If the coil ears break down – is this a verdict? I think yes. But one can try doing something. See an option. Here’s a metal detector coil repair – the new ears taken off a baby carriage.
Why metal detector coil ears break down. An interesting thing was told to me by the detector service center guys: turns out, 70% of broken ears have a consistent pattern. Plus, you can find a photo report – how to open a coil for repairing the cable entry point – here.