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  1. #1
    us
    Apr 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    Equinox 800
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    Still Confused Part II

    This is continuation of my thread called, Still Confused.

    I have been getting weird readings and my unit has been acting strange lately.

    I talked to Minelab and they said to adjust the recovery speed and the sensitivity.

    Well, this evening I went out and did just that. I went back to the same school yard I have been going to try to learn this unit.

    The first few times I went to this playing field, I was getting good numbers and tones and finding all sorts of coins and ear rings and the assorted trash.

    However, it seems to be going down hill fast. Tonight my 800 kept getting stuck at 15 with a high tone. I could walk away from where I was standing and/or raise it up in the air and it just held the tone. I would finally have to hit the reject button to make it stop. Plus, it seem like the only signals I am getting are between 8 and 10, or 39. Adjusting the sensitivity or recovery speed made no difference. It locked into the 15 mode about three times in an hour.

    Is it time to tell Minelab there is something seriously wrong with my unit - or is it me?

    By the way, I left my cell phone in the car tonight.

    Thanks
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  2. #2
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    us
    Dec 2014
    Central Texas
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    Your Equinox is sick and needs to go see the doctor, I suggest you call and make arrangements to send it in. Have you tried doing a factory reset? If you have and it's still acting up, you need to call Jamie at Minelab and get a RA number.
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  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2018
    Atlanta, GA
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    Yes on Factory Reset.
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  4. #4
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    us
    Dec 2014
    Central Texas
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    I'd be calling Minelab first thing in the morning and get the ball rolling to get it to the repair center.
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  5. #5
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    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    Yup, another sick Equinox. Call Dr. Minelab.
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  6. #6
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    Pa
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    Probably a bad coil like pa dirt nc sand had.

  7. #7
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    us
    Jul 2015
    Near Ground Zero for Insanity
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    Yes. Call ML.
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  8. #8
    us
    Apr 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    Equinox 800
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    Call Jamie at Minelab this morning.

    She said to send the head and the coil in for service.
    Very nice. Sent me the RMA number and the return UPS label.

    Unit is already on its way.

    I will keep you informed.

    Thanks everyone.

  9. #9

    Apr 2016
    South Western PA
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    I had the same problem, they returned it with a new coil within a week.
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  10. #10
    us
    Apr 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    Equinox 800
    211
    264 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Well, Minelab sent my 800 back to me today and said they could not find anything wrong with it or rather they could not make it lock up.

    However, they said the next time it locks up to take a video of it for them. ??

    I am going to the beach Saturday, so I will see what happens.
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  11. #11
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    Tommy

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    Nothing stuck in your coil or coil cover

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  12. #12
    us
    Apr 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    Equinox 800
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    Not that we can find or identify

    I found it interesting in that they did not say it did not happen, but just video it the "next" time.

  13. #13
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    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
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    Re-Creation of a fault can be tricky, I think it is so cool that with the technologies we have today you can use your phone to make a video of the fault real time giving the techs a new thread to pull when the standard diagnostics fail. I wish you the best of luck!

  14. #14
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    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    It's kind of like cars. When they work, they're fine. When they die intermittently it takes an act of God to find the problem.

  15. #15

    Apr 2016
    South Western PA
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    Luckily when I sent mine in they were able to duplicate the “stuck in low tone” problem I had and sent me a new coil that was the solution. Good luck at the beach!

 

 
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