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Explorer 2 repair parts

Dan(NM)

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I have an EX 2 that I'm trying to revive and need a source for the correct size header pin block. Does anyone know where I can get the correct size and shape of the 10 pin header. I tried calling the Minelab repair center but the tech couldn't help me out, thanks.
 

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BigTony

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Dan, there is a person who repairs them in the US. I wonder if his info is a sticky?
What about the Mouser company? They have electronic parts.
Tony
 

tvr

Well-known member

You will need to look at specification details to see if this might work by cutting it down. If not, they may have other stock items that would work.
Good luck with it.
 

vito

Active member
Hey Dan. Think this IC Strip Male is what you're looking for. As TVR mentioned it can be shorten by breaking or cutting. Good Luck
 
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david.di

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Hi Dan (MN),
You say you are trying to revive an EX 2 and want to replace the pin array.
I went through such an exercise some 20 years ago on the pins on both sides of that circuit board.
I’m not a “master craftsman” when it comes to soldering or de-soldering but I got around the same problem of reviving two units, EX1 and an EX2 by soldering wires around the outside of the pcb's as a bypass to connect where there was a broken pin.
I left the unbroken pins in place to keep the PCBs in place and also because they are still functioning.
At the time, the whole point of the exercise for me was to simply get and keep the units working and both the units I did this to are both today, still functioning perfectly
 
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