Jul 04, 2012, 01:58 PM
GTI 2500 gone haywire
Hoping someone can suggest a solution, I have a 2500, I've been off the grid for a few years from the hobby, last time I used my detector it worked fine. I packed it away without the batteries in it. I just put fresh batteries in and fired it up, it is not functioning properly at all. The treasure talk function is possessed and spits out a constant stream of random words and the display randomly and constantly lights up all over. None of the buttons respond. I'm guessing I need to send this back to Garret.
Jul 04, 2012 01:58 PM
Jul 04, 2012, 02:06 PM
... And having noticed that I asked this same question a couple of years ago, I checked all of the buttons and none are stuck or sticking and there aren't any cracks in the coil or sheathing. I have yet to try the factory reset since I don't know how to do that yet.
Last edited by Contractor1900; Jul 04, 2012 at 03:12 PM.
Jul 04, 2012, 02:19 PM
Ok, I'm a dunce, looked up the simple factory reset, all is well with the detector again. It's working properly again. Hold power button for 5 seconds.
Jul 04, 2012, 02:34 PM
IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"
You got it....
"...Let no one know what,were or when..."
Jul 04, 2012, 10:07 PM
Detecting fever comes and goes.
Well you got it all by yourself.... Good to have the detector back online...
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Jul 04, 2012, 10:38 PM
It'll be good to get back out again, been far too long. Already dug up a modern dime in the yard of my new house, looking forward to hitting the parks at the new park district that I now work at.
Jul 10, 2012, 07:59 PM
Just another Guy In Back
Your machine was punishing you for abandonment-
What I really like about my 2500 is the ability to search for one very specific item and discriminating out everything else. It's a great machine and if I don't get using it again I'm going to get punished like you did!
There is no right way to do something wrong.
Jul 10, 2012, 10:05 PM
G.I.B. - you're probably right, I was being punished, and rightfully so!
But now I have a bunch of new parks to hunt and possibly a golf course in their off season that dates back to the 1920's. Al Capone operated out of the main building for a number of years. I work for a park district that has some really old properties. Now if only the drought would break so that I could actually dig a hole!
Jul 11, 2012, 01:58 AM
finally got rain here n tn yesterday. everything seems to work better after a good rain.