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#12457762 - 10/08/17 09:51 AM Problem with hum. 997
D.Brock Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 975
Loc: Flowermound, tx
My 997 started acting up about a week ago. The depth would start reading hundreds of feet and the pixels on side image and down image was all jacked up as well. Do y'all think it's the transducer going out or is it the unit. What are your thoughts?
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#12457772 - 10/08/17 10:02 AM Re: Problem with hum. 997 [Re: D.Brock]
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That is a pretty old unit. Have you tried resetting defaults? Sometimes that can and will correct some glitches along the way. If that does not correct it then possibly the transducer is going out.
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#12458619 - 10/08/17 09:18 PM Re: Problem with hum. 997 [Re: D.Brock]
D.Brock Offline
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Will I lose my waypoints or trails when I reset to defaults
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#12458646 - 10/08/17 09:44 PM Re: Problem with hum. 997 [Re: D.Brock]
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Originally Posted By: D.Brock
Will I lose my waypoints or trails when I reset to defaults



no, but it is always good to back them up to an sd card...its really easy to do

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#12458692 - 10/08/17 10:32 PM Re: Problem with hum. 997 [Re: D.Brock]
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Loc: The Great State of Texas
Transducer

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#12493716 - 11/05/17 09:26 PM Re: Problem with hum. 997 [Re: D.Brock]
D.Brock Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
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Loc: Flowermound, tx
So I went out this weekend and did reset to default and it did not fix it. I did notice that whenever I would be sitting still it would work fine when I started moving it would mess up. Please tell me it’s an easy fix. Lol
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#12493778 - 11/05/17 11:32 PM Re: Problem with hum. 997 [Re: D.Brock]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
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Loc: Arlington
Not sure exactly what you are seeing but here's some place to start. https://www.humminbird.com/faqDetail.aspx?id=3660

When I had a similar problem with interference from the trolling motor, I added chokes which helped some but most of the trouble came from the power cord on the trolling motor running too close to the fish finder. I finally relocated the FF further away and it cleared up.

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#12498213 - 11/09/17 03:03 PM Re: Problem with hum. 997 [Re: D.Brock]
Travis@BorisMarine Offline
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Loc: Lake Worth
We can test it here, and see if it's the transducer.
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#12501018 - 11/12/17 09:17 AM Re: Problem with hum. 997 [Re: D.Brock]
D.Brock Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
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Loc: Flowermound, tx
Do you just need the head unit to test it?
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#12503037 - 11/14/17 08:31 AM Re: Problem with hum. 997 [Re: Travis@BorisMarine]
Mike Keenan Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Travis@BorisMarine
We can test it here, and see if it's the transducer.


On this same subject, by chance do you have the transducer shield / saver in stock?
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#12511025 - 11/20/17 09:43 PM Re: Problem with hum. 997 [Re: D.Brock]
D.Brock Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 975
Loc: Flowermound, tx
Come to find out my transducer was loose. Tighten it up and works fine now
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