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Magic smoke gone!

Discussion in 'Ikelite' started by kombiguy, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. kombiguy

    kombiguy Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Palmetto Bay, FL
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    I got to the dive site, and the switch on the battery of my DS-161 broke. Couldn't get it to turn on. So, when I got home, I connected it to a different battery(Ikelite for the DS as well) and POOF! My kitchen was filled with smoke. The battery was OK, but the flash unit had a hole in it, and half an hour later was still warm to the touch. All the magic smoke is gone, and I doubt even the guys at Ikelite can put it back in.
    So, it looks like the housing, battery, flash, and sync cable are all going in to Ikelite for the once-over.
     
  2. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    Ruh-roh. Was it wet?
     
  3. northernone

    northernone Great White Rest in Peace

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Currently: Cozumel, from Canada
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    I've noticed waterproof smoke containers are more costly to get the smoke back into. Ouch.
     
  4. kombiguy

    kombiguy Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Palmetto Bay, FL
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    No. I hadn't even gotten in the water. I was taking a test shot on the hood of my car before gearing up.
     
  5. kombiguy

    kombiguy Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Palmetto Bay, FL
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    That is what I am afraid of! :)
     

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