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    pro pointer question

    I just got my garrett pro pointer used abouy a month. Now when I dig a plug and go tk use it if I push it in on the undug ground it will beep like its falsing almost. Anyone elses do this or do I need to call garrett?

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    us
    Nov 2012
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    Common problem if you put pressure on the tip. I've heard people have sent them back and they have fixed it. Must be an easy fix too because they do it quickly. I might pull mine apart and take a peak inside because I can make mine do it to. They are not designed to probe dirt with but they have a scraper built into the side.

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    Diggin up TEXAS!

    Sep 2009
    Fort Worth,Texas
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    Yea, thats pretty common...You shouldnt need to put any pressure in the hole....lol..that didnt sound right

    But really, I noticed that all the time...You should be good to go!

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    Ok thanks guy's

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    Jun 2009
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    It has been said that with rough handling the ferrite core in the coil cracks and that causes the Propointer to false easily if a little pressure is placed on the tip in any direction.
    I have one that falses very easy. I am not sure if there is a ferrite core, but that info sounds correct and would explain the phenomenon.

    This has happened to me before. I sent my Propointer in for repairs and each time I got a new case. I was told the coil was bad in one incident.
    I believe the coil is epoxied into the tip of the case so I don't know if it can be removed. I couldn't remove it the one time I had my Propointer apart.

    The cost of repair is somewhere around $40 bucks not including shipping. I would say that the Propointer is to fragile in this regard and should be improved if the core is the problem.
    The moment someone comes out with a bullet proof pointer as good as the Propointer, they are going to lose a lot of business.
    When it comes to detecting, you will always find me "out standing in the field".

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    Jan 2009
    South East Tennessee on Ga, Ala line
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    Mine falses on low batteries also.
    Please read our rules and enjoy the site. TreasureNet.com Rules

    All finds posted by me are from private property with landowner permission.

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    Rawhide

    Nov 2010
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    My first propointer became problematic after about a month using it in tot lots. When it becomes unusable, send it in, they will take care of you. I am very gentle with my replacement, they are built tough. I wont hunt without it.

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    I am not afraid to push on the point of mine. I don't push hard but I don't baby it. Mine went a lil haywire for awhile then i read on Tnet to put a piece of cardboard in the end to keep the battery tighter and haven't had a problem since. I do blow the speaker hole out now and then when the sound gets weak but that's it. I think the pro pointer is pretty rugged myself

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    I dnt jam it in the ground but I'm pushing around. Its startin to grt cold in Pa, no snow yet. I might call garrett and see what they say since its only about a month old.

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    Ism
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    Yep, get it repaired under warranty, Garret is very helpful even if you didn't send the card in.
    If under 30 days, you might consult the place you bought it for replacement. If you send it in, you will incur shipping charges for the trip to Garrett.
    They pay to send it back.
    When it comes to detecting, you will always find me "out standing in the field".

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    us
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    My ProPointer went nuts after about a year of use. It would just start sounding off for no reason. After trying all the obvious solutions including new batteries from a different manufacturer, a spacer in the cap, start/restart, it finally got to the point of being useless.

    Solution? I stole my wife's! Then I sent my broken one to Garrett after contacting them via their website. Nice folks. I mentioned that it was likely out of warranty and I was ready to purchase a new one if this was going to cost much to fix. Got it back in about 10 days cleaned up and polished and working like new. NO charge!

    I love Garrett for their products and their service. Get an RMA number from them and send it back.

    Stoney
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    The only thing i have to say about Garetts customers service is they are great .best by far

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    its never lost

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    +1, garret's a great company with great products & customer service

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    Mar 2009
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    When mine starts to chirp and chatter like that what I do is turn it off, hold the tip on the ground, then turn it back on with the tip still touching the ground. It kind of almost acts like a ground balance of sorts. Works for me anyway.

    -Swartzie
    Keep calm and dig on

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    us
    Nov 2012
    Cincinnati Ohio
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swartzie View Post
    When mine starts to chirp and chatter like that what I do is turn it off, hold the tip on the ground, then turn it back on with the tip still touching the ground. It kind of almost acts like a ground balance of sorts. Works for me anyway. -Swartzie
    That's exactly what it does and will decrease its sensitivity. It's one of its features. Hold it next to anything conductive and turn it on and it will only pick it up at about 1/2 inch. It helps to locate a target in the hole also if your getting too strong of a signal.

 

 

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