Lowrance x510c

Discussion in 'Fish Finder Review and Study' started by tbull, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    I am having a problem with this unit pretty much losing its sensitivity. I am running 2 units, a lowrance x510c, and a hummingbird 797csi2. I noticed the other day the my lowrance was not picking up fish, over places there are ALWAYS fish. The bird I use just for side imaging, but just for the heck of it, I switched the bird over to sonar and wouldnt you know it, there were fish arches everywhere, like I thought there would be. I keep having to do a manual reset of the lowrance for it to pick its sensitivity back up. Anyone else have the problem before, and what may be causing this?
     
  2. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Travis, there is something going on, for sure. You may have a transducer going/gone bad. Check to be sure the bottom of the transducer is clean and adjusted properly first; do you have a buddy with a similar unit that you could swap long enough to determine the problem. I have a unit at Lowrance right now, they've had it since nov. 19, and I can't get it delivered because their " new computer system upgrade is still not up and running", so I wouldn't suggest sending one in for repair right away. My unit has been checked, and I'm supposed to get a new replacement, but the system won't let them ship it yet... :angry:
     

  3. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    I have a x 51 and a 510 on my boat and haven't had any problems with them at all "love them" I can't run them at the same time are you running them together they might be interfering with each other , other than that I would agree with blackwater check that the transducer clean and is it aimed right??
    If that's not it, might be time for a trip to Lawrance for a check-up..
    Good Luck
    Puddle
     
  4. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Its weird, I took the boat to test run it to a local lake last week in the Lowrance looked awesome, put it in the river and it goes to crap. The other day I barely even ran the humminbird at all...thanks for the input, we'll se how it goes, if not I may have to ship it back I guess...
     
  5. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    Reset to factory default settings and I'll bet it starts working again.
     
  6. DH84

    DH84 New Member

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    You know i noticed this spring that when i was running my lowrance in the river and i was just below the dam, in the whitewater with alot of current it wouldnt mark anything, just flashed the last depth reading, but when i got back out in slower water it did fine, mines a little outdated its the LMS-160 but it is a lowrance.. maybe something similar is going on with yours?