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Anybody here have any experiance with night vision scope?

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#1 SloMoe

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Posted 30 November 2020 - 06:46 PM

Like has anybody here done internal repairs?

 

As in separating the housing to replace a battery contact?



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Posted 30 November 2020 - 07:32 PM

Hello SloMoe,

There are several builders videos on YouTube, most of it is straight forward. The only issue I see is there is at least one custom cylinder type spanner wrench used in the disassembly and reassembly.  The one person here on CloudyNights is Eddgie, maybe he will chime in or you can PM him.

 

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Posted 30 November 2020 - 08:36 PM

Thanks Jethro, I might just pm him, tomorrow if nobody else chimes in.

 

Mean time I'll go to YT, 

 

It has something to do with the tube device inside, worried ambient light might damage the coating, I may be wrong,,,,

 

I have to clean the battery contact, somebody left a battery in there too long, before I got it.



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Posted 01 December 2020 - 08:37 AM

Someone in the NightVision Forum may be able to answer this question.



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Posted 01 December 2020 - 08:44 AM

Moved to NightVision for a better fit.

 

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Posted 01 December 2020 - 08:09 PM

Thanks Jethro, I might just pm him, tomorrow if nobody else chimes in.

 

Mean time I'll go to YT, 

 

It has something to do with the tube device inside, worried ambient light might damage the coating, I may be wrong,,,,

 

I have to clean the battery contact, somebody left a battery in there too long, before I got it.

Hello Slomoe, 

That's all I can think to do for you, actually I thank you for the Topic, I started reading through old threads on NV here on CN, and discovered that it may be possible that you can heal light damaged tubes. Using a shoe box and a very dim light source. I am still trying to find out more about this technique just in case. I should have my new NVD in 90 days or so.

 

Hope you find the answers your seeking and KEEP LOOKING UP Jethro


Edited by Jethro7, 01 December 2020 - 08:10 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2020 - 09:40 PM

Hi Jethro, I watched enough YT vids that I felt confident to disassemble it and do the corrosion removal on the spring for the neg. side of the battery,

Mine is similar to a few of them so it came apart this morning, spring cleaned up easy enough, soaked it white vinegar to neutralize any corrosion remaining, then coated the spring with dielectric grease, got it back together without incident, tested it in my totally dark garage, works fine..




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