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#12266747 - 05/28/17 01:36 PM Having trouble with my Humminbird Mega helix.
Usmc826 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/17
Posts: 36
Loc: Oak leaf, Tx
I just had it installed at Cabela's. I have side scan no downscan no sonar GPS is working fine. I get 2D sonar when I deploy my trolling motor. Any ideas what the issue could. Hummingbirds closed for the holiday weekend so is the Cabela's shop. Still caught 5 on Ray Roberts yesterday morning.


Edited by Usmc826 (05/28/17 01:40 PM)

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#12266758 - 05/28/17 01:43 PM Re: Having trouble with my Humminbird Mega helix. [Re: Usmc826]
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Is the settings set to "Sonar off"...maybe?
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#12266764 - 05/28/17 01:45 PM Re: Having trouble with my Humminbird Mega helix. [Re: Usmc826]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Does the screen for SI and Sonar try to display?

If not, it will be in the advanced settings and selected to "hidden". If the Sonar is off, I believe that is an option upon startup. In the start up screen.
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#12266779 - 05/28/17 01:50 PM Re: Having trouble with my Humminbird Mega helix. [Re: Usmc826]
Usmc826 Offline
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The 2D sonar comes back just solid white and down Imaging just black. But once I deploy my mini Kota the 2d starts working. So I'm assuming it's only reason to doubt of the trolling motor transducer and not the rear

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#12266783 - 05/28/17 01:55 PM Re: Having trouble with my Humminbird Mega helix. [Re: Usmc826]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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They are trying to use the US2 transducer as a DI transducer? Maybe? It will only work with Sonar. Ya might check and make sure that the transducer is the correct one for the Helix unit being used.
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#12266837 - 05/28/17 02:57 PM Re: Having trouble with my Humminbird Mega helix. [Re: Usmc826]
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can you explain the install a little more, how many transducers? is it just a trolling motor transducer. do you have a transom transducer. You are not gonna get di without 2d reading.

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#12266949 - 05/28/17 04:53 PM Re: Having trouble with my Humminbird Mega helix. [Re: Usmc826]
Usmc826 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/17
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Loc: Oak leaf, Tx
It has a transom Mega transducer from Humminbird and then has a trolling motor transducer installed in it. Get Side Imaging off of the transducer in the rear but no down Imaging or 2d sonar. when I put the trolling motor down I get 2D sonar so I assume that's coming from the trolling motor.


Edited by Usmc826 (05/28/17 09:31 PM)

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#12266982 - 05/28/17 05:40 PM Re: Having trouble with my Humminbird Mega helix. [Re: Usmc826]
Shallow Waters Offline
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Do you have 1 unit or 2 networked together? It sounds like your unit is choosing to read off the wrong duvet for DI and 2d. My units are networked so I would change thus in the network settings in your main menu, but if you aren't networked then I am not sure where this setting is for you.

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#12267292 - 05/28/17 09:28 PM Re: Having trouble with my Humminbird Mega helix. [Re: Usmc826]
Usmc826 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/17
Posts: 36
Loc: Oak leaf, Tx
Not networked and I don't see an option only 1 unit


Edited by Usmc826 (05/28/17 09:29 PM)

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#12270253 - 05/30/17 07:03 PM Re: Having trouble with my Humminbird Mega helix. [Re: Usmc826]
Usmc826 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/17
Posts: 36
Loc: Oak leaf, Tx
I figured it out the Y connector was incorrectly installed. The guy Cabela's informed me they weren't trained and hummingbird systems after they installed it

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#12270455 - 05/30/17 08:55 PM Re: Having trouble with my Humminbird Mega helix. [Re: Usmc826]
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Damn they are labeled, hard to mess that up

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#12270791 - 05/31/17 07:05 AM Re: Having trouble with my Humminbird Mega helix. [Re: Usmc826]
Usmc826 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/17
Posts: 36
Loc: Oak leaf, Tx
Yeah that's what I told him after he had it pulled off I saw the stickers.

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#12270800 - 05/31/17 07:14 AM Re: Having trouble with my Humminbird Mega helix. [Re: Usmc826]
DEFMP Offline
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Registered: 10/18/13
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So here is the deal, Cabelas installed the incorrect Y-cable. If you use the old Y-cable for the Gen 1 Helix units, you don't get DI, but the other features work. Since you're getting 2D when the trolling motor is down, and the SI works, I'm guessing you have a Y-Cable and it's the wrong one.

This is the cable you need: http://www.humminbird.com/Products/MSIDB-Y/


Edit: This was actually a common issue when the Mega units first came out, it's well documented on Bass Boat Central in the Humminbird forum. Check your cable and I bet it's incorrect. Cabelas should correct the mistake.


Edited by DEFMP (05/31/17 08:17 AM)

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