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    Quit working

    My old reliable XLT has bit the dust. Yesterday the ldc screen was acting up (getting very dim) . And now when I try to turn the detector on, it comes on then goes right back off. I am thinking it may be time to get another detector, instead of having this one worked on.
    What do you think? Fix or replace? Ive tried the reset, with no luck.

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    From a technology standpoint, it is time for an upgrade. However, I would hate to think of life w/o an XLT in my arsenal. I would definitely have the XLT repaired and keep it as a backup unit. IMHO, XLT was / is one of the best machines that Whites produced !!

    You might even consider a good used DFX to pair with your XLT. The learning curve is minimal and you'll get the benefit of multi-frequency ops.

    Good luck !!
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    Fox makes a good point. Besides, if it's able to be fixed at a reasonable price, fix it. You never know if you will have a hunting buddy come with you that needs to use your extra machine. This lightweight detector sure packs a punch too.
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    I also would get it fixed and keep it for backup or for a friend to use. Then maybe get the sport with the 13" ultimate coil, it's a beast and easy to use.

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    I still have my Eagle Spectrum... It's a great machine and still does an amazing job.
    I do need to take a little trip up to Sweet Home though .... The backlight quit working so I want to get that taken care of.
    Probably end up coming home with something new too.... like another TRX.. ... the little woman absconded with mine so I have been using my old bullseye...
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    thanks for the advice. I found a DFX that is like new for $300. I may get it and have my XLT repaired. It depends on how much it cost to repair. It would be nice to have 2.

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    I had the exact same problem with my XLT some years back. The problem for me was a not fully charge battery. I also clean the contacts of both the machine and battery. After a good 8 hour charge it worked great... Hope this helps.


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    I will give that a try. I bought the DFX for $225. It looks like new and works great. Hopefully I will have 2 detectors that work.

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