(prototype) the GT Mini

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Mine does this too. Sometimes have to click 3-5 times for it to turn off. Seems fine otherwise.
Unfortunately I don’t know where it’s from, picked it up on the Flashlight fanatics group on FB.

Th558 wrote:
I’m having some problems. The switch behaves strangely sometimes. It started working fine a few days ago when I loosened bezel a tiny bit. I opened it again today removed the reflector to check something and put it back and it started doing random things again. Like not not detecting clicks and sometimes detecting two. It seems to fix itself sometimes but then starts malfunctioning again.
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Many people have/had these switch problems on their GT mini, it sometimes fixes itself when you let light run very hot a few times (mine did) but some people have asked, and got, a new head for their GT mini because of the faulty switch.

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Unless I missed someone, I count 19 people to date who have posted about switch problems. They are….
  • djozz // Reported RESOLVED
  • mortuus // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • teacher // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • RobertB // Reported RESOLVED
    ………
  • gabo // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • Cereal_killer / (from Banggood)
  • Jhicks2018 // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • P33 / (from Banggood) // RESOLVED (“partial refund” reported)
  • Coyotehawk
  • X3 / (from Banggood) // RESOLVED (PayPal dispute refund)
  • illuminos
  • Silent_Star / (from Banggood)
  • Juheebus / (from Banggood) // RESOLVED (Replacement head)
  • mb200k
  • Pulstar // RESOLVED (Replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • A92AA0B03E / (from NealsGadgets) // RESOLVED (Replacement head)
  • komeko // RESOLVED (PayPal dispute & refund.. +explained HERE +)
  • Th558 / (from Banggood)
  • Icarus / (from NealsGadgets) //

Anyone else having any type GT Mini switch problems besides the people I mentioned above??
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List updated. Icarus Added, 9 January 2019


Do the problems with the switches continue or have they been solved with the new models?
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I think things have been resolved.

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teacher wrote:
I think things have been resolved.

Thanks, I’m going to buy it now that it’s on sale ($ 29.90 with 18350 tube).
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I got a new head (I think) from Neal. I said I think because I'm currently travelling until the end of March but I'm sure the package they showed me a picture of must be the new head from Neal. In other words all should be fine now but I'll report again after I'm home. 

Big thanks to Neal anyway! 

 

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I just received mine from Banggood and have the switch problem, I’ll have to talk to them to see what solution they give me.

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alex64 wrote:
I just received mine from Banggood and have the switch problem, I’ll have to talk to them to see what solution they give me.

Don’t cave in prematurely.

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alex64 wrote:
I just received mine from Banggood and have the switch problem, I’ll have to talk to them to see what solution they give me.

wow switch problems still? i thought that was just a few early batches of this light.. Facepalm i guess they still have stocks of the older batches it seems..

I and others got a new head replacement from Neal, not sure how banggood are gonna but i hope they solve it for u.

ask them to send a replacement head because broken switch is clearly faulty light and not you who caused it.

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Unless I missed someone, I count 19 people to date who have posted about switch problems. They are….

  • djozz // Reported RESOLVED
  • mortuus // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • teacher // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • RobertB // Reported RESOLVED
    ………
  • gabo // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • Cereal_killer / (from Banggood)
  • Jhicks2018 // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • P33 / (from Banggood) // RESOLVED (“partial refund” reported)
  • Coyotehawk
  • X3 / (from Banggood) // RESOLVED (PayPal dispute refund)
  • illuminos
  • Silent_Star / (from Banggood)
  • Juheebus / (from Banggood) // RESOLVED (Replacement head)
  • mb200k
  • Pulstar // RESOLVED (Replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • A92AA0B03E / (from NealsGadgets) // RESOLVED (Replacement head)
  • komeko // RESOLVED (PayPal dispute & refund.. +explained HERE +)
  • Th558 / (from Banggood)
  • Icarus / (from NealsGadgets) // RESOLVED (Replacement Head)
  • alex64 / (from Banggood)

Anyone else having any type GT Mini switch problems besides the people I mentioned above??
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List updated / 15 March 2019.

