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    us
    Jun 2016
    PA
    White's MX5 Garrett Pro Pointer
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    Metal Detecting

    Detector shutting off on its own

    A few weeks ago my White's MX5 starting shutting off on it's own. It doesn't make the power down tone as it would when you manually turn it off, it just immediately shuts off. The first time I noticed this issue, it was really cold out, so I wrote it off as maybe the batteries were freezing up. It's now gotten to the point where as soon as the machine turns on, after a swing or two it shuts down, without making the tone that it should when being shut off. I opened up the battery pack to check the prongs and everything seems to be okay. The pack itself did have a battery that leaked a while back, so the 1 prong inside the pack is slightly corroded, but nothing too bad. I'm still rather new to the hobby so I'm not sure what I should do here. Rather frustrated though, feeling like I should have went with the AT Pro over the White's. Would it be a good idea to buy a replacement battery back first and try that or just send it back to Whites? Thanks for the help. -KP
    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson

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    us
    Jun 2008
    Stroudsburg Monroe co. PA
    Whites Specra V3I, Whites Beach Hunter
    387
    201 times
    Metal Detecting
    I would clean the terminals so you have a 100% good connection

    put a meter on the terminals that connect to the detector and move pack around
    should be solid reading

    where are you located in PA
    Last edited by victhedog; Apr 29, 2017 at 11:51 AM.
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  3. #3
    Charter Member
    us
    Aug 2013
    SoCal
    XP Deus Sovereign GT Omega 8500 Patriot
    4,001
    2759 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Good advice! Definitely clean off any corrosion left on the battery terminal then check it with the multimeter. If not good call whites. They are a great company for customer service. Good luck!
    "Today" is a great find!

  4. #4
    us
    Nov 2013
    Philadelphia PA
    DFX 950, U13,6"Exc & 4x6 Coils, Coinmaster GT 4x6 & NEL Hunter coil, TRX Pin Pointer, CZE-T200 FM Transmitter, Sangean DT-400W and ER6i in-ears.
    967
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    when you drop the pack in you put force on the terminal pins inside.. if the battery does not hold the door open when you try and close it, requiring you to push the battery in to get the door closed, then the terminal pins are pushed down. This looseness is why it shuts offf when you put it down or pick it up fast.. all whites do this..
    You can use a coat hanger with a hook bent on the end to reach down into the battery compartment and pull up on the L shaped terminal pins.. problem solved.. just don't drop of slam in the batter pack any more.
    Good luck
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  5. #5
    us
    May 2011
    tujunga ca
    xlt mxt gmz whites
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    whats the best way to clean them?eraser?
    thanks brad

  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2016
    PA
    White's MX5 Garrett Pro Pointer
    37
    29 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thanks for the advice guys. Thankfully it was seems that it was just the prongs on the inside of the battery pack itself that needed to be bent back into position so that it makes a full connection. So far so good....seems to have solved the problem for now.
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  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2016
    USA
    Garrett GTI 2500- Garrett AT PRO- Garrett Pro-Pointer AT-
    311
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    I'm having the same problem with my AT Pro. I'm able to use it for about 15-20 mins then it shuts off. I'm now carrying back up detectors everywhere I go. real annoying. Also this machine is less than a year old.

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    Jun 2008
    Stroudsburg Monroe co. PA
    Whites Specra V3I, Whites Beach Hunter
    387
    201 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by 1637 View Post
    whats the best way to clean them?eraser?
    thanks brad
    if its light corrosion that will work heavier stuff needs a brush
    make sure nothing go into unit

  9. #9
    us
    Jun 2007
    Central Wisconsin
    Ace 250 with 10 x 14 Excelerator Coil & ATPro
    998
    394 times
    Quote Originally Posted by dfallis1 View Post
    I'm having the same problem with my AT Pro. I'm able to use it for about 15-20 mins then it shuts off. I'm now carrying back up detectors everywhere I go. real annoying. Also this machine is less than a year old.
    You should call Garrett about it, I think the ATPro has a 2 year warranty.

 

 

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