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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2005
    Now in Guam
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    ACE 250 acting crazy

    The other day I took my ACE 250 from its storage area and went outside. When I turned it it just went crazy. It started beeping and chirping and the screen was jumping all over the place. It would not stop even when I held it in the air. The day before it was just fine. I changed the batteries and that didn't help. I haven't dropped it or gotten it wet. In fact I take very good care of it seeing as how much it cost and all. Has anyone had this happen to their ACE 250? What did you do to correct it or do I need to send it in to the factory?

    Jeff if you need to move this I understand. I'm just frustrated right now the machine isn't but about six months old and this happens. I'm just looking for some possible answers that will keep me from being detectorless for who knows how long.

    Thanks for your inputs everyone.

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2005
    land of the free-taxed to death
    Whites M6 Nokta Fors CoRe
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    Re: ACE 250 acting crazy

    Hi, was the sensitivity turned all the way up? Thats the only time mine is erratic. I hope its nothing serious but if you have to send to Garrett their service is top notch. Please let us know is you find the cure!!!!
    HH
    greg
    Whites Matrix M6-QXT Pro

  3. #3

    Jun 2005
    Virginia Beach, VA
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    Re: ACE 250 acting crazy

    Another possibility is that the ACE 250 was close to powerlines or ground wires. Sometimes it happens to me and just keep beeping and freaking out, etc. Just a thought.
    ACE 250

  4. #4
    us
    Feb 2005
    Now in Guam
    ACE 250/ Fisher D2
    182
    9 times

    Re: ACE 250 acting crazy

    where I was at is where I always go for an hour hunt. Just down the street from my house. I never had a problem there before. There are no power lines around and the sensitivity was at the normal four bars. Even turned all the way down it was going off. As far as ground wires or cables. None that I know of or at least it never went crazy before. I tried it again when I got home today except I went out front, same results.

  5. #5

    Jul 2005
    Petal MS
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    Re: ACE 250 acting crazy

    (1) Most common reason I have found for this occurance with the ACE250 is Battery power getting low.

    (2) If you can't find the cause, you should check into sending the electronics box to Garrett for repair ( Free )

    (3) The least likely cause could be Alien Interferance. Just to be sure you are protected, go here ...

    http://stopabductions.com/



    Let us know when & if you figure out the cause & cure.
    Originally from N.Y. .... the "BITE ME" State.

    Those who tell us we are wasting our time detecting, are wasting theirs telling us about it.

  6. #6
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
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    Re: ACE 250 acting crazy

    Of the thousands sold, once in a while one has to break. I guess you're it? Garrett service is top notch luckily. Phone them and get an authorization number and it should be back to you fairly quickly. That's why I have a backup, couldn't live but a few days without a prospecting fix. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2005
    Now in Guam
    ACE 250/ Fisher D2
    182
    9 times

    Re: ACE 250 acting crazy

    I called them and they are preplexed as well and told me to send it I guess I will have to. If it is aliens the little @$#%$^ better stop messing with my detector!

    Monty, I do have a back up. Its my first detector, a Bounty Hunter my wife bought me. I guess it will have to do for now.

    Thanks everyone for your input I appreciate it.

  8. #8
    us
    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
    10,747
    134 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Re: ACE 250 acting crazy

    My wife detector and backup is also a Bounty Hunter! I've seen some posts making fun of BH, but I have found a lot of "things" with mine. BH may be the one most commonly used detector to get people started in the hobby. I have no qualms at all about pulling mine out ever so often and giving it a workout. I also have an ACE 250 which cost less than my BH, but I am just more comfortable with it on a day to day basis. So unlimber that "muffler on a stick" and keep going. You might be surprised. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  9. #9
    pidjammies1

    Re: ACE 250 acting crazy

    I have an Ace 250 that I bought in August. I like it but sometimes it is hard to pintpoit with it. No problems other than that. I bought some new head phones for it at Radio Shack last night. They are small and comfortable to wear, they have a volume control and an on/off switch.

  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2005
    Now in Guam
    ACE 250/ Fisher D2
    182
    9 times

    Re: ACE 250 acting crazy

    Monty,

    Don't get me wrong I do like the Bounty Hunter, I'll never get rid of it. It just doesn't discriminate near as well as the ACE 250 does. I will break it out I will just have to get use to digging more trash than before.

  11. #11
    Ray(Md)

    Re: ACE 250 acting crazy

    Pidjammies,Garrett had some ace 250 with a pinpoint problem.Something in the electronics circuitry. Anyway they are offering a free upgrade fix. Just call them and get the info to send it in..

  12. #12
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
    10,747
    134 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: ACE 250 acting crazy

    I keep hearing about pinpointing problems with the ACE, but I never have had a problem. Am I just lucky, good or what? Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  13. #13
    WHITE'S SPECTRUM XLT, SURF-MASTER PI PRO

    Mar 2005
    NEW HAMPSHIRE
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    Re: ACE 250 acting crazy

    an electric fence for animals will also do this
    A LOST COIN SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN

  14. #14
    us
    Feb 2005
    Now in Guam
    ACE 250/ Fisher D2
    182
    9 times

    Re: ACE 250 acting crazy

    Ok, I don't get it. I took it out again today, turned it on in the same place and low and behold it was quiet, not a peep. I tested it and it works fine. Wierd. Maybe the planets were aligned the wrong way or something. At any rate I'm happy its working again.

  15. #15
    us
    A swingin' fool

    May 2005
    Hudson Falls, NY
    White's Spectrum XLT---Tinytec Ultraluxe probe
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    Re: ACE 250 acting crazy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ilovetodig
    Maybe the planets were aligned the wrong way or something.
    I'd bet that was it. I mean its been 60-70 degrees in November. What else could it be..................... :P

    GL & HH,

    DugHoles
    [size=16pt]The most fantastic time to be alive is right now[/size]

 

 
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