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#26

HoudiniHarry
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From: GT, VIC
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27 October 2019 08:25 pm

warranty is the way to go

cheers
hh


Having a great time searching for gold....
Machines used: SDC2300, GPX4500 and Equinox 800

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#27

hAyyoUinAU
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From: Brisbane, QLD
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27 October 2019 08:53 pm

VicGoldHunter wrote:

Been having an issue with the pro find 35 going off randomly especially if I hold it at an angle or lay it on the ground for a bit. Is mine faulty?

Hi,
Yes, it is a known issue with them. Take it back to where you purchased from or a local Minersden store and they will repair it for free for you.
Shouldn't take too long.

Rick


GPZ 7000 + Equinox 800

#28

robmoto
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27 October 2019 08:56 pm

Vic gold Hunter turn the sensitivity down one or two notches should fix this .

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#29

Smoky bandit
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27 October 2019 09:29 pm

robmoto wrote:

Vic gold Hunter turn the sensitivity down one or two notches should fix this .

Yer if you are running it on max this could be the issue... I can rearly run mine on max...Always need to drop it back 1 or 2..

Last edited by Smoky bandit (27 October 2019 09:31 pm)


No pain No gain..

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#30

hAyyoUinAU
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28 October 2019 07:12 pm

There is a reason it does this on high sensitivity. It is a design fault..which can easily be rectified.
Then it will no longer go off when swinging it around. Its due to the wire inside moving.

The reason it is noticeable on highest setting is because that setting is most sensitive. And its a very useful setting to have, so get if fixed is best thing you could do.

Minelab has great warranty so should not be a problem. And they are aware of this.


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#31

DetectorMan
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05 December 2019 07:14 pm

Hi VicGoldHunter,

Re: MineLab Pro Find 35.

It's not you. The profind 35 is extremely sensitive when turned on with full sensitivity. I use mine successfully by using it one notch down from full. Full sensitivity is too sensitive it senses nearly every piece of metal nearby, almost unusable in any extent. Even the detectors shaft or my metal hand tool 10 feet away or in it's pouch.

So when backed off one notch, it works great and doesn't seem to react as badly with hot rocks compared to my old Garret. My old Garrett was going crazy with hot rocks and everything else on every setting and generally found nothing with it when it's slightly deep. Found it was ok in shallow finds, but deeper finds were disappointing. The pro find 35 a lot better at actually pin pointing the real target and not the surrounding 'slightly hot' rocks even. The best finds with the Garrett was coins. Found some great sterling's around the Ballarat area as well as a "Red Coats" soldiers tunic button. But then i lost the tunic button with the journey home sad .

Hope this helps. In full sensitivity it reads everything in the ground and gives the appearance of being random. One notch back, your done. You will know when it's full sensitivity with the + key, when it sounds off that it's set to maximum.

I am also interested to hear others experience with theirs. I especially love the full waterproofing. Dropped it in the creek, no problems. Dropped my old Garrett....became unusable completely until i took it home, since it water logged the speaker. There is a newer Garrett but I'll stick to my 35 for now.

Best of luck with it.

BTW i will investigate the warranty fix as stated, ill post results when done.

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#32

DetectorMan
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17 December 2019 12:49 pm

Ok, new update to this one. The profind 35 is in for repair. Now just waiting to get it back, so it will take a short time over the Christmas period. I'll post the results when done.

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#33

hAyyoUinAU
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17 December 2019 01:21 pm

DetectorMan wrote:

Hi VicGoldHunter,

Re: MineLab Pro Find 35.

It's not you. The profind 35 is extremely sensitive when turned on with full sensitivity. I use mine successfully by using it one notch down from full. Full sensitivity is too sensitive it senses nearly every piece of metal nearby, almost unusable in any extent. Even the detectors shaft or my metal hand tool 10 feet away or in it's pouch.

So when backed off one notch, it works great and doesn't seem to react as badly with hot rocks compared to my old Garret. My old Garrett was going crazy with hot rocks and everything else on every setting and generally found nothing with it when it's slightly deep. Found it was ok in shallow finds, but deeper finds were disappointing. The pro find 35 a lot better at actually pin pointing the real target and not the surrounding 'slightly hot' rocks even. The best finds with the Garrett was coins. Found some great sterling's around the Ballarat area as well as a "Red Coats" soldiers tunic button. But then i lost the tunic button with the journey home sad .

Hope this helps. In full sensitivity it reads everything in the ground and gives the appearance of being random. One notch back, your done. You will know when it's full sensitivity with the + key, when it sounds off that it's set to maximum.

I am also interested to hear others experience with theirs. I especially love the full waterproofing. Dropped it in the creek, no problems. Dropped my old Garrett....became unusable completely until i took it home, since it water logged the speaker. There is a newer Garrett but I'll stick to my 35 for now.

