Explorer Dead

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Re: Explorer Dead

Post by garrettoldboy » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:13 am

hello, quite a common problem with older minelab detectors, if you google minelab explorer battery problems you will find info or contact www.metaldetectorrepair.com, it maybe just dirty contacts so try cleaning with fine grade emery cloth or very fine sand paper, thats the battery pack and inside the compartment, i had a safari and did this every few months.failing that contact those repair people, cheers



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Re: Explorer Dead

Post by ROCK HOPPER » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:58 am

garrettoldboy wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:13 am
hello, quite a common problem with older minelab detectors, if you google minelab explorer battery problems you will find info or contact www.metaldetectorrepair.com, it maybe just dirty contacts so try cleaning with fine grade emery cloth or very fine sand paper, thats the battery pack and inside the compartment, i had a safari and did this every few months.failing that contact those repair people, cheers
Corroded battery connections happen on my Se Pro quite often, as is said just clean with emery paper but I recently sent it to MDR for repair and am very pleased with the results so it should keep running for a bit longer.

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Re: Explorer Dead

Post by littleboot » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:10 pm

Perhaps its just me...but when I read the title I immediately thought 'I'm just going outside ...I may be gone for some time'.......
Or I could be delirious from excessive Lemsip and NightNurse.
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Re: Explorer Dead

Post by beep-and-dig » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:14 pm

It's more than likely the control panel buttons gone bad, you can buy the after market control
panel for an easy fix, fits all Explorer models, and it can be purchased from the MDF shop

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Re: Explorer Dead

Post by chip » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:19 pm

Every time I read the thread title I think it’s announcing the demise of ranulph fiennes.
I’ve clicked it twice now.
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Re: Explorer Dead

Post by broadsmaster » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:15 pm

Could well be battery connections but another well known fault is a weak capacitor on the main circuit board it , happened to my explorer soon sorted by steve cox at msr , he is a minelab specialist .
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