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Thread: Does anyone else have this issue with the Pro Pointer??

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  1. #1
    us
    Oct 2011
    North Texas
    AT Pro
    463
    46 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Does anyone else have this issue with the Pro Pointer??

    Any advice on how to fix this would be great, I'll be calling Garrett Monday to check the warranty just to make sure... Please take 2 mins to watch the video and tell me what is going on...

  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2013
    OC, Calif
    Whites Surf PI & Whites DFX
    447
    565 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    You may have purchased a FAKE. You bought it from a friend. If he didn't purchase it from a reputable shop. May be a fake.

  3. #3
    us
    Oct 2011
    North Texas
    AT Pro
    463
    46 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    He bought it from kellyco I'm pretty sure it's not a fake, it's the exact same as my other one

  4. #4
    us
    Aug 2015
    Oklahoma
    Garrett AT Pro
    50
    48 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    My new Garrett carrot does pretty much the same thing. I think it is normal. I may be wrong though. I just got mine a week ago.

  5. #5

    May 2015
    http://jobsworld.pk/
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Link is unavailable, could u plz send it "Dailymotion"

  6. #6

    Jun 2007
    Minnesota
    Tiger Shark, Xterra 705
    3,904
    2781 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Sensitivity along the sides is normal, but should detect deeper at the top. But I would try it in dirt rather than air. I don't trust air tests much.
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ

    Thomas Jefferson

  7. #7
    pkb
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    us
    Feb 2013
    Dallas
    Two Garrett AT PRO's, two Garrett pro pointers
    587
    316 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    ground balance it

  8. #8
    us
    JP

    Jan 2013
    Bradford, NH
    AT PRO
    400
    208 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have two of them and they both pick up a coin at about 1" to 1 1/2" and a little less along the side
    if it chatters - off then on and ground balance Perry

  9. #9
    us
    Mar 2009
    Columbia falls Montana
    Minelab Sov GT Explorer XS Tesoro Vaq t2se x705
    1,889
    1354 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    My at does the same thing. I think it's broken. On tiny objects it only responds 2 inches up and not on the tip at all. Very dissapointed not only in garret but myself. I went through 2 of the old propointers and swore I wouldn't buy another but had to try the new one.

  10. #10
    us
    Oct 2011
    North Texas
    AT Pro
    463
    46 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I fixed mine. Now that I understand how they are designed they all have the sweet spot on top and the side. Mine was falsing and over reacting due to one of the coil wires having the "red insulation" rubbed off of it and it was essentially grounding out on the circuit board. Because it is a full year out of warranty and I am very impatient, I fixed it myself.

    I pain stakingly removed the circuit board from the body, took a small piece of tape and covered up the CB where the wires were touching and it's working perfectly. I think I might fix a small coin onto the body behind the coil to increase the range but that will come later.

    If if you decide to do this. watch every YouTube video you can and follow it step by step. You can easily break the "on off" toggle switch or even rip the coil wires off the CB and then you really got a problem.

  11. #11

    Jan 2018
    2
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    Nice Sharing Brother,, This is really useful for me at least

  12. #12
    ca
    Feb 2009
    Deus, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
    11,015
    16299 times
    Relic Hunting
    I bought two of the black ones now, and returned one at the end of a two week hunt to the dealer that was with me. Bought the carrot and haven't had the issues as the black ones did. Best of luck with yours it could be just a piece of dung out of the box like the second one I received.

  13. #13
    us
    May 2009
    West Virginia
    Goldmaxx, Compass GSP, Garrett Infinium
    193
    168 times
    My orange one was doing that, then the problem went away when I lost it an a buddy gave me his Whites- don't miss it much
    If I don't have time to do it right, how do I have time to do it twice?

  14. #14
    RW
    RW is online now
    us
    Ron

    Feb 2007
    Fort Worth'ish
    Golden uMax w/CleanSweep - XP Deus
    692
    576 times
    Cache Hunting
    I have a couple old black ones with a lot of miles on them that are both basically unusable. Will take apart and look for insulation wear. If everything appears fine visually I may fill the void with plastic-dip or hot glue and see what happens... Third one is still going strong but would be nice to have one dependable backup. These past experiences have kept me from ordering a carrot. They should last longer period.

  15. #15

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
    MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO ....... Garrett Pro PointerÖÖ Sovereign XS-2 Pro
    64,286
    26751 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    first off not a Crack. That would not effect it that way.
    Probes are Plastic.

    I never ripped a Garrett apart I only have one.

    I have ripped a Sunray Probe apart.

    in the tip there was a metal Piece Shaped something like this.

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    Not exactly of course But closest I can find at the Moment to the Shape.

    This was the Detector part. (Tiny metal coil) & was in The tip.

    I'm wondering if that Metal Slug (Coil)

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    making the side of the probe closer to the coin then the tip.

    Though that may be Normal.
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Jan 15, 2018 at 02:11 PM.

 

 

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