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Canadian repairs?
Posted by: rockpup1
Date: February 01, 2012 02:03PM
Just wondering,I live in canada.My Gbpro needs looking at-only gets 6" max on silver dimes.Would I need to send it to texas for repairs.
I have heard good about fisher repairs and I have a warrenty,having bought the machine new.Im guessing shipping is not paid for.
I just hope not to get any border charges for some reason,did on my last used metal detector(they charged me canadian GST on a private sale.)
Any comments on repair service be great.

Re: Canadian repairs?
Posted by: EtracTom-AdirondacksNY
Date: February 02, 2012 09:40AM
Is that in discrimination mode?? Did you try all metal mode??

Coins hit better in the ground than in the air all machines manufacturers will tell you that. After being in the ground for a while it will leach into the surrounding soil and create a halo effect and makes it easier to see an object deeper and the ground being moist will add to that also giving you even more depth.

I wouldn't just go by that air test.

Where were you when you did the air test, and how high was the sensitivity, and how big is the coil, and was the machine ground ballanced etc. these all play into it due to EMI and your surroundings while doing so if indoors instead of being outdoors.

I personally don't do, like, or trust air tests myself.

Re: Canadian repairs?
Posted by: Rick, N. MI
Date: February 02, 2012 09:56AM
I have a test garden with a clad dime at 7 1/2" and a clad quarter at 8". When the ground is damp my Gold Bug Pro w/ 11dd & 10dd hits these. You have to listen for that tiny high tone and check it out. I like checking those out now in all metal. If the ground is dry you will loose a couple inches in depth. Hmm, so if the ground is bone dry it would probably be better to hunt in all metal.

Rick N. MI

Re: Canadian repairs?
Posted by: rockpup1
Date: February 02, 2012 07:37PM
Yeah my + push key fails to work from time to time,thats my main concern.I did alot of testing and from my results something is not right.Not even 6" in all-metal mode on a copper penny.This is the 5" coil.around 4-5" max on quarter in disc mode and about 6" quarter all-metal.This is in soil testing.

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Re: Canadian repairs?
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: February 02, 2012 11:04PM
rockpup -- sounds to me like you do have a problem. You should be doing better than that, unless your soil is just AWFUL. These machines are REALLY pretty doggone deep, especially in all-metals mode...

Steve



Minelab Explorer SE Pro, Fisher Gold Bug Pro (DP)
Garrett ProPointer
Lesche 38D "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

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Re: Canadian repairs?
Posted by: Ken in Georgia
Date: February 03, 2012 04:14PM
Steve, SSSSSHHHHHHH, dont let that out ! everyone will want one. :clapping:



HH
Ken in Georgia


Detectors own DFX, Tejon, X-3, Cibola, Vaquero, Cortez, CZ-5, 1265x, 1266x, Siver Sabre II. ID Excel, Amigo, Golden, DeLeón, G2 (the best iron eater in the world) 5 inch coil , 11inch coil. E Trac.

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Re: Canadian repairs?
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: February 03, 2012 05:07PM
I know, Ken...it seems to somehow be a secret, that's for sure; not sure why, but many people think these machines are "not deep..."

Still not sure where that's coming from, but OK... :) Maybe we'll just keep it quiet, and amongst ourselves... :)

Steve



Minelab Explorer SE Pro, Fisher Gold Bug Pro (DP)
Garrett ProPointer
Lesche 38D "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

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Re: Canadian repairs?
Posted by: Ken in Georgia
Date: February 04, 2012 12:21AM
Thanks Steve, I love relic hunting with my G2.



HH
Ken in Georgia


Detectors own DFX, Tejon, X-3, Cibola, Vaquero, Cortez, CZ-5, 1265x, 1266x, Siver Sabre II. ID Excel, Amigo, Golden, DeLeón, G2 (the best iron eater in the world) 5 inch coil , 11inch coil. E Trac.

Re: Canadian repairs?
Posted by: rockpup1
Date: February 04, 2012 11:42AM
Its so hard to send my machine in the weather has been so warm up here in southern alberta.I have done lots of detecting in modern parks and well I dont really need the depth.
I really have to send it in so I can use it for prosepcting this year and I know it will hit deeper.My soil is very tame and my old compass relic magnum hit 8" loud and clear on a penny

Re: Canadian repairs?
Posted by: rockpup1
Date: February 04, 2012 11:59AM
Ohh just wondering if there is any canadian repair guys that can do warrenty work.Im guessing I will have ot send it ot texas.

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Re: Canadian repairs?
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: February 04, 2012 02:29PM
Rockpup --

I'd talk to First Texas and find out what to do...it is very likely not performing properly, on that 6" silver dime.

Steve



Minelab Explorer SE Pro, Fisher Gold Bug Pro (DP)
Garrett ProPointer
Lesche 38D "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: Canadian repairs?
Posted by: rockpup1
Date: February 05, 2012 12:45AM
This is with the 5" coil but still i have heard 8" easy.I will call call first texas,see what they say.
The + key fails to work but then starts to work-must be a short there,but I dont see how that would effect depth.Im thinking bad coil maybe?
I might just order the 5x10" coil see if it gets better depth.

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Re: Canadian repairs?
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: February 05, 2012 04:48PM
I'm not sure it's the coil, but it could be. There are also some things they can do "internally..." so let us know what they say when they have a look at your machine.

Steve



Minelab Explorer SE Pro, Fisher Gold Bug Pro (DP)
Garrett ProPointer
Lesche 38D "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: Canadian repairs?
Posted by: rockpup1
Date: February 07, 2012 01:43PM
just off the phone with felix at fisher metal detectors.Good thing I called I need a bunch of informatin before sending in.I pay shipping there thats it.I still need to use it for a week or so.Hopefully I find a back up machine soon-my infinium just 2 crazy iron sensative to park hunt with!

Re: Canadian repairs?
Posted by: rockpup1
Date: February 25, 2012 07:55AM
Well my machine arived at the factory yesterday.I did some good timing as the weather up here in canda is getting back to normal.Snow storm expected with cooler weather for the next week.I been detecting alot this winter with some sucess-mostly clad but now with the repairs I am hoping for some silver this year.Also a upgrade to a larger coil.I was going to upgrade to a White's V3 but my budget will not allow this.A new coil for my Infinum and gold bug pro is about my limit.

I hope the gold bug repair does not take 2 long.Looking forward to using it with more success in the gold fields.I think the sensativity lacked due to the problems.