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  1. #1
    us
    May 2009
    Easton, MD
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett GTI2500, Minelab Excalibur II
    349
    64 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Good News/Bad News Gold & Silver

    Hunted the local beach at low tide Friday afternoon got into some real nice targets a 18kGP over 925 Sterling Earing with chips. Thought it was 18k until I examined closer once I got home. Also got a 2009 10k girls class ring. Thats the good news. The bad news is my excal which is less then 5 months old is heading back to minelab for repairs. A wave came in and all of a sudden it makes a loud constant whining sound. I tried turning it off and on it would fix it then go back to the whining sound. I can have the volume all the way off and threshold barely on and its a consistant loud whining no matter in which mode the excal is in. I tested the batttery and its good. Washed out the coil and cover as well checked the conections. Minelab said 10-15 business days on turn around time. The bad part is this is the second time this machine has gone back and right in the smack dab of the middle of the summer season. Really makes me upset for a new machine to act like this. O well guess I'll be forced out of the surf for a few weeks and I was really getting on a roll lately.

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  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2010
    Minelab GT; Sov Elite
    3,713
    2716 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Very nice finds, LDH.

    Sorry about the problems with your excal...hope you get it repaired soon so you can get out there hunting again.

    Lorraine

  3. #3
    us
    May 2010
    New England
    #Sov GT #WOT #Skullies #Excal II #Garrett Propointer
    251
    118 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Plea with the place you bought it or minelab to replace it. I gotta ask, did you ever drop it or ding it hard? Watch out for the cheezy duffel back they give you...it does nothing to protect it, just makes carrying it a bit easier. Sounds like water got in coil, or a wire is snapping. Also, sounds like its a lemon. Any machine can be rebuilt, but I would ask for a new one. Btw...nice finds. HH an GL -Joe



    Quote Originally Posted by lonelyduckhunter View Post
    Hunted the local beach at low tide Friday afternoon got into some real nice targets a 18kGP over 925 Sterling Earing with chips. Thought it was 18k until I examined closer once I got home. Also got a 2009 10k girls class ring. Thats the good news. The bad news is my excal which is less then 5 months old is heading back to minelab for repairs. A wave came in and all of a sudden it makes a loud constant whining sound. I tried turning it off and on it would fix it then go back to the whining sound. I can have the volume all the way off and threshold barely on and its a consistant loud whining no matter in which mode the excal is in. I tested the batttery and its good. Washed out the coil and cover as well checked the conections. Minelab said 10-15 business days on turn around time. The bad part is this is the second time this machine has gone back and right in the smack dab of the middle of the summer season. Really makes me upset for a new machine to act like this. O well guess I'll be forced out of the surf for a few weeks and I was really getting on a roll lately.

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  4. #4
    us
    May 2009
    Easton, MD
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett GTI2500, Minelab Excalibur II
    349
    64 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Never dropped it. Might have a lemon even thu when working it works like a champ.

  5. #5
    us
    Jan 2005
    Lambertville Mi in summer, Sarasota Fl in winter
    Etrac, XP Deus, Excalibur 1000, Whites Dual Field PI
    59
    1 times
    I have on older Excal and never had any trouble with it. I decided to upgrade to the Excal II. I hope I did not make a bad decision. I was going to sell my old Excal, but may keep it for a backup.

  6. #6

    Feb 2012
    North Pole
    Sovereign GT and Excalibur II, Whites, Garrett, Fisher, Alert, MD,Cscope,Tesoro, Compas, XP, Long Rs
    5,959
    1897 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nice dig, congratulation
    One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
    Finds2014
    Coins usables=800
    Silver= 8 pieces
    Gold= 2 Rings


  7. #7
    us
    May 2009
    Easton, MD
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett GTI2500, Minelab Excalibur II
    349
    64 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by sandnsea49 View Post
    I have on older Excal and never had any trouble with it. I decided to upgrade to the Excal II. I hope I did not make a bad decision. I was going to sell my old Excal, but may keep it for a backup.
    My advice is to keep it. A good backup is worth its weight in gold. I learned that lesson. I'm actually looking for a backup now. I have the AT Pro but it is not even in the same ballpark in the surf with minerialized sands compared to the excal.

  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2009
    Bradenton, Fl
    Aquasound, Excal 2, Excal (NY), Infinium
    2,327
    1258 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (4)
    I never had problems with my Excals since I put them on a long shaft. I had many problems when hip mounting.

  9. #9
    us
    Mar 2010
    Florida
    ACE 250,AT PRO, CZ21...RTG pro scoop...Stealth 720
    5,131
    2426 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Great finds...Ive had several gold earrings turn out to be plated .925...hope you get your detector back quick.

 

 

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