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I just had a scary moment ...

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by enki_ck, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. enki_ck

    enki_ck Loaded Pockets

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    I was changing my 47s Quark from an AA to a CR123 body and tried turning it on. Nothing. [​IMG] I opened it up and realized I put the RCR123 in it the wrong way around. :frantic: I turned the battery around and tried again. Nothing. DID I JUST FRY MY LIGHT?!? Can't be. The Quarks have reverse polarity protection, right? Why it it not working then? I think I might have smelt something burnt but it may have been my mind playing tricks on me. [​IMG] I had to go out and couldn't play with it more at that point. But I was worried and was looking on my phone for how much a spare tactical head went for theses days. ($39 [​IMG]) When I got back home I tried it again, nothing. I tried it with the AA body and WE HAVE LIGHT. :D AAx2 body also working. But when I tried it with the CR123 body again nothing. :( I tried changing batteries. Then back to AA. After another few assemble/disassemble attempts it started working on an CR123 body. [​IMG]

    But I still don't understand what happened. Why was it dead on a CR123? Did anyone have this happen to him/her?
     
  2. Valerian

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    Sounds like something is not making contact with the 123 body.
     
  3. reppans

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    There're a few things that might cause it:

    - contaminant on the tube edges so it can't make contact at the clicky end.
    - pocket clip retaining ring not tightened down preventing the same (although not with the 123 body it has no clip)
    - battery button top too wide or too flat (have you tried other 123 batts?)
    - threads on tube not cut far enough (on an Eagletac I had, the last mm or so of threads needed to force cut by twisting hard 20x so that it go into tight bezel turbo mode).
    - course, just general thread clean and lube stuff.

    Glad to hear you didn't waste your light.
     
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  4. enki_ck

    enki_ck Loaded Pockets

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    It's working now. No problems anymore. I just don't understand what happened. I've been using this light with the RCR123 for a couple of months now. I just changed it to AA for a few days. I've had it for almost 3 years and would hate to lose it cause of a dumb mishap.
     
  5. nuphoria

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    That's an odd one... glad you got it going again.
     
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    That's odd because I went to use my 4 sevens 2xcr123 light last night and it wouldn't go into the lower modes when you twist the head, no light at all. I had mine set to high/ turbo and had light but when I lossened the head a turn for the lower setting nothing. Like you I took it apart and cleaned everything then back together and nothing the first time but on the second try it worked again. Must be those Flashlight Gremlins.
     
  7. MDCCLXXVI

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    I had a problem with a Quark Pro QPA that caused me to return it.

    Here is how I finally made it work:

    Really crank the tailcap on. Don't use machines or pliers, but just twist the tailcap on TIGHT.

    Then try it.
     
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