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Outrage18 posted 08-01-2005 10:52 AM ET (US)   Profile for Outrage18   Send Email to Outrage18  

My fish finder stoppers working the other day.
Where should I look first? What do you trouble shoot first?
Are there like 3-4 things to look for?



Chuck Tribolet posted 08-01-2005 12:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
A little more information plese:

What model?

Does it no power up at all? (Check the power connections
and fuse/breaker/AuxSwitch).

Does it power up but not see the bottom? (check transducer
and cable and transducer plug, try it on on buddy's boat
with a compatible transducer.)

Any error messages?


minitauk85 posted 08-01-2005 06:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for minitauk85  Send Email to minitauk85     
I too am having problems with my Humminbird Pirhanna 2 fish finder. Not sure if I should make a separate post or "piggyback" on this one. I'm sure Jim will take the bull by the horns! It has not worked since I bought the boat in May. It shows absolutely no signs of life (no power is getting to it if it works). looking under the console I have a birds nest of wires and am afraid of messing this up more! I have traced the power wires, they appear to have been spliced into a gray coated/cased wire which appears to have a red wire, black wire, and what appears to be a third non-colored wire (looks like a bare ground to me) all encased in the gray sheath. the positive (red) connects to a light purple (lavender) wire which seems to connect to a junction of some sort. The black wire is not connected to anything, as well as the other bare wire I cannot find any obvious broken wires which this might connect to although it is obviously a broken wire. I know this is not much to go on-any suggestions? can I bypass this mess and hook it straight into my starter battery with a fuse in between? Don't know much about any of this and may have to take it to a pro.-k
newt posted 08-01-2005 09:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
Outrage18, The first thing to look for is a blown fuse, then check the power leads off the fishfinder and make sure they didn't shake loose or break off from the power source.

Minitauk. Most likely, the unconnected black wire needs to be connected to the negative bus bar or some other common battery ground (-). I would recommend starting from scratch and re-wiring the power leads, since a splice to a splice to a splice is bad practice.

mikeyairtime posted 08-02-2005 09:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for mikeyairtime    
You can go online to and download owners manuals which I believe have installation and troubleshooting instructions.

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