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  1. Just be aware though, that if you replace your own battery before the 3 year warrant runs out and the battery compartment seal is damaged and water floods the control box destroying the board etc. your warranty on the control box is going to be null and void. Everything else that had the 3 year warranty that was not damaged by the water intrusion would still carry the remainder of the 3 year warranty. When the service depot changes the battery and say damages the seal, your warrant is still going to be good for the remainder of the 3 years....free repair.
  2. Thanks Tyran, great info will get me up and running a lot sooner.
  3. Received my EQ 800 yesterday the 9th was shipped on the 7th of March from GPS Central in Calgary ,Alberta. I ordered the unit on Nov.26.. Looks like delivery is starting to speed up, considering the original shipment to all of Canada was 2 units in February. Now if the ground would just thaw. Garage testing will be the order of the day today. Many thanks to all the members here that have been doing such a fine job of getting information out on this new machine. Seeing this is my first metal detector I am feeling way ahead of the game through all of your valuable insights.
  4. If all else fails it may be one of those instances where a factory reset may be the answer
  5. WOW, great find for first time out with the 600
  6. No problem, if you have not noticed yet the manual can be downloaded here https://www.minelab.com/__files/f/326548/4901-0249-1 Inst. Manual, EQUINOX 600 800 EN.pdf Lots of info posted on the pinned post at the top of the state page.
  7. Morning, from the manual Battery Maintenance Lithium-ion battery performance may degrade if unused for long periods of time. Fully charge the battery at least once every 3–4 months to prevent this from occurring. Even with correct care and maintenance, Lithium-ion battery performance reduces over time with normal use. Therefore the battery may need to be replaced every few years. Replacement batteries can be supplied and installed by an Authorised Service Centre.
  8. Thanks Phrunt for the offer, but I will pass. The ground is going to be frozen up this way for awhile yet, so am not in to much of a rush.
  9. Thanks, have fun with it, from what I have been reading this evening people that have been detecting for many years are being totally amazed at this machine. Hopefully I will get mine before the end of March, with enough time to play with it before the thaw....
  10. That's great, congrats. That's a start anyway, I have a feeling they will be more numerous in shipments in the coming weeks. I take it that you picked it up at Radio World. Did they let you know how many were on order from there? Just trying to get a handle on where I might fall on the list, ordered mine from GPS Central in Calgary and they would receive theirs from Radio World
  11. Hey I was wondering where that third manual was lol... Thanks Gerry, very well laid out.
  12. Interesting... Have found manual # 2 .... only difference to manual # 1 is that # 2 has page numbers, manual # 1 does not. Where is manual #3?????? and the missing page 47?????? lol
  13. Don't know if anyone has noticed yet or maybe I have not seen it posted yet but the size of the EQ battery is 5000mAh, according to the machine stats. Most charging/run batteries are over this size and I believe anything up to 22000 0r 26500mAh can be legally transported on aircraft In carry on baggage. The battery in the Equinox (5000mAh) because it is part of the machine and under the limit of 100Wh can be transported in carry on or in checked baggage.
  14. Thank you for the well thought out explanation Steve. As I have found in the last while as a member new to this game, you have a way of cutting out the chaff and getting to the nitty gritty of the issue. I have learned a great deal more from your posts, not just about the Equ but on the subject of metal detecting itself, than from just about anywhere else I have tried to find info on the subject. Thanks for the great explanations and keep up the good work....
  15. A post from one of the Admins on the Minelab Equinox Worldwide Users site, states that, the equinox has already started worldwide shipping. This was as of yesterday morning in a response from Minelab to an inquiry on the subject.
  16. Hi everyone , I am new to this sport and forum. Have been lookin around here for awhile, some great info here. Just thought I would let you all know that some of the UK sites are showing that the Equinox is expected to show up on there shelves sometime in December. I hope that helps alleviate some of the depression that is showing up due to lack of a firm release date. I to have the 800 on pre order but the ground up here will be frozen until sometime in late March early April. I'm hoping to have mine well before then. Cheers
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