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Is there a 'trick' to putting the connector back on the original Minelab coil?

A lot of money could be saved if someone cut the end off the coil and sent that to Pat to make the adapter.  Then an amateur could replace the coil end without harm to the Z or the boards.  It would save a lot on shipping costs if that is a factor after you have spent $1300 plus on a coil.

Mitchel

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2 hours ago, mn90403 said:

Is there a 'trick' to putting the connector back on the original Minelab coil?

Hi Mitchel, No more so than doing the adapter plug. It is just a mirror image as to where the wires go. It still comes down to doing it correctly, having the skill, knowledge & preciseness required with soldering etc. A lot of us will he a bit gun ho thinking oh yer...piece of piss...I can solder. Yer....right?? As we have seen a few f__k ups.

2 hours ago, mn90403 said:

A lot of money could be saved if someone cut the end off the coil and sent that to Pat to make the adapter.  Then an amateur could replace the coil end without harm to the Z or the boards.  It would save a lot on shipping costs if that is a factor after you have spent $1300 plus on a coil.

 

Not as much money as would be required if the motherboard & chip get nuked. Peace of mind should prevail & Pat seems to have had no malfunctions. Does he guarantee them? I don't know. But if someone isn't confident in doing it themselves then Pat would be a no brainer IMHO. For both coil & the adapter. At over 3k for a motherboard replacement sending it to Pat I reckon is money well spent for that peace of mind.

Good luck out there

JW. 🤠

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Just a thought on the fried motherboard topic. Has anyone had a look to see if they can be repaired?? A few guys out there do mods on detectors, possibly they could repair the blown components. 

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2 hours ago, kiwijw said:

Does he guarantee them?

I do warranty all my work in so much as the soldering etc will be spot on. As to guaranteeing they will work on the machine... well I can't test the coils before or after the mods so no. Although if someone want to donate a 7000 to me....😁

As they say, here are no guarantees in life (although we are guaranteed to turn up our toes one day). Although it is guaranteed the govt will try to screw you every way they can and that women are ALWAYS right (even if they are wrong), and that detector prices will increase in price....   so may be there are some guarantees.....

 

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8 hours ago, SteelPhase said:

 well I can't test the coils before or after the mods so no. Although if someone want to donate a 7000 to me....😁

 

 

Hi Pat....I see you have a GPZ 7000 you could test the coils & adapter leads on. :laugh:

Good luck out there

JW 🤠

 

 

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3 hours ago, kiwijw said:

Hi Pat....I see you have a GPZ 7000 you could test the coils & adapter leads on. :laugh:

Good luck out there

JW 🤠

 

 

Used to. Had to sell it to pay the greedy govt buggers. Toys have to go first unfortunately. Want to get another one soon though.

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Wait, With all the work you are doing for others you can't have a 7000? That is not right. 

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I received my replacement 12" X Coil this morning and I'm happy to report the cable inserts with no problems now, drops right into the shaft with no friction, same as the stock cable does. 👍

From what I understand, all the cables now are being wound into a tighter wrap like this, so that's good as it should eliminate the shaft binding. I have not had a chance to get out and use the coil yet though to see how it does.

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23 hours ago, SteelPhase said:

I do warranty all my work in so much as the soldering etc will be spot on. As to guaranteeing they will work on the machine... well I can't test the coils before or after the mods so no. Although if someone want to donate a 7000 to me....😁

As they say, here are no guarantees in life (although we are guaranteed to turn up our toes one day). Although it is guaranteed the govt will try to screw you every way they can and that women are ALWAYS right (even if they are wrong), and that detector prices will increase in price....   so may be there are some guarantees.....

 

Ha..Ha..  what's that saying .... "LIFE DOESN'T GIVE YOU SEAT BELTS!!"

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5 hours ago, jasong said:

I received my replacement 12" X Coil this morning and I'm happy to report the cable inserts with no problems now, drops right into the shaft with no friction, same as the stock cable does. 👍

From what I understand, all the cables now are being wound into a tighter wrap like this, so that's good as it should eliminate the shaft binding. I have not had a chance to get out and use the coil yet though to see how it does.

Thank you for the update, Jason.  I hope they handle our heat a little better!

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