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#11836167 - 09/18/16 08:31 PM Hummingbird problems!
BeardedBanker Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 517
Loc: Queen City, TX
I have a Hummingbird 958c on bow of my boat. Last couple of weeks it started powering off on its own. I can turn it back on and then I'll look down and it's off again. Any ideas?

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#11836171 - 09/18/16 08:34 PM Re: Hummingbird problems! [Re: BeardedBanker]
coachallentca Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 4242
Loc: crowley
good be a bad battery
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#11836186 - 09/18/16 08:38 PM Re: Hummingbird problems! [Re: BeardedBanker]
NITRO Z8 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 591
Loc: Texas
Check your connections because mine turned out at the holder piece at the mount. As you look at the mont see if you can move any of your connections. Mine kept going back down enough that it wiggled loose. Start there and if nothing else take your wires out of the lock piece and put them on your depthfinder and see what happens.

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#11836272 - 09/18/16 09:23 PM Re: Hummingbird problems! [Re: BeardedBanker]
44 Diesel Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/25/12
Posts: 5138
Loc: Burleson,TX
Make sure it is wired with at least 16 gauge wire directly to battery with a 3 amp fuse or a dedicated fuse panel with graphs only. These new graphs good clean power.

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#11836582 - 09/19/16 07:29 AM Re: Hummingbird problems! [Re: BeardedBanker]
the skipper Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 3718
Loc: nederland, TX
Check your battery. What voltage is getting to the unit? If you are getting 12.8 at the battery and I would say anything below 12 at the unit I would run new wire directly to the battery. Also load test your battery and make sure it isn't going bad. Once I did have a problem in the power connection on a bird. Had to slightly bend the prongs out so they made good connection. Also put a small amount of electrical grease on the power connection prongs to keep them from getting corroded.

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#11836611 - 09/19/16 07:45 AM Re: Hummingbird problems! [Re: BeardedBanker]
McKinneyMike Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 345
Loc: McKinney, Texas
Use some DeOxit contact cleaner before applying any electrical grease to insure a good clean connection to start with unless it is brand new connection.

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#11837578 - 09/19/16 03:28 PM Re: Hummingbird problems! [Re: BeardedBanker]
Sinkey Offline
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Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 4799
Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
None of the above!!!! I just had the same exact thing happen to me. Youll need to send it back to Hummingbird. The power button is going bad. They will fix it and send it back. I don't have the problem now.
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#11838058 - 09/19/16 07:14 PM Re: Hummingbird problems! [Re: NITRO Z8]
BeardedBanker Offline
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Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 517
Loc: Queen City, TX
This was it! Thanks for everyone's response.

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#11838098 - 09/19/16 07:35 PM Re: Hummingbird problems! [Re: BeardedBanker]
2014NITROZ-7 Offline
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Registered: 05/06/10
Posts: 491
Loc: Texas
Just asking,but what was it.

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#11838133 - 09/19/16 08:09 PM Re: Hummingbird problems! [Re: BeardedBanker]
west tex angler Offline
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Registered: 05/01/14
Posts: 591
Loc: azle texas
I had same problem with a new 1198. problem was the power button.
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#11838341 - 09/19/16 09:33 PM Re: Hummingbird problems! [Re: NITRO Z8]
BeardedBanker Offline
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Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 517
Loc: Queen City, TX
Originally Posted By: NITRO Z8
Check your connections because mine turned out at the holder piece at the mount. As you look at the mont see if you can move any of your connections. Mine kept going back down enough that it wiggled loose. Start there and if nothing else take your wires out of the lock piece and put them on your depthfinder and see what happens.

Sorry, thought I was quoting it. It was this one.

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#11841148 - 09/21/16 12:10 PM Re: Hummingbird problems! [Re: BeardedBanker]
Corey Stokes Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 12
I had a similar problem. Voltage checked good at the plug pins but not on screen through the unit. It would keep fluctuating and powering down. I ran a new wire to the battery. Problem solved.

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#11841170 - 09/21/16 12:20 PM Re: Hummingbird problems! [Re: BeardedBanker]
Battson34 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/14
Posts: 230
Loc: Justin TX
Nice of them to repair. Did they charge you?
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