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Okay mailed Neal with the video, its clearly defective u shouldnt have to press the button like a maniac for it to even come on or off let alone fiddle with ramping mode..

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A while back M4D M4X told me around 400 of these have been sold, maybe more by now, and there have been very few issues. A couple people with bad leds and now a couple people with switch issues. Does it seem like this is just the normal small percentage of defects?

(I’m trying to not be a worry wart when I hear about these things)

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I’ve had a similar problem in other lights and believe that the switch is not making contact internally. Sometimes a squirt on the switch itself with something like this and other times a switch replacement is needed.
Like Djozz I have bought these switches of Aliexpress.

2 side pin switches.

1.5mm and 2mm in height switches.

 

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JasonWW wrote:
A while back M4D M4X told me around 400 of these have been sold, maybe more by now, and there have been very few issues. A couple people with bad leds and now a couple people with switch issues. Does it seem like this is just the normal small percentage of defects?

(I’m trying to not be a worry wart when I hear about these things)

It does seem like a small percentage at this point. Hopefully it will stay that way.

Unless I missed someone, I count 4 people who have posted about switch problems so far. They are….

  • djozz
  • mortuus
  • teacher
  • RobertB

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teacher wrote:
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A while back M4D M4X told me around 400 of these have been sold, maybe more by now, and there have been very few issues. A couple people with bad leds and now a couple people with switch issues. Does it seem like this is just the normal small percentage of defects?

(I’m trying to not be a worry wart when I hear about these things)

It does seem like a small percentage at this point. Hopefully it will stay that way.

Unless I missed someone, I count 4 people who have posted about switch problems so far. They are….

  • djozz
  • mortuus
  • teacher
  • RobertB

It would help a lot if we include 14 digits.. 0815 = August 15th
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A while back M4D M4X told me around 400 of these have been sold, maybe more by now, and there have been very few issues. A couple people with bad leds and now a couple people with switch issues. Does it seem like this is just the normal small percentage of defects?

(I’m trying to not be a worry wart when I hear about these things)

It does seem like a small percentage at this point. Hopefully it will stay that way.

Unless I missed someone, I count 4 people who have posted about switch problems so far. They are….

  • djozz
  • mortuus
  • teacher
  • RobertB

It would help a lot if we include 14 digits.. 0815 = August 15th


Please explain Newlumen, I am missing your point & meaning. Sorry….

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Ok. We are trying to figure out the manufacture date..

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It looks like the GTmini uses a switch similar to these..with the 2 (dowel) pin locators…

I measured roughly 2.3mm between the pins on my mini….same type switch used in the 2 Yezl Y3’s I have.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-100pcs-lot-Tactile-Switch-...

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It would help a lot if we include 14 digits.. 0815 = August 15th


Please explain Newlumen, I am missing your point & meaning. Sorry….

Newlumen wrote:
Ok. We are trying to figure out the manufacture date..
My box does not have that sticker on it. All it has is a sticker (front, right, top) that says CW.

Did you buy yours through the ‘Group Buy Pre_sale’ or somewhere else??

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It would help a lot if we include 14 digits.. 0815 = August 15th


Please explain Newlumen, I am missing your point & meaning. Sorry….

Newlumen wrote:
Ok. We are trying to figure out the manufacture date..
My box does not have that sticker on it. All it has is a sticker (front, right, top) that says CW.

Did you buy yours through the ‘Group Buy Pre_sale’ or somewhere else??

I purchased from banggood.

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teacher wrote:
teacher wrote:
Newlumen wrote:

It would help a lot if we include 14 digits.. 0815 = August 15th


Please explain Newlumen, I am missing your point & meaning. Sorry….

Newlumen wrote:
Ok. We are trying to figure out the manufacture date..
My box does not have that sticker on it. All it has is a sticker (front, right, top) that says CW.

Did you buy yours through the ‘Group Buy Pre_sale’ or somewhere else??


Same here..CW only..

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Newlumen wrote:
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Ok. We are trying to figure out the manufacture date..
My box does not have that sticker on it. All it has is a sticker (front, right, top) that says CW.

Did you buy yours through the ‘Group Buy Pre_sale’ or somewhere else??

I purchased from banggood.

OK, that explains that. A lot of us got ours through the M4DM4X / Neals Deals Group Pre-Buy Sale….. probably why mine at least has no sticker as you mentioned. It is a Banggood sticker most likely on yours.

You got much faster shipping than many of us here in the USA too. Wink
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Same here..CW only..

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Unless I missed someone, I count 7 people to date who have posted about switch problems. They are….

  • djozz
  • mortuus
  • teacher
  • RobertB
    ………
  • gabo
  • Cereal_killer
  • Jhicks2018

Anyone else having any type GT Mini switch problems besides the people I mentioned above??

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Newlumen wrote:
Ok. We are trying to figure out the manufacture date..

I really doubt it has anything to do with the manufacture date. Especially if they’re making 200 or 300 lights per week.

