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Offline Stuart SS

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Xmas Day Downer !!
« on: December 25, 2017, 13:59 »
Well I am really Pissed !

As we don't  worry too much about Christmas day  stuff ~i  

So i  headed off mid morning for a  hunt ~ all geared  up a place to go ~ A short one  a few  hours maybe ~ as I am on Dog  shift this week starting tomorrow morning at  01:00 ~

Beautiful day ~ southerly breeze keeping temps down around 25 deg,  And better still I Started getting some  mixed and good signals ~ Even dug a few  targets ~

Then I started having error messages with the CTX ~ No coil connection ~ eventually went back the  car ~  worked out it was the  coil ~

I persevered ~ erratic coil in tow ~ I even dug what I believe is a brass  case/ box  lock assembly ~  the CTX then packed it completely ~

So  endeavoured to a field recovery  but no luck ~ ( BUT worst of all as I see it now the  extension cable  to the coil is unrestricted and  the Tension pulls on the  coil ~ )

I formerly give myself  numerous  upper cuts  for missing this extremely poor  design fault ! )

As I see it the coils are not repairable ????? Appreciate feed back on coil repairs?

Appreciate any suggestions on  replacements or even superior options ~ 

Do  any of our "In house " vendors have a suggestion ~ 




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Re: Xmas Day Downer !!
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2017, 16:32 »
Minelab technology is unsurpassed.

But thats where it ends....with the technology.

The coils, cables and earphones are crap. I could rave for hours about the thousands I have spent on repairs over the last 11 years.

If the coil is a similar design to the Excalibur then you will need a new one fitted. Even if its just the coil cable thats the problem they replace the lot....about $300.

 

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Re: Xmas Day Downer !!
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 08:55 »
I sort of recall reading that Mark (angermanagement) commented on the poor design and I believe he had suggested turning coil around (may have been for excal though) and he also made a CF extension shaft with different cable entry... I do have a poor memory though so it may be worth giving him a call
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Xmas Day Downer !!
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 14:50 »
Well~  I have  closed the case with mine and after agonising for  hours ~ and doing the  ground work the research ~ Finally I found a MD business  actually open ~

Miners Den Sydney ~ Ordered paid and actually for a Coiltek CTX 14*9 ~ Then I got a surprise  $40 discount on the  final price~

A cool post Christmas bonus indeedy !

Thanks for the Input too~  Cleggy ~
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