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  1. An old patch

    Andy I just got to ask this. Didn't you talk to her before you married? Chuck
  2. Inspiration From Ridge Runner

    DSmith Remember the only one you have to make happy in whatever you do is you. The Best to You. Chuck
  3. Fix For The Gold Monster 1000

    Guys All I ever wanted was for my GM to work and what I see it is. I'd say this is the end of the story. Thanks to all. Chuck
  4. Fix For The Gold Monster 1000

    I think I said something about what the Tech said about the Ground Balance being off. Now looking at the GM it's no way of knowing this unless you got a port and that has got to be where the coil hooks up. If a change was made in the programming to correct my problem we'll never know it. The Tech just wave his hand over it and the sea parted. Giving me another coil was what you call a miss direction. I'm giving you a new coil but I'm over here fixing your trouble. If true I wish they just tell it like it is and don't blow smoke up my ( because I can't see good when they do that ). Chuck
  5. Fix For The Gold Monster 1000

    Well I got out today to do my testing on the GM 1000 I couldn't believe how well it ran from the time I turned it on. I tested both coils in the deep mode and could run both with the sensitivity set at 7 without any noise but had some noise started at 8. Then I put it in the gold mode and I could run the sensitivity up to 10 in both coils. I did kick it into the auto plus but that's a maybe. I did try to see if either coil would false but that was not to be. I guess what gets me it didn't run this good at home and I did have some falsing there. I plan on more testing before I make a trip to nugget country.I wasn't so interested in depth on this but will next time. If your detector isn't working correct you forget about anything else. Chuck PS I know this don't help with any trouble some are having but I just tell it like it is.
  6. Fix For The Gold Monster 1000

    Bhogg I plan on making that trip I was talking about tomorrow. I can't see anything will be better that before being nothing was done to the unit. I really hope it works great and I will give it my best. I will report all in what I done plus all the settings I used here. The area has lots of black sand and a high mineral content with a small amount of gold plus some silver. Sending me another 5 in. coil in my opinion don't constitute a fix when it shows the same trouble. Until Then Chuck
  7. Fix For The Gold Monster 1000

    Mike I do hope all goes well when I get where I need to do the testing on my GM. The question about the engineer I wish I could say I know something but I didn't hear another word about him. I'm not so sure that the Tech believed what I told him to be true. Just like the new small coil he sent me I think it was more to make me happy that something had been done. He was so sure of himself he didn't bother to open it and try it. I don't want to send it back so I'll give it my best to check it out . Like said before until then. Chuck
  8. Fix For The Gold Monster 1000

    Well this morning I got my GM 1000 back from the repair center. I put it together and didn't turn it on until I got outside. I was told nothing could be found in trouble with the unit but just maybe on the small coil when he bump it. I had put the small coil on and when I turn it on it was set at 10 on the sensitivity with it set on the gold mode also. When it came alive all I heard was snap crackle and pop. The only way it would settle down was with the sensitivity at 5 or 6 or auto- sensitivity. The way he had it set I got falsing on my carpet grass and the same if you bump it on a tree. You could see the new coil hadn't been taken out of the plastic bag and tested on my detector before being sent. I have a place I can go to about a hundred miles from home that is high mineral belt. Some gold has been found there but a very small amount. One guy did find a small gold nugget and a silver one also. I will get back with everyone after the testing I said I'd do. Until then. Chuck
  9. Fix For The Gold Monster 1000

    Hey Andy Why don't you come on over from Az. I'm more than willing to wait for and you look younger than myself so I let you drive. We can hunt back together. That sounds like more fun than I can stand. Us just let Minelab ship my GM back to me and forget what I said before about coming. The Best Chuck
  10. Fix For The Gold Monster 1000

    Bill I'm sure the Tech was just joking. We had talk before and he knew where I lived. The only trouble I have is he said he'd let me know what if anything was wrong. I hope when I get it back it is a note from him saying if something was wrong and if not say that too. Thanks for your reply. Chuck
  11. Fix For The Gold Monster 1000

    I got a funny reply and a odd one from Minelab. I just got a text from Minelab repair center saying the repair on my GM 1000 was complete and I could pick it up. I told whoever it was a long drive for me and would they be so kind and ship it back to me. I ask what had been done to it but no reply as of yet. That is a odd one. Chuck
  12. Fix For The Gold Monster 1000

    fishing8046 I know what you say is true but I'm just glad we have a warranty to fall back on. I'll eat humble pie if I can get my GM 1000 back and it is fixed. I've been down the road singing down the road again more than once and that is not a fun thing. I'm waiting on a call from Minelab repair center to hear more if my GM if it's is going to make it. This is as in fixed. Love that warranty. Chuck
  13. Fix For The Gold Monster 1000

    Securing the coil cable on both coils didn't do a thing for me but if it worked for others that's great.You that have tried everything and nothing has worked then you need to call Minelab. They will give you a return number and will send you a shipping label. The only thing it's going to cost you is your time. Write the return number on the outside of the box and at some time are another you will get a repair number sent to you by email or text. Be sure you tell them the problem and a good number to call you. Like Bill said Minelab wants to find and fix the issue we having. Whatever you do try not put a rush on them. I don't want to get it back and have to turn around again then send it back another time.That is no fun! Chuck
  14. I got my first call from Minelab repair center in Pa. The repair Tech wanted to go over with the note I sent explaining my trouble. The only thing he said the GB was way off when he got it but running it over a test bed they have he couldn't find any trouble. I told him I didn't have any trouble back home in mild ground. I said that others or having trouble just with the small coil but me and another has trouble with both. He plans to run more test on it and get back with me. I said no rush being it's got to cool down before going out again. I don't want to be like one guy sent his in and got a new one with the same trouble. Now Chris R. is saying his is starting to act up on both coils. I'll let him fill in the void on any questions you have. Like said on Steve's forum we can talk about what's wrong but Minelab has to find it and a plan of action to correct the problem. I just hope it don't turn into a snow ball affect and get bigger. Chuck
  15. Taking the GM1000 for a walk

    Bill I know Minelab will do whatever it takes to fix or replace the one I sent them. I did ask not to send me another until they know what the trouble is. My reasoning behind this is one guy sent his in and they sent him another with the same trouble. What gets me that some have no trouble whatsoever. Then some with the small coil falslng but others like me have that trouble with both coils falsing. I've had the 17000,Extreme,3500,2300 and the 4500 without any trouble. I guess you could say I was due one case of trouble but I could have gone without it. When you know your dealing with good people at Minelab why worry. Chuck