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Dead carrot
« on: May 06, 2017, 06:58 »
Just got home after a 3am start to travel to a goldie honey hole.
The haul was 15 cents.
My week and a half old carrot has crapped out.
The old pro pointer served well but had recently displayed signs if packing in, so I thought I'd upgrade to an at.
All it does is one shrill high pitch tone with full flatline buzz, making a pinpoint imposssible as it goes off the same within a few inches of the target.

I sat in the car and emailed garret about the lovely start to my day and have requested someone get back to me.

I had a pro find fir a short time nut went back to the pro pointer as after years of doing quick draws from the holster I had gotten used to the feel and position of it and the power button.

I think I will request a refund rather than a replacement and just get myself used to the pro find.

The waterproof function of the carrot is negated by the unreliability.




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Re: Dead carrot
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2017, 10:14 »
A week & a half ........... sheesh

Did you buy it locally ?

I just bought a Deteknix wader Li , only used it for 2 quick park sessions , I like it so far .
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Re: Dead carrot
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2017, 16:37 »
Not a fan of two button pointers but the one i purchased from Cledgy seems ok. Good to be able to stick it underwater. My original Garrett is still working well. I would be very unimpressed if a new Garrett failed even in 6 months.
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Re: Dead carrot
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2017, 19:42 »
Might have been caused by moisture ingress, there are a few you tube clips showing AT pinpointers with corrsion and rust on some of the electronics, plus water inside the shell.  Apparently the innards simply slide out once you remove the single screw inside the battery compartment if you want to check (may compromise the warranty).
If it is the vibrating motor that has crapped out (makes god aweful noise), the garret pinpointer isn't alone, my TRX motor has done the same thing - sounds like the vibe motor is about ready to seize up. 
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Re: Dead carrot
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2017, 21:17 »
Might have been caused by moisture ingress, there are a few you tube clips showing AT pinpointers with corrsion and rust on some of the electronics, plus water inside the shell.  Apparently the innards simply slide out once you remove the single screw inside the battery compartment if you want to check (may compromise the warranty).
If it is the vibrating motor that has crapped out (makes god aweful noise), the garret pinpointer isn't alone, my TRX motor has done the same thing - sounds like the vibe motor is about ready to seize up.
Probably not.
This is just out of the box and only used twice on dry hunts.


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Re: Dead carrot
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2017, 21:24 »
Might have been caused by moisture ingress, there are a few you tube clips showing AT pinpointers with corrsion and rust on some of the electronics, plus water inside the shell. Apparently the innards simply slide out once you remove the single screw inside the battery compartment if you want to check (may compromise the warranty). If it is the vibrating motor that has crapped out (makes god aweful noise), the garret pinpointer isn't alone, my TRX motor has done the same thing - sounds like the vibe motor is about ready to seize up.

I have spare vib motors is you need :-)
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