, also never hurts to mention all of your friends on F.M. HSOforum.

I called her a few weeks ago...she did return an email and a phone call. But she was not able to help due to personal issues at the time and was not working. So out of courtesy I would suggest not bothering her at this time. I waited on the phone for customer service...about 70 minutes, but I eventually did get thru.

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I have the same unit and the only time i have that prob is when i use wass. I have a tiller boat and mounted the receiver in the rear away from the moter, the gauges and about two feet from the light socket. have you done all the upgrades(the latest versions). My last version upgrade i tried to do with vista and for some reason i could not do it with that operating system and had to send away for a sd card with the instructions on the install. It seemed to work better after that. my prob was also accuracy it seemed off compared with my hand held gps. I hope this info helped.

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