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Lowrance HDS Help #13412042 01/21/20 11:38 PM
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I was wondering if anyone would be able to help with an issue. I bought a used HDS 9 Gen 3 from someone on the forum, came with HDI skimmer transducer for TM.

I cannot get a sonar reading. I have ruled out the transducer, I hooked up another unit to transducer and it made clicking sound. Transducer connected to HDS 9 doesn't make clicking sound. Stop Sonar is off.

- I performed Soft and Hard reset which didn't reslove issue

At this point, looks like an internal problem of unit, everthing else works on unit. Anything else I can try? If not, any good electronic repair shops in the DFW area?

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Re: Lowrance HDS Help [Re: texasfisherman1] #13412051 01/21/20 11:44 PM
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I should also mention proper transducer type was selected. Sonar wouldn't work either when I tried to use Universal Sonar from minn kota

Re: Lowrance HDS Help [Re: texasfisherman1] #13412074 01/21/20 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by texasfisherman1
I should also mention proper transducer type was selected. Sonar wouldn't work either when I tried to use Universal Sonar from minn kota
Is the" STOP SONAR" button turned off on the Unit?

Re: Lowrance HDS Help [Re: Fishbonz] #13412077 01/22/20 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Fishbonz
Originally Posted by texasfisherman1
I should also mention proper transducer type was selected. Sonar wouldn't work either when I tried to use Universal Sonar from minn kota
Is the" STOP SONAR" button turned off on the Unit?


Yes, turned off

Re: Lowrance HDS Help [Re: texasfisherman1] #13412200 01/22/20 02:02 AM
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Guess I’ll take an attempt, but this one does sound interesting. Is your hdi transducer a blue plug connector or a black plug connector? If it’s a blue plug, I’m out of ideas, sure sounds like stop sonar is on; but you said it’s off.

Re: Lowrance HDS Help [Re: grout-scout] #13412310 01/22/20 03:49 AM
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It's a blue plug connector. Stop sonar is definitely off. It shows a white screen with small black dots everywhere and will scroll a little bit, but no actual signal is being sent. Thanks for the ideas though. I guess it must be a complicated issue I'll have to get it serviced for

Re: Lowrance HDS Help [Re: texasfisherman1] #13412670 01/22/20 04:02 PM
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Have you tried putting it in demo mode just to make sure there is nothing wrong with the screen/display?

Re: Lowrance HDS Help [Re: cjbles] #13412858 01/22/20 06:15 PM
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I'll try that, thanks

Re: Lowrance HDS Help [Re: texasfisherman1] #13413088 01/22/20 08:16 PM
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Got the correct source selected?

Re: Lowrance HDS Help [Re: Tanner101] #13413573 01/23/20 05:07 AM
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Yes, unfortunately haha

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