pinpointers repair

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

Fake Garrett Pro-Pointer AT. Careful, it doesn’t work!

The owners of fake Garrett Pro-Pointer AT complained that… they hadn’t been about to buy a counterfeit Garrett product – it was sold as authentic, maybe a little bit cheaper. So be careful – fake Garrett devices are mainly not personally handed from a seller to a customer but are pushed when it’s a purchase with a delivery option. And it’s impossible, much less just by looking at a picture, to distinguish at once between the fake and original unit. Everything looks similar, the counterfeit probe has even better package appearance. Well, you should know this Chinese approach… And it’s just the minute details because of which you can discern the difference. Half of all fake pinpointers don’t work at all, and even those that are operational fall far short of the authentic product. Moreover, all of them can’t be submerged in water as they leak right on the first submersion (the original is waterproof). Here are the pics (+ what’s inside the fake Garrett Pro-Pointer AT): Continue reading

Opening the XP MI-6. What’s inside the probe in pictures

Here’s a photo report of the XP MI-6 pinpointer dismantling. Surely these pictures will be useful for those who’ll decide to repair their units by themselves. Let me remind you: the XP MI-6 is wireless, and for the time being is considered to be the technologically most advanced pinpointer in the world. By the way, do you agree with this? Continue reading