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14 hours ago, 1515Art said:

I don’t know yet if it’s a problem or not my 17” coil is very touch sensitive pressing it to the ground and also bump sensitive sets it off sounding loudly,

Hey Clark I Noticed the same thing about mine with the 11 inch coil...first time I had it out it ran fine...second time couple weeks later I had it out it was really acting up...the slightest bump would sound it off.... if I even lightly pressed the coil down on the ground it would sound off...if I ever so slightly bumped the coil wire it would sound off... got me to wondering if the 11 inch coil was defective...the next day different ground it purred like a kitten....I did run it in Auto plus mostly the next day...where as the day before I was mostly in manual...I'm thinking these machines are just super sensitive...Merton says it has cheap electronics in it lol...maybe he's right? 

strick

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1 hour ago, strick said:

Hey Clark I Noticed the same thing about mine with the 11 inch coil...first time I had it out it ran fine...second time couple weeks later I had it out it was really acting up...the slightest bump would sound it off.... if I even lightly pressed the coil down on the ground it would sound off...if I ever so slightly bumped the coil wire it would sound off... got me to wondering if the 11 inch coil was defective...the next day different ground it purred like a kitten....I did run it in Auto plus mostly the next day...where as the day before I was mostly in manual...I'm thinking these machines are just super sensitive...Merton says it has cheap electronics in it lol...maybe he's right? 

strick

Chuck, that is pretty much my exact experience with the 17” coil, I couldn’t believe how stable it was and then it got touchy. I wonder if something in the windings has come loose allowing some movement? I was planning to do some coil comparison at the training we can switch coils around and see what happens.

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Well, back out here today and the 6000 is not working it's doing the same as yesterday. Almost forgot, pushed the power button and it wouldn't come on pulled the battery out and put it back in and it came on. Calling Minelab Monday and having a talk about the problems these detectors are having. Two hundred miles in two days and didn't get to detect. Guess I'll help my buddy dig nuggets like I did yesterday. SMH!!!!

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I had some self inflicted issues with my 6 awhile back but thanks to the forum members and some advice it's now working as it should. My areas are trashy and emi can get real annoying so I don't use it much but it's always with me when I stumble onto a less trashy area. The issues I had were solved from advice got here and were loose coil wire and also a factory re-set.  My coil wire was LOOSE as hell at power box.

Today I dug 10 real tiny bits and working hard for them. Took a lunch break and realized I needed to do something different so I thought about an area I'd pounded with the Monster several times digging/raking and couldn't remember if I'd followed the spot up with the 6 or not?  What the hell...I'll hit it again with the 6 as what I'd been doing wasn't going all that well today.  The 6 ran pretty smooth (for a change) and I popped 5 more nicer nuggs so the 6 really added to the 10 previous smallest of bits. Today I was loving the wild sensitive 6 and quite impressed on depth on small nuggs.

So sorry you guys are having issues....if nothing else check that coil cable at the box, it seemingly tightens first few threads...BUT then you need to push cable in a little further...tighten nut some more, and possibly one more time.  Thanks to whomever told me about that as my cable was really loose.....that and a re-set fixed mine right up!!!!!  Oh yeah...59 nuggs with the 6 so far and I rarely use it......

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10 hours ago, Gerry in Idaho said:

As a dealer who sells them and tries to keep up with my customers, I've had a few with issues and would say it is more than the norm.  No excuse at all but I would guess they are having the same issues we are here in the US for keeping people at work.  Just imagine the demand for a new product and at the same time so many people don't want to work don't want to be about anyone and then the Covid protocol kicks in and if someone tests positive, every person around them is sent home.  The reality is there are issues with many companies and products right now.  I would expect this to go on for another 6 months.

My issues with the GPX-6000. 

1) It finds gold so easy, I have to bend over more than I did with the other PI's and that's not good on my bad back I got from swinging a GPZ-7000 for so long.

2) It finds smaller nuggets so easy, I have to actually wear my glasses and filter the dirt.  Now I have to carry glasses.

3) It's so much lighter in weight and better ergonomics, I find myself detecting longer hours and finding more pieces of gold.  You would think this is great, until you realize you didn't get time to relax and have a beer or shot of whiskey with your comrades.

4) I'm finding smaller nuggets with this PI than any other before and sometimes I easily lose them before I get back to the truck.   It pisses me off when I admit (easy come - easy go).

5) I find the external speaker works so well and is so loud I just assume the target is near the surface and then find out it's actually deeper.

6) The detector is so compact, it gets lost in my camper.  Heck I even lost it in my truck one time and actually drove back home thinking I forgot to pack it.  I'm wasting precious time trying to find it.  In days past, the GPZ-7000 would take up the whole passenger seat or half the bed in my trailer.  No more with the 6000, but I might put one of those beepers on it and keep the fob with me.  I lost full size F-350 long bed 4 dr super duty truck one time in a parking lot.  That beeping fob saved my ass.

7) The simplicity of the GPX-6000 is boring my brain.  Who the hell sells a $6000 detector and all you pretty much have to do it hit the power button and a couple others.  How can my brain grasp something I have no control?

😎 Not wearing a big bulky harness anymore is not what I expected.  Now I have nowhere to pack my pick and I have no bungee to get in a fight with each time I bend over.

9) The cost of coils and battery is not inline with a $6000 detector.  A GPX-5000 battery is $441 and this is only $165.  A GPZ-7000 coil is $1000+ and this is less than $400.  How is a dealer supposed to make a living selling accessories.

10) The amount of gold nuggets my customers are finding is the best Success of any high end gold machine in many years.  Now I am getting accused of planting gold and taking pictures of the same gold over and over.  

I'm a Karma guy, just saying.

Minelab,  You ever pull this shit again and I'm done buying detectors.  You could go out of business, me too.

You should get into politics Gerry, seemed more like a promotional post than a negative issue post.. well done....

 

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Gerry, there is nothing funny about people on here getting defective products. Sure the 6000 has advantages, and I will appreciate those advantages in a couple weeks. Remember the detector and coil sales I sent your way. I am still waiting for the $100 credit you promised in 2018.  How much is the 17" coil? Surely you would apply that credit to that coil. Right?

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