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You will most likely have to replace capacitors.I have the coinmaster precious metal locator. Here is a picture. I just remember that my father bought one the same back when I was like 8 years ago and it never worked. I'm going to look for it since I know for sure is in my father's house. Then I will try to turn it on and see if it works. I'll make a video just for fun. Imagine turning on after 35 years in my father's dusty attic. View attachment 6474
Amen!I just might go back and stick with an older detector for this year. Instead of using current new fangled digital processor type detectors which make you feel like your in a rat race all the time.
Have to get back to some basics and enjoy detecting instead of working at it. Most of my finds are located no more than 7" deep, plenty of older units that can fit the bill.
Grand kid just out for the summer can you tell me where I can pick up a 1266 x or 1265x .Thank you cjmWhat are you using?
How often do you use it?
Disc or All Metal mode?
Favorite coil size?
What are the depths you are finding coins and jewelry at with it? Please no inflated, imaginary depths.
This might be heresy to some but a potentiometer can sometimes be fixed by WD40. Spray a little on the shaft and work it in by turning the shaft back and forth. It has worked for me multiple times working as an over the road trucking mechanic. Sometimes a toggle switch can be revived the same way. I would't want it to seep into the internals but wiping the pot off and blowing out with air should keep that from happening. I had intermittent problems with my Tejon ground balance that was cured by this. I also bought a 10 turn potentiometer of the huge auction sight that when hooked up to my Fluke meter didn't work at all. A small amount of WD got it to working just fine. It is definitely worth a try.the potentiometers no longer work.