detectors repair

Minelab WM-08 Teardown + signal problem solution

Sometimes users impose inefficiency – because of the sound latency – as a charge upon the Minelab WM-08 wireless module. First, have you seen the electronics inside? The WM-08 circuitry is more complicated than that of the XP Deus. Second, the problem lies not in latency but in signal loss (that is mistakenly taken for the delay). Third, read the manual. Here below are the pictures of disassembling the Minelab WM-08 wireless module. Plus, what problems can occur and how to solve them. Continue reading

Opening the XP WSA wireless headphones (for XP ORX)

Why did French manufacturer XP register the trademark XP WSA® for its new headphones? While it’s a mere headset, wireless though and/or using a new technology, as the manufacturer himself states. So let’s take a look at what’s inside the ones XP is taking care of too much. Here’s a pictorial review of disassembling the XP WSA wireless headphones for the XP ORX machine. I don’t think XP will be pleased to see such pictures but maybe they will come in useful for someone who’ll decide to repair his headset himself. By the way, this is the first time I see the white circuit boards that are used by the md manufacturer. Continue reading

Minelab Equinox 600/800: software updates. New firmware worse than the old?

Minelab have released a software upgrade for their Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800 metal detectors. According to the manufacturer, the biggest problem – silver target indication, because of which the Equinox owners even threatened to sue Minelab – has now been solved. This issue became a hot topic in summer 2018: the Minelab Equinox users complained that their devices couldn’t see (or properly identify) silver finds, e.g. coins. Continue reading

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