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TOPIC: Minelab XS won't turn on!

Minelab XS won't turn on! 29 May 2014 12:15 #1309

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Hey all,

I went out last night to a home place I had hunted before and when I went to turn on my XS, I got ZILCH! I took out the battery pack, put it back in and tried again and nothing. The batteries were brand new. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Luckily I had my backup detector, an AT PRO. Thanks!!
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Minelab XS won't turn on! 01 Jun 2014 02:50 #1311

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Maybe one of the contacts that engage the battery broke off inside the detector? I always worry about that happening with the e-Trac.
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Minelab XS won't turn on! 07 Jun 2014 21:20 #1320

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Hi as bad that it might be this happened to me on my CTX 3030 my rechargable wore down so I keep the AA battery pack with me with (new) batteries in it just so happened the brand new batteries were bad junk and they were energizers I always use quality batts. not cheep ones but yea the brand new energizers were junk try another pack of new ones
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Minelab XS won't turn on! 16 Jun 2014 12:30 #1321

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Thanks for all of the suggestions. Unfortunately, I still can't get it to come on. Have any of you send a detector to Minelab out of warranty and what are the prices? Thanks!
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Minelab XS won't turn on! 16 Jun 2014 21:01 #1322

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I have not had to send one in yet.
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Minelab XS won't turn on! 23 Jun 2014 10:49 #1326

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Well, after trying to figure out how to get the XS repaired with no luck, I decided to trade up and got an E-Trac. I traded the junk XS minus the X-1 probe and the AT-Pro for it. I was hoping the X-1 probe would work and it works fine with the E-Trac. Now I just need to do some hunting with you E-Trac guys to get more comfortable with it. Is there any group hunts slated for this summer?
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Minelab XS won't turn on! 23 Jun 2014 11:12 #1327

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You will love the etrac. Especially if you didn't have the newer coil for your XS. You should be able to go back over your old trashy spots and find more coins. The etrac will pick them out of a trashy area better.

At this point we do not have any hunts planned. My recommendation would be to head up to Chicago and hook up with Patrick and hunt a park or two and the beach.
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