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Garmin hard to remove

  • crappie55369
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    Mound, MN
    Posts: 4842
    #2142438

    Does anyone have any tricks for removing a 93sv from the mount on the boat? I have to use a tremendous amount of force both pulling it out while also depressing the weird plunger thing. It’s been this way since day 1. Either I’m doing something wrong, which is possible and I’m hoping probable, or this is the worst design for a “receiver” ever!

    Btw my transducer was not recognized again. Had to use Bearcats trick and undo the cables and plug back in to get it to work

    KPE
    Participant
    River Falls, WI
    Posts: 940
    #2142440

    Interesting, haven’t seen this at all with mine. Pops right out pretty simple

    crappie55369
    Participant
    Mound, MN
    Posts: 4842
    #2142442

    Just had a buddy play with it on my boat and he showed me a way to do it more easily. It still was a bit of a pain for him. I wonder if my mount is just sticky or slightly misfigured.

    I came from humminbird. I like the garmin unit itself. Really dislike the mounting system. Have this issue and the aforementioned not recognizing the transducer issue

    dirtywater
    Participant
    Posts: 513
    #2142445

    What kind of mount are you using? I have mine on a Ram swing-arm mount. I remove the Garmin every time I trailer the boat just to be safe, it pops right outta the gimbal bracket with ease?

    John Rasmussen
    Participant
    Blaine
    Posts: 2511
    #2142449

    I assume he means using the quick release part of it. Which to be honest I did not know it worked like that until this year. You can leave the ram mount hooked to the base and by pushing the tab on the top to just pop the unit out. I am trying this method out to see if it helps with the transducer reading problem.

    crappie55369
    Participant
    Mound, MN
    Posts: 4842
    #2142454

    I assume he means using the quick release part of it. Which to be honest I did not know it worked like that until this year. You can leave the ram mount hooked to the base and by pushing the tab on the top to just pop the unit out. I am trying this method out to see if it helps with the transducer reading problem.

    Correct John. Thanks for clarifying

    ranger680t
    Participant
    Posts: 32
    #2142456

    Are you guys up to date on your software?

    If so have any of you tried Garmin CS to ask about the transducer reading issue?

    John Rasmussen
    Participant
    Blaine
    Posts: 2511
    #2142463

    Are you guys up to date on your software?

    If so have any of you tried Garmin CS to ask about the transducer reading issue?

    They sent me a flow chart to trouble shoot it when it happens again. Only been out once since then and it worked.
    I have not done the update yet.

    Hey
    Participant
    Posts: 126
    #2142464

    Call Garmin on your quick release mount. They might just send you a new one as it shouldn’t be that hard to remove it.

    I also agree that software updates are key with Garmin electronics. They are really proactive with putting out software updates that fix issues. Active Captain app allows you to do software updates via your phone.

    steveo
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    W Central Sconnie
    Posts: 4100
    #2142494

    you are lucky. mine “quick released” in the middle of Mille Lacs. of course it couldn’t fall in the boat. nope, right over the side.. upgraded to the 106..

    Reef Whooligan
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    Posts: 1640
    #2142518

    The only problem I have is when I try to remove it from an angle like standing outside the boat while it’s on the trailer. I think the bracket flexes so if you are only pushing on one side of the clip it’s jamming the other end into the groove harder or something like that, haven’t thought about it real hard… If I squarely push the middle of the clip it always comes out pretty easy for me.

    crappie55369
    Participant
    Mound, MN
    Posts: 4842
    #2142520

    you are lucky. mine “quick released” in the middle of Mille Lacs. of course it couldn’t fall in the boat. nope, right over the side.. upgraded to the 106..

    Yeah that’s another thing I don’t like. It hasn’t happened to me but I’ve read about it enough that I went out and bought some huge rubber band things that I put around the edges of the graph to prevent this

    JoeMX1825
    Participant
    MN
    Posts: 8938
    #2142600

    Instead of the old strap trick, Several 3D printer guys make small clips that hold the Echomap93 screen down in the cradle, cheap insurance for a faulty cradle design…

    Bearcat89
    Participant
    North branch, mn
    Posts: 10587
    #2142821

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>steveo wrote:</div>
    you are lucky. mine “quick released” in the middle of Mille Lacs. of course it couldn’t fall in the boat. nope, right over the side.. upgraded to the 106..

    Yeah that’s another thing I don’t like. It hasn’t happened to me but I’ve read about it enough that I went out and bought some huge rubber band things that I put around the edges of the graph to prevent this

    That only happens when it’s not secured in the cradle correctly.
    And for the removal, just push straight back on the handle and pull the screen toward you. Mine was a 1 handed deal. Came in easy and popped out easy. I did the bands for mine as well just incase I had a accident.

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