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:canadaflag:GoldBug SE Quick Test For Problems-Fisher
Posted by: Dwayne2010
Date: July 26, 2010 11:32AM
I would like to know from someone in Fisher Labs, if there is an exact test that I can do at home, complete with instructions to see if my GoldBug SE needs to be sent back to the lab for repairs or is working fine. Can someone there post something. I am new to detecting and am unsure if my detector is operating correctly.

Re: :canadaflag:GoldBug SE Quick Test For Problems-Fisher
Posted by: Shenandoah Digger
Date: July 27, 2010 05:56AM
I would love to see that too, but unfortunately Fisher has been pretty quiet regarding problems with the Gold Bug.

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Re: :canadaflag:GoldBug SE Quick Test For Problems-Fisher
Posted by: Dwayne2010
Date: July 27, 2010 09:47AM
Its my thought that posting a quick test will save time and money for Fisher? Inlcuding shipping costs.

Re: :canadaflag:GoldBug SE Quick Test For Problems-Fisher
Posted by: azsh07
Date: July 27, 2010 11:39AM
....I don't see that as helping any actually. The only test you could do would be to check where the GB point is for ferrite. Ferrite is used to calibrate the GB on most if not all detectors. Problem is that while some people can understand how to do it and to do it correctly....too many would do it wrong and then you would have another problem with people sending in good units that were not faulty in the first place.
Doing a calibration test wrong is worse than not doing it...and believe me enough people would be hasty and get wrong results.
I would like to see Fisher say something on this but we will see. However it would just seem to me that it would not solve more problems than it would create.
I could explain how to check the GB with ferrite myself but...not a chance...it would just be an on going never ending thread explaining over and over how to do it correctly. Not saying you couldn't do it but believe me there would be people that would never get it right.
If you think it is faulty call Fisher. Talk to Felix. Ask him if he wished to explain how to check it....or just send it in. By the time you would get an explanation here you could have it back.
They are sending back the units that were sent in as we speak...mine should be here shortly....so they are getting them done now.

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Re: :canadaflag:GoldBug SE Quick Test For Problems-Fisher
Posted by: Dwayne2010
Date: July 27, 2010 11:52AM
Interesting and logical view Azsh07. Would it be too much to ask to have a video done on the exact method? Thereby limiting any errors? Just my two bits.
I have some gold nuggets on order to try as the only one I have is pretty small. I hope to see how it performs in the field as my nuggets as tests.

Re: :canadaflag:GoldBug SE Quick Test For Problems-Fisher
Posted by: Shenandoah Digger
Date: July 27, 2010 01:20PM
Yep, ground balancing the machine over a piece of ferrite and then seeing what the GB number is would be a difficult test for us less intelligent detectorists. Hard to even visualize the concept.

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Re: :canadaflag:GoldBug SE Quick Test For Problems-Fisher
Posted by: Dwayne2010
Date: July 27, 2010 01:24PM
[:twodetecting:



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/27/2010 01:43PM by Dwayne2010.

Re: :canadaflag:GoldBug SE Quick Test For Problems-Fisher
Posted by: azsh07
Date: July 27, 2010 01:33PM
...well not sure if that was sarcasm or not. But either way there are enough people who can't even GB properly on normal soil. These are the people who do the test for no reason and screw it up and then scream on the forums.
The test is simnple.... people actually just don't pay attention and cause headaches.
Sorry...i did not create humanity...I just avoid it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/27/2010 01:35PM by azsh07.

Re: :canadaflag:GoldBug SE Quick Test For Problems-Fisher
Posted by: Shenandoah Digger
Date: July 31, 2010 02:50AM
If you can't tell that was sarcasm maybe you're one of the ones who would screw up the test. Just sayin'.

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