BLF Q8 lighted switch started to blink erratically.

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BLF Q8 lighted switch started to blink erratically.

Hi all. The lighted switch on one of my Q8 has started blinking erratically…

I remember this to be a common issue with the first batch Q8s (along with damaged screw heads), but this one is from the second batch where Thorfire used a redesigned switch pcb to fix the issue. Apparently it still fails at some point.

It’s not a big deal to me, although i got used to this intensely lighted switch.
Did this happen to you on a second/third batch Q8?
What can i do about it?

Thanks.

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I think for just a few dollars I would replace it if you can. I don’t really use the lighted switch on mine so I wouldn’t know if it started acting funny or not. I have it shut off in the UI.

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XXX-Man wrote:
If you can’t fix it, you can replace it https://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/32879434650.html?spm=a2g0s.8937460.0.0...

I didn’t know spare Q8 parts where available… From Sofirn!?
That would certainly be easier then trying to deal with the tiny components in there.
I ordered one.
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If I understand correctly, Sofirn and Thorfire use the same factory for making flashlights.

Looks like Sofirn saw a good chance to make some money by selling spare parts.

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