Hello everyone, I have the following problem and I want some advices.
I am a minilab safari owner and I have problem with the circuit board. The Minelab dealer told me that I have to replace it and the cost is 450€ (530$), he told me also that it is better to buy something else (maybe he wants to sell). I don’t know what to do. Replace it or buy something new? In safari I love the simplicity, the auto-tracking ground balance, the FBS technology, the depth, and that is silver killer machine. I dislike the slow processor. I have 500$ and I can’t put extra money. I do beach metal detecting mostly but also, I go to parks, fields and mountains.
What do you suggest, fix it or buy something knew and most important what metal detector?
This is my first post after lurking for many months. Steve, you have a way with words and a level of civility that verges on saintly. I have learned a great deal reading your posts, specifically about the Equinox, and I hope to glean more from this excellent forum in the future. Thanks to others who also contribute excellent content. While I don't have much to share, I thought I would at least post a "tip" for a common problem we have.
Here is a link to a video describing a way to keep the Garrett Carrot's tip from wearing through for not much money.
So... the 800 will be my very first detector. Ultimately I want to be a nugget hunter, but I'm starting as a coin and relic hunter to get a feel for the job and it's routines. Those factors in mind, whats the best pointer that's gonna be with me through it all?
I did some river hunting and descided to take my MK out with the waterproof wired headphones and my ProFind 35 pp for piking through the river clay as it is waterproof. Left my PI machine home because the power lines make it impossible to use in the stretch of water I was hitting. I realized that the Profind 35 does not effect the MK in any of the frequencies at all with the wired headphones. The green wireless ones go bonkers with 5 and 14khz modes with that pp and I can only use 19khz with them.
Strange how the bluetooth headphones react with the profind. I always assumed the interference was with the coil or control box and not the headphones. In park hunting I had gone back to my old Whites Bullseye pointer as it plays well with all my machines regardless.
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I hope I am not asking a stupid question here, but I have a question about the carrot pin pointer my grandfather had.
When I was learning his detector, a Equinox 800, I tried to use the pin pointer that he has to find the item that was showing on the detector.
I never got a response until I got within a couple of inches from the item, it turned out to be a dime from the 1930's.
What is the usual range of these pin pointer carrots, and is this one working properly if I had to be that close to the dime.
I really want to learn this equipment so I can use it properly.
Thank you Caleb