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hollis led 3 flooded

Discussion in 'Repairing your own Gear' started by dinogep, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. dinogep

    dinogep Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Budapest, Hungary
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    Hi all,

    I've just managed to flood my hollis led3. Is there any way to repair it? I have got no idea about how to take it apart futher than removing the battery holder.

    regards,

    dino
     
  2. Hollis Gear Nick

    Hollis Gear Nick Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Hi Dino, call us directly at 888-383-DIVE. We would be happy to inspect it and repair as needed.
     
  3. HenrikBP

    HenrikBP Solo Diver

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    Location: New Mexico
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    Very nice form Nick :thumb:. You clearly care about your customers after the sale. Nice.
     
  4. j2s

    j2s Loggerhead Turtle

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    Been debating whether to get your new 15w, led, 'short' canned light [not a fan of canister lights based on experience w/hid's]...Your response [customer service] made my decision........
     
  5. Hollis Gear Nick

    Hollis Gear Nick Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Thanks Guys :D

    J2, feel free to call us directly if you have questions about the LED15 before your purchase. 510-729-5110.
     
  6. eelnoraa

    eelnoraa DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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    Yeah, call Hollis. Superb customer service. I think I spoke to Mark a few time, super nice guy and very knowledgeable. I once had my LED5 flooded, got replaced without question asked.
     
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  7. dinogep

    dinogep Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Budapest, Hungary
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    Thanks for the kind offer. However the USA is far from here (=Hungary), sending parcels from here is either expensive or cumbersome and slow. Or both :)
    Anyway, I was not patient enough and yesterday managed to screw the head off with the help of a lathe chuck and a heat gun. The inside looked terrible because of the electrolysis products, but after cleaning and drying it works :)
    My question is: when I reassemble the torch, which thread locker should I use? Is Loctite blue OK?

    regards,

    d
     
  8. Hollis Gear Nick

    Hollis Gear Nick Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Dino, we have a distributor in Augsburg, Germany in case you have future trouble. I will paste their contact information below.

    Yes, blue loctite is OK for this application.

    HOLLIS EUROPE
    Am Mittleren Moos 36
    D-86167 Augsburg
    Ph: +49 (0) 821-810342-0
    Fax: +49 (0) 821-810342-29
    E-mail: germany@hollisgear.com
     
  9. vixtor

    vixtor Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Bucharest, Romania
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    Hi,

    What is your follow-up story about floodings? Did your replacement solved the problem, were you able to use the light without other floodings?
     
  10. dinogep

    dinogep Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Budapest, Hungary
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    Hi,

    I've reassembled the light with new o-rings and have not experienced any problem since (on ~20 cave and night dives). Now I'm thinking about converting it to UV, because the LED part can be very easily replaced.

    d
     

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