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WM10 issues
Posted by: LandOLincoln
Date: November 21, 2017 04:42PM
So a few years ago I had sent in my detector to fix a screen issue. Prior to this I had the machine for about 2 years and the WM10 worked fine and connected fine. When I received it back the WM10 wouldn't reconnect. I was heading to England to detect and didn't have time to send it back in to get looked at. Plugged in some headphones that worked wired and off I went. Fast forward to now ad the machine is out of warranty and I wanted to sort the WM10 issue before I head back to England.

I contact Minelab and one of their techs said it's probably the WM10 as a screen replace wouldn't mess with the bits that control the WM10 connection. So, I buy a new WM10 and the new one will also not connect. I've reset the WM10 and the detector and tried every channel more times than I care to recount.

Anyone have any insight that could be the issue? Is there a fix without sending the detector in to get new guts?



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Re: WM10 issues
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: November 21, 2017 06:54PM
Yes. The fix is to be incredibly SURE that the process you are using to connect the wireless is followed EXACTLY. Go through it again and read it EXACTLY. What you recall from before and what you’re doing now are likely to be two very slightly different things. If you cannot get connected I will post the exact steps here as soon as I see whether you got it or not.
Please post back...

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Re: WM10 issues
Posted by: LandOLincoln
Date: November 21, 2017 08:24PM
I followed all 6 steps in manual many times over.



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Re: WM10 issues
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: November 21, 2017 08:53PM
Have you reset your WM10?

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Re: WM10 issues
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: November 21, 2017 08:56PM
IDX --

If you don't mind posting the steps, anyway, I'd appreciate it. I should probably learn to do it "the right way." The first time I connected mine, I wasn't sure how, so I just sort of figured it out by trial and error. I MAY be doing it "wrong," but that way I am doing it is "working." The weird thing is, though, that today all I did was turn on the WM10, and then the machine, and before I could even start going through the steps, it automatically "connected" somehow... LOL!

Steve

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IDXMonster
Yes. The fix is to be incredibly SURE that the process you are using to connect the wireless is followed EXACTLY. Go through it again and read it EXACTLY. What you recall from before and what you’re doing now are likely to be two very slightly different things. If you cannot get connected I will post the exact steps here as soon as I see whether you got it or not.
Please post back...



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Re: WM10 issues
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: November 21, 2017 09:01PM
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sgoss66
IDX --

If you don't mind posting the steps, anyway, I'd appreciate it. I should probably learn to do it "the right way." The first time I connected mine, I wasn't sure how, so I just sort of figured it out by trial and error. I MAY be doing it "wrong," but that way I am doing it is "working." The weird thing is, though, that today all I did was turn on the WM10, and then the machine, and before I could even start going through the steps, it automatically "connected" somehow... LOL!

Steve

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IDXMonster
Yes. The fix is to be incredibly SURE that the process you are using to connect the wireless is followed EXACTLY. Go through it again and read it EXACTLY. What you recall from before and what you’re doing now are likely to be two very slightly different things. If you cannot get connected I will post the exact steps here as soon as I see whether you got it or not.
Please post back...

Steve,I just made a video I’ll link it when it’s done in an hour or so...

Re: WM10 issues
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: November 21, 2017 10:08PM
Here’s the video guys,just in case.
Steve-Once connected initially,it will ALWAYS connect by itself. You do not have to pair it every time out. Just turn both on and go hunting.
Good luck both of you...:smile:https://youtu.be/mBtPVLfB8Ss

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Re: WM10 issues
Posted by: LandOLincoln
Date: November 21, 2017 10:48PM
Yeah, I've reset both WM10s plenty of times. No luck. Looks like I'll be sending it in after I talk to minelab tomorrow. Wonder what they are going to charge me to replace the failing board/component.



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