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Won't power up

I just bought one at a garage sale. The IR powers up, both with standard AA batteries and 3V lithium, but the night vision will not power up. I know, I know, it's from a garage sale, but I was hoping there's some trick of which I am unaware. Thanks in advance.

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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

Posted on May 31, 2008

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dont power this up in full day light or you will burn out the ccd pick up if you cant see anything through it i gess the tude has burnt out
its common for this to happen there life span is only about 1000 hours and much less if exposed to bright light, ie minuets!

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

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SOURCE: I have acquired a night owl monocular nightscope.

Yes, If you turned the Night Owl on during the daylight hours, or looking directly into bright lights.
If you have done this more than few time it could have damaged the image intensifier tube. If this happen to many times, it's finny, kaput, so long, it gone south, and gone bye-bye.

Looking at bright lights is damaging to NV devise. The intensity plate in the image tube, magify the existing light about 3000 to 8000 (radian light from the stars, moon and other light sources).
You have 80mm front lens on the Night Owl NOCP5. This mean that more light can inter into image tube.

Sir, have you been looking at bright lights, operate NV system during the day, have you? If not, there could be something else worng with you Night Owl. stewbison

Posted on Aug 13, 2011

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Hello, NO double A's. Two CR123A 3 volt batteries. GB...stewbison

Posted on Sep 07, 2011

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