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Nv sight dead

Hi there out shooting tonite and my scope just went black changed to new battery cross hairs light up but scope is pitch black even with illuminater on, help please sounds exspensive

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No more lights steady type: Aries 390 Paladin, light guide only focus.

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Ir tourch has brocken off the unit

That's OK. When IR broke off did it leave any hole into the cavity of the scope? If it did, use some black anodized aluminum (or black plastic) plate 1/16 or smaller and mold it and fit to where it broke off only if there are holes.

Once the plate been fitted tightly. Now you drill some holes. The number of drill holes is up to you. Go down to your local fastener business, the carry all kinds of screws, machine screw, bolts, nuts, everything that you might need. Get the machine screws that are the self threading. They will look like a little machine screw with SAE threads but it will be tapered on end with a small notch cut in the end. This way you will not have to use a tap to thread the holes.-----One more thing here, pre-tap the drill with self tapping machine screws. This way you can clean out the scope cavity Then apply a thing layer of black rubber cement to the cover plate and then screw the machine screws. The length of the machine screw are critical. You don't want the to long where the reach far into the scope cavity. It could disrupted the flow of light to the NV scope.

Now, for a IR lumination. Get head light with one high luminating bulb. Get an IR lens and have it fitted to the head light, now you have IR lumination. Simple, hey. stewbison

Feb 06, 2011 | Yukon (744105200223) Weapon Sight

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The power light comes on but I have no image.

Hello - nice looking scope and with 100 % rave reviews.
Not much to adjust really - cover off , battery inserted , turn on - adjust brightness. IR illuminator on'off.
I've just read through page 5 on user manual - at least they have a 2 yr warrantee and some phone numbers to get support.
Here is user manual / guide + trouble shooting tips.
A simple test is looking at a distant street light - just incase the 'amplifier' is very sensitive. (that causes BLACK spots) .
If the amp is damaged , they would have a test -- Ray

Jan 23, 2011 | ATN Aries 390 Paladin Weapon Sight

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Atn day/night vision had scope on for maybe five minutes and left batteries in with the switch in the off position in the morning the batterieswere dead,was told to take batteries out when not in use

Hello, You turn off the scope switch, hey. But did you turn off the IR switch? Never leave batteries in you NV devise. It creates lot of problems. Just take them out and wrap those batteries in plastic bag each and store them in cool dry place. stewbison

Dec 28, 2010 | Night Vision & Thermal Optics

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It's like new and hardly used. It starts to come on and you can see the green in the lens, then it goes dark. still shows power is on. I've tried fresh batteries with the same results. Where can I get it...

Hello. you do know that NV devise are to be used during the black hours of the night. Any type of bright lights will burn out the multi-plate coating. It only take a few time and the image intensifier tube is gone. The generation 3 and 3+ image tubes have auto gating that is, if the sensor detects bright lights with shut down. Now, this help but bright light with even the generations of image tube. It will still destroy them.

To get repaired you can send it to ATN in California. Just for them to take a look and see what wrong will $100+ plus shipping both ways and the cost of parts that is, if they have the parts.

What they will try to do, is that they will take your 258 scope in for trade. Then have you up grade from this 6 year old NV scope to a new model. They could also tell you it's not repairable.

Now, I have repair a few of the MK ATN NV scopes, and all the image intensifier tubes are manufactured in Russia, and there is good possibility that the hole scope was manufactured there.

The Russian manufactures will just print the American Vendor name and logo on the scope, monocular, binocular that they manufacture. You send to me and I will take look at and try to find a new image tube for it. GB...stewbison

Nov 22, 2010 | ATN Aries MK-258 Weapon Sight

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What is the best short range distance to zero at? want to shoot from 50m t0 300m.

your kidding right??? 300m what the hell are you trying to shoot way out there then???? a battle ship? you will be very very lucky to hit the side of a hill at that range with a nv sight, its not even a good one? gen 2+ maybe? move up to a gen 5+ if you wont 300m+
if i were you i would stick to a range you could shoot at,,ie, 150m tops! and as you havent told up what rifle you have or how powerfull it is,,il have a gess and say its a thumper some thing like a
ruger 22.250,,,so set the sight up for 100m and it will hit every thing you aim at right out to 200m+

Jun 22, 2010 | ATN Aries MK6500 Weapon Sight

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I set up my lazer boresight and adjusted the cross hairs to centre. after the first shot i put the boresight back in the gun and every time the cross hairs are out. i have checked the alun screws and they...

It sounds like an internal problem which you, yourself may not be able to repair.

Go to; (UAS Optics) they are the dealer for this scope, or their email; or their phone; 813-495-7951.

They should be able to assist you with this problem. Good luck. :)

Mar 14, 2009 | Rigel Optics 4100 Weapon Sight

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Nite Vision scope

Unscrew front lens front of intensifier tube should have an even bronze tinted coating on glass if it is grey and blotchy the tube is degassed. common fault with this model nightvision

May 12, 2008 | ATN Aries 390 Paladin Weapon Sight

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Mk6500 weapons site

this is a common power supply fault it is encapsuled around 2nd gen tube can be replaced but hard to get new supply and not easily removed from tube encapsuled in silicone

Apr 06, 2008 | ATN Aries MK6500 Weapon Sight

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Nothing but Pitch black

I Have two Mk 6500 they are both pitch black inside. YES i put new battery in same thing. Is there a way I can fix this my self, they want $800.00 to fix one at ATN... these are not junk scopes..

Feb 26, 2008 | ATN Aries 390 Paladin Weapon Sight

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Problem with my atn 390 nv scope

Observe the IR illuminator with a digital camera and see if it if fluctuating in output brightness. If that is OK, the problem may be in the HV circuit. They are both easy to fix if the person has some experience.

Oct 30, 2007 | ATN Aries 390 Paladin Weapon Sight

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