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mrpike1973

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hello i have a marcum lx1 fish finder i noticed today i needed the gain at 4 on a scale 1 to 10 when i did this i could barely see my lure but the screen was so full i couldnt tell were the lure was to much clutter i also noticed everthing is more orange very little green or red coler does this sound like its bad just wondering i was in some weeds but not that bad thank you i dont want to buy a whole new unit unless i need to

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In 10 feet you might have been seeing the weeds. It doesn't take much at all for weeds and that is all you will see. I got all screwed up last year one time until I realized I was in a patch of weeds. That gave me the same "cluttered" up screen. I'd try it in deeper water away from weeds and see if it works before getting a new transducer.

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as many have said, could be a ton of things.. If your screen was full of stuff, I doubt there is a problem with the unit.. more than likely weeds and or particles in the water or.... fish...

How far down the hole did you have the ducer?

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my lx1 did the same thing last month had to have the gain on 8 or 9 just to see the hook.... borrow a friends trasnducer and swap it out and see if its gets better....i needed a new trasnsducer..

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