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Not today, or even yesterday, but on March 25th I “broke” my arm/neck (slipped a couple of discs in my neck, pinched the radial nerve in my left arm. Still dealing with the arm pain even after surgery) while pruning trees away from the house …
on June 22nd (because of the March 25th incident) I broke a new spending record for myself. $100,805.35 for the Ti plate in my neck. Geesh.

And today, I broke another record for myself, as of 1:55 this afternoon I will be 55 yrs old, feeling it, feeling it all too well…

Have been on Dr.s orders to cease and desist for the past 8 weeks, who knows what I might have broken had I not been sitting around on my hands. Silly

Dale, I hope you have health insurance. If so, how much did they cover out of that almost $101k?

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Broke a Zaneflare F6 little brass 10180 light. Got it apart to find out it has the emitter board with components on the underside. Not emitter swappable for my level.
Put it back together and no workie. Its (Was) an ugly greenish tint. Good thing I only paid $5 for it. Really a useless light… Whistle does not work and is a waste of space making the light longer and heavier that it should be. The head design wastes space too. Really could have been a nice little light, in Brass. Almost as long as my AAA Olight I3E EOS Copper. For the $5 deal I bought more than one, makes this one a parts light. Managed to shorten another to a somewhat usable size…

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Note to self: Always check the temperature setting before reflowing. Facepalm

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Didn’t quite break it, but gave my M1 a sizable crack to the lens. I didn’t set it down properly on the towel rack and it fell, and in my hurry to catch it I sent my hand hurtling down and only managed to slap it downwards to hit the ground even harder.

Look on the bottom right of the bezel:

Now I’m waiting for the replacement lenses. Simon is a real bro!

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I broke a glass vase today, dropped from a high shelf. The momentum was strong, sending tiny sharp pieces all over the place, making the floor a death trap. It would have been a special kind of hell to clean up the mess without missing a tiny piece.

Yeesh. That happened to me once, in an office building. This crazy guy Hans Grüber busted a whole bunch of windows and I had to go across that floor… barefooty!

Ouch!

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Note to self: Always check the temperature setting before reflowing. Facepalm

On the bright side, now you got a DTP board…

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I was going to write that I “broke” an AT01 (true POS through and through… think they arrive broken), because the switch was going all mental and the thing was going bright, dim, strobe, stutter, etc., but I kindasorta “fixed” it, at least ‘til I look at it crooked again.

Looks like a nice light, but it’s not. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

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duh i damaged my Convoy S2+ by overdriving it Facepalm

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Lightbringer wrote:
I was going to write that I “broke” an AT01 (true POS through and through… think they arrive broken), because the switch was going all mental and the thing was going bright, dim, strobe, stutter, etc., but I kindasorta “fixed” it, at least ‘til I look at it crooked again.

Looks like a nice light, but it’s not. Avoid, avoid, avoid.


Wouldn’t that be “mod, mod, mod”? That said, I don’t know its base price.

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Jack Kellar wrote:
Lightbringer wrote:
I was going to write that I “broke” an AT01 (true POS through and through… think they arrive broken), because the switch was going all mental and the thing was going bright, dim, strobe, stutter, etc., but I kindasorta “fixed” it, at least ‘til I look at it crooked again.

Looks like a nice light, but it’s not. Avoid, avoid, avoid.


Wouldn’t that be “mod, mod, mod”? That said, I don’t know its base price.

intro:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54628

Wheee!
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55035

So… no, no, no.

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Broke my D4 driver, I think, when trying to remove it, unsuccessfully CryingFacepalm . Only other option is that I broke a switch wire in the process, which at least would be fixable. If not, well, I guess I now have 4× 5000k 219c 90+CRI emitters I have to find a new home to

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This is a flashlight forum but I just light tipped over my french press & shattered it on my counter Facepalm . I can’t find my spare anywhere. Thus no coffee in the morning for me Sad
Does that count?

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This is a flashlight forum but I just light tipped over my french press & shattered it on my counter Facepalm . I can’t find my spare anywhere. Thus no coffee in the morning for me Sad
Does that count?

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This is a flashlight forum but I just light tipped over my french press & shattered it on my counter Facepalm . I can’t find my spare anywhere. Thus no coffee in the morning for me Sad Does that count?

I’ve broken so many of my one mug french presses, finally bought one with a bit thicker glass from Ikea and it has lasted me 6 months so far.

Back to flashlights: I think I broke my mtn fet+7135 driver while trying to solder it to a pill. First three modes are now the same and super dim and then the next 3 go back to how it was before. No idea why I only lost the first 3 modes. Going to take it out and see if something came unsoldered.

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I just got my two Astrolux S42 lights which I plan on doing driver replacements. On opening the first one I broke the legs of the optics and shaved off the domes of the LEDs. That nice Nichia tint is now horrible blue… I was a lot more careful on opening the second Big Smile

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Mike C, that looks like the scene of a terrible accident! Crying

How did I not see this thread until today?

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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While trying to file down the retaining ring to fit the TA driver from Lexel, i just might have applied somewhat to much force and the retaining ring just snapped!

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I believe I actually broke this 3 weeks ago when I attempted the "Mod 2" on my Supfire M6, but I figured it out today (I had to put it away because I was sad when it didn't work and I couldn't figure out why).

Check out star 3!

