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Kudos to Minelab for taking this step--which hopefully means that further updates will be coming as further tweaks are made to the code.  So long as this update makes even small improvements (while not crippling anything), I'll be happy.

Regarding the difficulties some are having downloading and installing the update, you probably do need to call Minelab, since it sounds like you've tried most things--different browsers/computers, turning off firewalls, etc.  Probably not this, but have you made sure the Nox is fully charged?  Sometimes, as a precaution, machines will not start upgrading firmware if the battery is low.  It could be tricky for a lot of reasons.  I haven't attempted the upgrade yet, but Minelab, which is probably very concerned with security, may have the downloaded app doing a bunch of confidence checks before it does a second download of the data or before decrypting packaged data. 

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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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50 minutes ago, Chase Goldman said:

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

Finally got to download MUU and successfully loaded the new software to the Equinox.  Used Chrome.After download went back and tried again and showed message my detector had most current software update (1.7.5) . All is good in the world at least with this.  Computers.  Can't live with them, can't live without them.  Be very interested to see how the upgrades do the next time out. Thanks Minelab. 

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Everyone needs to be a little patient. The detector was working yesterday and still works. The update facility download issues will sort out soon. The update was tested but there is no way to test for all combinations of software and hardware out there that might conflict. Like I said, I tested personally on four PCs, one ten years old. One is a dual boot Win/Mac system. They all worked.

The update works for me if I turn detector on after starting the software, or if the detector is on and attached to the PC when I start the update software. I don't think that matters. You do not need to be hooked to the Internet when doing the update - just to download.

I just redownloaded and double-checked to get the image below.

Chase, the update rollback feature was not described in the instructions for some reason. Once the program is running and Equinox connected, look for three tiny dots, very faint, in lower right hand corner. Click on them and you will see this....

update-minelab-equinox-rollback-facility.jpg

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On my newest Equinox, I had no problems installing the update.  But on my original Equinox, it kept saying that it did  not recognize it.  I then used a rubber eraser to clean the 4 contacts on the control pod.  Problem solved.  I did a little air testing and my newest unit is now more stable with possible more depth too.

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41 minutes ago, TerryinHawaii said:

On my newest Equinox, I had no problems installing the update.  But on my original Equinox, it kept saying that it did  not recognize it.  I then used a rubber eraser to clean the 4 contacts on the control pod.  Problem solved.  I did a little air testing and my newest unit is now more stable with possible more depth too.

Great tip Terry!!

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LoyalistDigger wrote:

"Utility downloads fine and when I connect a detector which is turned on, nothing happens. If you click anywhere in the utility, it reports (Not Responding). "

 

I had the same problem with my desktop puter.  I switch to my laptop and all went smooth.

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1 hour ago, Tnsharpshooter said:

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.

When did you purchase you detector? Gonna try your method tomorrow.

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