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teacher wrote:
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 / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Jhicks2018
  • P33 / (purchased from Banggood)

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

Scratch me off that list. Mine doesn’t seem to have the switch problem anymore. Fixed itself I guess.

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Unless I missed someone, I count 8 people to date who have posted about switch problems. They are….

  • djozz
  • mortuus
  • teacher
  • RobertB // Reported RESOLVED
    ………
  • gabo
  • Cereal_killer / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Jhicks2018
  • P33 / (purchased from Banggood)

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

RobertB wrote:
Scratch me off that list. Mine doesn’t seem to have the switch problem anymore. Fixed itself I guess.

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load./"Bear" Bryant 

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You can add me to that list as well teacher, but like RobertB, I have not had an issue with it over the last several days. I had messaged Neal about this issue and the diffuser fit issue and received a reply from him today. I’m going to continue to work it over the next several days to see if the problem returns. I cannot see the root of the issue necessarily correcting itself, whatever it may be. I’ll keep ya posted.

I will add though that of the two minis that I have, the light that had the issue is the one that the button light is not centered on. Not sure if that is a part of the problem but there is a defect there that at least interfaces with the issue at hand so can’t rule out the possibility.

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Unless I missed someone, I count 9 people to date who have posted about switch problems. They are….

  • djozz
  • mortuus
  • teacher
  • RobertB // Reported RESOLVED
    ………
  • gabo
  • Cereal_killer / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Jhicks2018
  • P33 / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Coyotehawk

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

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load./"Bear" Bryant 

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Coyotehawk wrote:
I cannot see the root of the issue necessarily correcting itself, whatever it may be.

One possible reason could be that the 2 metal surfaces that touch each other inside the switch has some tarnish or oxidation, etc… that is preventing good contact. Repeated use might wear the contacts back to bare metal again.

Most flashlights use tactile switches meaning you can feel when they are depressed and they pop back up. They usually have a metal dome that requires a certain amount of pressure to bend.

It’s like when you accidentally lean on a car fender and it pops in. You take the pressure off and it pops back to its original shape.

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teacher wrote:
Unless I missed someone, I count 9 people to date who have posted about switch problems. They are….
  • djozz
  • mortuus
  • teacher
  • RobertB // Reported RESOLVED
    ………
  • gabo
  • Cereal_killer / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Jhicks2018
  • P33 / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Coyotehawk

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


My switch seems to have fixed itself too. After a lot of switching, and letting the light run really hot a few times it seems to work normally again, fingers crossed. Neal did send a new driver after I requested that for back-up Thumbs Up
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Unless I missed someone, I count 9 people to date who have posted about switch problems. They are….

  • djozz // Reported RESOLVED
  • mortuus
  • teacher
  • RobertB // Reported RESOLVED
    ………
  • gabo
  • Cereal_killer / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Jhicks2018
  • P33 / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Coyotehawk

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

djozz wrote:

My switch seems to have fixed itself too. After a lot of switching, and letting the light run really hot a few times it seems to work normally again, fingers crossed. Neal did send a new driver after I requested that for back-up Thumbs Up
Thumbs Up … Excellent.

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Mine arrived yesterday, of course I’m unlucky…
Switch does not always respond to the click

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Can you do something for me? If you can remove the retaining ring that holds the boot over the switch can you place a thin semi-hard plastic piece inside the boot and put it back together, see if that makes it work? AND/OR can you test it with the boot removed? Just with your finger, activating the button on the switch?

I’m wondering if the rubber of the boot is too soft and not letting the switch action perform properly…

If only I knew how to get that retaining ring off Wink Is it threaded or is it press fit? I don’t want to damage it even more so just let me know what tools should I use to do that Smile

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It’s threaded, RH threads. “lefty loosy”.

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Any hint how to do that? The only thing I can think of would be rubber ball for opening watches but unfortunately don’t have one lying around.
Soz for probably super basic questions but I’m more of a knive guy, never disassembled any light (but seeing how many people have problems with this particular one I’d prob do better work Big Smile )

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X3 wrote:
Mine arrived yesterday, of course I’m unlucky…
Switch does not always respond to the click
That sux… Sad .. Did you get yours from Neal or Banggood?

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load./"Bear" Bryant 

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Unless I missed someone, I count 10 people to date who have posted about switch problems. They are….

  • djozz // Reported RESOLVED
  • mortuus
  • teacher
  • RobertB // Reported RESOLVED
    ………
  • gabo
  • Cereal_killer / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Jhicks2018
  • P33 / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Coyotehawk
  • X3

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

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load./"Bear" Bryant 

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DB Custom wrote:

Can you do something for me? If you can remove the retaining ring that holds the boot over the switch can you place a thin semi-hard plastic piece inside the boot and put it back together, see if that makes it work? AND/OR can you test it with the boot removed? Just with your finger, activating the button on the switch?

I’m wondering if the rubber of the boot is too soft and not letting the switch action perform properly…

If only I knew how to get that retaining ring off Wink Is it threaded or is it press fit? I don’t want to damage it even more so just let me know what tools should I use to do that Smile
DB Custom wrote:
It’s threaded, RH threads. “lefty loosy”.
It’s threaded?? I thought it was a ‘press fit’.

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I got mine from Neal and although the switch works fine, the green LED functions intermittently.

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Unless I missed someone, I count 11 people to date who have posted about switch problems. They are….