Best of luck with it.

BTW i will investigate the warranty fix as stated, ill post results when done.

I have to disagree completely.
Sensitivity on max setting is very useful and if it reacts the way you claim, then you have a fault.
There is no way in hell it will pick up metal from 10 feet away, that is nonsense.

So if anyone is having issues with their 35, just take it back and it will get sorted.

Regards
Rick


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#34

oysters66
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10 January 2020 03:22 pm

I purchased 35 from Anaconda Sep 2019. My gpz goes crazy when I switch the 35 on. Should i have thw 35 on when I do the start up noise cancel?

#35

Martin
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10 January 2020 04:50 pm

MaitlandMeroo wrote:

How much better is the 35 than the old Profind 25 ?

Was wondering the same. Shame there's no comparison videos with coins buried at different depths etc with the new and old pro finds.

Might get the new PF35 in a couple weeks.


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#36

oysters66
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13 January 2020 09:09 am

oysters66 wrote:

I purchased 35 from Anaconda Sep 2019. My gpz goes crazy when I switch the 35 on. Should i have thw 35 on when I do the start up noise cancel?

It also has the same issue as descibed in previous posts. Will start the warranty process argh

#37

AngerManagement
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13 January 2020 01:08 pm

Martin wrote:
MaitlandMeroo wrote:

How much better is the 35 than the old Profind 25 ?

Was wondering the same. Shame there's no comparison videos with coins buried at different depths etc with the new and old pro finds.

Might get the new PF35 in a couple weeks.

I did a review and had about 5 or 6 different pin pointers including the PF 35 PF15 and PF25. Personally I liked the PF25 for general work but also knew it well after a few years of use.

In the review I did only air tests - sad. But I also did field shape testing so that you could see the differences in the actual shape of the fields AND the PF25 was more of a candle shape unlike a balloon for the PF35/15. This helps if you are trying to be accurate re size and location when doing a neat recovery with min ground disturbance.

Also found that to run the PF35 on the beach you have to GB and lower sensitivity - hard to do when your snorkeling. Thus many other better options for beach work. Latest Deteknix Dive unit and or the Notka Pulse dive - both PI and USB chargeable = No more 9v batteries and work well on beaches and in the water.

The PF35 excelled on small gold compared with all the others.

However after having 3 PF35's fail over 12 months all with cracking - my last one is rarely used and only out bush. It also suffered falsing etc but after fixing the poor solder joints from the ferite rod to the cct board - that is no longer a problem. But the PF35 is not my go to.


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#38

Clodmaster
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13 January 2020 01:21 pm

I own a PF 25 and 35. Like AM, I find the 25 to be more reliable. Maybe its simplicity means that less can go wrong compared to the 35. I only bought the 35 to use in the water. It's also bloody noisy on start up - sounds like a cocky screeching!

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#39

DetectorMan
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18 January 2020 05:24 pm

Ok, finally an update. After a big hell of a warranty problem with the outlet (anaconda) not caring too much, they advised that they (minelab) don't repair the faulty units. So it was swapped over.

I now have the replaced unit and it works at full sensitivity. It is extremely valuable since i don't carry a vlf detector when using the pi detector, i use the pro find 35 to determine whether there is any iron. It discriminates well and reliably. It will only tell you it's iron if it's certain. I have done some tests with mixed metals. Works superbly. So when it's alerting to iron, it's definitely iron. Saves you from having to dig any further and simply re cover the hole. I have discovered plenty of rust and wire this way, especially when lodged in deep with a weak signal initially, but the pro find just saves a lot of hassle.

Seems as though there are quite a few faults with the 35. I hope they resolve this in future releases.

Despite all, Anaconda's replacement works!. It works at full strength Once you have found the item in the hole and dug down, you can lower sensitivity around mineralised rocks and it improves again.

I will post durability reports in the field over the next 2 weeks hopefully, including bringing it to beach work with vlf detector.

Last edited by DetectorMan (18 January 2020 05:26 pm)

#40

oysters66
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26 January 2020 03:46 pm

Just received my replacement from Minelab with shipping note stating 'known fault'. Pity they didn't recall all the units with 'known fault' from their retailers, might of saved everybody a lot of hassle and postage costs.

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#41

DetectorMan
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10 February 2020 12:03 am

Ok, New Update. My 35 is experiencing the same issues again, when using it in full high setting. Will begin warranty process again. This time i will contact ML and see what they can do for me, without revisiting the local Anaconda where i got mine from. They are reluctant to help there and simply just like replacing them. Since it's a batch issue (based on above postings) i think ML might be able to help out better.
I'll post an update as soon as i can.
P.S: When the thing works, it works well.

#42

AngerManagement
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Joined: 31 August 2014
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10 February 2020 09:06 am

ML will replace: they do not repair pinpointers.


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