Fishin Buddy Repairs
Do you own a Humminbird Fishin Buddy that is in need of repair? We can help!
We have been repairing these popular units for years now...everything from broken mount to replacement battery packs and replacement power cables. This is a common item as the power cables that corrode are not available from the factory. Read on below for tips for your Fishin Buddy!
Fishin Buddy tips and tricks
Does your sounder turn on for a brief moment then shut off? Maybe it runs for a few minutes then dies. A common mistake made by Fishin Buddy owners is either using the wrong batteries, or not replacing ALL the batteries in the pack. If you see 3 batteries when you open the case up, there are actually 6 batteries (3 top and 3 underneath). If you see 4 batteries, you actually have 8 that need replacing (again the batteries are top and bottom). When replacing batteries in these units, you'll need to make sure that you use 1.5 volt AA batteries, not 1.4 volt like some rechargeable batteries are. If you do the math, 6 batteries at 1.5V equals 9 volts. 6 batteries at 1.4V equals just 8.4 volts...barely enough to turn the unit on let alone power it for any length of time. The same goes for the 12 volt (8 AA battery units)....8 x 1.5V = 12V....8 x 1.4V = 11.2V...
The Fishin' Buddy 110, 120, 130, 140c products require six "AA" size alkaline batteries for operation. These batteries are not included. Make sure that all six batteries are installed by removing the battery pack and filling both sides with three batteries on each side of the pack. If replacing batteries, make sure all six batteries are replaced at the same time. Only partially replacing the batteries could also cause a no power situation. These products should NEVER be powered by a 12 volt source. Doing so will damage your unit and it will need to be returned for service. This would not be covered under warranty.
The Fishin' Buddy MAX and Fishin' Buddy MAX DI require eight "AA" size alkaline batteries for operation. These batteries are not included. Make sure that all eight batteries are installed by removing the battery pack and filling both sides with four batteries on each side of the pack. If replacing batteries, make sure all eight batteries are replaced at the same time. Partially replacing the batteries could also cause a no power situation.
We can repair the following models:
- Fishin Buddy Max
- Fishin Buddy Max DI