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    Garett carrot won't stop beeping/vibrating

    My wife bought me the carrot a few Christmas's ago as a surprise. Problem was I had just purchased the TRX. So I put it away and a actually forgot all about it until I found it yesterday lol. I tried to program it but no matter what I do as soon as I turn it on it beeps or vibrates continuously and won't stop! It's technically brand new. Had anyone had a similar problem or solution? My first pinpointer was a Garett that fell apart in less than a year. Now this. I'm not impressed by Garett products since I'm now 0 for 2.

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    This is probably a stupid question, but did you try putting new batteries in it?
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    I'm 0-3 with garett's. I had your problem with my first two. I fixed it by putting paper between the battery and the lid. Seemed to work. My new one I got in December just stops working at times. I'm in a hole and I know there is a target and...nothing. I take the battery out and put it back in and it fixes it for a while. I was going to try that discriminating minelab pointer but the disc isnt good enough yet.

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    My Garrett carrot is still going strong even with lots of water use. Had to use it in Florida because the TRX was too sensitive to the salty sand. But now my TRX is kind of doing what your Garrett is doing. It only turns on when putting the battery in. Turns off by the switch and wont turn back on again. Seems to be a bad week for pinpointers I guess!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    This is probably a stupid question, but did you try putting new batteries in it?
    Battery is good Tony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    I'm 0-3 with garett's. I had your problem with my first two. I fixed it by putting paper between the battery and the lid. Seemed to work. My new one I got in December just stops working at times. I'm in a hole and I know there is a target and...nothing. I take the battery out and put it back in and it fixes it for a while. I was going to try that discriminating minelab pointer but the disc isnt good enough yet.
    I tried the paper, still beeps non-stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKE54 View Post
    Battery is good Tony.
    My TRX is acting a little sketchy lately, similar to your situation. I'll send it to Whites in winter for checkup.Its still usable. Thanks for your suggestions guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKE54 View Post
    My TRX is acting a little sketchy lately, similar to your situation. I'll send it to Whites in winter for checkup.Its still usable. Thanks for your suggestions guys!
    Fixed my TRX. Found a bit of water inside, suspect button leaking around the edge. Disassembled and dried everything out real good. Tested and worked fine. Removed button and cleaned around the sealing area. Reassembled with silicone around button edge/lip. Good as new!
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    I sadly admit that I don't take care of my carrot, but it has done very well. Only issue I have had was replacing the o-ring and that wasn't much of an issue. Is the button stuck? If nothing else, I would contact Garrett to see what to do. I would think (hope) that they would replace it for you if it hasn't been used.
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