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#1

Nero220
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06 May 2018 07:47 am

Hi everybody.

Just got exited about prospecting and finding lost stuff, so bought for our diving center detector. I'm total newbie in this field, but good at assembling things and repairing them.
Got home with detector, happy as child in Christmas eve. Assembled it, it was not difficult at all. Everything good, and first try in house, just to see, if it starts up. I know there a lot's of metal around and under floor.
It started up, and went quite crazy with peeping hi-lo, as I was expecting. Then after 10 sec or so, it silenced up and only humming (buzzing) sound remained. Ok, I thought it must been GB with floor and steel whats lays beneath. So I went out, little bit away from house and switched it on again. Nothing! Only this humming sound. Try'd to GB it again with slow and fast position with no difference. Try'd to change frequency but nothing happened, just this humming. Yes all cabel connections checked and rechecked, no bent pins.
Shortly: When I switch on the unit, I hear one battery beep, then humming follows and nothing seems to change that. Doesn't matter witch button i turn on witch position, same constant humming remains. Only button that changes anything are sound buttons on earphones. I can make it louder or quaieter, can direct the sound to one or other ear, that's it.
I try'd 3 different sets of battery, Same story. I got one time to hear 4 battery beeps, but then again hummmmm.

I really don't know what to do.
Please Help!

Nero

#2

Maldon Gold Centre
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06 May 2018 09:28 am

I'd start with reading the manual.

https://www.garrett.com/hobbysite/hbby- … manual.pdf

If you can't get the detector to behave you can bring it to us, or any other authorised Garrett dealer for help troubleshooting.


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#3

nesral
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06 May 2018 10:53 am

How does it sound without the coil connected. ?

#4

Jaros
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06 May 2018 11:10 am

Yep, if all else fails read the instructions-troubleshooting section, if there's one there.


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#5

Redfin
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06 May 2018 02:03 pm

Garret has a 4 part instructional video .


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#6

Nero220
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06 May 2018 07:01 pm

Thank you for quick response!

Yes tested already without coil, exact same result sad
Yes spent 2 days reading manuals and forums how to GB and are there similar problems around. No, seems nobody wroute about this problem. At least I could not find any.
BTW, there is no troubleshooting section in manual. This was the first place I looked.
Any ideas?

Nero

#7

Goldpick
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06 May 2018 08:14 pm

I found that nearly every issue I had with my infinium was either plug/ cable shielding or coil related, though most of those issues resulted in constant hi/lo responses, not a constant hum. Might be the possibilty of dry solder joints or power related issues, won't really know until it is opened up and checked. Do you still get constant humming woth the threshold turned right down?


Prospecting gear: Used - Whites GM3, GM2, GMT, ML XT17000, ML X-Terra 305, Garrett Gold Stinger, Tesoro Vaquero, Nokta RS pinpointer, Minelab Explorer SE Pro/Etrac, Ace 250
Current - XP Deus, Makro Racer 2, Fisher F75, Tesoro Tejon, Teknetics G2, Whites SPP, Garrett Infinium, Minelab Go-Find 60, XP MI-6, Minelab Profind, Whites Bullseye TRX, Deteknix X-pointer, Garrett AT Pointer

#8

nesral
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06 May 2018 09:27 pm

With coil disconnected, switch detector on stick a finger in the coil connecting socket the sound should increase in pitch, take out finger and pitch should decrease.

If above take place try another coil.

If you gave a location someone might be able to help with another detector and coil.

#9

campfishgold4x4
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06 May 2018 10:05 pm

If your local to 3028 i can let you try a infinium control box to see if its the coil or connections

#10

Nero220
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07 May 2018 12:42 am

Hi,

Looks, 1 of my replays did not get through.
Yes, it is humming with any knob position. Turning knobs does not change anything. I do video later and share the link Maybe that helps to understand.
As it is brand new I will contact with local dealer tomorrow.
Sincerely thank you for offering getting together and changing units for testing. Still I have to refuse because flight tickets from where I am locating cost the same as new unit smile I'm from Estonia, better google, you probably wont't find it in you head smile It is almost precisely in the other side of globe.

Nero

#11

Nero220
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07 May 2018 12:45 am

And fingering the coil hole does not any difference in sound.

#12

Nuggetbuster
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07 May 2018 07:14 am

Nero220 wrote:

And fingering the coil hole does not any difference in sound.

ops

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#13

nesral
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07 May 2018 10:48 am

One of the pins in the coil socket is connected to the socket and coil shield, if no sound change when touched then the detector is likely faulty.

As you say, take it back to the dealer.

I know in my head where Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is, it was a part of geography and history lessons in my primary school years.

#14

Nero220
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07 May 2018 04:08 pm

Here is the video:
Unfortunately I'm to noob to post links, so you have to figure it out smile
https
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com/268265322

Nero

#15

Nero220
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07 May 2018 04:09 pm

nesral wrote:

One of the pins in the coil socket is connected to the socket and coil shield, if no sound change when touched then the detector is likely faulty.

As you say, take it back to the dealer.

I know in my head where Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is, it was a part of geography and history lessons in my primary school years.

Respect.

#16

Nero220
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08 May 2018 08:14 pm

Hi,

Thank You for help. Sent the unit back to dealer and waiting for response. When I get things right, I let you know, what was the issue.

Nero

#17

nesral
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24 May 2018 10:33 am

Garrett USA have always been good with after sale service/repairs/replacements.

Hope you experience their good service first hand.

#18

Nero220
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28 May 2018 10:55 pm

Hi everybody,

Thanks again for help and advice. Got my unit back 2 days ago. Works like dream, no problems atm.
The problem was coil cord connection inside unit, so they gave me new unit.

Nero

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#19

Toysandthings
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29 May 2018 05:12 pm

I find it interesting that you can buy them new still.

Cant get them in Aus any more..:(


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#20

Goldpick
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29 May 2018 05:24 pm

Garrett does like to drag out the life of it detectors, I remember when I could still get the Scorpion Gold Stinger, a detector that was well past is prime for the time.


Prospecting gear: Used - Whites GM3, GM2, GMT, ML XT17000, ML X-Terra 305, Garrett Gold Stinger, Tesoro Vaquero, Nokta RS pinpointer, Minelab Explorer SE Pro/Etrac, Ace 250
Current - XP Deus, Makro Racer 2, Fisher F75, Tesoro Tejon, Teknetics G2, Whites SPP, Garrett Infinium, Minelab Go-Find 60, XP MI-6, Minelab Profind, Whites Bullseye TRX, Deteknix X-pointer, Garrett AT Pointer

#21

nesral
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29 May 2018 09:06 pm

Good to hear you got an Infinium LS that is now working, may your finds be plentiful and interesting. rainbow

#22

Nero220
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29 May 2018 10:44 pm

Yeah, all ready cleaned my yard from rusty nails smile
The unit feels like it's made like 10 years ago. You know, all material and cords. Plastic and rubber changes with time. I wonder where can I check it's production date...


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