IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by mrix » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:07 pm

thanks mrix i didnt realise this at all i often turn the machine on right next to the car or if im in the field i normally power up and the coil is touching the ground wat an idiot lets see if this makes a diffrence
I think countless people never had a second thought regarding the switching on side of things including me as it was not stated in the manual how long the actual calibration could take.

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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by janner53 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:31 am

Being a brand new Deus user (and being thick as two short planks), i still find the above a bit confusing.

Are you saying point the coil to the sky, turn on control box, turn on headphones, do the NO/Yes thing and then wait for it to calibrate..... then return coil to the ground to alter programes, sens, disc..etc.
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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by mrix » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:03 am

Are you saying point the coil to the sky, turn on control box, turn on headphones, do the NO/Yes thing and then wait for it to calibrate..... then return coil to the ground to alter programes, sens, disc..etc.
Hi janner53, yes its all about waiting on the Deus to fully calibrate and during that time making sure the deus is clearly away from any metal objects, hence the safer option of pointing to the sky etc, return to the ground and find a clear area to ground balance ::g


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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by janner53 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:12 am

Got It,,,,, Cheers mrix ::g.
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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by janner53 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:23 am

Also...sorry about this :D ,,, connecting the control box onto the stem. The new deus control box slides onto the stem and locks, I believe the older ones were magnetic. Now the box slides on lovely but I'm finding it a booger to slide it off. The instructions show a thumb on the bottom pushing it up, with mine it nearly breaks my thumb and i have to use my other hand to help it off and it comes off with a jerk. Are they all like this or am I missing a simple method of getting it off.
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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by tigtog » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:42 am

janner53 wrote:Also...sorry about this :D ,,, connecting the control box onto the stem. The new deus control box slides onto the stem and locks, I believe the older ones were magnetic. Now the box slides on lovely but I'm finding it a booger to slide it off. The instructions show a thumb on the bottom pushing it up, with mine it nearly breaks my thumb and i have to use my other hand to help it off and it comes off with a jerk. Are they all like this or am I missing a simple method of getting it off.

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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by janner53 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:21 am

Cheers Tigtog, I thought that is was just because its new, I just wanted to make sure.
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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by Elverian » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:48 pm

Fusion wrote:All coils will pick up noticeably more electrical interference if they are not held completely flat, so it is wise to hold them that way during the important self-cal period. By 'flat', I mean how you would normally hold them when searching.
And the "15 inches away from metal" should really be taken to read "15 inches from the ground". Depending on the size of the metal, you might need to be many feet away. For example, don't stand 6 feet / 2 metres away from your car when you turn it on.
My own experiments show that the ground can be picked up more than 15 inches away with a typical "9 inch" search-coil, so I would try and hold the coil 2 feet / 60cm clear of the ground, just ensure the coil stays flat, don't tip the whole detector.
I've never even considered the effect of the coil orientation. Many thanks for the heads up. ::g

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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by kev3360 » Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:49 pm

Hi I take it that if you don't follow this procedure then this will just affect the calibration ( it doesn't damage the detector. having only just bought mine and being a little thick ive done none of these things while I've been familiarising myself with it hope I havnt damaged it. after reading this I will do it correct in future thanks for your info. ::g

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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by mrix » Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:12 pm

I take it that if you don't follow this procedure then this will just affect the calibration ( it doesn't damage the detector.
Hi kev, that`s correct, if you do not follow the procedure it could mess with the calibration, will certainly not damage your Deus.
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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by cammann » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:38 pm

Thanks for bringing this to my attention Mrix.
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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by Koala » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:11 pm

I don't own a Deus :D :D :D :D

Seem quite straight forward in the first couple of post.


Expected loads of comments like "thank you for the information" or "I didn't know that"


Not lets see how complicated we can make this.

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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by lord lovell » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:12 pm

ive allways justed turn it on with coil flat on the ground and away I go as it takes me longer than 15 seconds to locate a target ::g

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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by liamnolan » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:39 pm

by mrix » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:01 am

Well, its over 3 years since mrix made this topic and I wonder how many new Deus owners are out there now and most likely not allowing the machine to start off on the right foot?
I have now read all of the posts again and its little crucial tips here and there that can make a huge difference to your finds rate. Good input from John (danzigman) and fusion as expected. ::g
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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by Dom » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:48 am

I did not know this!!!
Thanks and a little bump for the ignorant fools like me :D
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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by liamnolan » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:19 am

tigtog wrote:
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:42 am
janner53 wrote:Also...sorry about this :D ,,, connecting the control box onto the stem. The new deus control box slides onto the stem and locks, I believe the older ones were magnetic. Now the box slides on lovely but I'm finding it a booger to slide it off. The instructions show a thumb on the bottom pushing it up, with mine it nearly breaks my thumb and i have to use my other hand to help it off and it comes off with a jerk. Are they all like this or am I missing a simple method of getting it off.

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Mine is still as stiff as when I started off after all these years, Liam (please take that the right way rl; )
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Re: IMPORTANT - XP Deus Switching On

Post by Steve_T » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:11 am

Good reminder for start up ::g ::g

I recently had to by a new stem holder for the control box it kept falling off, had a good look at it and one of the supporting edges had broken

I now use the slide on blank when the controller is not on the stem to protect the vulnerable support parts from knocks that might break it.

Yes the controller is hard to remove and it is best to slide it off as shown in the manual it will ensure longevity to the function of keeping it in place and prevent breaking of the support

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