WHAT IS STATIC DISCHARGE AND WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE?
It sounds like a small target and you will often be confused as you won't be able to find it again. The same may happen again after a period of time.
What is happening?
There are several things at play here.
Any unconnected metal on your detector or shaft can build up static charge which at some point will discharge to your detector ground. The discharge can happen in several places. Between the unconnected parts and and detector ground, from the detector to your body of visa versa or from the coil shield to ground. Quite often when this happens, you might have just bumped a small plant, or rock, or just contacted the ground. This is because the shielding on the coil has now moved close enough to the ground or a grounded item(plant) to allow the charge that is built up on the detector ground to jump to actual ground and discharge.
You will notice this happens more on dry days.
WHY DOES MY DETECTOR OCCASIONALLY GO CRAZY?
There are many reasons why a detector might go crazy.
One common reason is aircraft.
Quite often you will be detecting away, minding your own business, detector running nice and smooth, then suddenly, you get a slow waver in the threshold, which then repeats, slowly getting faster and faster to the point where it disappears again. Then at some point it repeats over again.
When this happens, if you take your headphones off for a bit, you might notice the rumble of an aircraft, off in the distance. You might not always be able to hear them as the flight path might not be directly overhead.
You can re-tune your detector to try and get away from the noise, but often it is best to just wait until the detector is smooth again.
WHAT DETECTORS DO YOU MOD?
We can modify all of the Minelab Pulse Induction detectors. SD2000, SD2100, SD2200, F1A4, GP Extreme, GP3000, GP3500, GPX4000, GPX4500 GPX4800 and GPX5000.
We have customised our modifications for each series of the Minelab PI detectors.
WHAT DETECTORS CAN YOU REPAIR?
We can repair all Minelab Pulse Induction detectors. SD2000, SD2100, SD2200, F1A4, GP Extreme, GP3000, GP3500, GPX4000, GPX4500 GPX4800 and GPX5000.
If it has lost sensitivity, become noisy, or it just won't turn on, we can get you going again.
We have even repaired detectors that have had the input voltage reversed!
We can also repair modified detectors.
MY ORIGINAL GPX BATTERY DOESN'T LAST, CAN YOU FIX IT?
Yes, we can replace the cells with the same type originally used and we check the battery circuit for faults and repair if necessary. Not all batteries need to be repacked, some just need the fault with their circuit repaired.
Read our repairs page for more information.
IS THERE A WARRANTY ON WORKMANSHIP?
We have 12 months warranty on our workmanship. We take a lot of pride in our work. If anything goes wrong outside of 12 months, please contact us and we will do our best to sort you out.
DO YOU REPAIR/MOD VLF
We can do minor repairs to the VLF but unfortunately we do no offer VLF mods.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT
We accept Paypal, credit/debit card, bank deposit, cheque and cash on pick up. We do prefer bank deposit, cheque or cash as Paypal, credit and debit card payments have high fees.
CAN I USE A DD COIL ON AN F1A4
Yes you can use a DD coil on a modified F1A4. If using a level 3, 'general timing' will be best.
WHAT COILS CAN YOU RECOMMEND?
We use and recommend Nugget Finder coils. The other brands might be ok for standard detectors, but when you need the extra performance that modifications allow, you need coils that will allow that performance to be had.
WHICH COUNTRIES DO YOU POST TO?
We can only send our battery systems to Australia. For repairs and modifications we can post worldwide.
Still looking for answers? Please get in touch and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.