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Posted: 3/11/2006 3:00:02 AM EDT
So like a dumbass I left my batteries in my EOTech sight.(I usually take em out) Apparently the batteries decided to "leak" Any one have any thoughts on cleaning the contacts? Or am I just up the river?



Link Posted: 3/11/2006 3:03:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2006 3:04:38 AM EDT by Rakky]
WTF?!?!?! I never even considered that happening! I guess you did the usual stuff, baking soda w/water, a 'lil coke (soft drink kind) on a q-tip.

ETA
Batteries in mine ALL the time, never had that problem.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 3:07:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2006 3:08:02 AM EDT by -RotorDemon-]
I'll give ya 5 bucks for the EOtech.

I'd go the route of baking soda and water + q-tip. Use another q-tip with some alcohol to clean up the rest.

Edit: WAY too slow on my posting tonight.. Rakky beat me.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:12:33 AM EDT
Thanx guys. Worked like a charm. Still have no clue how it happened in the first place though.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:14:49 AM EDT
What kind of batteries were you using?
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:22:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vengarr:
What kind of batteries were you using?



The energizer ones that came with the sight.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 12:47:28 PM EDT
Glad you got it working again. I would have suggested using a pencil eraser, a really old-school method of cleaning contacts.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 12:53:52 PM EDT
Another advantage of lithium batteries?
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:05:19 PM EDT
Are you supposed to take the batteries out. Doesnt make it real convenient the grab and go if you need it.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:16:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ciph:
So like a dumbass I left my batteries in my EOTech sight.(I usually take em outhe



Ciph,
Any idea on why it leaked? Did you usually remove the batteries for long term storage? Just wondering, because I have 2 EOTech's. Glad ya got it going again.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:07:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ipschoser1:
Another advantage of lithium batteries?



are you saying that lithium batteries dont/cant leak
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:23:41 PM EDT
*cough-cough-ACOG-cough*



Link Posted: 3/14/2006 2:31:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MEI2757935:
*cough-cough-ACOG-cough*



Donations are welcome


Originally Posted By bf2:

Originally Posted By Ciph:
So like a dumbass I left my batteries in my EOTech sight.(I usually take em out) Apparently the batteries decided to "leak" Any one have any thoughts on cleaning the contacts? Or am I just up the river?



Ciph,
Any idea on why it leaked? Did you usually remove the batteries for long term storage? Just wondering, because I have 2 EOTech's. Glad ya got it going again.



It seems to be POS batteries. Even the idot at the counter of the batteries plus couldn't tell me why that happened.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:55:07 AM EDT
that sucks for a optic that is one would depend on.

did you contact eotech about it?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 9:21:00 AM EDT
why contact eotech...this seems more like a battery issue and not an optic issue....i'm not biased towards any certain optic but why would the eothingy make the batterys leak out?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:54:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
that sucks for a optic that is one would depend on.

did you contact eotech about it?



Sent an e-mail sunday... no response as of yet.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:10:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ciph:

Originally Posted By MEI2757935:
*cough-cough-ACOG-cough*
hr


Donations are welcomeh=85%

Originally Posted By bf2:

Originally Posted By Ciph:
So like a dumbass I left my batteries in my EOTech sight.(I usually take em outhe



Ciph,
Any idea on why it leaked? Did you usually remove the batteries for long term storage? Just wondering, because I have 2 EOTech's. Glad ya got it going again.hr


It seems to be POS batteries. Even the idot at the counter of the batteries plus couldn't tell me why that happened.


OK, thanks for the update. I'd like to think that maybe that is 1 in 500 Billion.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:44:44 PM EDT
Good news from EOTech!

Mr. XXXXX,

Thanks for the pictures and explanation of your solution to the
problem.
We've seen this from time to time, and generally replace the contacts
for our customers. We'd be happy to do the same for you. Please let me
know and we can proceed. We would cover the cost of repair and return
shipping. It is a 7 to 10 day repair time. If you would like to do
this,
please email me your contact number and return shipping address. I can
then provide you with a return authorization number.

Thanks,

Dennis Finnegan
Customer Service Manager
L-3 Communications - EOTech Inc.
3600 Green Ct. STE 400
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

It took 'em a while but they came through.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 2:39:34 PM EDT
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