30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

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30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by Phil The Hole In » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:03 pm

First time out with the Equinox... 30 minutes detecting & it's broken.
The pinpoint button appears to be stuck in and prevents anything else working.
Bearing in mind that this is a brand new machine & I was being very gentle with it, I wasn't expecting this.
Add to this the fact that I'm 200 miles from home on a "detecting" holiday and now left without a detector.
Not amused.


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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by Bargeman » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:07 pm

Have you pressed the button a second time, once for on, once for off

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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by Bargeman » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:07 pm

Also have you tried a factory reset

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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by Phil The Hole In » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:09 pm

Bargeman wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:07 pm
Have you pressed the button a second time, once for on, once for off
Its pressed in... as in it wont un press if you know what I mean.
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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by SuperRed » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:57 pm

Did you try the factory reset as BM suggested Phil?

Just a thought, but do you use a control box cover? The Pure radio that I keep in my shed has similar buttons to the nox and one of those got stuck - it was dust/fine grit in the button recess.

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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by liamnolan » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:01 pm

A touch of W&D should do the trick, works wonders, the plastic surface will have stuck to the barrel of the hole, Liam ::g
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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by Phil The Hole In » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:31 pm

Returned it to shop.
They can sort it.
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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by JBM » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:45 pm

That`s worrying as I had a new one arrive a couple of hours ago. 8-| Jerry.

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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by Phil2401 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:11 pm

JBM wrote:
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That`s worrying as I had a new one arrive a couple of hours ago. 8-| Jerry.
But yours didn't cost as much as Phil's:)
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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by JBM » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:46 pm

Thats very true, but not a good omen. :( Jerry.

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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by Phil2401 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:52 pm

JBM wrote:
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Thats very true, but not a good omen. :( Jerry.
Well I haven't personally heard of any similar bad reports about the manufacturing quality of the machine but as with any mass-produced product there will be occasional duffers that get past the quality control people....hopefully yours will not be one of them :)

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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by hunter-2 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:01 pm

Not a good start i hope you can get it sorted , not a good advert for a new machine 8-|

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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by DavidG » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:50 am

At work at the moment so cant check, but I thought to get out of pin point, you press the detect button, not the pin point? I could be wrong.

Just checked the Manual, I am wrong, its the same button sorry rl;

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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by JBM » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:23 pm

Any news yet ? Iam watching this thread with interest. ;) Jerry.

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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by JBM » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:05 pm

Perhaps they should have been manufactured in Australia and not in the Far East. ;)

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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by Phil The Hole In » Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:47 pm

Returned it to the retailer....they sent it on to Steve Cox at MSR .....


Replacement sent to me within 3 days.
Brilliant service.
Well chuffed now ::g
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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by Phil2401 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:30 pm

JBM wrote:
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Any news yet ? Iam watching this thread with interest. ;) Jerry.
Good customer service Jerry by the looks of it.... I'm also watching the thread to see if any similar problems are reported, but..just wondering whether you have yet used / intend to use the Equinox?

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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by JBM » Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:23 pm

Hi Phil.

The American sites are the ones to visit for hands on reports as they have many more Exquinox on the go than our little island.

Ian very pleased to read that you are getting good support.

I was a Minelab nut from the early Sovereign days through to the e-trac coming out with our good emerald isle friends especially Des Dunne.

Then along came the XP Deus and I purchased machine 008 10 years ago and the rest is history.

The Equinox box is looking at me and I cant make up my mind whether to use it or not.

Iam 84 next week and still finding with the XP deus when out 3 times a week, but only for 4 hours stints these days.

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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by dirtdigger1 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:17 pm

JBM wrote:
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That`s worrying as I had a new one arrive a couple of hours ago. 8-| Jerry.
Nothing to worry about...i've had my Equinox 800 for 6 months and had ZERO problem at all.

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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by Crewesader » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:03 am

JERRY get it out of it's box and let it loose my Deus is currently of no fixed abode on eBay, let the animal loose you won't regret it !!!

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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by Phil The Hole In » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:11 pm

Well after all the tribulations....it works ::g
First finds with the Nox this morning - a watch winder,a spindle whirly wotsit,a shoe buckle and a couple of musket balls.
Am impressed with it so far.
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Re: 30 minutes with Brand new Equinox

Post by chesters4 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:41 am

If only the machine was as sturdy as the box it comes in lol
When mine arrived i thought a explorer had arrived !
The machine is very frail indeed unlike most!

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