Repair

To all Garrett AT MAX, AT PRO, AT GOLD owners (+ ACE ones)

It’s an open secret that the Garrett AT MAX housing is an absolutely exact copy of the Garrett AT PRO and Garrett AT Gold. So it means that problems with mounting the detector control box on its shaft have moved to the new machine as well. Here’s a simple solution for how to prevent a situation when the plastic housing may crack and fall off the shaft. This problem also often occurs to all Garrett ACE owners, including those who have new modifications. Keep in mind this option, maybe it will come in useful with other machines too (not only made by Garrett). Continue reading

Minelab EQX 15 DD coil (compared to EQX 11 DD). Feedback

Minelab call their coils for the Equinox detector as “smart”. However, the manufacturer clearly didn’t expect that hobby enthusiasts would put their neat piece of work first thing in the x-ray machine. I want so much to believe that the word smart is not just defence against manufacturers of aftermarket coils, and not yet another marketing trick in order to slap an extra $300 on top of their coil’s price. By the way, have you seen how much the coils for the Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800 cost? Check it out and you’ll respect great and mighty Minelab again. Continue reading

XP Deus doesn’t see the coil. Are XP scared of fakes?

What to do if the XP Deus or 4.1 wireless headphones don’t talk to the v5 coils? If, for instance, the XP Deus can’t find the X35 coil? Here’s some useful information to all XP Deus owners. There is a solution! It seems like the French manufacturer have become seriously scared… Of the fact that somebody is launching the production of aftermarket coils in a moment? At least, there isn’t any other explanation to this so far. If it’s true, it only remains for us to rejoice at XP Deus owners’ future. Continue reading

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