Do I need to redo all software updates?

lamarkeiko

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I've had my Equinox 800 for about 2 1/2 years now with no problems. Two days ago going detecting, I powered up my Equinox, and I had no screen. Everything seemed to be working, except I couldn't see anything. Tried turning detector on and off several times with no luck. Tried screen backlight with no change. I then decided to try a factory reset, and to my surprise I got my screen back. My question is, do I need to do all the factory updates again, including the iron bias update?
 

midalake

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I've had my Equinox 800 for about 2 1/2 years now with no problems. Two days ago going detecting, I powered up my Equinox, and I had no screen. Everything seemed to be working, except I couldn't see anything. Tried turning detector on and off several times with no luck. Tried screen backlight with no change. I then decided to try a factory reset, and to my surprise I got my screen back. My question is, do I need to do all the factory updates again, including the iron bias update?
I would do a factory reset.
 
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lamarkeiko

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Dec 30, 2018
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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Garrett ADS III
Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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I already did that as mentioned in my post. I would like to know if I need to reinstall all the software updates That I had previously done.
 

midalake

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I already did that as mentioned in my post. I would like to know if I need to reinstall all the software updates That I had previously done.

A factory reset will not change the updates you currently have.
 
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lamarkeiko

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Dec 30, 2018
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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Garrett ADS III
Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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I already did that as mentioned in my post. I would like to know if I need to reinstall all the software updates That I had previously done.
Powered up my Equinox again yesterday, and the same problem occured with no screen. I again did Factory reset several times and still have no screen.
Contacted Minelab Support, and am in progress of sending in head for repair.
 

CreakyDigger

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Jul 23, 2019
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White's Spectra v3; Equinox 600
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I already did that as mentioned in my post. I would like to know if I need to reinstall all the software updates That I had previously done.
If I'm not mistaken, the factory reset puts everything back to original program settings, but doesn't erase any software updates.
 

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