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Post  gazzaminer on Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:05 pm

Gday fellas, took my 4500 apart last night to just give it a general clean, and when i took the bottom half of the stem off, the plastic twisty handle thing that locks the bottom half solid, has fallen apart and now ive lost the little peice that sits inside it to lock it in. but its just in peices and in need of a new one. does anyone know if miners den or any where sells them seperate, i dont really wana buy a whole new handle setup just to replace a plastic locking thing. or does anyone have one lying about that i could buy??

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:57 pm

hey mate, so it's the lock that locks the shaft together? coiltek sells them and fits them for $5 so i think miners will to
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Post  CostasDee on Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:21 pm

Gooday gazaminer,
I got one last week from Miner's Den in Mitcham. It's called a "twist lock" & I paid $4 for it. You've got to glue the 2 parts together, which I didn't do too well, and it seperated when I was in the bush. Nevertheless I put them back on and twisted it together and it still works...gotta get onto to reglueing it when I remember.
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Post  the speciman on Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:27 pm

GDAY GARY

good to see another gary with only one R my parents coudn't afford the second one either (ha ha )
any way back to the tector theres a saying if it aint broken dont touch it!!!!!!!
good scratchin
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Post  gazzaminer on Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:36 am

the speciman wrote:GDAY GARY

good to see another gary with only one R my parents coudn't afford the second one either (ha ha )
any way back to the tector theres a saying if it aint broken dont touch it!!!!!!!
good scratchin
cheers the speciman

haha yeah but it was dirty and im a clean freak Razz lol
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Post  gazzaminer on Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:37 am

CostasDee wrote:Gooday gazaminer,
I got one last week from Miner's Den in Mitcham. It's called a "twist lock" & I paid $4 for it. You've got to glue the 2 parts together, which I didn't do too well, and it seperated when I was in the bush. Nevertheless I put them back on and twisted it together and it still works...gotta get onto to reglueing it when I remember.

yeah thats the one twist lock thing, but yeah ill head down there tommorow to grab one incase i go for a swing on the weekend, they know me pretty well down there Razz
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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:53 pm

Hi, what do you chaps use to clean the control box around the knobs. Mine is quite dirty but was afraid to use soapy water as box may not like it?

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Post  ARARAT on Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:58 pm

travelergold wrote:Hi, what do you chaps use to clean the control box around the knobs. Mine is quite dirty but was afraid to use soapy water as box may not like it?

Just brush the panel/knobs/switches with a soft paint brush.. Thats all I do.. Wink
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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:12 pm

Hi, yes we do that, but when out detecting and digging, fingers get filthy then panel around controls goes brown from dirt of fingers. I am in a habit of continually slightly altering gain and stabiliser a tad to best get out of machine. Was thinking of using one of those alcahol wipes like midics ect use to steralise with. That would dry quickly without getting into electrics.

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Post  Narrawa on Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:00 pm

Id be very careful using any alcohol round the control panel... It may damage the screen.
May also damage the text from round the switches.??
Just a thought.
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Post  Harb on Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:59 am

use eucalyptus oil......cleans anything and is gentle on stickers and paint....
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Post  gazzaminer on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:17 am

i got all the twist lock sorted out, yeah well wen i clean mine i just use a microfibre cloth, something slighty damp just to pick up all the dust, never any chemicals
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Post  Narrawa on Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:53 am

Harb mate, eucalyptus oil is one of the best things for removing stickers...and its an oil = dust magnet.
Smells nice tho and clears ya head. Razz
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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:26 pm

Give the switches a brush with a soft brush to remove excess dirt,then get a can of contact cleaner (electronics shops sell the stuff) and give the switches and power/lead connectors a spray.
Job done.

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Post  Narrawa on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:58 pm

I remember when my 4500 was cleaned last...it was the day i opened it from its box.

I have since cleaned it, by blowing on it last time out. (sound of blowing noise heard) silent No

How do you make a blow noise in text.? Laughing Laughing


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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:51 pm

ooh-arrr-ooh-haarrrr. Sleep Sleep Razz

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Post  Tributer on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:25 pm

I use the pressure pack cans of CO2 cleaner to clean the panels and the lead terminals. The coil and power lead connectors can get grotty and the CO2 blasts out all the grit and then dries off in seconds with no residues. I have used the stuff for ages and have never had any problems.
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