VANQUISH Software Update 1.1

Get more from your VANQUISH

At Minelab, we understand your passion. Your need to hunt in all terrains and our pursuit of perfection, means VANQUISH is now better than ever.

What's new?

VANQUISH just became more powerful. For the serious detectorist, new Iron Volume Control in the VANQUISH 540 puts you in charge of how much iron you want to hear, making trashy and mineralised soils easier to conquer. For greater control and a simply better detecting experience, hit the download button on the new update now.

VANQUISH 540 Iron Volume Control

Detecting in heavy iron trash is enhanced with the new Iron Volume Control feature. 10-step adjustments let you decrease the volume of iron all the way down to a whisper, while leaving desirable targets (non-ferrous) loud and clear. To engage Iron Volume Control, simply hold down the All Metal button, while simultaneously using the Volume buttons to adjust to your liking.

General Improvements for All VANQUISH Models

The upgrade also includes improved battery handling capability for all models, as well as a new low battery alert.

For step-by-step instructions on downloading the software, please refer to the following brochure:

Download the VANQUISH Software Update 1.1 Instructions

Minelab Update Utility - VANQUISH (MUU Details)

Minimum System Requirements

  • USB 2.0 port
  • Low Profile Micro USB Cable

Windows 10

  • 50 MB of hard drive space
  • 20 MB of RAM


  • Greater than 10.13 High Sierra
  • 50 MB of hard drive space
  • 30 MB of RAM


  • Batteries must be in place, and charged, to perform the update.
  • Your VANQUISH coil must be connected to perform the update.
  • Many Micro-USB cables that are supplied with electronics (including those supplied with the battery charger and headphones in the VANQUISH 540 Pro Pack) are "power only". To update your VANQUISH, you will need to ensure your Micro-USB cable supports data as well. 
  • Only one VANQUISH can be connected to your computer during the update operation.
  • VANQUISH will turn on automatically when plugged into your computer.
  • Any custom detector settings will be preserved while performing the update.
  • An Internet connection is required to download the Minelab Update Utility to the computer, however, an Internet connection is not required to update VANQUISH and this can be done offline.

Important: Do not turn off or disconnect the detector during the update process.

Once the MUU is downloaded, connect the Micro-USB Cable to your VANQUISH detector.

1. Remove the battery lid (leave the batteries in place).



2. Locate the Micro USB connector inside the battery compartment.


3. Carefully insert the low-profile Micro-USB connector. NOTE: care should be taken to insert the connector straight as inserting at an angle may cause damage to the detector. 




Once the Micro-USB Cable is connected to your VANQUISH detector, run the MUU:

4. Open the Minelab Update Utility. Connect the VANQUISH to the computer USB port with the Micro-USB cable. VANQUISH will automatically power on when connected to the computer. 

5. When VANQUISH is identified, the MUU will communicate with the detector and determine the current software version. If an update is available, the MUU will display "Updates are available for your detector". Click INSTALL to begin upgrade or QUIT to close the MUU. 

6. If your VANQUISH is update to date, the application will display "Your detector is up to date" and prompt you to QUIT the application. 

7. The VANQUISH detector screen will show "UP" turning the update; the first discrimination segment will blink rapidly while the update is in progress. 

8. Installation will take approximately one minute. Once the upgrade is complete, VANQUISH will restart and the MUU will prompt you to disconnect the detector and QUIT the application.

Note: Close the application and reopen if updating multiple VANQUISH detectors. 


Screen shots are for illustration purposes only. Actual screens may vary slightly from those shown.

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