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Old 03-20-2017, 05:24 PM
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Default Think I've lost my Sovereign

Went to the beach yesterday. Turned my beloved Sovereign on and it started wailing. Continual scream that sounded like it was in pain. Turned off and on several times but made no difference. Fiddled with all the controls but still no effect. Finally turned it off and grabbed another machine.

When I got home I took the battery out and put it on the charger. Pried off the coil cover and cleaned the coil. Today I reassembled it and it was still crying uncontrollably.

I used it last week and everything was fine.

I know Minelab no longer services them. Anybody have an idea I can try?

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Old 03-20-2017, 05:36 PM
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Try another coil...

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Old 03-20-2017, 05:38 PM
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Try a new battery. I have a lot of devices with rechargeable batteries, NiMhs, NiCads and Lithium ion, and when the batteries go defective they don't work right. So before you get too invasive, try a new battery.

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Old 03-20-2017, 07:01 PM
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GL , feel for ya , sorry to hear they don't fix them , ,,,,,HH
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:43 PM
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I agree with capt here try a different coil, worth a shot if you have one on hand.

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