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Compass coin magnum
Posted by: Bucksport
Date: November 21, 2018 06:03PM
I have one of these coming to me soon from a coworker. He is giving it to me. He says it doesn’t work. Could be something simple. Are they fairly easy to crack open to check out the insides? Thanks



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Re: Compass coin magnum
Posted by: straker
Date: November 21, 2018 09:30PM
Should be a couple screws on the front and back of the control box near the top. Speaker and battery tray compartment might have came loose after all these years. I'd first look at the 3 battery packs to see if any of the wires came loose around the snap connectors or battery corrosion.

Re: Compass coin magnum
Posted by: Joe(TX)
Date: November 22, 2018 02:50AM
Not the easiest Compass to learn how to use but very good once that is accomplished. I have used mine to knock out the iron nails and only detect the brass and coins. Large iron hard to knock out but identifiable by the signal being wider than the coil. If it is not a simple fix...Keith Wills is the man to send it to get it fixed.

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Re: Compass coin magnum
Posted by: Bucksport
Date: November 28, 2018 08:37AM
I got the unit in hand. 3 fresh 9 volts and it’s alive. I managed to get it slightly set up on the bench. It detects coins. Now if there was and idiots guide to set this up for hunting I would be golden.



2@ Whites Coinmaster Classic III (one with mods)
White's Classic II
White's Classic III SL (with mods)
White's Classic ID
White's IDX Pro
White's Treasure Master
Tesoro Mojave
Bounty Hunter Land Ranger
Bounty Hunter Time Ranger
Land Ranger Pro
Eurotek
Eurotek Pro
2 X BH Tracker IV, one with 4" and other with 8" coil
Vibra probe 570 and 580

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Re: Compass coin magnum
Posted by: straker
Date: November 29, 2018 11:24AM
Three 9V batteries? I'm surprised you didn't fry anything! It's supposed to take 3-4AA battery packs(with 9V style snap connector) instead of 9Vs. For a total of 12AA batteries.
There is an online owners manual for this. You might have to register on the forum to open the link.

Coin Magnum manual



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/29/2018 11:36AM by straker.




Re: Compass coin magnum
Posted by: Joe(TX)
Date: December 23, 2018 03:20PM
Bucksport...did you ever get your Compass up and running?

I have one....
Posted by: Chris(SoCenWI)
Date: January 02, 2019 04:59PM
As others have said it uses three four cell battery holders (6 volts/per pack) of AA batteries. Not sure if hooking up a 9 volt will hurt anything, but certainly would not last long.

Mine is in parts but seems to work. It is on the long term To Do list to get it working again.

Chris(SoCenWI)

Re: Compass coin magnum
Posted by: Joe(TX)
Date: February 02, 2019 10:16AM
I just got another one....my previous one had a problem with the ground balance. need to find time to get it fired up. the speaker is loose and so is the battery compartment. fun to use but not fun finding nails 12 inches deep...I can usally knock them out but my last Coin Magnum could not do it...the Ground Balance could not do it for some reason.

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