 

Guess I only broke the 105c board. I already knew my soldering iron was too hot for flashlight modding (I accidentally reflowed an emitter when attaching leads to a noctigon...), but now I really need to get a new one. The Supfire M6 is now brighter than my D4, but still has the old annoying modes!

 

(For reference, this is after I removed it. The sw+ wire should attach there, to the missing star 3. When I had the board installed, the light didn't function at all.)

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This is not my first accident with the tir optics…

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Hello To all, My reason to join you guys here...

 

I just broke my week old new OPUS BT-C100 today by insering a charged 18650 reversed. 

 

Sadly I found out that it definitely is not fool proof. The latest fool being me.

 

It does not have reverse voltage protection....

It still comes on when powered but does not charge as the Q19 is badly fried.

Seems fixable by replacing Q19 but the markings on the Q19 is not ledgable in its fried state so I need you guys’ help to find the part number. 

 

The location of the poor little guy is shown in the link below...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/eeh5uth4uuqllod/You_Doodle_Pro_2018-08-08T21_32_52Z.JPG?dl=0

AND don’t remove the board from the frame frame of the charger for any reason, you would not want to tak a chance and ruin your disolay connector 

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I was removing a MJD41C power transistor (DPAK) from a CCA so I could test it out-of-circuit. The CCA was conformal coated. I had to remove the conformal coating before I could unsolder the part. Next I had to gently lift the emitter and base leads. Next I heat up the collector tab and the transistor slides off the board. I removed the conformal coating, then I went to gently lift the base lead. I lifted the base lead along with half the transistor attached to it. I killed the transistor so I couldn’t test it. So much for that. This was sort of sad because the transistor was doing some interesting things that I didn’t understand. I really wanted to take a look at the transistor on the curve tracer. This may have been a missed opportunity to learn something new.

OOps…

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It’s not something I broke, but I just got the news that a close friend of mine that I haven’t seen in 25 some odd years since he moved to Florida in 1988 has passed away. I did see him around in 1993 when I had to fly down there on a service call, but ever since then, it was only phone calls once or twice a week. I’m really feeling bad right now. I met him in 1971 and we became instant audiophile friends. Life is short my friends. Enjoy it while you can. One other thing, we worked in the same stereo store as technicans around 1980. He was the best tech I’ve ever known. RIP Dave, I’ll never forget you pal. Sad
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I was potting my DQG Tiny.
I didn’t remove the driver from the host because it’s glued and I’ve seen people breaking their drivers during this.
Some glue leaked to the switch area. I cleaned it up, but I couldn’t do it fully because I lacked access.
The light worked after cleanup, but a day later when the glue remains hardened – the switch doesn’t work.

I used silicone based glue because I thought I could screw something up and wanted something removable. Good choice. Later I’ll try to remove the driver and clean it up better…but I’m going for vacation in a couple of hours and this light won’t go with me. Sad

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I dropped my brand new Olight S1R II on the floor. Chipped the back. Had it two days Sad

Oh well its ruined so that means I will just have to buy more flashlights Smile

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I dropped my brand new Olight S1R II on the floor. Chipped the back. Had it two days Sad

Oh well its ruined so that means I will just have to buy more flashlights Smile

Ruined because of some chipping?
You are probably trying to justify your future purchases Smile

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It wasn’t today, but I finally got time a few weeks ago to take apart the Rii E21 I won in CK’s giveaway. The whole reason I entered the GAW was because I had had the gear to flash firmware for months, but never gotten around to using it. Since this was supposed to be an easy host for that, I signed up, and I won.

The pill was only finger tightened in, but I couldn’t get it to budge with my fingers, so put my cheap HF snap-ring pliers on it (mistake #1), and the first time I turned it, they slipped off and busted the XML LED.

I already had a couple of XPL-HIs on 16mm boards on order from Simon because I wanted to put one in one of these just for kicks.

Before I got around to it, I broke my clavicle last Wednesday laying down my bicycle on rain-slicked asphalt. So probably no soldering for 6 weeks now.

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TheAuditor wrote:
I dropped my brand new Olight S1R II on the floor. Chipped the back. Had it two days Sad

Oh well its ruined so that means I will just have to buy more flashlights Smile

Ruined because of some chipping?
You are probably trying to justify your future purchases Smile

That might be the case, and I find that if I spend enough time on BLF, it certainly is the case.

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manithree wrote:
It wasn’t today, but I finally got time a few weeks ago to take apart the Rii E21 I won in CK’s giveaway. The whole reason I entered the GAW was because I had had the gear to flash firmware for months, but never gotten around to using it. Since this was supposed to be an easy host for that, I signed up, and I won.

The pill was only finger tightened in, but I couldn’t get it to budge with my fingers, so put my cheap HF snap-ring pliers on it (mistake #1), and the first time I turned it, they slipped off and busted the XML LED.

I already had a couple of XPL-HIs on 16mm boards on order from Simon because I wanted to put one in one of these just for kicks.

Before I got around to it, I broke my clavicle last Wednesday laying down my bicycle on rain-slicked asphalt. So probably no soldering for 6 weeks now.


Broke a torch and a bone? Man, talk about unlucky. I sympathize Sad

Hope the bike isn’t broken at least Big Smile

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Broke a torch and a bone? Man, talk about unlucky. I sympathize Sad

Hope the bike isn’t broken at least Big Smile

Thanks. Just based on a quick visual inspection it looks ok. But I definitely need a new helmet. The jacket, shorts, and shirt I was wearing were all ruined.

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