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  1. #1
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    Greatrichard

    Jun 2005
    Barrington, IL
    Garrett GTI2500
    83
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    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.

  2. #2
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    Greatrichard

    Jun 2005
    Barrington, IL
    Garrett GTI2500
    83
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    ... 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.

  3. #3
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    Greatrichard

    Jun 2005
    Barrington, IL
    Garrett GTI2500
    83
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    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.

  4. #4
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    IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"

    Nov 2006
    N.E. Ohio on lake Erie
    ** I use only top name brand detectors *****
    6,480
    1264 times
    ANY TYPE OF TREASURE HUNTING THAT PUTS MONEY IN MY POCKET
    You got it....
    "...Let no one know what,were or when..."

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    cr
    Detecting fever comes and goes.

    Jun 2012
    San Jose
    Actual: Whites MXT All Pro, M6 and Tesoro Sand Shark Ex: BH Platinum, Tesoro Lobo, ST & Tejon, Teknetics Delta, Whites MXT, V3i, Dual Field, MX5; DP Wader, Garrett At-PRO, Fisher Gold Bug 2, CZ-70Pro
    836
    142 times
    Metal Detecting and Ham Radio
    Well you got it all by yourself.... Good to have the detector back online...

    Sent from my iPhone using TreasureNet

  6. #6
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    Greatrichard

    Jun 2005
    Barrington, IL
    Garrett GTI2500
    83
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    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.

  7. #7
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    Just another Guy In Back

    Feb 2007
    Left coast of Florida
    GTI 2500 / Infinium LS / Tesoro Sand Shark / Garrett Pro-pointer
    3,498
    2396 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    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!
    Get up late... Start slow... Taper off...

  8. #8
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    Greatrichard

    Jun 2005
    Barrington, IL
    Garrett GTI2500
    83
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    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!

  9. #9
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    Jul 2012
    WEST TN
    F2,pinpointer that came with it
    63
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    finally got rain here n tn yesterday. everything seems to work better after a good rain.

 

 

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