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5 minutes ago, LoyalistDigger said:

And nothing happens.....

So, maybe as Chase has suggested it already is up to date. But wouldn't one think you should get a message saying that the detector is up to date....otherwise I would assume that there is a fault.

Or here is my other thought. One the WM08, there are only two contact point for the recharging cable. The detector has four so we can assume that two are for power and two are for USB updates. Perhaps one of the USB update contacts is faulty or internally disconnected somehow.....

Regardless, time to put it away and see what tomorrow brings.

Thanks fellas!!!

 

You are right, the updater will respond if you plug the detector in even if it is up to date.  You never said if you were updating an 800, if so, then you have spare USB cable that goes with the WM08, if so, try the WM08 ("spare") USB cable.

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I did. The update loaded flawlessly on several PCs running Win10 and on my MacBook Air running OSX. Enjoy! The big thing to know - you can roll right back to the existing firmware version if you

https://www.minelab.com/__files/f/339677/EQUINOX SOFTWARE UPDATE A4 EN How To Rollback Equinox To Previous Software Version Minimum System requirements: USB 2.0 port EQUINOX USB Charging

The upload doesn't seem to have hurt its ability to find stuff. The Indians, the wheaties, a mercury dime and other stuff. Indians 1907, 1875, 18??, 37s merc. wheaties 40's&50's.

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3 hours ago, SnohomishDigger said:

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

I ditched Safari on my Mac Book Pro in favor of Chrome.  Then I ditched my Mac Book Pro in favor of a high end Dell PC, but that's another story ?

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4 minutes ago, staffydog33 said:

Windows recognizes my equinox and says ready to use in notification area...but when i open Minelab update utility it just keeps crashing saying "not responding"

Try running the utility first then plug the engergized detector in.  Try multiple USB ports, some ports may be underpowered and the equinox may be pulling down the terminal voltage.

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Loyalist,

I'm wondering if you have a bad USB port in your Equinox control panel.  Your computer is requesting you to connect a detector according to the screen shot posted and you've tried both of the power/USB cables that came with the Equinox 800.  Seems like that leaves the control panel's USB port.  I'm assuming that since your PC is asking you to connect a detector you must have the update utility downloaded OK.  A call to Minelab may be the next step.  Wishing you good luck and a speedy fix.

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Also having problem even downloading the Minelab Update Utility to my computer.  Computer is a Apple MacBook Pro with all the minimum system requirements present.  Couldn't download MUU using Safari so tried Chrome and that didn't work either.  I typed in the long Utility address and comes up not found.  Am i going to have to send back my Equinox back to the factory to get new update??? Very frustrating to say the least. 

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My computer won’t recognize my Equinox if I plug Nox in to computer and then turn on.

But when I leave Nox on and remove plug, then reinstall my computer recognizes Nox.

I rehooked  mine up after update.

Equinox detected and said no updates needed.

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2 minutes ago, Walter S. Fowler said:

Also having problem even downloading the Minelab Update Utility to my computer.  Computer is a Apple MacBook Pro with all the minimum system requirements present.  Couldn't download MUU using Safari so tried Chrome and that didn't work either.  I typed in the long Utility address and comes up not found.  Am i going to have to send back my Equinox back to the factory to get new update??? Very frustrating to say the least. 

I'd borrow someone's Windows computer before I did that.  Try Firefox on your Mac.

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The one demonstration of the lewis Equinox video inquisition series that I found interesting was a test where he pushed three stacked clad quarters edge-on into the ground and showed that in Park 1, 5 khz crushed Multi IQ on tone and TID.  I replicated that "anomaly" with my Equinox.  Ran it again before and after the update and found the response to be marginally better than before in MultiIQ with certain sweep angles registering a 'proper' ID (low to mid 30's) but most producing flutey non-ferrous tones and IDs (pre update I could not get a stable sweep angle and no TIDs above 22).  5 khz, 10 khz still crush it with solid tone and ID from all angles and performance drops off from unstable to non-detectable as you increase frequency incrementally from 15 to 20 to 40 khz.  It's a quirky and unrealistic from a "real life" detecting perspective, but interesting.  So my conclusion is that edge-on performance in Park 1 seems to be marginally improved.  But how many detectors out there where can you have an undetectable target performance but also have the option with the flip of switch to be able to suddenly see the target in an alternate Multi or single frequency mode (I suspect that this is not possible even with several high end ML FBS detectors).  Anyway, pleased with the update implementation process (easy and quick) and so far with the improvements (also tested depth meter and the User Profile bug, good stuff).  Still haven't figured out how to roll back, but that may be a moot point at the moment.

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I have a MacBook pro and Safari. The download went flawlessly. The detector works perfectly.

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