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    “We do not inherit the planet from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

    Mar 2013
    NE PA
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    Pro Pointer question...

    I had to send my Garrett Pro Pointer back twice because it would continuously beep at nothing, I could hold it straight up in the air and it would beep, I had it out today and for the most part it worked pretty good. However, a few times it started beeping like a dying puppy while it sat on the ground and I attempted to put it back in the hole. I don't remember it doing this when I first got it, but then I am old and I really don't remember. The only way I can get it to work after it does this death rattle is turn it off and on and then it is good to go. You guys that have one of these does yours do this? I took the battery cover off and placed a piece of Velcro in the cap ( I had a round sticky piece and thought I would try that to tighten up the battery. I can live with this if this is the way they are but it they aren't I would like this one repaired or replaced. Thanks!
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    A few times I had to reset (off and on) to clear it. Heck, I have to reboot my PC every once in a while!
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    Feb 2013
    Flagstaff, AZ
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    I have had no such problems with mine, despite being dropped on the pavement a few times. If you are hunting in heavily mineralized ground, this may be the reason why it is acting that way. It is a very sensitive instrument, it will detect the silver fillings in my teeth just by holding it to the side of my face!. My description of the Pro Pointer would be "rugged and reliable".
    Last edited by CoinHunterAZ; Jun 01, 2013 at 05:21 PM.

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    May 2013
    Tampa, Florida
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    I just ordered one of garretts pro pointers.. I have a garrett AT pro ... guess this now makes me a garrett man. From what I have read here on the forums, Garrett is number one on customer service, hope they send you a replacement. Have you contacted their Customer Service yet ?
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    its never lost

    Mar 2013
    mass North Attleboro
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    Ya no issues with mine either in pretty rough with mine but couple people made me alittle nervous i didn't want to be without 1 just incase I had to send in for repair so bought a sunray dx-1 for detector all bases covered

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    May 2013
    Crest Hill, Illinois
    Garrett Ace 350 & Garrett Pro PinPointer
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    While hunting with my daughter one day, my Garrett Pro Pointer started beeping constantly. I'd put it in the hole and it would stop, then my daughter would grab some dirt out of the hole and it would start beeping again. So I handed her the pointer and I started pulling dirt out. After 10 minutes of this, we both looked at each other, in wonder, why there was nothing in the hole, but it would beep when our hands, were inside. Well........she was wearing a bracelet, and I had my wedding rings on !!! We couldn't believe it!! She's been detecting for many years, and we just layed on the ground and laughed. Daaahhh!! So....now I leave all jewelry at home. The bad thing about it, is, I can't leave my two Titanium Knee replacements at home!! LOL......The Pro will go off if I put it near my knees. LOL.....

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    “We do not inherit the planet from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

    Mar 2013
    NE PA
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    Thanks, no jewlery on me, no cell phone etc. I Can live with it for now.

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    If it self corrects by turning it off and back on again, then what's the problem?

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    “We do not inherit the planet from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

    Mar 2013
    NE PA
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    If you have to do that everytime you stick it in the hole, that's the problem. And that was what I had to do the last time it went in. Now just to be clear it is working right now and only required one or two resets yesterday and I can live with that. I did place a piece of Velcro under the cap, someone said they place a quarter in the cap and that solved the problem. Someone else said they wrap the battery in Velcro so the battery doesn't move. I shook mine and nothing rattles so I assume the battery is tight but I thought I'll give it a try.

    Bottom line I wouldn't hunt without the Pro Pointer if I didn't have too. And to repeat it is working and hopefully it won't act up like it did before either. I was just checking if mine is the norm or am I missing something.
    Last edited by badpenny; Jun 02, 2013 at 06:45 AM.

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    Ron Shaw

    May 2013
    Lawrenceville,Il.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badpenny View Post
    If you have to do that everytime you stick it in the hole, that's the problem. And that was what I had to do the last time it went in. Now just to be clear it is working right now and only required one or two resets yesterday and I can live with that. I did place a piece of Velcro under the cap, someone said they place a quarter in the cap and that solved the problem. Someone else said they wrap the battery in Velcro so the battery doesn't move. I shook mine and nothing rattles so I assume the battery is tight but I thought I'll give it a try.

    Bottom line I wouldn't hunt without the Pro Pointer if I didn't have too. And to repeat it is working and hopefully it won't act up like it did before either. I was just checking if mine is the norm or am I missing something.
    badpenny,mine did that the other day,and I thought "oh no" here we go! Then I noticed I was getting a lot of EMI on the ATP,and looked up and I was right under some powerlines. I moved over to another location and it went away. The pro Pointer also returned to normal operation. I don't know if the EMI effects the Pro Pointers or not but it operated as it should the rest of the hunt?
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    Mine did this too... Changed the battery...ended up fixing 75% of the problem... Took the cap off with the battery still sitting in it and wobbled it a little and saw that (while the pp was pointing straight down) it(the battery) had some wiggle room... So, I put ducttape around JUST the sides of the battery and snugly put it in... Then I put a piece on the butt of it so that when the cap was put on it had no vertical movement... Since doing this, its worked flawlessly...this may not help you, but I suggest everyone w propointer problems to try it...if it doesn't work, well, garretts customer service is second to NONE... I have never read one bad thing bout them... And that is y I'm a Garrett fanboy...

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    Ron Shaw

    May 2013
    Lawrenceville,Il.
    XP Deus, Garrett AT Max,Simplex +, Garrett Pro Pointer , Fisher F Point, Garrett Digging Tool, Gator Razor, Digging Tool, Sampson Digger, Get the Track Hoe! It's a deep one! :)
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    Mine went ape today! I got the 2 tones indicating the battery was low. So I changed it out for a new one,then about 20 minutes later it started sounding like a ambulance siren high low sounds. I shoved a quarter behind the battery,and all is well now! I wonder if the little prongs on the pin pointer get weak after a while,then don't make good contact?
    "Old,Slow,and in the Way!" “Anyone who trades liberty for security, deserves neither”.........Benjamin Franklin

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    Chris

    Apr 2013
    Ohio
    Garrett AT Pro, Pro pointer
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    Mine also does this occasionally, it will just start beeping at nothing..
    I turn it off and back on again and she's good to go. I always just assumed it was some sort of EMI?

    Other than that it works beautifully

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    Dec 2008
    austin,texas
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    The only problem I've had with mine is that I keep covering up the speaker with my hand & not relizing it.

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    Ron Shaw

    May 2013
    Lawrenceville,Il.
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    I just checked the 9V battrery and it reads 8.04V? I don't know how low they have to get, before the Pro Pointer quits working right?
    "Old,Slow,and in the Way!" “Anyone who trades liberty for security, deserves neither”.........Benjamin Franklin

 

 
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