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  1. #1

    Mar 2020
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    Problem with my new Garrett Pointer Pro

    Got my AT pro the other day, went out in the yard to give it a shot, along with the pointer pro (Garrett Carrot) that comes with it. The pointer worked great initially, but after a few digs it seemed to enter some strange mode where the beeps no longer increase in rapidity as you get closer to the object. It just slowly beeps in a pulsing fashion even if I put the pointer directly onto a steel object. I’ve tried removing and replacing the battery, cycling through all of the modes, nothing seems to help.

    Anyone else had this issue, and if so, is there any fix? Thanks!

    Here’s a link to a video of what’s happening:

    Last edited by Woodrodius; Mar 29, 2020 at 09:07 PM.

  2. #2
    Twogunbloodoath

    Mar 2020
    Trinity county CA
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    Yeah I do too. I have to re start it. Sometimes mine still beeps after it leaves the target and won’t stop until I power it down. I’m not sure what the deal is.

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    Deep1

    Dec 2018
    Carolina Lowcountry
    XP Deus, Nox 800, Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II, Poor ole wore out Fisher 1266 that still finds stuff.
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    My first thought is battery, but you replaced it.
    With a known good one?

    Next, would be, it is detuned.
    Example: placing pinpointer near target and pressing power button.
    Now it only see target from that distance or less.
    Get a piece of silver and/or copper.
    Remove battery, install known good battery, push button 1 time briefly to power up.
    Now air test with the silver and/copper, if they give no signal, it's time to call Garrett.
    It's most likely broke.
    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.

    "Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result" Winston Churchill

    The truth I do not stretch or shove
    When I state that the dog is full of love.
    I've also found, by actual test,
    A wet dog is the lovingest.
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  4. #4

    Mar 2020
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    It is giving a signal, however the beeps don't get more rapid as it gets closer to the metal object anymore. When it detects metal it does a pulsing beep that never varies, which makes it pretty useless as a pinpointer.

  5. #5
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    Watch For Motorcycles

    Dec 2009
    St. Charles County, Missouri
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    Sounds like one of the Chinese knock-offs. Did it come with a lanyard?
    Watch for Motorcycles

  6. #6

    Mar 2020
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    Quote Originally Posted by GopherDaGold View Post
    Sounds like one of the Chinese knock-offs. Did it come with a lanyard?
    I don't remember seeing a lanyard, but it came inside the box for my AT Pro, I didn't buy it separately. Assuming if it came inside the box it'd be a legit one?

  7. #7
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    Deep1

    Dec 2018
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    No, not necessarily, there are knock offs with the Garrett name on them.
    It sounds broke to me.
    Call your dealer or Garrett.
    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.

    "Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result" Winston Churchill

    The truth I do not stretch or shove
    When I state that the dog is full of love.
    I've also found, by actual test,
    A wet dog is the lovingest.
    Ogden Nash

  8. #8
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    Watch For Motorcycles

    Dec 2009
    St. Charles County, Missouri
    Garrett AT Pro, Tesoro Vaquero, Bounty Hunter Land Star, Teknetics Delta 4000, Minelab Equinox 600, Garrett Carrot
    2,650
    2651 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Woodrodius View Post
    I don't remember seeing a lanyard, but it came inside the box for my AT Pro, I didn't buy it separately. Assuming if it came inside the box it'd be a legit one?
    Hopefully just a bad legit carrot and they send you a new one without having to ship the whole package back.
    Watch for Motorcycles

  9. #9

    Mar 2020
    7
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    Update:

    Let it sit overnight and powered it on with the original battery (2 beeps on startup, apparently the knockoffs do 3) and it started working normally. I'm confused. I tossed a new energizer in there for good measure, and put a quarter on the bottom to tighten the connection, hopefully it continues to behave itself. Thanks everyone!

 

 

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