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    Default Help with HF-R repair ?

    Folks,

    my MBI HF-R has stopped working. No warning, no big event and no damage, it just stopped working.

    i got in touch with Guy via email but got no reply.

    Can anyone offer any advice or help? If Guy has truly disappeared and there is no support for his product is there perhaps a way to repair the light? Iím happy to pay any sensible amount for time and materials.

    cheers,

    andy.

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    Default Re: Help with HF-R repair ?

    Hello and welcome to CPF

    Your post above has been approved (with a minor title edit)

    TGWNN has not been around CPF for more than a year, but perhaps others may have suggestions or advice ....
    Last edited by archimedes; 02-06-2018 at 02:59 PM.
    ... is the archimedes peak

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    Default Re: Help with HF-R repair ?

    Are you in USA?

    Can you say anything more about circumstances preceding failure? Could it have activated unintentionally?

    Do you have another battery?

    Can you check for voltage and continuity?

    Some of us have various parts, but I'll tell you, disassembly of the switch is doable but reassembly proved challenging to me.

    If you had to guess what happened, what do you think?

    Guy had been so excellent with customer support when he was able. He spent a LOT of money developing his projects, without nearly the return deserved; Largely I think because they did not complete. Mistakes were made and some customers lost money too. It was a fun ride and still he deserves respect, one opinion.

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    Thumbs up Re: Help with HF-R repair ?

    It was a broken neutral connection in the head. Sorted.

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    Default Re: Help with HF-R repair ?

    I'm glad You got it sorted.
    What exactly is a broken neutral in the head?
    I looked at mine and couldn't figure out what You fixed
    Quote Originally Posted by CRX_ View Post
    It was a broken neutral connection in the head. Sorted.

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    Default Re: Help with HF-R repair ?

    The wire had separated from the press fitted connection board in the flashlight head.
    You need to press out the board from the front using an instrument poked through the LED wire hole to gain access.

    Glad I could fix it for him, too nice a light to go to waste.
    Last edited by CRX_; 05-23-2018 at 06:37 PM.

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    Default Re: Help with HF-R repair ?

    Awesome stuff!
    Thank You for sharing this
    Quote Originally Posted by CRX_ View Post
    The wire had separated from the press fitted connection board in the flashlight head.
    You need to press out the board from the front using an instrument poked through the LED wire hole to gain access.

    Glad I could fix it for him, too nice a light to go to waste.

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