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Old 09-10-2008, 10:21 PM #1
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Default Flexdrive = 30 Second Delay ???

I have a challenge here. *I have checked everything else that I can think of and am now looking at the flexdrive. *After the unit sits overnight, it can take up to 30 seconds after being switched on before the laser lights up. *After that first time being fired up, it acts normal (one second delay shortening to no delay with subsequent starts) for the rest of the day. *Sometimes it will do it again if I fire it up after it sits for several hours during the day. * *Has anyone else experienced this long delayed start up after sitting? *Am I missing something else that I should be checking?

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Default Re: Flexdrive = 30 Second Delay ???

You already 'snapped' off the tabs on the battery pack Dave? If not, it might just simply be a weak connection in your AAA battery pack.

Use a knife and 'snap' or cut the tabs to make sure your batteries make good contact. The thickness of the tabs can cause a weak connection, or no connection at all...
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You already 'snapped' off the tabs on the battery pack Dave? If not, it might just simply be a weak connection in your AAA battery pack.

Use a knife and 'snap' or cut the tabs to make sure your batteries make good contact. The thickness of the tabs can cause a weak connection, or no connection at all...
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Yeah. Done that. I also stretched the battery spring in the tail cap in case it wasn't pushing up strongly enough.

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Default Re: Flexdrive = 30 Second Delay ???

yeah that's not normal operation. Max is 1 second. can you test with a single CR123A?
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yeah that's not normal operation. *Max is 1 second. *can you test with a single CR123A?
It's already installed in a host. I'll either have to take it out or have to rig up a carriage. Give me a couple of days.

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Default Re: Flexdrive = 30 Second Delay ???

I have 2 flexdrives and it's almost instantaneous turn on when I pull the trigger.
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