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Old 06-25-2019, 05:42 PM
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OK. Got me . used Carrot. Needs a switch. But since its the weak point anyhow...thinking to instsll a tilt switch and seal the hole. If anyone has done this...what switch have you used? Got a guy at church who does electronic stuff and he says if I get the right switch he can do it for me. Also: how do you get the carrot apart to do the surgery?

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Old 06-25-2019, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by RichieSoprano View post
OK. Got me . used Carrot. Needs a switch. But since its the weak point anyhow...thinking to instsll a tilt switch and seal the hole. If anyone has done this...what switch have you used? Got a guy at church who does electronic stuff and he says if I get the right switch he can do it for me. Also: how do you get the carrot apart to do the surgery?
This is a can of worms that is tough to close when open. I don't think it will be easy, due to the fact that the button needs to be mounted BEFORE inserting the circuit board back into the carrot, and even the push button switch Garrett uses is tricky to get back into the housing. I took apart a black one way back when I first started, and was never able to get it working properly after taking it apart. Good luck if you try it, and please keep us posted if you succeed!

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Old 06-25-2019, 07:03 PM
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Looks like i got a paper weight. Aint gonna spend time or money chasing a fix waaay outta warranty anyhow.

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Old 06-25-2019, 10:01 PM
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You could ask Garrett what it would cost to have the switch replaced...they may surprise you

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Old 06-25-2019, 11:35 PM
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A toggle switch probably won't work. Besides pushing it to turn on/off, it also is held down to get into the menu for options and to zero out for signals. A toggle switch will either be on or off and would cause issues with the other options.
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:30 AM
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Looks like i am back to saving up for a deteknix xp. Thanks for the techie info tho. I will buy new w/warranty. Better off that way it looks like.

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Old 06-26-2019, 11:22 AM
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I wore through the tip of my carrot and had to take it apart to clean it up. Remember it being kinda a pain but not to bad. Might have watched a video on it but don't remember. Personally I would take it apart and order myself a new button and rubber cover to fix it. But you have to be willing to do the work on sourcing a new part or have Garrett send you one.
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Old 06-26-2019, 11:38 AM
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Does it not turn on or is it just always beeping sporadically?

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Old 06-26-2019, 08:05 PM
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Not sweatin it. I am just lettin it go. But thanks. I am an electrical coward.

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Call Garrett about getting it fixed
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:17 AM
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Gave it away...guy sez he can figure it out...i'm gonna let him. Deteknix here I come.

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How far has technology actually come??? Tiny Tec pin pointers had a tilt switch 25 years ago...I have 2 of these oldies and they both still work just fine😊
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They are super easy to take apart..not like the black ones( A pain in the rear)
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:59 AM
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How far has technology actually come??? Tiny Tec pin pointers had a tilt switch 25 years ago...I have 2 of these oldies and they both still work just fine😊
I test metal detecting devices (stand up gateways) all the time for my work. No matter who we test and what the "advances" are, it's still an rf field you pass metal through. Nothing's really changed except for sensitivity.
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Old 07-05-2019, 05:39 PM
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Good info and good point
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:27 PM
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How far has technology actually come??? Tiny Tec pin pointers had a tilt switch 25 years ago...I have 2 of these oldies and they both still work just fine😊
nornx2...I have two of those pin pointers too. And the 9v battery lasted forever in them. Those were ahead of their time.

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