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    I have a Helix 8 with down imaging and side imaging, and temperature. There’s a 7-pin connection to the sonar head. I went out fishing on Saturday and accidentally broke one of the pins on the connector. Unfortunately for something as simple as a broken pin they cannot fix it. A new transducer is $375+.
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    They make a pile of $ on the transducers.
    I saw a guy pull into the dock and say his fish finder no work. I looked at the back and the transducer cable was wound around the prop. lol.

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    Sam stop complaining! I had a Helix 9 and the transducer was toast. Radio World wanted $630 for a new transducer. I told Humminbird to PFO and bought a new Garmin instead. Much better unit by a longshot.

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    Sam go on Marketplace on Facebook. There was close to 100 Helix transducers on there when I was looking a year ago. You might be able to snag a used one much cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenelon View Post
    Sam go on Marketplace on Facebook. There was close to 100 Helix transducers on there when I was looking a year ago. You might be able to snag a used one much cheaper.
    Thanks but I’m not on Facebook. I checked eBay but couldn’t find the right one as there are a few variations e.g. SI DI Mega Temp G4. I ordered a new one and an extension cable… will try to fix the old one by splicing on a new connector. Watched a guy do it on You
    Tube… doesn’t seem that hard.

    BTW in what way is Garmin better? Just asking. Thx
    Last edited by Sam Menard; July 15th, 2024 at 05:58 AM.
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