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Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by JBM » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:29 pm

Do we have a Whites repair centre in England.

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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by Bencal » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:55 pm

It's at Inverness
Ring them and tell them what's wrong and Send it registered post
They are very good at turning it around

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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by JBM » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:25 pm

Thanks Bencal.

Iam surprised we dont have a service agent in England.

Jerry. ::g

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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by bob79 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:50 pm

It's the Whites factory for the rest of the world, apart from USA and Canada Jerry.

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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by Bencal » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:51 pm

It was a chap called Malcolm he lived in Doncaster
He used to do all the rallies back in the day

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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by Easylife » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:38 pm

When I bought a new LCD screen from Whites Inverness their engineer advised how to fit it - great service. ::g
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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by JBM » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:44 pm

I picked up a XLT cheap in near mint condition for a old machine.

I switched it on and off once and that was that.

The battery is charged up but its still not firing up.

Bit annoying really as I wanted to put the clock back 18 years.

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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by Machinist » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:37 pm

Bencal wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:51 pm
It was a chap called Malcolm he lived in Doncaster
He used to do all the rallies back in the day


Sadly Malcolm Jubb died this year and is greatly missed by all who knew him. I got to know him many years ago when we were in the same club, I got my Whites Surfmaster Pi machine from him about 25 years ago.

Jerry that pi of mine had to go back to Whites in Inverness a couple of year ago and they did a great job of repairing it at a very reasonable price. Give them a call they have great customer service ::g

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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by bob79 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:39 pm

Might be the battery contacts are a bit corroded Jerry, or the actual battery is had it.
Have you got the battery pack that take the 8 AA's.

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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by JBM » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:37 pm

Yes I tried 2 battery packs and rang Whites at Inverness.They are back on the 3rd January.

Its all boxed up and read for a lengthy journey.

Thanks Folks,

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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by garrettoldboy » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:44 pm

hello, in my early years i used a whites DFX in fact quite a few in the club had one, very good detector

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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by JBM » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:44 pm

I had one 18 years back and it was the dogs danglies in its day.
When I have been down memory lane for a short while it will go to a guy new to our hobby.
That's what I had in mind when I purchased it.
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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by bob79 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:20 pm

Still got mine Jerry, 20 years old I think, never bonded with the DFX like I did with the XLT.

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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by bob79 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:54 pm

Hi Jerry, have you got the XLT back from Whites yet.

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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by JBM » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:14 pm

Hi Bob,yes got it back and switched it on Ok .

Now its gone wrong again.

It works just fine, but just has a mind of its own with the on off switch.

I have wasted too much money on this machine and Iam thinking of selling it for spares. :(

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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by garrettoldboy » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:13 pm

hello, should not Whites Detectors put it right if you paid to have it fixed and serviced,

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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by JBM » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:53 pm

Trouble is that electrical make and break is hard to locate to order. :(

This morning it switched on again this afternoon it failed again.. :-L

Iam fed up with it and put its on ebay for breaking up, a bargain for someone if they can sought it
out. ::g

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Re: Whites Detector repair/service.

Post by jasimar » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:28 pm

Excellent experience with White.
I sent an email yesterday requesting an instruction manual for a very old underwater détector.
The answer came early this morning with a pdf file attached.
Thank you Margareth at White's

Marc Jasinski
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