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Post  yellowmellow on Sun May 28, 2017 3:15 pm

thinking of trading in my gpx4500 which was built in 2008 for a new gpx4500 which was built in the last say 1 or 2 years ill see what coiltek Maryborough and miners den can do for me tim yellowmellow
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Post  deutran on Sun May 28, 2017 3:48 pm

Hi Tim
There is no need to upgrade you have a great detector already.Gold is very difficult to find now and you need to work hard including a good understanding of the areas you search.Are you using a new flat wound coil it will vastly improve your finds.
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Post  yellowmellow on Sun May 28, 2017 5:36 pm

yes iam using a nuggetfinder 12 inch evo coil I would like eventually upgrade to a good gpx5000 if possible ill see what coiltek miners den can do for me
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Post  yellowmellow on Tue May 30, 2017 3:31 pm

hi I called coiltek they are putting a new gpx4500 on hold for me to pay and pick up in say 3-4 weeks time iam trading my 2008 gpx4500 detector hopefully ill get a good change over price they said change over is 1500 minus say 200 as its got a 12 inch evolution coil on it please message me thanks tim
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Post  joe82 on Tue May 30, 2017 5:05 pm

I whould trade the 4500 with the standard coil and keep the evo for the new detector T06

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Post  Old Hand on Tue May 30, 2017 5:29 pm

Tim send your detector back to minelab SA for servicing and a check over I have used your detector and it is a noisy detector ,if it is fixed  you may save your self a lot of money  regards john Very Happy
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Post  yellowmellow on Tue May 30, 2017 6:45 pm

thanks john how much is it to get the control box on my gpx4500 serviced and whats the postage too thanks tim yellowmellow
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Post  yellowmellow on Tue May 30, 2017 6:47 pm

where are minelab located anyway are they interstate
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Post  Travelergold on Wed May 31, 2017 5:47 am

Tim, for what my thoughts are worth, why would you trade a 4500 for another 4500? They are the same machine from then to now as far as I know and will do the same use wise.  I think you doubt your machine, if you trade in your current machine, the new machine should be no different to the one you trade in unless there is problems with your current one. As oldhand stated, it would save you $ if you just had your current machine serviced if there is an issue.
Gold is hard to find, and some people will also not be in tune with there machines like other people. I have met guys in WA and they could not hear the signals, yet we could hear them clearly on speaker.
Every body is different. I know you have found gold, but you still need to walk on it also as with all the other variables. Back yourself instead of doubting yourself. TG

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Post  Wombat on Wed May 31, 2017 8:29 am

Tim I agree with Old Hand (John). First I would sent of my control box to Minelab in SA and get it check over. Then after getting it back I would see if Hold Hand could check it out for you again, as it seems that he knows your machine. Then if there is still some thing wrong I would then do the trade in. But if I remember rightly you sold all the standard items and parts of your machine some time ago. Coils and headphones and tried to even sell your battery scratch If that is the case your not going to get much of a trade in on a new 4500 or a 5000. Sorry mate, but I think it could be the person behind the machine and not the machine it self.
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Post  au-fever on Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:26 am

What I found out when I was considering purchasing a later release model 4500 was that they are using the 5000 circuit boards in them and just disabling the fine gold and salt timings, my mate who has both versions says the later one seems to run quieter and seems better on small gold but is not certain of its depth ability, and awhile back I bought a gpx5000 tried it out over a couple of trips, and then went back to using my 2009 model gpx4500 as I found it to be more responsive and has better depth, with this in mind I decided not to bother with the later 4500.

Personally I would do as you have been advised and send your gpx4500 back to minelab and have them check it out, you only have to send the control box not the whole thing, if you are unsure get your local minelab dealer to do it for you, make sure write a note to put in with it outlining any issues you think you have with it and let them check it out for you, how you tune and balance these detectors is critical to performance and to get them to run more quietly, if you can get hold of a copy of the dvd from Jonathan Porter "the gpx factor" he explains and demonstrates all of this.

I have had my 4500 back to minelab a few times over the years for minor things and I think the most I have ever spent is about $140 including postage and insurance on it, but on the other hand I have found consistent gold year after year with it so to me it is worth fixing and keeping as its a case of the devil you know.

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Post  deutran on Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:15 pm

This is a good thread to read about the differences between the 4500's.JP has some good information too.
http://golddetecting.4umer.net/t24559-older-gpx4500-versus-newer-version-gpx4500#238802
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