Humminbird® ONIX® 8ci HD SI Combo
Has not work correctly since purchased
I purchased the Onix 10 SI Combo unit on 8/13/2014. The first time I used the unit the down imaging did not work at all, contacted Humminbird support while on the water, they asked if I could find someone else with the same unit so I could hook it up to so I could see if it was a transducer or main unit, told I had no one else around, they told me I would need to send the entire unit back into to Humminbird, Later that day I contacted them back and they agreed to send me a new transducer. I got the new transducer in on the 8/26/2014 and installed it, the next time I was able to use it was on 9/4/2014. It worked fine for about 6 hours and then the down imaging, side imaging, got all kinds of lines all over it, the 2d sonar had nothing, and the depth no longer was being read. Contacted Humminbird while on the water, went through alot of the configurations with tech support to verify the settings, and sending them screens shots. 5 days later after looking at the screen shots they said it looked like electrical interference, so I removed the transducer along with the power cables, and wire the unit in on top of my bass boat deck to its own dedicated battery on the deck also, now all the wiring outside of the boat next to nothing, went to the lake hung the transducer in water, and still the same thing garbage on SI and DI screens, nothing on 2D and depth not reading. the next step is to send the unit in to Humminbird. Also if you use Lakemasters on the Onix the point of interest does not work either. If you plan on buying this unit do thorough research from normal everyday fisherman to get the true insight. As of today 9/10/14 I am still working on getting a functional unit. The down image below shows the unit when it worked for about 6 hours then went to garbage, the other screen shows the side imaging, down imaging with garbage. Humminbird has some serious issues with the new Onix line.
September 10, 2014
Humminbird has some serious issues
Third time out, less than one week from installing unit the touchscreen quit working. Now I have to return it which means removing the transducer that I custom wired from the console to the stern. It's time for me to seriously considering another brand.
May 4, 2014