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Hello,

I have an older humminbird wide 100 that came with the boat. i got it all hooked up last night and it comes on fine, the transducer is hooked up correctly, but all my depths are between 195-250. this is any time, whether i'm anchored or moving. last night it was smooth as glass.  i don't think it's been used since about 2002. i tried changing the sensativity up and down, has no effect. any other suggestions other than buying a new one?

thanks

steve

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come to think of it, after i hooked it up i went to the transducer and i didn't hear a thing. i've heard people say that it's loud enough if you stuck your ear by it you should hear it.  i'm going to double check the wiring (previous owner cut the wire for the transom) and see what happens.  

lets say i do hear clicking, typically, what would the depth show if it was out of water?

thanks again!

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come to think of it, after i hooked it up i went to the transducer and i didn't hear a thing. i've heard people say that it's loud enough if you stuck your ear by it you should hear it. i'm going to double check the wiring (previous owner cut the wire for the transom) and see what happens.

lets say i do hear clicking, typically, what would the depth show if it was out of water?

thanks again!

they go nuts when not in water but 9 times out of 10 if it clicks it works

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come to think of it, after i hooked it up i went to the transducer and i didn't hear a thing. i've heard people say that it's loud enough if you stuck your ear by it you should hear it.  i'm going to double check the wiring (previous owner cut the wire for the transom) and see what happens.  

lets say i do hear clicking, typically, what would the depth show if it was out of water?

thanks again!

There's your problem. The cable for your transducer is sensative to length as well as shielding, just like a VHF or UHF antenna. When they are cut and spliced back together they often won't work correctly. Try contacting hummingbird for a new one.

Bill

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oh man. thanks for the great info. this isn't the best FF anyways. i was mainly going to use it for depth anyways. unless i can get a transducer for next to nothing, i think i'll look at getting a new one. i've been wanting GPS too  ;D

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oh man. thanks for the great info. this isn't the best FF anyways. i was mainly going to use it for depth anyways. unless i can get a transducer for next to nothing, i think i'll look at getting a new one. i've been wanting GPS too  ;D

In that case it's trash. Throw it out and get a new one !!!!!!! ;D

Bill

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