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Steve Have you ever heard of this problem and tell me if you think you know what it is... I have a Equinox 600 and I got vdi issues where I will be swinging the Detector hit a signal and then not want to dig that and keep swinging and it will show another vdi and then freezes up while I'm still swinging and then -- will show and then after six seconds or so 00 and then go again and same thing and I have turned sensitivity to 20, recovery speed 3 iron bias 2 and ground balance on auto tracking.... I also will swing over a vdi and it will jump and lower and jump and lower. And on pinpointer mode it sometimes won't have audio but I back out and try again it does. This is for sure a bug. Right?

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Steve. Please contact me at Gmail. nateslucky1214@gmail.com. I am having issues with my Equinox 600 vdi numbers are jumpy and I have my settings on sensitivity 20 ground balance is auto tracking and my recovery speed is 3 am I iron bias is set 2... vdi numbers out of center jumpy and it will stick to a vdi number while I'm still swinging like an undesirable vdi number one pick up and then I'll still be swinging it and it hit another vdi number but then quits and fries on that number and then it's like a x out or something freezes for about 5 seconds dash dash for about 6 seconds and then it'll go to another vdi number what kind of bug is this what kind of issue am I having here

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Hi Nate,

Welcome to the forum but slow down. There is no need to email. We are already communicating. You may have an issue, but it is not an emergency. Well at least not for me. I did not sell you the detector. Make the dealer EARN his money by providing you the dealer support you paid for.

If you bought used you may have bought somebody’s else’s problem. You might want to take that up with them.

First off, have you done a factory reset? And what mode are you using?

The main problem for me is you are talking about several issues at once and mixing them up with a lack of detail as to your settings.

The thread you posted on was an old one dealing with an issue that is already in the past... wobbly rods. So I moved your post here for better visibility and input from forum members.

Relax. Worst case is it needs a trip to service. That’s why warranties exist. Let’s make sure there really is an issue first before doing that.

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3 hours ago, Natew1214 said:

Steve Have you ever heard of this problem and tell me if you think you know what it is... I have a Equinox 600 and I got vdi issues where I will be swinging the Detector hit a signal and then not want to dig that and keep swinging and it will show another vdi and then freezes up while I'm still swinging and then -- will show and then after six seconds or so 00 and then go again and same thing and I have turned sensitivity to 20, recovery speed 3 iron bias 2 and ground balance on auto tracking.... I also will swing over a vdi and it will jump and lower and jump and lower. And on pinpointer mode it sometimes won't have audio but I back out and try again it does. This is for sure a bug. Right?

Please don't panic as what you are describing may be caused by your own settings and very dependent to what Mode you are using and one of your settings which I believe may not help is you are using "Tracking Ground Balance" this has caused me to be concerned in the past when I was tempted to use it and one thing which I had noticed was my Equinox 800 would give off a slight spitting signal and the VDI numbers would move all over the show and then I would lose all audio but when I moved away  then returned of the previous signal zone I would go through the same annoyance again and it was only after I had started to dig in the area of the dubious signal and using my pinpointer probe I actually found a hammered silver cut quarter penny and this was identical when trying to gain a repeat signal from very small hammered silver coins, it was my own perseverance to eliminate this audio problem that I realised all of the misbehaving cured when I reverted to "Manual Ground Balance" with the head away from the signal source and remaining in "Manual GB" and all of the problems were coming about through my detector being in the "Tracking GB" setting as the more i moved the coil over the weak signal the more the Equinox was Ground Balancing out the signal and eventually no audio.

Hope you get the Equinox sorted soon and it is worth trying Manual GB.

 

 

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Hi,

the Equinox will display the previous target ID number for a couple of seconds as you move the coil before it goes to  --  --  if there is no shallow target under your coil.  If you happen to immediately move over a deep target which is too deep for target number ID but is still detectable with audio you could go from a numbered target to a -- -- target in quick succession with a tone. You could get the same result if your coil passes over a target that is in the -9 to -1 range if those numbers are rejected for instance.

 I have never seen double zero=00 on the display, only one zero=0 which can be a target on the iron/small gold /small aluminum boundary. As was said previously, I would do a factory reset, pick default Park 1, properly noise cancel, ground balance and turn down your sensitivity to 13 - 15 and don't press the horseshoe button, then see what happens over an area that is easy to detect like tree bark, sand or gravel at a kids playground or in an area that is familiar to you with very few targets. Sounds like you were in a trashy area with some iron targets at multiple depths, swinging too fast and with too high sensitivity.........

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On 2/12/2019 at 1:24 PM, Randy Dee said:

Please don't panic as what you are describing may be caused by your own settings and very dependent to what Mode you are using and one of your settings which I believe may not help is you are using "Tracking Ground Balance" this has caused me to be concerned in the past when I was tempted to use it and one thing which I had noticed was my Equinox 800 would give off a slight spitting signal and the VDI numbers would move all over the show and then I would lose all audio but when I moved away  then returned of the previous signal zone I would go through the same annoyance again and it was only after I had started to dig in the area of the dubious signal and using my pinpointer probe I actually found a hammered silver cut quarter penny and this was identical when trying to gain a repeat signal from very small hammered silver coins, it was my own perseverance to eliminate this audio problem that I realised all of the misbehaving cured when I reverted to "Manual Ground Balance" with the head away from the signal source and remaining in "Manual GB" and all of the problems were coming about through my detector being in the "Tracking GB" setting as the more i moved the coil over the weak signal the more the Equinox was Ground Balancing out the signal and eventually no audio.

Hope you get the Equinox sorted soon and it is worth trying Manual GB.

 

 

Thanks man I appreciate your input... I'm going to try and do that

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