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Pro pointer 2 problem

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:43 pm
by Spade
Hi everyone, the vibrate has stoped working on my pro pointer 2, I have dismantled it and can't see any problems, I've tried new batteries. Any ideas? I'd rather fix it than buy a new one.
Thanks

Re: Pro pointer 2 problem

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:52 pm
by oldartefact
Assume that its out of warranty? I have the reverse issue ... the vibrate works, but the sound doesnt.. after a while your brain will learn just to rely on the sound, and you wont notice vibrate is missing. Saves buying a new pointer.

Re: Pro pointer 2 problem

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:58 pm
by Spade
oldartefact wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:52 pm
Assume that its out of warranty? I have the reverse issue ... the vibrate works, but the sound doesnt.. after a while your brain will learn just to rely on the sound, and you wont notice vibrate is missing. Saves buying a new pointer.
No warranty, it's annoying that the vibrate won't work, the speaker is always full of mud and I have terrible hearing, I'd rather the vibrate work and not the sound :D

Re: Pro pointer 2 problem

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:03 pm
by Koala
Take it you've tried turning it back on in software. Button press sequence.

They are known for getting themselves in a knot. Although it normally loosing there sensitivity setting


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Re: Pro pointer 2 problem

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:07 pm
by oldartefact
Spade wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:58 pm
oldartefact wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:52 pm
Assume that its out of warranty? I have the reverse issue ... the vibrate works, but the sound doesnt.. after a while your brain will learn just to rely on the sound, and you wont notice vibrate is missing. Saves buying a new pointer.
No warranty, it's annoying that the vibrate won't work, the speaker is always full of mud and I have terrible hearing, I'd rather the vibrate work and not the sound :D
Top tip is to use the spikes from hawthorn and blackthorn bushes to clean out the speaker holes mid-dig.

Re: Pro pointer 2 problem

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:08 pm
by Spade
Koala wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:03 pm
Take it you've tried turning it back on in software. Button press sequence.

They are known for getting themselves in a knot. Although it normally loosing there sensitivity setting


.
Software? Thought it's just on off x;

Re: Pro pointer 2 problem

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:18 pm
by Koala
You could be right . I was thinking of the carrot

Re: Pro pointer 2 problem

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:44 am
by THE MOLE
i always have a small piece of electrical tape over the speaker, its still loud enough to hear ::g

Re: Pro pointer 2 problem

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:17 am
by oldartefact
THE MOLE wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:44 am
i always have a small piece of electrical tape over the speaker, its still loud enough to hear ::g
But I understand that moles have acute hearing and are sensitive to vibrations. ::g ::g OooO

Re: Pro pointer 2 problem

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:20 am
by THE MOLE
unfortunately not this mole ;))

Re: Pro pointer 2 problem

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:01 am
by Rhumours
Spade and Oldartifact ... just swap your pointers. Problem solved.

Re: Pro pointer 2 problem

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:28 am
by Spade
Thanks for the reply's ::g
I will save for a xp pointer =P~

Re: Pro pointer 2 problem

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:55 am
by Koala
The vibrate is just a motor does it spin freely by hand

If it does you could unsolder and apply voltage directly to test it. Normally they are 3V

Replacements should be available from mouser farnell rs and the like

Re: Pro pointer 2 problem

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:01 pm
by oldartefact
Koala wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:55 am
The vibrate is just a motor does it spin freely by hand

If it does you could unsolder and apply voltage directly to test it. Normally they are 3V

Replacements should be available from mouser farnell rs and the like
Anyone who can do electronics is akin to God like in my book... !!!