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February 13, 2019 03:10PM
Well opened up the case, saw a sticker, then knew it had been repaired once before. Powered it up, did work, poorly. All metal side detected to about 2-3" and disc side was doing nothing. Decided to put it up for sale on ebay as-is in hopes of getting my money back. One bidder, from Russia, shipping was going to be about $364, sent an invoice, no response, had 0 feedback. Figured the shipping charge was more than anyone can bare, so I let him know that I would cancel the transaction.

Decided to rip it apart today. Must have leaked and noticed extensive resoldering, trace repairs had been done, you could see all the new shiney solder joints. Horrible job all the way around. Not something I would have expected from this particular person who does repairs. Not sure if the overall repair done was fully successful. Too much lube was used to seal the lid and o-ring, mess to clean up.

Did see on the bottom of the board "Tesoro Silver Sabre Rev. B"

Looks like all the wiring will have to be redone, one wire was broken off, looks like two capacitors have slightly bulged tops. Small crack in the case hidden under the decal on the front side--easily repaired.

I don't have a lot invested into this detector, so it was worth the Gamble. The case is still usable for another project, headphones besides the padding are fine and the search works fine just needs some cosmetic fixing. The armrest and lower rod can always be used..... Will take a good look at the circuit board and see if its worth reviving, or build a new one.

Did have a copy of the orig. manual. I saw a flaw in the instructions, might be a reason many units leaked. The manual states to use "Vaseline" to lube the rubber o-ring. Big mistake, it swells and ruins o-rings. The only lube you would ever use is silicone grease specifically made for underwater housings. Commonly found at Scuba Dive shops and Photography stores that handle products for underwater use.

The Turtle has been put on the back burner until I get in the mood to tinker with it.

I dig it with a Nokta/Makro product.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/13/2019 03:10PM by SvenS.
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Turtle Corp. Silver Turtle arriving Thursday

SvenS 715 January 14, 2019 08:30PM

Finished Update July 7 2019 Attachments

SvenS 318 July 07, 2019 09:38AM

SilverTurtle Completed ! thumbs up

UtahRich 274 July 07, 2019 09:16PM

Now all you need to do is put it to good use! N/T

Monte 287 July 07, 2019 10:23AM

May 26 Update

SvenS 317 May 26, 2019 01:11PM

Nice. I like the mods. thumbs up N/T

UtahRich 334 May 26, 2019 09:13PM

May 17 update

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April 27 update

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March 27 update

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SvenS 461 February 13, 2019 03:10PM

Re: Update

UtahRich 367 February 13, 2019 05:27PM

Re: Update Attachments

SvenS 469 February 13, 2019 06:23PM

Silver Sabre Rev B Attachments

UtahRich 441 February 24, 2019 06:49PM

Silver Turtle -

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Silver Turtle -

UtahRich 381 February 23, 2019 10:41PM

Re: Update

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Re: Update

SvenS 356 February 14, 2019 03:15PM

Re: Turtle Corp. Silver Turtle arriving Thursday

Hombre 369 January 25, 2019 03:28PM

Re: Turtle Corp. Silver Turtle arriving Thursday

Druid 421 January 25, 2019 05:59PM

Silver Turtle arriving Thursday eye popping smiley

UtahRich 446 January 14, 2019 10:22PM

Re: Silver Turtle arriving Thursday eye popping smiley

SvenS 460 January 17, 2019 04:23AM

Basically looks good.

Monte 486 January 17, 2019 05:16AM

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