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Frayed Wires on Coil Cable
« on: May 21, 2017, 13:11 »
Hello,

Wasn't sure where to post this, but I have a few frayed wires on my Minelab sovereign GT which is causing all kinds of interference and preventing me from using my detector.

There are 6 individual wires all different colors, each has its plastic covering damaged.

I was wondering how to go about fixing this issue, should I just head to my local electrician? It seems like a fairly easy fix but i don't really want to attempt to do it myself in case i damaged something.

Anyone else had experience sorting this out?


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Re: Frayed Wires on Coil Cable
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 13:44 »
Coil leads look easy but are very fiddly to do a good job. You should have some small heatshrink before you start and take a picture of the wiring that shows the plug indent or numbers.
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Re: Frayed Wires on Coil Cable
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 14:46 »
Do you think that a local electrician could do the job if i gave him $50?
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Re: Frayed Wires on Coil Cable
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 17:44 »
Do you think that a local electrician could do the job if i gave him $50?

Sparkys don't generally get involved in that sort of job - it's more a task for an instrument technician. Fortunately, we've got a bloke right here on the forum who does great work of this sort, member AngerManagement:
http://forum.kimbucktwo.com/index.php?action=profile;u=2950

Send him a PM, I'm sure he can fix it for you.
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Re: Frayed Wires on Coil Cable
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 18:17 »
Do you think that a local electrician could do the job if i gave him $50?

I would for less :-)
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Re: Frayed Wires on Coil Cable
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 18:24 »
Then it depends on where you are and Postage..  Plus you need to consider what else may need to be posted.

Have seen a few Electrical Lines Persons repairs and mods...   The odd one is not bad :-)   Most end up with me due to the nature of the nature of the job and that you need to take care..

Mind you, my hands are not so steady these days; so it takes me a bit longer under a good maggy lamp :-)  

OR see if you can sweet talk some on that can be recommended by JaCar.   If you know the staff, they will some times put you in touch with other Hobby people that they Know or Respect as to Job quality...
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Re: Frayed Wires on Coil Cable
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2017, 06:02 »
Digupthepast is in Sydney if we have any locals handy with a soldering iron.
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Re: Frayed Wires on Coil Cable
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2017, 09:56 »
If he was in Vic we could help. Perhaps look for an electronics workshop to do the repair for you. Someone who does tv's or small electronic appliance repairs shouldnt have an issue doing that.
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