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Garmin Fish Finder image problem

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I'm getting this image on my Garmin unit.   Other screens seem to work okay, it is just on the traditional sonar.   Any thoughts on how to correct?

 

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My initial guess as well.  Liberally spray all pins and recepticles with contact cleaner.  Tighten.  Then most likely send to garmin for service lol.  You could also have a broken wire within the ducer cable depending on how it bends and how much your boat bounces.  would be extremely hard to find.

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Had similar display issues with my Garmin unit on Hobie outback. The first time was a bent female connector in the transducer cable. Bought it at west marine, brought it back, they replaced the transducer on site since the wire/connector is integrated - great customer service. After that, I went ahead and bought an extender cable that I keep rolled up in the hull, that way if it happens again, I don't need to replace the transducer, just swap the cable. I also installed a BerleyPro transducer guard. I find that when I do a sand launch, the transducer house gets sand in it and cause distortion / the unit can't register the bottom. If I pick it up and lower it a few times to flush it out, that tends to clear it up. 

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11 mins ago, Borderline11 said:

Had similar display issues with my Garmin unit on Hobie outback. The first time was a bent female connector in the transducer cable. Bought it at west marine, brought it back, they replaced the transducer on site since the wire/connector is integrated - great customer service. After that, I went ahead and bought an extender cable that I keep rolled up in the hull, that way if it happens again, I don't need to replace the transducer, just swap the cable. I also installed a BerleyPro transducer guard. I find that when I do a sand launch, the transducer house gets sand in it and cause distortion / the unit can't register the bottom. If I pick it up and lower it a few times to flush it out, that tends to clear it up. 

Where did you get extender cable?    Great idea cuz matching up holes with pins is tough. 
 

fyi Garmin sent me new back panel at no cost.  And quickly.   Great customer service.  

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