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    Melissa

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    Dead Propointer

    Does anyone have a dead Garret pro pointer they would be willing to give up for parts. Mine was acting up and having some circuit board building and wiring experience I took it apart to look at it. What I wasnt counting on was on and off button getting caught on the edge as I was pulling the innards out and the minuscule spring on the switch sailing across the room. / Dang it.

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    You could always install a aftermarket switch.... little bit of soldering required.

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    Melissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by aoyue2702
    You could always install a aftermarket switch.... little bit of soldering required.
    Great idea!!! I hadn't thought of that. I didnt think about it still being under warranty when I took it apart either. Lol. I appreciate the help Aoyue2702!

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    im in tn also, what part are you in

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    Melissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by aoyue2702
    im in tn also, what part are you in
    Oak Ridge. How about you?

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    johnson city area

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    Melissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by aoyue2702
    johnson city area
    Oh cool! My parents and I went through there once as a kid.

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    i would get a
    aftermarket switch at radio shack. the reason your switch came apart is because you have to remove the rubber boot before disassembly or else the switch will fly everywhere lol. you can get a basic on / off switch or a momentary/on/off

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    also id call garret anyway if its still under warranty. tell them your switch stopped working... they may still fix it

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    I don't think garrett will fix a PP that has been taken apart. Well let me tell you that the same exact thing happend to me, I took it apart and bang... there goes the switch.. Well fortunately it is not a hard to find switch, You will not find the exact replacement but one that will work for sure, I found one in a local electronic shop, since they were so cheap I bought 3. Thank god I did. The first flew into pieces the exact moment I tried to push the board in (the switch was a bit bigger than the original so it didn't clear with the hight). The second one I tried to take the switch apart to fix the original switch and I found out it was not possible. The 3rd and last switch worked well after I cut the switch pole to the shortest possible size for it to clear the hight problem and it works like a charm now.
    Most important thing is to get the shortest (hight) switch you can find. Take off the original and use it as an example when you go to the shop for one.

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    Melissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by aoyue2702
    i would get a
    aftermarket switch at radio shack. the reason your switch came apart is because you have to remove the rubber boot before disassembly or else the switch will fly everywhere lol. you can get a basic on / off switch or a momentary/on/off
    Thank you Aoyue!

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    Melissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by norbyx
    I don't think garrett will fix a PP that has been taken apart. Well let me tell you that the same exact thing happend to me, I took it apart and bang... there goes the switch.. Well fortunately it is not a hard to find switch, You will not find the exact replacement but one that will work for sure, I found one in a local electronic shop, since they were so cheap I bought 3. Thank god I did. The first flew into pieces the exact moment I tried to push the board in (the switch was a bit bigger than the original so it didn't clear with the hight). The second one I tried to take the switch apart to fix the original switch and I found out it was not possible. The 3rd and last switch worked well after I cut the switch pole to the shortest possible size for it to clear the hight problem and it works like a charm now.
    Most important thing is to get the shortest (hight) switch you can find. Take off the original and use it as an example when you go to the shop for one.

    Thank you Norbyx. I dont feel quiet so silly now that I know it happened to you too. LoL. I appreciate the info I will do some looking around for some switches.

 

 

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