Lowrance HDS-9 Gen 3 freezing up

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My bud has this unit in his bass boat and it works great about 70% of the time. It actually sort of just freezes up and stutters along for a bit and then needs to be turned off and restarted. Anyone have any ideas? It's out of warranty, of course.
 

aztec23

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My bud has this unit in his bass boat and it works great about 70% of the time. It actually sort of just freezes up and stutters along for a bit and then needs to be turned off and restarted. Anyone have any ideas? It's out of warranty, of course.
Same thing happened to me. Was going to take it in for repair when a tech told me that if I run the updates and delete all my tracks it solves 90% of issues. Guess what, I did it and it worked!! Your buddy will need a 16gb sd card (or higher) in order to download updates and transfer to unit.
 

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Same thing happened to me. Was going to take it in for repair when a tech told me that if I run the updates and delete all my tracks it solves 90% of issues. Guess what, I did it and it worked!! Your buddy will need a 16gb sd card (or higher) in order to download updates and transfer to unit.
Thanks! We will give a shot tomorrow.
 
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Well after getting my friend to clear all stored trip data the unit seems fine. I never gave this any thought since I always clear my tracks after every trip. Gary had about 3 years worth on his system.
 

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Had the same problem with a Simrad GO7. Deleting tracks works. Unfortunately, customer service had no clue. It was an internet thread that clued me in.
 
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Well after getting my friend to clear all stored trip data the unit seems fine. I never gave this any thought since I always clear my tracks after every trip. Gary had about 3 years worth on his system.
Excellent, glad it worked for your friend. It never dawned on me either that all that stored data would have an adverse affect on performance.
 

Big_Tuna_

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on this note, my HDS gen3 won't store tracks for more than 5 hours...basically when I return from a trip my tracks leaving the harbor are gone. Any ideas?