  • djozz // Reported RESOLVED
  • mortuus
  • teacher
  • RobertB // Reported RESOLVED
    ………
  • gabo
  • Cereal_killer / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Jhicks2018
  • P33 / (purchased from Banggood)
  • Coyotehawk
  • X3 / (purchased from Banggood)
  • illuminos

Anyone else having any type GT Mini switch problems besides the people I mentioned above??
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illuminos wrote:
I got mine from Neal and although the switch works fine, the green LED functions intermittently.
Sad … I added you to the list. Thumbs Up

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illuminos wrote:
I got mine from Neal and although the switch works fine, the green LED functions intermittently.

Do you mean it flickers when it should be steady? Like it’s connections are bad?

Keep in mind that it’s controlled by the MCU, so it does turn on and off under certain circumstances.

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So sorry! I was thinking about the Sofirn 21700 C8… which IS threaded!

The BLF GT mini has a pressed in switch retaining ring. Again, sorry about that!

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illuminos wrote:
I got mine from Neal and although the switch works fine, the green LED functions intermittently.
Do you mean it flickers when it should be steady? Like it’s connections are bad?

Keep in mind that it’s controlled by the MCU, so it does turn on and off under certain circumstances.

What are those certain circumstances??

When the light is turned off the green locator light should remain lit shouldn’t it??

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DB Custom wrote:
So sorry! I was thinking about the Sofirn 21700 C8… which IS threaded!

The BLF GT mini has a pressed in switch retaining ring. Again, sorry about that!

No problem, I was just confused. Big Smile .. Wink
You’ve forgot more than I know… your entitled to a minor ‘slip up’ now & then. Silly .. Wink

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teacher wrote:
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illuminos wrote:
I got mine from Neal and although the switch works fine, the green LED functions intermittently.
Do you mean it flickers when it should be steady? Like it’s connections are bad?

Keep in mind that it’s controlled by the MCU, so it does turn on and off under certain circumstances.

What are those certain circumstances??

When the light is turned off the green locator light should remain lit shouldn’t it??


Not necessarily. You can ramp it up or down and then turn it off while it’s flashing the 1 or 2 blinks and it will turn the side switch off temporarily.

Some people have thought the switch light is supposed to be on all the time regardless of the main light being on or off. I was just making sure illuminos knew that it doesn’t stay on all the time. I’m wondering if his side light turns on or off or flickers by itself without him touching the switch.

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illuminos wrote:
I got mine from Neal and although the switch works fine, the green LED functions intermittently.
Do you mean it flickers when it should be steady? Like it’s connections are bad?

Keep in mind that it’s controlled by the MCU, so it does turn on and off under certain circumstances.

What are those certain circumstances??

When the light is turned off the green locator light should remain lit shouldn’t it??

Not necessarily. You can ramp it up or down and then turn it off while it’s flashing the 1 or 2 blinks and it will turn the side switch off temporarily.

Some people have thought the switch light is supposed to be on all the time regardless of the main light being on or off. I was just making sure illuminos knew that it doesn’t stay on all the time. I’m wondering if his side light turns on or off or flickers by itself without him touching the switch.

Ok…. but it should stay on when the light is off & the ‘special circumstances’ you mentioned or ‘voodoo’ have not been activated or employed… correct?? . Wink

And if anyone thought it stayed lit whether the light was on or off…… Facepalm

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Ok…. but it should stay on when the light is off & the ‘special circumstances’ you mentioned or ‘voodoo’ have not been activated or employed… correct?? . Wink

Yes. You can also turn the switch light off in the menu. Someone even said their switch light suddenly started staying off and thought it broke, but a factory reset turned it back on. That was an odd case. I’m just waiting to hear what illuminos is doing.
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And if anyone thought it stayed lit whether the light was on or off…… Facepalm

Some people don’t know. This was common when the Q8 came out. It still surprises some people who have never seen a video of a Q8 or GT or GT Mini.

I rig up my Narsil lights to keep the side switch lights on all the time. I hope I’m not confusing anybody who watches my videos.

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JasonWW wrote:
illuminos wrote:
I got mine from Neal and although the switch works fine, the green LED functions intermittently.

Do you mean it flickers when it should be steady? Like it’s connections are bad?

Keep in mind that it’s controlled by the MCU, so it does turn on and off under certain circumstances.

Yea, it either flickers or is completely off when it should be on.

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Yea, it either flickers or is completely off when it should be on.
That’s how mine started, it would either flicker, dim & fade out, and/or be off when it should be on.
Then the switch itself stopped responding at times, much of the time; when clicked.

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Mine arrived yesterday, of course I’m unlucky…
Switch does not always respond to the click
That sux… Sad .. Did you get yours from Neal or Banggood?

Banggood

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/\ …. Thanks X3, list updated. Thumbs Up

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I’m still waiting for mine to arrive. Bought it from BG. Let’s hope it doesn’t have any problems…

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illuminos wrote:
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illuminos wrote:
I got mine from Neal and although the switch works fine, the green LED functions intermittently.

Do you mean it flickers when it should be steady? Like it’s connections are bad?

Keep in mind that it’s controlled by the MCU, so it does turn on and off under certain circumstances.

Yea, it either flickers or is completely off when it should be on.


Sounds like a driver related problem. You should see about a replacement if this is not acceptable to you.

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