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Old 15 July 2009, 09:54   #1
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Lowerance X25c Sounder Difficulties

Looking for a bit of help with a Lowerance X25c combined Chart Plotter/Bottom Sounder. All worked fine up until a month or so ago when the unit stopped displaying depth's and the fish finder/bottom sounder stopped working. A friend has a simiar unit in his Rib and when I fitted my unit in his boat it worked fine.

I then took his unit and fitted it into my boat and it also worked without any difficulties.


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Corroded pins in the plug(s) were cleaned when you un / re -plugged it?
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Swap head units?
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Corroded pins in the plug(s) were cleaned when you un / re -plugged it?
I assumed until I swopped my unit with a similar Lowerance sounder belonging to a friend that I either had a problem with the transducer or with my main processing unit. The swopping seemed to eliminate both and your suggestions does seem more than plausible.

Will try to clean the connection plugs although they look OK, and as I plug/unplug the unit in only when I use the boat it's not as though I havent been doing this.

I'll use the bit of WD40 ( the Ribsters friend) for this, unless you think it would be counter productive. Will try to launch over the w/end and will let you know if this helped. Thanks again
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Been there, done that - did not isolate what the problem was.
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Will try to clean the connection plugs although they look OK, and as I plug/unplug the unit in only when I use the boat it's not as though I havent been doing this.

I'll use the bit of WD40 ( the Ribsters friend) for this, unless you think it would be counter productive. Will try to launch over the w/end and will let you know if this helped. Thanks again
Watch the WD-40 (or any other ptroleum solvents) on the sealing O-rings - they have a tendency to not like that kind of stuff and stretch out and leak.

Better to scrub it out with a little bit of soap and water (very little), then hit it with a silicone grease.

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