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    Equinox 800 Blue Tooth Connection Problems

    I got my equinox 800 yesterday and tried it today. I found about 70 cents in about an hour on a local beach here. Haven't found much on the beach here lately with all the sand replenishment going on. I would like to know if anyone else is experiencing blue tooth connection problems. I set it up at the beach and it worked fine for about 20 minutes and then quit. The headphones were charged and the phones were showing connected on the screen. I never could get any audio back out of the headphones. I tried to reconnect a million times. I am also getting a hum out of the speaker without the headphones after ground balancing and noise canceling. I get the same tone when I hardwire the phones directly into the back of the unit. Is anyone else experiencing this?
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    I have a 600 with Miccus SR 71 headphones (bluetooth LL ),havent had any problems at all everything has been working great. Did you try a factory reset ? that hum sounds strange , are you using the threshhold? If nothing else call minelab repair center. Please let us know what it turns out to be.
    Good luck I hope you get it figured out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldstar1 View Post
    I have a 600 with Miccus SR 71 headphones (bluetooth LL ),havent had any problems at all everything has been working great. Did you try a factory reset ? that hum sounds strange , are you using the threshhold? Good luck I hope you get it figured out.
    Yes I am using threshold. I'll be trying it again tomorrow morning. I'm using the headphones that came with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slider66 View Post
    I got my equinox 800 yesterday and tried it today. I found about 70 cents in about an hour on a local beach here. Haven't found much on the beach here lately with all the sand replenishment going on. I would like to know if anyone else is experiencing blue tooth connection problems. I set it up at the beach and it worked fine for about 20 minutes and then quit. The headphones were charged and the phones were showing connected on the screen. I never could get any audio back out of the headphones. I tried to reconnect a million times. I am also getting a hum out of the speaker without the headphones after ground balancing and noise canceling. I get the same tone when I hardwire the phones directly into the back of the unit. Is anyone else experiencing this?
    No problems here. Check volume on machine and headphones?
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    Look at manual it's probably the threshold, I have mine set at 1 and can hear hum zero and it's gone. With headphones and internal speaker. The second speaker setting is the threshold. The speaker icon with three straight bars is the place you adjust minus or plus button. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howie#1 View Post
    Look at manual it's probably the threshold, I have mine set at 1 and can hear hum zero and it's gone. With headphones and internal speaker. The second speaker setting is the threshold. The speaker icon with three straight bars is the place you adjust minus or plus button. Hope this helps.
    Thanks, that is what it was. The bluetooth is still acting up. I work on that and get it working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slider66 View Post
    Thanks, that is what it was. The bluetooth is still acting up. I work on that and get it working.
    I had some issues with bluetooth today... it was connected to my phone but would not connect to the machine. Took about 5 binding and power cycle attempts and finally got it connected again.
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    Just FYI, the bluetooth always first looks for the WM8, once it can not locate the WM8 it then looks for the Bluetooth headphones. If your WM-8 is turned on it will never look for the blue tooth Headphones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter View Post
    Just FYI, the bluetooth always first looks for the WM8, once it can not locate the WM8 it then looks for the Bluetooth headphones. If your WM-8 is turned on it will never look for the blue tooth Headphones.
    Well it seems like I forgot to use the Aux cable into the WM-8 and thought it would go wireless from the WM-8 as an interface without the Aux cable. With the Aux cable plugged into the Wm-8 it works great. I am heading out tomorrow for an all day hunt in Sunny South Florida. i give some more feedback on this awesome machine tomorrow. Its been great so far.
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    I found this older thread while searching for answers for my similar Bluetooth issues. Perhaps others have seen this problem and would like to chime in too.

    Here is what I divined about my Equinox 800. Some days it works perfectly, you turn it ON and you see the B/T + (latency) icon on the screen showing it remembers the pairing information and the ML-80 headphones immediately get paired. Other days it starts the same but perhaps 20 minutes later the audio goes scratchy then it fades out completely. A couple of seconds later the B/T logo starts blinking again and you can hear normal audio coming from the built-in speaker. At this point, I found it is time to get out the WM-08 because it will probably not pair again for hours.
    The symptoms when it isn't working correctly are as follows. If I turn the Nox OFF and then back ON the B/T logo isn't showing anymore. If I try to start the pairing sequence from scratch, it will only look for the wireless module (yes, I have turned the WM-08 OFF). If I press the wireless button for over 10 seconds the Wi-Fi logo blinks for the normal 30 seconds then it exits the auto-pair sequence. It never even attempts to look for B/T devices. Resetting the Nox (FP) doesn't bring back the B/T functions either. Hours later I can try again and most times the B/T functions are restored.

    I know it's not the ML80 headphones because it still pairs to my cell, and it isn't a battery charge problem since they all have come directly from a full charge.

    When I first encountered this issue I marked it off as a noob user mistake, but now that I have many hours and days of experience, I think I am grasping all the features and settings. It has happened too many time to be a fluke, I suspect it is time to get Minelab involved. I was hoping this thread would include a solution to this issue.

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    Tank Circuit, I think your only course of action is to call Minelab. They'll take care of it for you.

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    Hello, I would love to know what became of this issue. How was it resolved? I just got the Nox also and cannot gets the Bluetooth icon to show up on the screen as well as pair to the headphones. As others above has said I get the headphone icon and wifi icon ,fully charged, works with phone. Watched all the videos on YouTube. Screen flashes when pairing starts but stops after about 5 seconds , then nothing.
    Thank you for your time and help in advance!

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    Pick a higher channel, make sure your WM08 is turned off too.
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    Personally I gave up on Bluetooth with the Equinox 800 and exclusively use high grade wired ear buds with the WM08 module. The WM08 has zero latency and the sound in much louder than what comes out of my wired Pelso waterproof headphones, for example. But have had some issues with the WM08 not fully charging - believed to be due to salt air corossion of the terminals which need regular cleaning when living in a salt air (e.g., Florida) environment.
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