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#11406231 - 02/10/16 06:55 PM Lowrance problems
Aggie34 Offline
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Registered: 02/01/15
Posts: 180
Loc: Glen Rose
I have a elite 7 hdi on the console. Can't get a clear picture without a ton of clutter. Hardly ever get arches. It is usually just dots. My down imaging seems pretty clear except I have to use 450hz to get the picture instead of 800
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#11406285 - 02/10/16 07:20 PM Re: Lowrance problems [Re: Aggie34]
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Registered: 03/11/09
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Loc: ft.worth
Pm me your phone # I'll text you pic of your settings needs to be at, I have hds12's but should be the same settings.
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#11406307 - 02/10/16 07:30 PM Re: Lowrance problems [Re: Aggie34]
Aggie34 Offline
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Loc: Glen Rose
It shows your over the private message limit
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#11406343 - 02/10/16 07:41 PM Re: Lowrance problems [Re: Aggie34]
John-Mark Offline
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Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 427
Loc: Kilgore Tx
Had this happen to my elite 7
Download your waypoints if you have any and anything you want saved and do a hard reset... Fixed mine right up
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#11406344 - 02/10/16 07:42 PM Re: Lowrance problems [Re: Aggie34]
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Try it now
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#11406813 - 02/10/16 10:20 PM Re: Lowrance problems [Re: Aggie34]
Im RICK JAMES Offline
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Registered: 02/13/09
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Loc: Alvord,tx
I just learned if my transducer gets moved a little it will change my arches to dots. Had to re level it and fixed it
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#11407173 - 02/11/16 07:44 AM Re: Lowrance problems [Re: Aggie34]
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Registered: 05/08/09
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Man I thought the dots were spotted bass

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#11407231 - 02/11/16 08:18 AM Re: Lowrance problems [Re: snickers]
B.Hollingshead Online   content
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Originally Posted By: snickers
Man I thought the dots were spotted bass
You talking about these dots in the DI picture, cause that is a school of LM, you can see the air pockets in those dots. Plus I caught them for about 30min out of that school.
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#11407293 - 02/11/16 08:39 AM Re: Lowrance problems [Re: Aggie34]
horseplaydvm Offline
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OP,
Put surface clutter on low, noise rejection on low. Check your transducer and make sure it is level.
Also, you will only see arches if the fish are directly under the cone angle and not moving. Fish on the edge of the cone angle may appear as dots. Zig zag that area and you should be able to get a better image of them once you are directly over them.
I prefer to see streaks or lines, those fish are actively feeding. Hope this helps. thumb
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#11407313 - 02/11/16 08:45 AM Re: Lowrance problems [Re: B.Hollingshead]
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I was just kidding. dots. spots
Originally Posted By: B.Hollingshead
Originally Posted By: snickers
Man I thought the dots were spotted bass
You talking about these dots in the DI picture, cause that is a school of LM, you can see the air pockets in those dots. Plus I caught them for about 30min out of that school.

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#11407347 - 02/11/16 08:56 AM Re: Lowrance problems [Re: John-Mark]
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Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 348
Loc: waco
how di you do a hard reboot?

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#11407398 - 02/11/16 09:22 AM Re: Lowrance problems [Re: Aggie34]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1642
Loc: Magnolia, TX
It is actually called a "hard reset". Look in the manual for the button steps. Be sure to save ALL waypoints, trails, routes etc to a memory card that you want to keep as it will all be gone when you do a hard reset. Remove memory card before executing the reset!


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#11407405 - 02/11/16 09:24 AM Re: Lowrance problems [Re: B.Hollingshead]
rxkid2001 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/11
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Originally Posted By: B.Hollingshead
Originally Posted By: snickers
Man I thought the dots were spotted bass
You talking about these dots in the DI picture, cause that is a school of LM, you can see the air pockets in those dots. Plus I caught them for about 30min out of that school.


What settings are you using to get that 2D to look that awesome?

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#11418055 - 02/16/16 02:49 PM Re: Lowrance problems [Re: Aggie34]
Dacali21kid Offline
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Registered: 01/14/14
Posts: 9
I also have one of these and after messing with the settings, can someone help me out with the optimal settings for everything?
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