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Scope won't power up after storage

Used scope about fifteen minutes over three to four different occassions. Stored scope in bedroom cabinet, in included bag, with batteries removed. Tried to use scope with new batteries approximately one year later. No power.What gives??

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Make sure that there is NO corrosion on the + and - terminals. If there is clean it with a swab dipped in Vinegar, then swab it dry with a dry one. Ther's nothing in the unit that you, yourself can repair unless you are an electronics whizz.

Go to; www.famoustrails.com they are the source for this brand. They also have 'down loadable' 'user Manuals' but I'm not positive that they have one for the FT600, but you won't know unless you ask them.

Good luck. :)

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