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  1. #1
    us
    Sep 2005
    Oswego, New York
    DFX, Excalibur ll, Ace 250 Pro Pointer
    64
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    DFX Issue

    I was hunting the other day in an area that was a MDer's paradise. Dozens of old home sites marked by cellar holes and old drive ways and roadways, all long abandoned since the great depression.

    I was about 2 hours into a good day having found a cool 1800's button when my DFX went bezerk without apparent cause. It now constantly reads "overload" with the audio racket. I took the coil cover off to make sure there wasn't something metal wedged in it. I've also replaced the batteries w/o success.

    I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue and what was done to fix it.

    I'm hoping I don't have to send it in since I'm short of funds.

    Any advice is appreciated.

    Jernigan00

    Jernigan00

  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2009
    Falcon, CO.
    White's MXT 300,Whites Pulse Scan TDI, Detector Pro Pistol Probe
    72
    1 times

    Re: DFX Issue

    Sounds like a coil has shorted or opened. Try a known good coil on it first. Then reset every thing to default. There is not much you can fix yourself unless your an Electronics tech, with a lot of test equipment. You might call Whites, and talk with them, they are real good people in Sweet Home.
    Good luck.
    C
    Love your Country, But never trust the Government

  3. #3
    us
    Sep 2005
    Oswego, New York
    DFX, Excalibur ll, Ace 250 Pro Pointer
    64
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: DFX Issue

    Thanks CO AU Man for the advice.

    Unfortunantly, I don't have another coil nor know anyone else with one I can use.

    I'll give Whites a call Monday, 'cause your right.........I'm not a techie when it comes to electronics.

    Jernigan00
    Jernigan00

  4. #4
    Charter Member
    us
    Apr 2007
    Missouri
    AT Garrett Max
    1,504
    79 times
    Relic Hunting

    Re: DFX Issue

    I have had mine go bezerk on occassion, I strongly suspected electrical lines or under ground sources, as it cleared up when I moved a distance away.
    Have detector, Will Travel RJW

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2005
    Three Rivers
    Minelab Etrac Xp Deus Ctx 3030 Whites Dfx
    5,355
    1480 times
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: DFX Issue

    Could be power line interferance. Mine has done it to me from time to time. Pull the battery out of the back of the unit while it is on. Resets the processor. Safe for the unit.

    HH Jer

 

 

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