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#11591059 - 05/09/16 08:01 AM Lowrance warranty upgrade
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Anybody done this? Lowrance factory has offered me the upgrade option on my HDS Gen 1 head units to the Gen 3 HDS units. Just wondering if these Gen 3 units will work with all my other Gen 1 stuff. LSS-1 structure scan and transducers.
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#11592549 - 05/09/16 04:58 PM Re: Lowrance warranty upgrade [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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i don't have a gen 1 personally, but the Transducers, power wire, N2K network, etc.. will all work with the GEN 3. Keep in mind though, that to take advantage of the gen3's new capabilities, you'd need to purchase a StructureScan 3D Module and 3D Transducer. They sell both in a bundle for like $999. This would give you the 3D view's on your StructureScan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq6oKHmra-M

https://universalmania.com/lowrance-structurescan-3d-module-with-transducer/




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#11594259 - 05/10/16 12:16 PM Re: Lowrance warranty upgrade [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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Thanks. If this upgrade comes about I will probably just get an LSS-2 transducer and run it thru my LSS-1 structure scan module. Ethernet will take care of the rest of the hood-ups.
Not having much luck communicating with Lowrance yesterday or this am. Call wait list put me at #22 so a lot of folks are needing tech assistance right now.

3D is out of my budget but it sure looks nice.


Edited by Muzzlebrake (05/10/16 12:16 PM)
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#11594282 - 05/10/16 12:28 PM Re: Lowrance warranty upgrade [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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With gen 2 touch and gen3 you no longer need to use the LSS module box. You can connect the StructureScan/LSS2 directly to the back of the HDS unit. You may already know that, but just pointing it out. You could sell the box and LSS1 on TFF or BBC and help,offset your upgrade cost.
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#11594390 - 05/10/16 01:15 PM Re: Lowrance warranty upgrade [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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Yes I figured that out but didn't know if it would get better results going thru the LSS module then thru the ethernet. Not sure how good the LSS-2 structure scan processing is in the Gen 2 and 3 head units.
My cheapest route is to just keep the LSS-1 and run the head units off of it thru the ethernet.
This way my only costs are the upgrade replacement and gimbal bracket kits. $475 for HDS-9 GEN 2 and $675 for an HDS-9 GEN 3 then $50 for a bracket.
My head hurts from all this. I sure miss my all in one Birds
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#11597897 - 05/11/16 08:06 PM Re: Lowrance warranty upgrade [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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The LSS module will enhance the imaging return on the Gen2 models. Your upgrade may possible come in as a refurbished unit as I have seen this happen many times.
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#11598981 - 05/12/16 10:19 AM Re: Lowrance warranty upgrade [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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Thanks. It sure is frustrating dealing with customer service. Seems like whoever I get on the phone has an accent from some foreign country and I can barely understand them. Thought I was talking to Dell computers CS. Why do these companies put people on the phone that can't speak English where you can understand them? I have only spoken with one guy that I could understand and that knew what he was talking about.
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#11599744 - 05/12/16 03:03 PM Re: Lowrance warranty upgrade [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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Finally! Someone called me back that I could understand and get payment made and return authorization paper work. Now for the wait. Not sure I will like the touch screen but there are no other choices.
Gonna have to change my dough bait recipe to be touch screen friendly.
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#11600000 - 05/12/16 06:04 PM Re: Lowrance warranty upgrade [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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Amazing the results you get when you finally get in touch with the right person. Navico said they sending me a complimentary starter kit to go with the new HDS-9 head unit. And since I am actually paying for the upgrade they have assured me it will be a new unit and not a refurb.
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#11625260 - 05/25/16 10:09 AM Re: Lowrance warranty upgrade [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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Received the email last night that my new hds9 touch has shipped and delivery for tomorrow.
The warranty upgrade is a great deal for us consumers. The only way to get an upgrade at this low price is if there is something wrong with your old unit. In my case it was the NMEA 2000 connector that was bad in the old hds8 gen 1 unit.
Now I get to learn how to use the touch screen and setup of the new unit.
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#11628798 - 05/26/16 05:09 PM Re: Lowrance warranty upgrade [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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Dang it! All I got was the starter kit, manuals etc. Head unit still on back order. Maybe someday
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#11628995 - 05/26/16 07:08 PM Re: Lowrance warranty upgrade [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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#11628998 - 05/26/16 07:09 PM Re: Lowrance warranty upgrade [Re: shut-up-and-fish]
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Originally Posted By: shut-up-and-fish

The LSS module will enhance the imaging return on the Gen2 models. Lowrance left out a few ingredients. Your upgrade may possible come in as a refurbished unit as I have seen this happen many times.
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#11629896 - 05/27/16 08:21 AM Re: Lowrance warranty upgrade [Re: shut-up-and-fish]
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Originally Posted By: shut-up-and-fish
Originally Posted By: shut-up-and-fish

The LSS module will enhance the imaging return on the Gen2 models. Lowrance left out a few ingredients. Your upgrade may possible come in as a refurbished unit as I have seen this happen many times.


They have specifically told me that it would be a brand new unit and not a refurb.
I guess we shall see if it ever gets here. They tell me there is a back order on parts to build these Gen 2 units. Could be that warranty stuff is not first priority?
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#11656635 - 06/09/16 09:14 AM Re: Lowrance warranty upgrade [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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Well I finally got a Fedx notice that my new HDS9 is being deliver today. They said they upgraded me to a Gen3 unit at the same price as a Gen2 since the Gen2 is no longer being produced. I sure hope it will be compatible with all my other Gen 1 stuff, LSS1, sonic hub, HDS7 gen 1 etc.
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