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Repairing a broken Rigel finder?

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#1 cloudyAC

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 08:34 PM

Aloha all,

 

As the topic suggests, I'm looking for some advice.  The other day, I heard a loud plastic-y bang.  The adhesive Rigel mount on my short tube 80 failed and the Rigel finder fell to the floor from a storage shelf - about an 8ft drop.  the finder looks fine, and there is no rattling sound when you shake it, but it doesn't turn on anymore.  I even switched out batteries, just in case the prior battery died.  

 

These finders aren't designed to be opened.

 

Does anyone have any experience reviving a Rigel finder from the dead?

 

many thanks!

 

Ayres



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Posted 25 May 2024 - 08:50 PM

Contact Rigel directly, they have been very helpful with these issues.

https://www.rigelsys...quikfinder.html

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Posted 26 May 2024 - 01:04 PM

Contact Rigel directly, they have been very helpful with these issues.

https://www.rigelsys...quikfinder.html

newer QuikFinders, the battery inserts under the two gold contacts on the black battery holder.  Try that first :-)


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Posted 26 May 2024 - 06:54 PM

here's the checkout procedure

 

 

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