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Minelab Equinox Update Released

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Leave your Nox on, with usb plugged into computer and Nox on, attach charging/update cable.

See if Equinox is recognized.

My unit update done.  Windows 10 used with laptop.

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The download links do not work in Safari. Had to use Firefox to download. ????

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First impressions from the new firmware? 

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1 hour ago, Tnsharpshooter said:

Leave your Nox on, with usb plugged into computer and Nox on, attach charging/update cable.

See if Equinox is recognized.

My unit update done.  Windows 10 used with laptop.

Thanks for the suggestion but it still failed to update.

To recap, I have tried to update the 800 on my gaming rig with Win 10, my wife's computer with Win 10 and on a laptop with Win 7 to no avail. 

There is something in the utility that my main security program detected and would not allow the MUU to function. I disabled the security and no joy. Reboot machine, security active, I allow the security to run the MUU and nothing. And I used a computer with no security, no firewall, no nothing....and still nothing

I tried both cables supplied with the 800....green light flashes with both cables when plugged into any number of different USB ports indicating that the detector is recharging but nothing appears on the update utility screen despite waiting (and staring and wishing and praying) for over ten minutes.

If you click on the update utility screen at any time, it goes into it's (Not Responding) mode.

I did a factory reset. 

I disconnected the coil cord from the control unit and used compressed air to ensure connection area is clean and dry.

Having done all that I thought I did wash her down with the hose the other day but I have been detecting since then. Still, I just went out into the yard and tested copper, nickel and silver. The tones and VDI for each item are what I expected to hear and see.

I am really at a loss what to do next apart from just copy this post and email to Minelab for their input. 

While not an earth shattering problem, it is somewhat irksome.

Thanks for throwing those ideas out there fellas!!!!

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2 hours ago, SittingElf said:

The download links do not work in Safari. Had to use Firefox to download. ????

Safari is like that. Any more I have to use Firefox or Chrome to do anything.

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2 hours ago, SittingElf said:

The download links do not work in Safari. Had to use Firefox to download. ????

3 minutes ago, SnohomishDigger said:

Safari is like that. Any more I have to use Firefox or Chrome to do anything.

While I primarily use Firefox and it worked in this case, there are now a few sites where I have to use chrome to login,  Might be worth a try,

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Great news!

Has anyone who has done the update noticed if the “ghost pinpointer” issue has been fixed?  This is where you turn the pinpointer on and some times it comes on full strength while other times it comes on weak and needs another cycle off then on to get it to perform as it should at full strength.

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12 minutes ago, TedinVT said:

Great news!

Has anyone who has done the update noticed if the “ghost pinpointer” issue has been fixed?  This is where you turn the pinpointer on and some times it comes on full strength while other times it comes on weak and needs another cycle off then on to get it to perform as it should at full strength.

I am told this was addressed also, even though it is not mentioned in the update notes.  Have not had a chance to update and verify yet though.  I reserve judgement until I've had a chance to try this out, but, at this point, I think ML hit it out of the park with this one, provided no additional bugs have been introduced. Nice.

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Thank you Minelab. 

You truly are an awesome company.

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