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    Flashaholic bwDraco's Avatar
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    Faint Nitecore SRT7 still turns on after getting brutally smashed

    My Nitecore SRT7 was brutally smashed onto a vinyl floor during an altercation today (would rather not go into detail). The glass lens was shattered and the tailcap deformed.



    Yet the light turns on and all modes function properly. The battery was essentially unscathed, which I would probably attribute to the dual spring contacts inside the light. Hats off to Nitecore for their superb build quality.

    I will be replacing the light with an SRT7GT.

    Your thoughts?

    Draco
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    Default Re: Nitecore SRT7 still turns on after getting brutally smashed

    Tail caps are sold as an accessory. Just need a new lense. An online company Flashlight lense might be able to help.
    I always liked my SRT7. Nice beam and, from looking at your light, rugged too.
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    Default Re: Nitecore SRT7 still turns on after getting brutally smashed

    The head itself is a bit deformed so I'm not really inclined to try to replace the lens - it probably won't fit. I would rather just replace the whole thing.

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    Default Re: Nitecore SRT7 still turns on after getting brutally smashed

    That sucks! I'd hate to replace a whole flashlight when one part would do the trick. But I guess you can't replace the lens if you can't unscrew the bezel. Just a thought: a flashlight with an optical lens might be better equipped to handle a blow like that.
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    Default Re: Nitecore SRT7 still turns on after getting brutally smashed

    You can see the point of impact and the dent on one side. Too bad you can't salvage it...

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    Default Re: Nitecore SRT7 still turns on after getting brutally smashed

    That's got to be one HECK of a story. Hope all are ok.
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    Default Re: Nitecore SRT7 still turns on after getting brutally smashed

    Maybe try putting the light in a vise and see if you can hammer that dent out Maybe place a wooden dowel against the inside of the dent then hammer the back of the dowel to reduce chances of further damage to the light.. If you can get the dent out then unscrew the bezel and replace the lens.

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    Default Re: Nitecore SRT7 still turns on after getting brutally smashed

    How high was the drop?

    Maybe, you can email Nitecore to see if they can repair it for you?

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    Default Re: Nitecore SRT7 still turns on after getting brutally smashed

    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    That's got to be one HECK of a story. Hope all are ok.
    Nobody was hurt. Thanks for asking.

    Quote Originally Posted by royjohnson77 View Post
    How high was the drop?
    I would estimate that the impact was equivalent to at least a 20-foot drop.

    Draco
    Last edited by bwDraco; 08-03-2017 at 07:59 PM.
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