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The great fisher 1265 x


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Too many discount the older machines as to being worthless without the bells and whistles................your video proves otherwise.


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Still like my 1265X, even though I have not used it for a couple of years.


New member
The 1265x is a great classic detector. Fisher was way ahead of the competition at the time. Over the years I have owned the 1265x, 1266x, 1270x, and 1280x. One of the huge draws for me when they came out was the grip and armrest design. Most detectors back then had a simple handle over the control box which led to wrist fatigue and blisters after a couple hours of use. I still have a 1280x which is basically the same technology in a waterproof package.


Fisher still have parts for the 1265X, sent mine in and total repair, one of the repairs was the new battery cover and the cover keeper inside , it screws in not a pull/push. Give Felix a call. 1-800-685-5050


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Hi folks – new here, and to the hobby. I just bought a Fisher 1265-X, more for finding buried pipes, cables, and dropped bolts in the grass than goodies, though wouldn't turn the latter down if encountered. Question please: I see that some previous owner has wired in a pair of 9V (what we used to call "transistor radio") batteries, instead of the array of 8 x AA. (The internal holders for the AAs are gone.) I'm naturally concerned the 9Vs are giving too much voltage for the electronics. How were the original battery holders wired – each foursome in series, therefore 6V, and then the two foursomes in parallel, still 6V? Or were all 8 AAs in series, thus 12V?

Best, I know, to obtain suitable replacement AA battery holders, which I will – but then I'll still have to know how to wire them in.

(Have sent a similar message to Fisher Labs, but they haven't responded yet.)

Thanks all