For instance, if it’s a defective switch, Lumintop may have bought a reel/package of 1000 switches at a time. Of that group, a few might be flaky. I don’t think there’s any way to pinpoint which lights I have a bad switch or not. I guess for right now Lumintop will just take care of it like a normal warranty issue.

(I still wish they would use seperate switches, though)

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Nice pics of the GT mini driver and emitter Kawi… Smile

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Neal responded on mail asking if sending a switch so i can replace it myself – I said sadly i have no knowledge in this i hope thats not the only solution and help for this, to me this should go under warranty a light thats barely a month old not much used and already problem isnt why i bought this light to have to replace a switch or whatever myself. And i like i said im not a modder and probably wont be as many in here are.. If i would try do it myself i would probably destroy more then fix so like i said its better i not try that..

I mean my old convoy c8 works good almost 2 years old, if that would get a problem i wouldnt care so much..

I take care of my lights and i thought lumintop makes better then this . I prefer the rubber switch emisar has or olight compared to their choice.

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Even if they offered a replacement driver, which is relatively easy to swap by soldering two wires, most people still couldn’t do it because the bezel is glued shut. So it definitely needs to be a warranty issue. This is the flip side to gluing your lights.

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Nothing wrong with having options…but why pick this over the beautiful Emisar D1s with similar specs and size. It currently sells for 35$

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Nothing wrong with having options…but why pick this over the beautiful Emisar D1s with similar specs and size. It currently sells for 35$

Why choose anything? A lot of people think the GT Mini looks much nicer and also looks cute because it’s a miniature version of the big GT.

As it’s been said many times before, the performance is very similar between the two so it’s mainly just a matter of personal preference.

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Yeah, I personally prefer the Mini GT.

It’s got a more featured out of the box UI, looks nicer, and doesn’t feature a trashcan feature of reverse polarity protection.

It also seems to have a better, more pleasant finish, and for some people, being able to use protected cells is nice.

And, unrelated a bit, I can pay for it directly in $CA, meaning I don’t get dinged for a 2.5% US dollar conversion on it since I can buy it on Banggood.

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You’ll thought the Mini GTs sat in china and took too long to get to the states—check this tracking history out—-I made a purchase from IMR batteries (they’re in Houston) I’m in Baton Rouge —- 1 1/2 weeks of waiting and this is what I see—— Crazy—-It might end up in China before it’s over with

September 8, 2018, 9:06 am
Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
MEMPHIS TN NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
Your item arrived at our MEMPHIS TN NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER destination facility on September 8, 2018 at 9:06 am. The item is currently in transit to the destination.

September 4, 2018
In Transit to Next Facility
August 31, 2018, 8:42 pm

Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility
DALLAS TX NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
August 31, 2018, 7:27 pm

Accepted at USPS Origin Facility
HOUSTON, TX 77036
August 30, 2018, 2:46 pm

Shipment Received, Package Acceptance Pending
HOUSTON, TX 77201
August 30, 2018, 11:19 am

Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item
HOUSTON, TX 77036

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Two strap wrenches, and I finally got the bezel off mine. Got all the loctite out of the threads, and the bezel comes off smooth now. Button is seemingly working fine now too.

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Two strap wrenches, and I finally got the bezel off mine. Got all the loctite out of the threads, and the bezel comes off smooth now. Button is seemingly working fine now too.

After all that effort of course the button would work Facepalm

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Two strap wrenches, and I finally got the bezel off mine. Got all the loctite out of the threads, and the bezel comes off smooth now. Button is seemingly working fine now too.

After all that effort of course the button would work Facepalm

Lets just hope it stays working.

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chops728 wrote:
You’ll thought the Mini GTs sat in china and took too long to get to the states—check this tracking history out—-I made a purchase from IMR batteries (they’re in Houston) I’m in Baton Rouge —- 1 1/2 weeks of waiting and this is what I see—— Crazy—-It might end up in China before it’s over with

September 8, 2018, 9:06 am
Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
MEMPHIS TN NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
Your item arrived at our MEMPHIS TN NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER destination facility on September 8, 2018 at 9:06 am. The item is currently in transit to the destination.

September 4, 2018
In Transit to Next Facility
August 31, 2018, 8:42 pm

Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility
DALLAS TX NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
August 31, 2018, 7:27 pm

Accepted at USPS Origin Facility
HOUSTON, TX 77036
August 30, 2018, 2:46 pm

Shipment Received, Package Acceptance Pending
HOUSTON, TX 77201
August 30, 2018, 11:19 am

Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item
HOUSTON, TX 77036

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For me the reason to pick GT Mini is the shorty variant.

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For me the reason to pick GT Mini is the shorty variant.

For sure. Got my shorty tube earlier this week and it looks so funny.
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NotSoBrightGuy wrote:
Nothing wrong with having options…but why pick this over the beautiful Emisar D1s with similar specs and size. It currently sells for 35$

yes i maybe regret this option now, i chose the mini of style as it appealed more to me then..

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Agro wrote:
For me the reason to pick GT Mini is the shorty variant.

The D1S also has a 18350 tube I’m pretty sure. The same as the D4 shorty tube.

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