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Detector trouble
Posted by: Dave Lowe
Date: January 07, 2019 02:06PM
I have a Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, a few days ago the discrimination setting stopped working, it was even beeping on tiny iron nails when set on discrimination or tone, I put in new quality alkaline batteries and it was OK off and on, now after only roughly an hours use it is back to beeping at anything metal on any setting, HELP !

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/07/2019 02:06PM by Dave Lowe.

Re: Detector trouble
Posted by: straker
Date: January 07, 2019 02:15PM
Could be a faulty toggle switch or bad coil. Any warranty? If so,send it in. If no warranty and you've tried another bounty hunter coil and get the same results,I'd send it to Keith Wills in east Texas.

Re: Detector trouble
Posted by: Dave Lowe
Date: January 08, 2019 02:38PM
Thanks for the reply, out of warranty, I notice the detector beeps once, if I hit a branch or a tuft of grass, could it be a broken wire going to the coil ? I may try a new toggle first I guess any three way that would fit would work.

Re: Detector trouble
Posted by: BH505Man
Date: January 12, 2019 02:04AM
You might try checking the coil connections. Both the male plug and female receptacle that it plugs in to. Get some electrical contact cleaner and clean the pins and plug them back in. Make sure that they've got a good tight snug connection. Hopefully that may fix the problem. Dirty connections can cause a variety of problems and malfunctions.

Walt from Washington State
US Air Force TSgt, Retired
Served 1972 - 1994

Bounty Hunter Legacy 3500 with 4", 8", 10" & 11"DD coils, Tek-Point pinpointer, Lesche digging knife, Lesche Sampson shovel, homemade 3" diameter plug popper, Teknetics T2SE, Teknetics T2 Classic with 5"DD, 11"DD & 15"DD, CORS Fortune (NEL Sharpshooter) 5.5"x9.5"DD, CORS Strike (NEL Tornado) 12"x13"DD coils.
Previous detectors: Relco BFO, Whites Coinmaster BFO, Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505, Cen-Tech pinpointer.

Re: Detector trouble
Posted by: bebeeping
Date: March 24, 2019 07:09AM
if you plug and unplug it a lot to break it down making it smaller
that's when trouble starts as quality on plug is fair not great
try to keep it fully assembled
repair may cost more than that md is worth
may be cheaper to buy another one

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