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    Sep 2012
    STATEN ISLAND NY
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    Iron filings on EOX and charging cord, prevent charging

    I made a video on my phone but have no idea how to put it in this post.
    Recently I've been having problems charging my new eox. Thought it was a problem with the machine, it would look like it was charging with the green light flashing but hours later it hadn't charged at all. I thought it was a problem with the charging cord so I went and got the second cord that came with the machine and compared the two, they were different, you can see the picture.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1740537. I switched the cords and my problem was fixed, the machine took the charge.
    Last night I went to charge it again but this morning the light was still flashing and I'm pretty sure the charge actually went down.
    When I inspected the cable I realized the shiny ends were black and at first thought they were burned but when I wiped them realized they are magnets covered completely with iron filings!
    I use the EOX in salt water that is well over the machine, sometimes up to my shoulders. I'm going to say when I sift for a target small dust size particles containing iron/rust are landing and sticking to the magnetized points on my machine, when I connect the charging cable those particles transfer to the much stronger magnets on the cable. In my case only one use in the water is enough to cover the points to make them look black, and prevent a proper connection for charging. I used a Qtip to roll across the magnets, the filings got stuck in the fibers and I was able to remove the iron in about a minute.
    I hope this helps somebody that has the same problem, and by the way I can also see this happening if the machine was picking up rust or soil containing iron in your vehicle. just washing with fresh water will not help.
    Good luck

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    Oct 2017
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    Thanks mike b! Good to know ahead of time if I run into a problem down the road.
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    Thanks for the heads up.... Little compressed air should clean it up eh...
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    Thanks for the info. I’m going to go and check mine right now.

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    Sep 2012
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    ONLY MINELABS, and now one Detector Pro Underwater. Macro Multi Kruzer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
    Thanks for the heads up.... Little compressed air should clean it up eh...
    If you hit that with compressed air use safety glasses, its very fine metal particles you don't want it in your eyes.
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    Iv had to have metal removed from my eye ball...not fun
    I'll sleep when I'm dead

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    Jan 2010
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    Coloma, Michigan, South West lower Michigan.Just east of St,
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    Oct 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
    Thanks for the heads up.... Little compressed air should clean it up eh...
    Or duct tape.

 

 

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