Mi-4 pinpointer fault?

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Mi-4 pinpointer fault?

Post by dave b » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:02 pm

So i purchased the mi4 probe but i am not very happy with it .
on sense level 2 it is fine but on level 3 when you turn it on with probe facing up it is fine but as soon as you point it down it falses the only way to stop this is to turn it on whilst facing it down , but then you only get the same sensitivity as level 2.
tried it in various fields away from detector and phone so not getting emi.
any one else having problems like this .



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Re: Mi-4 pinpointer fault?

Post by Easylife » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:48 pm

It sounds like the highest level of sensitivity is just too sensitive? x;
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Re: Mi-4 pinpointer fault?

Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:06 pm

Sounds like a fault to me. I've had the MI-4 since its release, and the same goes for its sibling, the MI-6, and haven't experienced that issue with either of them.

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Re: Mi-4 pinpointer fault?

Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:38 am

Sounds like you need exercise your guarantee as you have a faulty one ::g
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Re: Mi-4 pinpointer fault?

Post by Steve_T » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:28 am

Make sure your not getting it close to clothing with metal studs, zips or jewelry like watches and rings that you may be wearing, if still falling then looks like it's faulty, but full sensitivity will make it false, I run mine (MI-6) at 42

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Re: Mi-4 pinpointer fault?

Post by dave b » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:49 am

No metal objects even walked away from detector , sometimes it works ok , but 90% of the time falsing when you point it down even when standing , but as soon as you point it up it stops.
Sense level 2 is fine no problems but in tests this level is no better than my old Garret pointer mk1.
I will give it one more try this weekend .

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Re: Mi-4 pinpointer fault?

Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:28 am

dave b wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:49 am
No metal objects even walked away from detector , sometimes it works ok , but 90% of the time falsing when you point it down even when standing , but as soon as you point it up it stops.
Sense level 2 is fine no problems but in tests this level is no better than my old Garret pointer mk1.
I will give it one more try this weekend .
You should be able to run the MI-4 at setting 3, no problem. Mine is permanently on 3, and behaves perfectly.

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Re: Mi-4 pinpointer fault?

Post by dave b » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:47 pm

thanks for your input i am going to send it back.

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