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#10987398 - 07/19/15 06:50 PM Humminbird 597
blwn merc Offline

Registered: 05/15/14
Posts: 82
Loc: Weatherford , TX
Need some help.I have a 597 ci hd di w/ internal GPS. This morning , about 10 minutes after getting on the water I lost all GPS communications. No speed or lake maps available. There is a diag screen that tells me that the GPS is not communicated. I bought the unit just over 3 years ago with zero issues , and now all of the sudden this happens.

Any thoughts guys?

#10987486 - 07/19/15 07:39 PM Re: Humminbird 597 [Re: blwn merc]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3914
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Your only quick fix that may work is Restore Defaults.
Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1

#10987521 - 07/19/15 07:52 PM Re: Humminbird 597 [Re: blwn merc]
blwn merc Offline

Registered: 05/15/14
Posts: 82
Loc: Weatherford , TX
I thought about that , but i really dont want to lose my settings if its not going to work for sure. Thanks for the input

#10987699 - 07/19/15 09:03 PM Re: Humminbird 597 [Re: blwn merc]
CrankBait1007 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/10
Posts: 1878
Loc: North carolina
Wayne is right i went through the same thing with my 597....i have a 798 to so i was still able to see and navigate but didn't want to have to move. it (the 798) up front. i cleaned the connection pins and put some corrosion x on them. make sure none of your pins are bent. also don't you have an sd card slot? you can save everything. wayne knows his stuff! i have spoke with him many times on locking down my birds!
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Sometimes I wish i never picked that rod up!


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