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February 13, 2019 05:10PM
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-Legend
and Blisstool V5 The Beast

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/13/2019 05:10PM by SvenS.
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Turtle Corp. Silver Turtle arriving Thursday

SvenS 1426 January 14, 2019 10:30PM

Finished Update July 7 2019 Attachments

SvenS 622 July 07, 2019 11:38AM

SilverTurtle Completed ! thumbs up

UtahRich 574 July 07, 2019 11:16PM

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

Monte 613 July 07, 2019 12:23PM

May 26 Update

SvenS 627 May 26, 2019 03:11PM

Nice. I like the mods. thumbs up N/T

UtahRich 628 May 26, 2019 11:13PM

May 17 update

SvenS 600 May 17, 2019 06:45PM

April 27 update

SvenS 763 April 27, 2019 09:40AM


SvenS 710 April 27, 2019 06:59PM

March 27 update

SvenS 754 March 27, 2019 03:27PM


SvenS 799 February 13, 2019 05:10PM

Re: Update

UtahRich 721 February 13, 2019 07:27PM

Re: Update Attachments

SvenS 807 February 13, 2019 08:23PM

Silver Sabre Rev B Attachments

UtahRich 734 February 24, 2019 08:49PM

Silver Turtle -

UtahRich 836 February 14, 2019 04:21PM

Silver Turtle -

UtahRich 706 February 24, 2019 12:41AM

Re: Update

Druid 620 February 13, 2019 09:18PM

Re: Update

SvenS 713 February 14, 2019 05:15PM

Re: Turtle Corp. Silver Turtle arriving Thursday

Hombre 670 January 25, 2019 05:28PM

Re: Turtle Corp. Silver Turtle arriving Thursday

Druid 703 January 25, 2019 07:59PM

Silver Turtle arriving Thursday eye popping smiley

UtahRich 743 January 15, 2019 12:22AM

Re: Silver Turtle arriving Thursday eye popping smiley

SvenS 817 January 17, 2019 06:23AM

Basically looks good.

Monte 790 January 17, 2019 07:16AM

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