Repair

Minelab Equinox battery doesn’t work (water in battery compartment) +

The proud owner of the Minelab Equinox 600, nicknamed palangsi (dankowskidetectors.com) shared his sad story. His machine battery stopped charging after a few days of use, so he decided to send it in for a warranty repair. The post office, however, refused to accept the parcel because of its contents – the defective electronic device, plus a Li-ion battery. After informing Minelab of the situation created, palangsi opened his Minelab Equinox to remove the battery. But what he saw inside was appalling… Every Minelab Equinox 600/800/1000 owner should be aware of this! Continue reading

Opening the Deteknix Scuba Tector for repair. Pictorial review

Here’s a pictorial review of the mini Deteknix Scuba Tector teardown: what’s inside the machine, how to remove the circuit board from the unit. Underwater though it is, the device can be easily opened – a screwdriver and a minute of exercise are enough. On the one hand, reparability is so damn important. On the other hand, it’s always better to avoid such moments. Do you agree? Continue reading

In-line filter for Minelab Equinox coil. A good thing?

The Minelab Equinox owners have come up with a suggestion – to add an in-line filter to the coil cable. This poses two questions at once: how can this filter help you increase the amount of good finds? And, if it really works, why don’t other machines have this thing yet? Dear expert metal detector users, please give us your opinions about the viability of this improvement to help our readers decide – whether or not they should put such dirt-cheap filters on their devices or, the other way around, should avoid wasting time on a fool’s errand. Continue reading

XP Deus Remote Control Holder Adapter for any shaft. Real saving

The first thing XP Deus users brag about or pay attention to when holding this machine is the shaft. But if the question of saving money comes up, it’s the shaft that XP Deus buyers are ready to sacrifice above all else. That’s just a paradox about XP Deus lovers. So, what’s to be done with the shaft really? Using the detector without this component is at least inconvenient. Here’s a solution: take a dirt-cheap plastic remote control holder adapter and mount it on any shaft – whether that be the straight or S-shaped one, or a crutch, or even just a wooden stick. Continue reading

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