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  1. #1

    Dec 2018
    Carolina Lowcountry
    Nox 800, Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II, Poor ole wore out Fisher 1266 that still finds stuff.
    341 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Not Right Out Of The Box

    Got my 800 mid January.
    Started with factory programs, no changes other than tone volume.
    To be honest, I wasn't real impressed.
    Had some good finds, but not what I thought I should be doing.
    It was the most noisy, chatterery machine, with the worst EMI interference of any detector I have used.
    Constant falsing, I could stand in 1 spot on get a different sound, number each swing.
    I could hold the coil in the air and get random numbers.
    If I hit pinpoint mode, it would blow the earphones off my head, it was so loud.
    Screen would freeze when I switched from pinpoint to detect.
    Pinpointing was terrible, sometimes the target was not in the same zip code as the hole.
    Didn't know if this was normal .
    Don't know anyone that has an 800, so I could not compare it to another.
    Was going to call Minelab, when I realized I could do a factory reset, I had tried program resets, they did no good.
    Did a factory reset and have a whole different metal detector.
    The falsing and chattering is gone. The EMI problem is solved. Pinpoint is normal volume. Pinpoint is more accurate.
    Went into a new trashy small site that I tried to hunt 2 days before and found 100% nothing and found 3 wheat pennies on same ground I had gone over 2 days before.
    I was reading about programming the 800 and it was recommended to do a factory reset first.
    I think it is a good idea to factory reset out of the box for new owners and anybody having problems.
    If it's old, I'll dig it, dive on it, detect it or sometimes when I get lucky just bend over and pick it up.

  2. #2
    Charter Member
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    XP Deus, Equinox 800 & 600 720i Stealth Scoop
    6424 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    A Factory Reset is a good tip. Nice post.

    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    Only boaring people get board

    Nov 2018
    The Thumb
    Mine Lab Equinox 800, Mine Lab Pro Find 35, Quest Pro, Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro Pointer 2, Whites ID5 Classic
    631 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    good to know I just ordered a 800 last night .... thanks for sharing

  4. #4

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600, fisher gold bug pro.
    8162 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Yes good idea.
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  5. #5
    Charter Member
    Feb 2019
    Camden SC
    Minelab Equinox 800 11" & 6" Coil, XP DEUS 9" HF Coil, Garret Pro-Pointer, Minelab Pro-Find 35.
    1078 times
    Relic Hunting
    I'm getting ready to go on a hunt this weekend on some good ground in the SC lowcountry. I'm planning on using the Deus mainly but the Equinox will be there as well. Just for precaution I did a factory reset last night and went back through and added my custom settings(Provided by a fellow member). Not sure if it was necessary but did it anyway for my own satisfaction.
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  6. #6
    Mar 2012
    Whites MXT ALL PRO,
    2804 times
    Relic Hunting
    Hey Highstrung, Best of luck to you in your hunt in the SC Low country this weekend.
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  7. #7
    Mar 2019
    Southern California
    Minelab Equinox 800
    157 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I'm glad to hear the factory reset fixed your issues.
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    Mineland Equinox 800

  8. #8
    Jan 2011
    Southwest Ohio
    Minelab Equinox 600(stock and 6" coil), Profind 35, Makro PP, and a little luck.
    486 times
    Metal Detecting
    Strange. When my Equinox arrived, the newest software update had just been released. I turned mine on right out of the box to make sure it powered up. I charged it and immediately downloaded and installed the update, took it out for a spin; worked perfectly and has ever since. Glad you solved your issue though.
    A2coins and Hawks88 like this.
    Diggn' is my business....and business is good!

  9. #9
    Charter Member

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
    23969 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Good you fixed it I reset every new hunt
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