Garrett Pinpointer Sounding Off

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Garrett Pinpointer Sounding Off

Post by grahampim » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:42 pm

B| hi all my garrett pin pointers sounding of with nothing near it its over 2 years old now was sent back about 14 months old for the same thing and they replaced it thing is if i turn it on in the house its perfect you can leave it on for an hour and nothing only doing it outside was thinking of striping it down and having a look at it i know you have bush the button on so it will not break need some info please

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Post by John and Dawn » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:59 pm

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Re: pinpointer sounding of

Post by beaubrummell » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:04 pm

Re the video from the link above. Regtons told me that the wire insulation problem only occurred in older probes and Garrett have 'upgraded' their construction a few times since then. I have just received a new replacement for an 18 month old model that was falsing.

We'll see if this one behaves !
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Re: pinpointer sounding of

Post by justinbell » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:06 pm

I don't know if this is just a coincidence but I did this fix to mine and advised my mate Daniel (the other garrett lad) and his seems cured too. I usually have my pro pointer in the car or my shed so I decided to bring it indoors and give it a good dry for a day or 2 near the radiator to dry out any moisture. It worked great after that but started sounding off again a few weeks later. Tried the same trick and it didn't help.

This happened when I changed my battery. Anyway, I play the guitar that uses a 9v battery. I found that a piece of card behind the battery gave a better contact. I decided to try the same with my pro printer. A piece of card folded and placed between the battery and the screw cap. Never had an problem since. Neither has dan.

It might be worth a try

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Re: pinpointer sounding of

Post by mrix » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:28 pm

If all else fails we do have a repair server on our MDF Auction here ... -pp/103381" onclick=";return false;
The service basically replaces the switch and eliminates the falsing.
Members who have used it have been very happy with the repair ::g

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Re: Garrett Pinpointer Sounding Off

Post by grahampim » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:36 pm

thanks for all your advise will look in to it hope to sort it out happy hunting great forum ::g

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Re: Garrett Pinpointer Sounding Off

Post by clint » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:34 am

It seems the falsing comes mainly from the switch. The link mrix posted will get it sorted. I know the chap,fellow club member,does a great job!


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