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#12681768 - 03/20/18 06:14 PM Humminbird Depth Flashing
Txfiremn Offline
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Registered: 06/04/16
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I have a Humminbird 899CI HD SI that has been working great until a few days ago. The depth does not read correctly and flashes. I did connect it to the connections of my 859CI HD DI and it worked correctly. I also checked to see if the transducer may have been knocked out of place but it was good as well. Anyone know why it may be doing this and what else to check? Thanks.

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#12681874 - 03/20/18 07:16 PM Re: Humminbird Depth Flashing [Re: Txfiremn]
T Bird Offline
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Electronics = PFM. Pure censored Magic. Check transducer connector at head unit for recessed pins.


Edited by T Bird (03/20/18 07:17 PM)

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#12681996 - 03/20/18 08:27 PM Re: Humminbird Depth Flashing [Re: T Bird]
Txfiremn Offline
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Originally Posted By: T Bird
Electronics = PFM. Pure censored Magic. Check transducer connector at head unit for recessed pins.


Yup, did that and cleaned them all as well.

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#12682381 - 03/21/18 07:16 AM Re: Humminbird Depth Flashing [Re: Txfiremn]
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Check to make sure it ia updated to the latest sw and try to restore factory defaults.

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#12682719 - 03/21/18 10:23 AM Re: Humminbird Depth Flashing [Re: Txfiremn]
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Since you said it worked correctly on another transducer, I think your issue may be with your transducer. Occasionally the connection entering the transducer will crack or leak water in frying the unit.

Replacing it will most likely resolve the issue.
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#12682917 - 03/21/18 12:06 PM Re: Humminbird Depth Flashing [Re: Txfiremn]
44 Diesel Online   content
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After restoring defaults and it still flashing, plug the 899 unit up to the 859 di transducer. You should get a 2d depth reading. If its still flashing while plugged to the di transducer then next step would be customer service


Edited by 44 Diesel (03/21/18 12:06 PM)

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#12683603 - 03/21/18 09:02 PM Re: Humminbird Depth Flashing [Re: 44 Diesel]
Txfiremn Offline
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Originally Posted By: 44 Diesel
After restoring defaults and it still flashing, plug the 899 unit up to the 859 di transducer. You should get a 2d depth reading. If its still flashing while plugged to the di transducer then next step would be customer service


I did plug it into the 859 and it worked.

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#12683605 - 03/21/18 09:04 PM Re: Humminbird Depth Flashing [Re: Capt Craig]
Txfiremn Offline
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Originally Posted By: Capt Craig
Since you said it worked correctly on another transducer, I think your issue may be with your transducer. Occasionally the connection entering the transducer will crack or leak water in frying the unit.

Replacing it will most likely resolve the issue.


I was hoping to not replace it but I think you're right.

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#12683645 - 03/21/18 09:27 PM Re: Humminbird Depth Flashing [Re: Txfiremn]
44 Diesel Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Txfiremn
Originally Posted By: 44 Diesel
After restoring defaults and it still flashing, plug the 899 unit up to the 859 di transducer. You should get a 2d depth reading. If its still flashing while plugged to the di transducer then next step would be customer service


I did plug it into the 859 and it worked.




If you didn't upgrade to the hdsi transducer when you purchased the unit I would recommend it now if its in your budget

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#12683737 - 03/21/18 10:53 PM Re: Humminbird Depth Flashing [Re: 44 Diesel]
Txfiremn Offline
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Registered: 06/04/16
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Originally Posted By: 44 Diesel
Originally Posted By: Txfiremn
Originally Posted By: 44 Diesel
After restoring defaults and it still flashing, plug the 899 unit up to the 859 di transducer. You should get a 2d depth reading. If its still flashing while plugged to the di transducer then next step would be customer service


I did plug it into the 859 and it worked.




If you didn't upgrade to the hdsi transducer when you purchased the unit I would recommend it now if its in your budget


Is this the one?

https://fishfinders.factoryoutletstore.c...iRoC9GkQAvD_BwE

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#12683810 - 03/22/18 05:33 AM Re: Humminbird Depth Flashing [Re: Txfiremn]
44 Diesel Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Txfiremn
Originally Posted By: 44 Diesel
Originally Posted By: Txfiremn
Originally Posted By: 44 Diesel
After restoring defaults and it still flashing, plug the 899 unit up to the 859 di transducer. You should get a 2d depth reading. If its still flashing while plugged to the di transducer then next step would be customer service


I did plug it into the 859 and it worked.




If you didn't upgrade to the hdsi transducer when you purchased the unit I would recommend it now if its in your budget


Is this the one?

https://fishfinders.factoryoutletstore.c...iRoC9GkQAvD_BwE




Yes.

Do you have a y cable for a shoot thru hull transducer? When depth flashes what depth does it read. ?


Edited by 44 Diesel (03/22/18 06:41 AM)

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#12683906 - 03/22/18 07:16 AM Re: Humminbird Depth Flashing [Re: Txfiremn]
Txfiremn Offline
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Registered: 06/04/16
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I do not have a through hull trans. The depth changes. If I'm in 9 ft, it will read around 9 is but flashes. If I move into deeper water, it stays the same depth unless I continue to stay in the new deeper water. Then it will change to something close but always flashing. Unsure of the "Y" cable.

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#12683953 - 03/22/18 07:45 AM Re: Humminbird Depth Flashing [Re: Txfiremn]
44 Diesel Online   content
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If you don't have a shoot thru tducer then you shouldn't have a y cable

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#12685716 - 03/23/18 07:52 AM Re: Humminbird Depth Flashing [Re: Txfiremn]
Txfiremn Offline
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Registered: 06/04/16
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Loc: Waco
I went out and bought the new HD transducer. I installed it but haven't taken it to the water yet. We shall see.

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#12688882 - 03/25/18 07:06 PM Re: Humminbird Depth Flashing [Re: Txfiremn]
Txfiremn Offline
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Registered: 06/04/16
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Loc: Waco
With the new transducer, all is good now. Thanks to all for the replies.

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