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    Default 007 gap between head and body

    I was curious to look inside my 007 so I opened the head. When I put it back there is a 0.5 mm gap between the head and body so a portion of the o ring shows. Should the head be flush with the body such that there is no gap? I don't remember seeing a gap prior to opening the head. If the gap is not supposed to be there then how do I fix this problem?

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    Re: 007 gap between head and body
    Written by bla2000 on Yesterday 06:25 PM GMT

    hmm, I unscrewed it again and this time it went back on perfectly.
    Problem solved. Now, how do I take of the knob? I read in another post
    that there is a locking nut on the knob? How do you get that off?

    Re: 007 gap between head and body
    Written by bla2000 on Yesterday 07:01 PM GMT

    After inspecting it I saw there is an artefact on the led. So I opened
    it up and I've got thermal paste on the led. Oh well, I guess I will
    have to get the led upgraded anyways. But when I put the head back on I
    get the gap again. What's the trick for putting the head back on
    without the gap? I'm shooting about 1 for 20 right now. I know if I
    keep trying it will sit flush again but what am I doing wrong? Are the
    wires getting in the way? The 007 is an awesome light but I'm just an
    inept user.

    btw, should I try cleaning the dome of the led? I'm sure that will go smoothly too.

    Re: 007 gap between head and body
    Written by Obijuan Kenobe on Unknown

    I wouldn't touch it again until someone who knows comes here and tells
    you a thing or two. No offense, but it sounds like your fixin' what
    wasn't broken because you fiddled where there want no fiddlin'
    necessary.

    [img]spy007_gap_head_files/smile.gif[/img]

    obi

    Re: 007 gap between head and body
    Written by bla2000 on Unknown

    Yeah, I was fiddling with what wasn't broken. But I was curious to see
    the led. I learn by trail and error. Overall no harm done. I've got it
    all back together. There's some thermal paste on the side of the dome
    but the beam still looks fine. If I'm unhappy with it then I can always
    attempt to upgrade the led or send it off to a skilled modder.

    Is there a proper way to align the led board so that you can screw down
    the head without the gap? After numerous tries it fell back into place
    for me.

    Re: 007 gap between head and body

    Written by coloradogps on Unknown

    Some how, it doesn't feel that this thread will end on a good note.
    [img]spy007_gap_head_files/rolleye11.gif[/img]
    Re: 007 gap between head and body
    Written by bla2000 on Unknown

    Whatever breaks can be fixed so a bad outcome is not possible.

    Re: 007 gap between head and body

    Written by shado on Unknown

    Whatever breaks can be fixed so a bad outcome is not possible.
    Thats the way most of us Canadians think Thats the way most of us Canadians think
    [img]spy007_gap_head_files/smile.gif[/img] A upgrade to a XM-L would be nice anyway! I have a feeling Dave will be offering a XM-L soon
    [img]spy007_gap_head_files/evilgrin07.gif[/img]

    Todd

    Re: 007 gap between head and body
    Written by ShineOnYouCrazyDiamond on Unknown

    This is an easy one - as I've taken apart my Spy007 and swapped the LED and stuff a few times.

    First off - do not try to take the knob off. You have to remove the
    driver board from the inside, which is held in with the nylon screw and
    then it is accessible from the inside.

    Regarding the gap in the head, it has to do with the way the LED and
    heatsink sit in the head. There is a video of assembly of the Spy005
    that Dave (Data) did on Youtube. Let me find that and I'll link it
    here. It shows how to re-assemble the head - it's very easy once you
    see it done once.

    Re: 007 gap between head and body

    Written by ShineOnYouCrazyDiamond on Unknown

    Here ya go:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/barkbark...24/GcinzJoSGWM

    Start watching at about 6:45min.

    Re: 007 gap between head and body
    Written by bla2000 on Unknown

    Thanks. Good video. I need a concave cut stick now.
    Re: 007 gap between head and body
    Written by ShineOnYouCrazyDiamond on Unknown

    Just use a pencil with a nice squishy eraser - you'll be fine.

    Re: 007 gap between head and body
    Written by bla2000 on Unknown

    Good idea. I was thinking of trying a hard straw.

    Re: 007 gap between head and body

    Written by ShineOnYouCrazyDiamond on Unknown

    You need to put the pressure (but not a lot, just enough to hold the
    LED in place) straight down on the top of the LED so you want to use
    something which will not harm the lens.

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    Default Re: 007 gap between head and body

    Before the CPF crash, I also remember Data advising the use of a brass tube rather than a straw.

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