Crazy Garrett 400i

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Crazy Garrett 400i

Post by Sir Upanotch » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:20 am

Has any body experienced the 400i going absolutely berserk? Yesterday it happened several times with the tones going all at once at it flashing between 0 and 90 wit everything in between.

I checked for overhead lines - none, changed the frequency just in case. Normal off and on again, gave it a good talking to. nothing worked. The only thing I can think of was the heat as it was scorching.


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Re: Crazy Garrett 400i

Post by Dave The Slave » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:31 am

Only time I had trouble with mine was wet grass, where I had to run with 3 blocks off max sensitivity rather than my normal 2. Also did find an underground pipe/power line running the length of a field. Assume your phone was not on, possible cause incoming call/text.
Were you detecting alone or was there another machine nearby that was causing interference. Had that a couple of years ago. I was using a Cs4pi and the other guy was using a Garrett 250, if I came within a couple of mts used to send his machine nuts.
If it works normally now, other users may be able to offer possible causes.
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Re: Crazy Garrett 400i

Post by stjimmy1980 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:33 am

I've had it several times at different locations with no plausible explanation, found holding the coil in the air and a reset of the machine normally sorts it out.
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Re: Crazy Garrett 400i

Post by Sir Upanotch » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:41 am

Was all on my own, and the grass was definitely not wet, in fact tinder dry (being very careful, when I stopped for a fag). Did try holding it in the air and resetting but It did it again after this.
I'm hoping it was just the heat as at some point it will cool down in the south east...won't it?
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