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A friends Euro Ace is misbehaving ..

Post by liamnolan » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:08 pm

Hi all, one of my club members who has yet to join here has emailed me to say that her machine is not working. She cannot attend tomorrow nights meeting and show me the machine and here is her message;
Hi all, looking for a bit of help with my detector it's a Garrett euro ace. It just stopped working after not using it for a few weeks and when i did go to use it it just made a high pitched sound. I tried changing batteries amongst other things but nothing has worked so im left thinking that its the electricals. So could anyone give me some advice or knows of someone that fixes metal detectors.
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Any ideas on what could be a likely problem? She will join the forum asap, cheers, Liam :;@


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Re: A friends Euro Ace is misbehaving ..

Post by Harry Digger » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:13 pm

Sounds like a coil/coil cover problem... maybe :-/
She could try taking the coil cover off and then turning it on to see if it's a bit of metal stuck in the cover.
Does she have another coil she can try? Maybe borrow one of a club member?
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Re: A friends Euro Ace is misbehaving ..

Post by liamnolan » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:18 pm

Thanks Harry, I will pass on the suggestions, its unlikely she will have a spare coil but the coil cover issue is a common one, thanks for that, Liam ::g
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Post by Ollie K » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:38 pm

Hi Liam, I've got a euro ace hanging up in the garage doing nothing and I'm near to you guys ( I live in Diss). If she wants to borrow it until things get sorted then let me know ::g
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Re: A friends Euro Ace is misbehaving ..

Post by coal digger » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:43 pm

I had the same happen to my Euro Ace liam,i could only attribute it to a fault on the coil,i could use it but had to have the sens half way,cd ::g
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Re: A friends Euro Ace is misbehaving ..

Post by liamnolan » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:48 pm

I hope she joins pretty quick and sees all this brilliant help! Thanks everyone and I will get back re whats happening (or not) Liam
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Re: A friends Euro Ace is misbehaving ..

Post by clint » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:24 pm

As said..do a factory reset. Also check the battery terminals as one side are detachable and can move causing a dodgy contact. Was the detector just tested indoors..ie emi?

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Re: A friends Euro Ace is misbehaving ..

Post by denise » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:26 pm

Hi Guys,
Thank you all for your advice and suggestions. I have tried a different coil from a friends machine, ive also tried new batteries twice. My machine worked fine on a rally a few months ago and had no problems with it thats until i tried to use it about 2 months ago when i couldn't get it to turn on without making the high pitched screeching noise. It is kept indoors when not in use. It is a year and a half old and should still be under warranty, the problem is that i bought it brand new from the internet and although i sent copies of the receipt to Garrett customer services i was given an email address on which to ask for advice as to where to send it for repairs but the emails i got back are in Italian so i can't correspond with them and it now seems too much of a hassle to persue it. I believe it's the electrics on the machine that's faulty so if anyone knows where i could take it to be looked at i would be very greatful. I would rather pay this way than have it sent somewhere that i might not get it back if this makes sense.
Sorry if this seems a bit long winded but i just wanted to keep you all up to date.
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Re: A friends Euro Ace is misbehaving ..

Post by clint » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:52 pm

Hello Denise,
try Regton to see if they can help. Or for repair Pentechnic on 01785 714373.

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Re: A friends Euro Ace is misbehaving ..

Post by Nigel at regtons » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:35 pm

The Ferret wrote:Try disconecting coilthen turn on then off with coil off. Then plug in coil and turn on. Then press and hold power on to factory reset. X:)
You forgot to mention standing on one leg with finger in ear......

On a serious note, if you have another EuroAce you can mix & match coil/control box to see where problem exists, you WANT the problem to move & by default you have found the problematic part.

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Re: A friends Euro Ace is misbehaving ..

Post by denise » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:12 pm

Thanks for the advice guys. Nigel, i'll give that a go. Failing that Clint i shall ring the repairs number.

Denise

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