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New unit, hooked up, menu screen came up once, now only comes

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new unit, hooked up, menu screen came up once, now only comes on at times, and then screen only flickers. Refuses to turn off with switch.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Marine Electronics
Expert:  Charles replied 7 months ago.
Hello, my name is***** will assist you.What is the unit that you are working with?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Hummingbird helix 5 from gander mountain
Expert:  Charles replied 7 months ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** install the new power supply when you installed the unit?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
The old cord seemed identical, so I used it. The old hummingbird unit works fine with it.
Expert:  Charles replied 7 months ago.
Do you have any cards in the Helix yet?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No sir, no cards.
Expert:  Charles replied 7 months ago.
Ok, lets eliminate everything but the unit. Take the power supply that came with it, plug it in, then go straight to the battery and hold the red to the positive and the black to the negative. Turn the unit on, does it now work?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Will have to be tomorrow, too dark and late tonight. Logical answer you have.
Expert:  Charles replied 7 months ago.
I work with these units allot and have not seen one bad out of the box yet. After you test it, please let me know what you find out.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok, thanks. I will try tomorrow AM.
Expert:  Charles replied 7 months ago.
Sounds good. Talk to you then.

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