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Lowrance HDS 7 Gen 1 Freezing at Startup
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I have a Gen 1 Lowrance HDS 7 that just started freezing on the loading screen when powered on. It will cycle through the loading bar for a minute or so and then freeze up on the "Lowrance Seize the Day" screen.

I tried a soft and hard reset after turning the unit off, the unit only turns back on and freezes up again.

Checked all connections, bought a new starter battery which it is hooked up to. Went home and updated the unit after the problem had occurred. Took the sd card/lake chip out of the slot. Plugged the unit into the power cord my other unit is hooked up to. No luck.

Any suggestions for what to do or who I could take the unit to for repair would be great. Thanks.

Posted on: 2016/8/7 19:41
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Re: Lowrance HDS 7 Gen 1 Freezing at Startup
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Does not sound good. I had a HDS7 that did the same thing and Lawrence said it was un-fixable. That was 6+ years ago. Took it back to my retailer and they helped me out. Hope you get it fixed some how.

I think its ridiculous that these big manufacturers of todays electronics do not repair their products for a reasonable price. IMHO

Posted on: 2016/8/8 6:33
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Re: Lowrance HDS 7 Gen 1 Freezing at Startup
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Just one of the many reasons I'm getting rid of all my Lowrance units...

Posted on: 2016/8/8 6:39
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Re: Lowrance HDS 7 Gen 1 Freezing at Startup
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Quote:

bigeyes23 wrote:
Just one of the many reasons I'm getting rid of all my Lawrence units...


Doesn't seem to matter if its Lawrence or HB. They both will not fix the units from what I have read and heard. I have a buddy that purchased 3 new HB's two summers ago and was trying to network them together. After many hours on the phone with HB and over 12 new head units sent to him they finally got it working. I don't think their is much difference between those two manufacturers. IMHO

Posted on: 2016/8/8 7:14
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Re: Lowrance HDS 7 Gen 1 Freezing at Startup
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I would give fish electronics a call first. Then I would call Lowrance direct.

Posted on: 2016/8/8 9:36
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Re: Lowrance HDS 7 Gen 1 Freezing at Startup
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Called Lowrance and Fish Lectronics- neither could do a thing for me. Time for a new unit!

Posted on: 2016/8/8 12:28
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