  • Icarus Removed
  • alex64 Added

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alex64 wrote:
I just received mine from Banggood and have the switch problem, I’ll have to talk to them to see what solution they give me.

Any luck with getting a replacement?

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Any luck with getting a replacement?

Banggood asked me for pictures and video of the problem, I sent it to him and they told me to wait 48 hours to see how they solved it.

It has been 4 days since the last message, so if I don’t get an answer I’ll talk to Paypal to return it.

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Earlier this week I ordered one at Banggood. I hope the switch will work fine.

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Spiderlight wrote:
Earlier this week I ordered one at Banggood. I hope the switch will work fine.

seems it depends, if they have still early batches left u might get a faulty switch, if newer version should be ok, goodluck.

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With only 19 reported switch issues out of like a 1000 lights, I’d say your odds are very low to get a problematic one.

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/\ I totally agree. Switch issues are very random & far between. As Jason mentioned, 19 reported of around 1000 is only 1.9%if I did my math right. Wink
In the big scheme of things… that is not bad at all. Thumbs Up

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Sucks though to be one of the 1.9… just sayin.

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Yeah.

I’ve also discovered the source of the problem: the switch cover doesn’t fit well in its stock position, meaning switch presses are unlikely to register well, if at all.

Just rotating it a bit fixes the problem entirely.

I would prefer the issue having it fixed stock though. 1,9% is high still.

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JasonWW wrote:
With only 19 reported switch issues out of like a 1000 lights, I’d say your odds are very low to get a problematic one.

Thank you for the answers. I’ll just wait until the light arrives and than we will see.
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BlueSwordM wrote:
Yeah.

I’ve also discovered the source of the problem: the switch cover doesn’t fit well in its stock position, meaning switch presses are unlikely to register well, if at all.

Just rotating it a bit fixes the problem entirely.


You think so?

I wonder if the ones who got a bad switch could mention if their switch cover looked rotated.

It should look like this.


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Yeah.

I’ve initially had the same problem a long time ago when I got the GT Mini.

It wasn’t always registering clicks properly.

So, being the curious guy that I am, I removed the switch, rotated it by 1/4 of a turn(90 degrees), and the problem was fixed. Not matter how weak or how strong the press was, the click always registers now.

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It’s possible that the problem comes from the switch cover. To press well it has to be totally horizontal like in this photo:

But in my case it’s not like that

The question is how trying to remove the switch cover without scratching or ruining it.

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I have already placed it horizontally. First I removed the rubber switch and then the metal ring. It's impossible not to leave marks but they are hidden by the metal ring.

 

 

 

Tomorrow I will try it to see if it has been solved.

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Does this mean Banggood didn’t accept liability and send you a replacement (head)?

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hodor wrote:
Does this mean Banggood didn’t accept liability and send you a replacement (head)?

Supposedly they are going to send me another one, but at the moment it’s not sent. That’s why I tried to find the problem.

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hodor wrote:
Does this mean Banggood didn’t accept liability and send you a replacement (head)?

Supposedly they are going to send me another one, but at the moment it’s not sent. That’s why I tried to find the problem.

Dont wait too long.. 7 days is plenty of time for them to response.

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Alex64, how do you remove the rubber cover first without ripping it?

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JasonWW wrote:
Alex64, how do you remove the rubber cover first without ripping it?

Stretching it with fingers, it has come out almost effortlessly
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Will there ever be other LED options for the GT mini? Or perhaps just the host for sale?
I would love 1 x GTmini with XPL2, and other with Flat White

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Received mine today. Switch is perfectly oriented and appears to be working flawlessly.

The bezel was very tight but came off after deploying the guns Smile and absolutely no glue to be seen on the threads Thumbs Up (can’t remember if this was the case for everyone)

Overall very impressed with the build quality.

Downsides so far are the led is warmer and yellower than I was expecting (yellower than all my XPL 5A and 5D leds) and also I received a plain black lanyard.. what happened to the purple ones?!

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