98 Elite 203

HDS 10- Need help

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My HDS 10 gen 1 randomly shut down on me during a tournament last saturday. It just turned off, and won't turn back on. I tried my HDS 8 on the same power cable after, and my HDS 8 powered right up....so that rules out a blown fuse. I tried a soft reset and a hard reset...no luck. Opened the unit up to see if maybe a ribbon connector came unplugged and everything looks good. I have no idea what happened but its useless at the moment, and I have only had it one year and I am the second owner. Kind of off to a bad start for my first tournament of the year.

 

does anyone know of anyone that fixes them?

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Lowrance should fix them.

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You're dealing with a unit that is 1st generation HDS and we are now into generation 3 2nd phase with the Carbon, making your Gen1 about 9 - 12 years old.

I haven't heard of any place that fixes more than stuck buttons or broken knobs and sometimes a cracked screen.

Looks like upgrade time. Not what you wanted to hear. 

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54 minutes ago, 98 Elite 203 said:

My HDS 10 gen 1 randomly shut down on me during a tournament last saturday. It just turned off, and won't turn back on. I tried my HDS 8 on the same power cable after, and my HDS 8 powered right up....so that rules out a blown fuse. I tried a soft reset and a hard reset...no luck. Opened the unit up to see if maybe a ribbon connector came unplugged and everything looks good. I have no idea what happened but its useless at the moment, and I have only had it one year and I am the second owner. Kind of off to a bad start for my first tournament of the year.

 

does anyone know of anyone that fixes them?

What did Lowrance say when you contacted them?

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I haven't contacted them yet but it's not as old as stated above. THe manufactured and inspection date inside the unit said it was made in September 2010.

 

i just put two 12' talons on my boat and a in dash hds 7 touch....really didn't want to do a new unit upgrade yet.

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There is no need to call Lowrance. The unit is still 7 years old, two years past the 5 year service warranty, which was null and void when you opened the case to peek inside.

You have two chances to revive your unit.

Put in the latest firmware upgrade on an SD card and turn the unit ON.

or

Force the unit to downgrade  to an earlier version, and IF that works, continue to upgrade (I can show you how to do this).

 

I have brought several Lowrance units back to life simply by doing this. You have nothing to lose.

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Could you explain to me how to do that? I looked on the lowrance site and there are no more software downloads for gen 1 units listed.

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1 hour ago, 98 Elite 203 said:

Could you explain to me how to do that? I looked on the lowrance site and there are no more software downloads for gen 1 units listed.

 

Under SOFTWARE UPDATES click on 'VIEW ALL UPDATES'

Around the middle of the page you will se 'HDS Generation 1 - 4.1 Software.

This is a .zip file so you need to 'un-zip' this file to your SD card. Then put card in slot and turn the HDS ON.

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Thanks. I will try it.

 

how does his work if the unit won't turn on to begin with tho?

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19 hours ago, eddallen said:

 

Under SOFTWARE UPDATES click on 'VIEW ALL UPDATES'

Around the middle of the page you will se 'HDS Generation 1 - 4.1 Software.

This is a .zip file so you need to 'un-zip' this file to your SD card. Then put card in slot and turn the HDS ON.

The 4.1 software was the latest software my hds 10 had on it. It was up to date. Will this get me anywhere trying to re-install the same software?

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You will need to FORCE the update since it is current version.

 

After you 'unzip' the file to your SD card you will need to make a minor change to the file name.

The file should look like this: HDS-4.1.36.68-Standard-1.upd

You need to insert 'auto':      HDS-4.1.36.68-Standard-1.auto.upd

 

What we are hoping for is the unit to run the upgrade and repair any bugs so it will restart.

This is a last ditch effort and you must change the file name as shown.

Also, you get one shot and the file name changes back, so if you need to try again, you need to rename the file again.

 

Edd

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ok thank you.

 

Does the file need to be the only thing on the SD card or can I download the file to my SD card that I have some mapping saved on?

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