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  1. #1
    us
    May 2017
    Connecticut
    Equinox 800 & Tesoro Compadre 8"
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    415 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Pro-Find 35 Problem

    I'm having a weird problem with the Pro-Find 35 pinpointer. Whenever I put it in a hole to pinpoint once it gets a signal it turns itself off. This happens almost every time. Its like an overload or something. Yet it doesn't happen when I pinpoint something not in the hole. Any help would be much obliged.

  2. #2
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    Rawhide

    Nov 2010
    SouthWestern USA
    Nox 800, Etrac, F75, AT Pro. Last two for sale.
    3,547
    2104 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Bad battery I hope.
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  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2011
    Southwest Ohio
    Minelab Equinox 600(stock and 6" coil), Profind 35, Makro PP, and a little luck.
    439
    491 times
    Metal Detecting
    I just bought a Profind 35 about 3 weeks ago and after installing the battery that Minelab included, it wouldn't even turn on. I have heard others talk about problems with the cheap battery that is included with the pinpointer . I have always had good luck with Energizer Max batteries in any of the pinpointers I have used through the years. Hopefully your problem is the battery as well. I also remove my battery from the pinpointer after each hunt as to keep the pressure off of the terminal springs when not in use.
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    Diggn' is my business....and business is good!

  4. #4
    us
    May 2017
    Connecticut
    Equinox 800 & Tesoro Compadre 8"
    244
    415 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for the replies! I will replace the battery that came with it and see if that helps.

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    us
    Mar 2015
    Alabama
    XP DEUS, XP MI-6, HF Elliptical Coil, HF 9" Round Coil, X35 11" Coil
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    My 35 is only about 3 weeks old and it keeps alerting on target and continues after I move it away from the target. I have to power it down to stop alerting. Also, the 35 has shut down on its own a few times. I installed a new Duracell when I received it, never used the non-alkaline battery that came in the box.
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  6. #6
    us
    May 2017
    Connecticut
    Equinox 800 & Tesoro Compadre 8"
    244
    415 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I replaced the battery the Pinpointer came with and that fix the problem. Why would they include such a garbage battery?

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2011
    Southwest Ohio
    Minelab Equinox 600(stock and 6" coil), Profind 35, Makro PP, and a little luck.
    439
    491 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by ripvanb View Post
    I replaced the battery the Pinpointer came with and that fix the problem. Why would they include such a garbage battery?
    Minelab probably got a sweet deal on those junk 9V batteries which allows them to advertise "free battery included". They didn't state that it would be a good 9V battery though.

    Glad to hear your Profind is working.
    Diggn' is my business....and business is good!

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2019
    KY
    Fisher Research Labs F2, Equinox 600, Pro-Find 35, & Garrett Carrot.
    138
    102 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by ripvanb View Post
    I replaced the battery the Pinpointer came with and that fix the problem. Why would they include such a garbage battery?
    Why did they even design it to run off a 9V battery instead of a built in lithium (like the Equinox) or AA batteries? When a company designs a device to run off a 9V battery in the 21st century, you have to question their business judgment.

  9. #9
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    Dig everything!

    Sep 2018
    Between Half Reale Beach and Nuestra Seflora de Las Nieves
    Garrett, Equinox 800
    128
    136 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by DixieDigger67 View Post
    My 35 is only about 3 weeks old and it keeps alerting on target and continues after I move it away from the target. I have to power it down to stop alerting. Also, the 35 has shut down on its own a few times. I installed a new Duracell when I received it, never used the non-alkaline battery that came in the box.
    DixieDigger67, mine started this too. Did you fix it? Thx
    Last edited by FloridaSon; Oct 31, 2019 at 07:19 AM.
    "There is something in a treasure that fastens upon a man's mind. He will pray and blaspheme and still persevere, and will curse the day he ever heard of it, and will let his last hour come upon him unawares, still believing that he missed it only by a foot..." Joseph Conrad

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    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, Full sized shovel and a backhoe
    14,501
    25570 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (8)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by ZR2guy View Post
    Minelab probably got a sweet deal on those junk 9V batteries which allows them to advertise "free battery included". They didn't state that it would be a good 9V battery though.

    Glad to hear your Profind is working.
    "They didn't state that it would be a good 9V battery though?" ROFL Great line.

  11. #11
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    John

    Feb 2013
    Arkansas
    I’ve used about all modern ones but right now: CTX 3030, Nokta Anfibio, White’s TRX, Profind 35
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    1497 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    I’m not too impressed with the Profind thus far, but it gets the job done.

  12. #12
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    Rawhide

    Nov 2010
    SouthWestern USA
    Nox 800, Etrac, F75, AT Pro. Last two for sale.
    3,547
    2104 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Fixed my issues, just got a garret and keep the minilab for a loaner or back up.

 

 

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