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My LINC 2.0 screen goes blank on my 2016 SN200OB

JohnbrannanJohnbrannan Posts: 30 Baller
I only have about 5 hours on it, but three times the screen has gone blank, once rendering the engine difficult to re-boot and power up. While the screen is blank, the engine ran, then came on half way down the course, under no speed control. Anyone have this issues on 2016's


  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,426 Mega Baller
    It needs to go to the dealer for repair or replacement.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • acmxacmx Posts: 228 Baller
    Had a new 200 do that to me while driving a tournament last year. The screen blanked when entering course but felt like ZO was still in control, had to turn master switch under dash off to get screen back, was all good then and showed times for the pass it blanked out on.
  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,898
    Had one that did that a few years ago. Dealer replaced under warranty and all fine.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,059 Crazy Baller
    I knew there was a reason my 200 has the old style dash!
    Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas
    [Deleted User]dbutcherBulldogbkreis
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,644 Mega Baller
    That is what makes me a little nervous about those screens.
    Mark Shaffer
  • mmosley899mmosley899 Posts: 523 Water Ski Industry Professional
    The Whitestone boat blank screen turned out to be a problem with the power distribution module.
    Mike's Overall Binding
    Sweet Home Alabama Skiing
    Senior Judge, Senior Driver, Tech Controller
  • JohnbrannanJohnbrannan Posts: 30 Baller
    Update: So with the help of CC, the LINC screen was replaced under warranty by my dealer. But, the boat ran six passes, then died again. It shut down during a slow deceleration to pick up the skier, and never started again, so it's back to the dealer for more investigations. Bummer.
  • HockdogHockdog Posts: 155 Baller
    Analog gauges, no issues.
  • jetpilotg4jetpilotg4 Posts: 242 Baller
    Time for a new boat
  • JohnbrannanJohnbrannan Posts: 30 Baller
    So my dealer did some more investigations, and found two loose connections, and were able to reproduce an arc in the shop, and there was a blown fuse at the battery switch. It has been running fine since, although we are reluctant to be alone on the lake still........
  • 303Skier303Skier Posts: 468 Solid Baller
    Seen it happen in a few 15's too. Just required a power toggle.
    Jarrus Steele - Orlando, Florida
  • J3J3 Posts: 44 Baller
    Not sure gauges are any better. I had a ZO head unit and a gauge cluster fail in my 13.
  • MSMS Posts: 4,901 Mega Baller
    I dont understand the need for one in a tug boat.
    Shut up and ski
  • JohnbrannanJohnbrannan Posts: 30 Baller
    What is a power toggle?
  • dvskierdvskier Posts: 310 Solid Baller
    Power toggle = power off/on.
  • JohnbrannanJohnbrannan Posts: 30 Baller
    Hmmmm OK. Thanks
  • JohnbrannanJohnbrannan Posts: 30 Baller
    So I went to ski today, and the LINC booted up, all of the gauges including the voltmeter (12 volts) and the gas gauge and thermometer, etc worked, the power went to the fuel pump, then absolutely nothing went to the starter, nothing. I did a couple of shut downs, and power on/offs, and still nothing. So it's back to the dealer.

    Nautique engineers, what do you think?

  • Mark PetrieMark Petrie Posts: 18 Baller
    Check the starter relay. It is on the top of the engine in a small plastic box. Mine did the same, push in the starter relay and mine worked thereafter.
  • skiinxsskiinxs Posts: 460 Crazy Baller
    Did you try wiggling the throttle handle a little? Sometimes the nuetral safety switch could need a little adjustment.
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,307 Mega Baller
    edited May 2016
    I had something similar with my 196 earlier this spring. Connections to the starter were wet. Put hair drier on it for 2-3 minutes and boat started right up. Weird but it solved the problem.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • jpwhitjpwhit Posts: 56 Baller
    Besides wiggling the throttle in case the neutral switch was open, you should also always check the safety kill switch lanyard. Both will result in the exact behavior you've described.
  • JohnbrannanJohnbrannan Posts: 30 Baller
    Thanks for these tips, I did check the kill switch, and it is fine.
  • JohnbrannanJohnbrannan Posts: 30 Baller
    So it looks like it was the throttle that was not in full neutral when I pressed start, we'll see how it goes, thanks for all of the advice.
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,568
    Having some issues with a blank screen on our 2017 200. Can take several minutes to 30 minutes to get the screen to boot. Only after the boat has been sitting and once it works its good for the day.
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski: KD Platinum

  • dave2balldave2ball Posts: 457 Solid Baller
    @ozski when you turn on the main powers switch do you wait 10 to 15 seconds befor hitting the start button? By waiting this may solve your problem. It did mine.
  • KrleeKrlee Posts: 533 Solid Baller
    @ozski You need to wait until the screen says "booting" in the upper left hand corner of the screen before starting the boat. Hit start once, then start again after the 10 to 15 seconds like @dave2ball said.
  • JohnbrannanJohnbrannan Posts: 30 Baller
    Mine hasn’t crashed hard like it did last year, but every once in a while, it does not boot up properly. In those cases, I have it do a true boot down and then another boot up. I wonder if it because some people just turn off the battery switch after usage, without doing a proper boot down........
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,568
    I agree, the shut down should be done correctly. If you just turn the engine off but fail to power down then turn off the battery switch it seems to trigger problems the next time you use it.
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski: KD Platinum

  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 2,861 Mega Baller
    Boats should be robust and not need coddled to perform properly. No one would put up with this on an offshore boat.
  • skierjpskierjp Posts: 609 Crazy Baller
    You wouldn't power down your computer without closing apps first.
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