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Drowned ATP and question about repair

Grunter

Active member
In the last two weeks I drown my ATP. While I was hunting I noticed it wouldn't settle down but otherwise appeared normal.I did notice there was a crack on the face so I hosed it down with Flexseal. When I got it home I decided to send it in for repair and removed the control unit and gave it a good shake to see if there was anything loose. After shaking it I noticed water on my hand and when I looked at the face there were huge water droplets. I contacted Garrett and they said I would have to send it in for repair. I found out it is an eleven yr old unit. What are some opinions? send it in which would probably require a complete rebuild or buy another unit. It has served me well and more than paid for itself 50 times over from what I found and what I paid for it.
 

JimmyCT

Well-known member
In the last two weeks I drown my ATP. While I was hunting I noticed it wouldn't settle down but otherwise appeared normal.I did notice there was a crack on the face so I hosed it down with Flexseal. When I got in home I decided to send it in for repair and removed the control unit and gave it a good shake to see if there was anything loose. After shaking it I noticed water on my hand and when I looked at the face there was hugh water droplets. I contacted Garrett and they said I would have to send it in for repair. I found out it is an eleven yr old unit. What are some opinions? send it in which would probably require a complete rebuild or buy another unit. It has served me well and paid for itself 50 times over from what I paid for it.
After 11 years, you clearly got your use and $$$ out if it. As my grandmother often told me, “Cut your losses and move on”
 

Dancer

Well-known member
In the last two weeks I drown my ATP. While I was hunting I noticed it wouldn't settle down but otherwise appeared normal.I did notice there was a crack on the face so I hosed it down with Flexseal. When I got it home I decided to send it in for repair and removed the control unit and gave it a good shake to see if there was anything loose. After shaking it I noticed water on my hand and when I looked at the face there were huge water droplets. I contacted Garrett and they said I would have to send it in for repair. I found out it is an eleven yr old unit. What are some opinions? send it in which would probably require a complete rebuild or buy another unit. It has served me well and more than paid for itself 50 times over from what I found and what I paid for it.
So Grunter what did you decide, and how did it work out?
 

TheMetalDetective

Active member
I junked it and will use my AtMax as my backup to my equinox.
My AT-Max was my first detector and it was a great starter machine for me. It is now my backup machine to my Minelab detectors. I will also bring it out if I have a friend who wants to get his feet wet, figuratively speaking, with metal detecting since it’s a nice, easy, and uncomplicated detector to use.
 
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