Fishing
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Home | Forum | Help | Chat | Search | Membermap | ProShop | CharterMember | Login | Register
Myfishfinder.com forum sponsored in part by:
FishUSA.com Fishing Tackle MarCum Technologies The Fishing Tackle Superstore All Seasons Sports
Check out MyHuntingForum.com Just like iceshanty and myfishfinder only for the hunter.
The board sponsored by:
USAbassin
Sponsor this board
+  MyFishFinder Forum
|-+  MFF US Northeast
| |-+  Maine (Moderators: billditrite, fshnfool, TinyTim)
| | |-+  Hummingbird fish finder repair
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Hummingbird fish finder repair  (Read 4119 times)
44 Degrees North
Sr. Member
***
Posts: 767


« on: Apr 10, 2012, 03:43 AM »

Has anyone ever sent a unit away to have a screen replaced? My units screen has deteriorated, fractured from years of sun I suppose. Mechanically still works well, though under certain light situations very hard to see image. Probably will just buy a new one, but would like to have this one for a spare.
Logged
JDK
Sr. Member
***
Posts: 1,876
Location: Caribou


« Reply #1 on: Apr 10, 2012, 05:44 AM »

Not really answering your question.

A long while ago, I dropped my humminbird (it was old and saw a ton of use) onto a cellar floor and cracked the screen.  I loved that unit and called customer service.  The guy I spoke with highly recommending throwing my ff away and buy a new one. He indicated that for what I was going to pay to get it fixed, a new one would be light years ahead.  I bought a Garmin. grin grin

Two years ago, my son bought a portable.  In a short period of time, the bag ripped.  I called CS and told them what happened, expecting to buy a new bag.  Without any question, we had a free new bag in a few days.

In short, my two experiences with Humminbird Customer Service over the last 15 years has been positive.



Logged

Fish=Meat without feet
fuldraw
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 382
Location: springvale, me



« Reply #2 on: Apr 10, 2012, 01:01 PM »

i have a new humminbird 788ci that i bought last spring.  i was having some issues with it constantly reading the correct depth so i talked to humminbird and they said to send it in and they would fix it for free if it was less then a year old (from purchase date) if it was over that it would be 175$ just to have them look at it and maybe more to fix it depending on the fix! luckily i was within the year. for me it would have been worth it to pay because its a pretty pricey unit but for something older i think jdk is exactly right
Logged
44 Degrees North
Sr. Member
***
Posts: 767


« Reply #3 on: Apr 10, 2012, 03:40 PM »

Thanks for the comeback. That was about what I expected to hear, cheaper to buy than repair. After I buy a new one it`ll be time to experiment. I`ll tear it apart, add a new piece of lexan, reseal with some 5200. Apparently won`t be out anything.
Logged
tbfisherman
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 138
Location: Lindsay Ont

FISH SAFE FOR YOUR LOVED ONES


« Reply #4 on: Apr 10, 2012, 03:58 PM »

i have a new humminbird 788ci that i bought last spring.  i was having some issues with it constantly reading the correct depth so i talked to humminbird and they said to send it in and they would fix it for free if it was less then a year old (from purchase date) if it was over that it would be 175$ just to have them look at it and maybe more to fix it depending on the fix! luckily i was within the year. for me it would have been worth it to pay because its a pretty pricey unit but for something older i think jdk is exactly right

Thanks fuldraw...That information about having to pay Hummingbird $175 Bucks just to look at your broken
Fishfinder is good to know.
My Hummingbird 570 just let go after 14 months and I only paid $199 Bucks for it and I was going to send it
in for repairs but now I will definately be buying a new one now.

Bob
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  
Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines

Home | Forum | Help | Chat | Search | Membermap | ProShop | CharterMember | Login | Register
Contact | Disclaimer | Sponsor Myfisfinder.com | About
© 2004- MyFishFinder.com
All Rights Reserved.
Ice Fishing @ www.iceshanty.com Fishing @ www.myfishfinder.com Hunting @ www.myhuntingforum.com
RSS feed for this boards last ten postsRSS ?