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Lowrance H2O


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You are experiencing what a huge percentage of Lowrance owners have encountered over the years. In fact you may own one of the last H2O's that was operable.

They just die like that. Call Lowrance and they'll tell you that they don't support or repair them any more.

Time for a new rig. Look at the Garmin line.

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Mine has done it from time to time. Try going into the satellite status menu and select "initialize GPS". The map should show up where you need to use the cursor keys to move the cursor to your approximate position and then you'll hit the Enter (ENT) key. This should help the unit find satellites and lock into your actual position.

Sometimes if you've traveled a fair distance from the last place you used it, it will have problems pinpointing your new location. The GPS in my boat does the same thing occasionally, but usually only if I'm many, many miles from the last place I had it turned on.

Still loving my H2O and wish they still made a similar product. With Lowrance-based waypoints and custom maps loaded onto my chip (which I transfer to my boat and vice versa) I will have a tough time looking at other manufacturer's until this finally bites the dust.

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I still have my H20c, bought in 2007, and have had zero problems with it. I got a 2nd H20c, a couple of years later, for a back up GPS. I haven't needed to use the 2nd one as a back up, yet. So far, so good.

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My H2Oc is still working great! It was my first GPS and opened up a whole new world for me. It must be 6 or 7 years old by now. I used it just this past weekend on the ice with my Navionics.

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I too have the H2OC and fortunately it is still hanging in there. Over 200 Waypoints for both summer and winter on the many lakes in the DL area so now I need to figure out how to save them on my PC so I have them to transfer to a new unit when this one gives out.....but hopefully it never does!

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+1 on the cig lighter charger! I have burned many a fuse out of it! I have had no trouble with my H2O(b+w), and, only use the lithium batteries in it! Can use it for quite some time on those babies!

I just pray to God that it keeps going, had a heck of a time convincing the wife to let me buy it 5 years ago, don't know how I would get her to let me buy something new! LOL

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I have the expedition c that I only use a handful of times each winter. The self distruct feature went off this year as well. when you try and turn it on the screen lights ups and then shuts off. What the heck is all I have to say. Now does one buy another Lowrance product which has good maps available or jump ship back to Garmin? I have a old Garmin that is close to 20 years old that still works great, and a Magellan that is close to 15 that also still works.

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My H20 is still going strong. Had a issue with it in the first year but been great the last. 6-7 years or however old it is. One may still b able to find the 12v chargers. I found a rep that had some and got 4 of them a year or so ago, he had them just lying around. Gave one away to a HSOer. Great little unit if you got a good one.

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I have 2 simple tips.

1. If I'm traveling a good distance, I turn the gps on in the truck and leave it on till I hit my destination. This has eliminated the unit from having trouble locking in.

2. At the end of each ice season I save all waypoints and icons to a chip so that when the unit eventually fails I only lose the info from that season. I do the same with the units in my boat each fall.

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2. At the end of each ice season I save all waypoints and icons to a chip so that when the unit eventually fails I only lose the info from that season. I do the same with the units in my boat each fall.

Fishaholic I only wish I would have read this last year. It worked great last year. This year it will not turn on. I am bummed because my waypoints are lost!

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My H20 is still going strong. Had a issue with it in the first year but been great the last. 6-7 years or however old it is. One may still b able to find the 12v chargers. I found a rep that had some and got 4 of them a year or so ago, he had them just lying around. Gave one away to a HSOer. Great little unit if you got a good one.
My car adapter died a couple years ago eats batteries like crazy. I try to keep the light off when possible wish I had gotten b&w one easier on battery use
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