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GARRETT PROPOINTER PROBLEM
Posted by: cintitomcat
Date: February 18, 2012 07:12PM
Not a happy camper. Bought one new on jan 29, received on Feb 1, tried first time that friday 3rd. Started having problems right away. Call Garrett on monday the 6th, lady told me since i just bought she would mark it to be replaced. Sent to the the same day. They received on the 9th. I called them the following week to find out they were repairing the pinpointer. I got it in the mail yesterday the 17. Not happy to find the pinpointer with the SAME PROBLEM. Now i have the price of the pinpointer and shipping to them to repair this pinpointer that i cant use. Now i have to call them again monday, would like to have money refunded for pinpointer and shipping. Hope this wont be a problem to. Tom

Re: GARRETT PROPOINTER PROBLEM
Posted by: pascalburns
Date: February 18, 2012 08:11PM
what was the problem with the pro pointer? :twodetecting:

Re: GARRETT PROPOINTER PROBLEM
Posted by: khouse
Date: February 18, 2012 08:12PM
What are the problems?
Make sure your holding the tip away from any metal when turning it on.
Leave it on the duration of finding your target.
What is your detector your using tje Propointer with?

Re: GARRETT PROPOINTER PROBLEM
Posted by: widebody
Date: February 18, 2012 08:15PM
you're the first i've heard of having this much trouble with the Garrett Pro Pointer. much less two in a row. unless garrett mailed the old one back cause they couldn't find a problem. maybe if you discribe the problem someone on the forum may already know the solution.

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Re: GARRETT PROPOINTER PROBLEM
Posted by: cintitomcat
Date: February 18, 2012 08:34PM
Problem is when you get in the hole moving around in the dirt pinpointer goes off slightly constantly, i remove from hole and put next to the ground anywhere and it does the same thing. If i leave on and unscrew batt cap then screw it back on its seems okay until i turn it on again. They sent me back the same pinpointer, the repair paper says they repaired the battery clips. Before i sent in when this problem started i could pull out of the hole and touch it on my body anywhere and it would go off with a little pressure against me. Hope to get a refund to possibly get a inline probe. Tom

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Re: GARRETT PROPOINTER PROBLEM
Posted by: GoGoGopher
Date: February 19, 2012 12:11AM
The Pointer cannott be touching dirt or any metal object (rings on fingers count too) when you turn it on...Where are you located, and what type of soil are you hunting in?
What detector are you using, as they may be near the same frequency and cross talking...

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Re: GARRETT PROPOINTER PROBLEM
Posted by: cintitomcat
Date: February 19, 2012 03:19AM
Cincinnati area, happens with both explorer 2 and ace 250. Thanks Tom

Re: GARRETT PROPOINTER PROBLEM
Posted by: cintitomcat
Date: February 19, 2012 03:23AM
Also the lady i talked to before i sent it back said that material used to make the tip might have a hair line crack in it. That would cause the problem i'm talking about. Tom

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The Pro Pointer Will.....
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: February 19, 2012 11:47AM
It will sound off in a dug hole if you turned it on holding it in the air when first turning it on away from metal. It is picking up minerals in the soil below the top inches of ground. To fix that, turn the Pro Pointer off, stick in the hole at the botton, hold it still and turn it on. It has just been retuned to handle the mineralization in the soil. Now pushing it against yourself will cause it to sound off. Two things happen. One, is that you are putting pressure on the transducer on the tip of the pointer, and too much pressure will in fact set it off. Mine has always done that. If you put that same amount of pressure on some of the cheaper units available, they will break. Trust me....I have had many. The other issue with pushing it against your skin is that your blood contains iron (hemoglobin) in the red blood cells. Too much iron of course can set off the Pro Pointer. It's supposed to do that. Even my PI detector can pick that up.

So I am not sure if in fact your electronic pinpointer was faulty. But do contact Garrett, they should look after you. Good luck. I hope you get your issues reolved. :)

Re: GARRETT PROPOINTER PROBLEM
Posted by: cintitomcat
Date: February 19, 2012 05:30PM
I understand the minerals in the ground but when it starts acting up i remove it from the hole, leave it on and remove the battery cap then screw it back on it turns back on then i put it back in the hole and its okay. I had one of these before and never had this problem. Also found out i'm 30% bionic so that explains the pinpointer going off on me.:laugh: Tom

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Re: GARRETT PROPOINTER PROBLEM
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: February 19, 2012 07:22PM
It's really hard to know if it is faulty or not without actually trying it out. Give Garrett a call and they will look after you.:thumbup:

Re: GARRETT PROPOINTER PROBLEM
Posted by: cintitomcat
Date: February 19, 2012 08:00PM
Thanks, i hope they will replace with a new one or give me a refund. I dont want this one repaired again. Tom

Re: GARRETT PROPOINTER PROBLEM
Posted by: coolhotdog
Date: February 23, 2012 02:43AM
The detecting deep for one coin dim. 0.6inch
the best pinpointer one can tip detecting 0.4inch for 99% gold ring and 1.2inch for 99% gold coin



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Re: GARRETT PROPOINTER PROBLEM
Posted by: cintitomcat
Date: February 23, 2012 04:35AM
Called Garrett, there going to send me a new one in a week or two when they get more in. " Wonder who makes these for them, i would think they made these. Tom

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Re: GARRETT PROPOINTER PROBLEM
Posted by: robo
Date: February 23, 2012 05:36PM
Bad coil! Mine did the same thing. The one I got back works better than my original one I sent back. I bet I had the problem from day one with my original. Garrett will make it right. Super customer service

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