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looking for S&S ys-01 tech/repair manual

Discussion in 'Strobes and Lighting' started by ponomo1, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. ponomo1

    ponomo1 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Staten Island, New York
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    I just bought a pair of used but well kept S&S ys-01 strobes and I want to make them 100% ready for my upcoming trip in June. One of them seems to work perfectly but the other one does not have a working "focus" light. I'd like to disassemble it but I would be more comfortable if I had the tech manual first so I can see the assembly blow ups and the associated parts in the housing and circuit. I've scoured all over google and even though I see it mentioned here and there, I just can't seem to locate a hard copy.
    Let me know if you can help me with this or if you can point me in the right direcion. I've pretty handy and I have a ton of tools. I pretty much already do all of my own maintenance and repair on most things so I think I may be able to fix this also.

    Thanks
    Pete
     
  2. fmerkel

    fmerkel Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Salish Sea (Seattle)
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    Can't help with the repair...but, why bother? It's not like they are useful. Never use them on mine. You don't want to 'point' your strobes at the subject.
     
  3. bvanant

    bvanant Loggerhead Turtle

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    Good Luck. I don't think that you will be able to find one easily and I am not sure that S&S ever produced an english version. It isn't too hard to take apart (there are no glue seals for example) but if it is only the focus light, I agree let it alone.

    Bill
     
  4. ponomo1

    ponomo1 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Staten Island, New York
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    Thanks @fmerkel and @bvanant
    I guess I'll leave it alone. It just annoys me when something doesn't work the way its supposed to, then I get the itch to take it apart and fix it.
     
  5. fmerkel

    fmerkel Loggerhead Turtle

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    Location: Salish Sea (Seattle)
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    Yes, I understand that. Have a bit of that kind of DIY/OCD myself. Thie risk:reward ratio for this intervention isn't in your favor.
     
  6. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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    Location: toronto
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    Agreed. I have never seen a tech manual for any s&s product.

    All S&S strobes are easy to disassemble. The screws are covered with a thin sticky plastic disk. Pry off the disk using a pick and then unscrew, then pry the 2 halves apart. From pics it looks like the ys01 has 2 screws on each side.

    Make sure you discharge the strobe's capacitor first.
     

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