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T2 has conked out before I could even use it
Posted by: SkiWhiz
Date: January 26, 2016 07:29PM
Bought a Teknetics T2 from a forum member, the older green model with stock and smaller NEL coil, everything looks in great condition. It is too cold up here to go detecting but I had to give it a try in the house the day it arrived, thinking back to the first time I loaded it with batteries and turned the switch to turn it on it didn't come right on. Thought that I had a bad battery or put one in wrong,etc. I opened up the battery compartment took the batteries out and checked them with my multimeter and they were fine, put them back in and the detector fired right up. Took the batteries out and put the T2 up in my closet. Got bored the other day and decided to get the T2 out and do some air testing with some coins to compare my two different coils. Loaded it up with know good batteries and the detector will not come on no matter what I do. Tried both coils, took some voltage readings and know that the battery connections are good because I am getting proper voltage inside the battery compartment and proper voltage inside the meter housing/meter. I more than likely could replace the bad part/parts but figuring out what parts are bad is beyond my level. I do not have the money to send it in and have it repaired at this time but know that I will have to at some point. Just curious if any of you have had this problem with a T2.

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Re: T2 has conked out before I could even use it
Posted by: Elton
Date: January 26, 2016 07:53PM
Check the battery springs ................. Call the guy you bought it from. He should return your money if it is faulty...


Make certain they are Alkaline batteries.. As I recall that is critical on the original T2



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/26/2016 07:55PM by Elton.

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Re: T2 has conked out before I could even use it
Posted by: SkiWhiz
Date: January 26, 2016 07:59PM
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Elton
Check the battery springs ................. Call the guy you bought it from. He should return your money if it is faulty...


Make certain they are Alkaline batteries.. As I recall that is critical on the original T2
Battery springs are fine, batteries are alkaline. Thanks for the reply.

Re: T2 has conked out before I could even use it
Posted by: thumperjones
Date: January 26, 2016 08:46PM
Might could take out the power switch fairly easy and Ohm it out to be sure its working right. That would be the most easily accessible part to test. And to replace if it's messed up. Hope you get it straightened out.

*Reread your post and I assume you meant you were getting power inside the housing AFTER turning the switch on. Sorry for the obvious post on my part...*



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/26/2016 08:48PM by thumperjones.

Re: T2 has conked out before I could even use it
Posted by: kansa54
Date: January 26, 2016 10:05PM
I would definitely contact the person that sold it to you.

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Re: T2 has conked out before I could even use it
Posted by: keppy
Date: January 27, 2016 07:01PM
I would say it was bad when it was sent i would try to get my money back before to long ..



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Re: T2 has conked out before I could even use it
Posted by: Radianman
Date: January 02, 2017 04:22PM
Did you ever find out what was wrong ?

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