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I have a night owl modle NOCX3, its about 6 years old. I dont use it very often in fact it sat for about 3-4 month, (no batteries) I put batteries in it and turn it on outside in the dark, the power button first then the infrared and all I see is blurry green with a bright spot in the middle. It worked fine the last time I used it. Do I need a new lens ? Scott

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front lens unscrews to check front of tube but if it is a black mark on screen then it is an internal tube phospher fault and cant be removed this is the case when you have cleaned front of image tube and screen of image and see no visibl marks

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SOURCE: Night owl nocc3 looks like a star field inside

it sounds like the light "pickup" at the front is not working,, was it stored with the front lens cap fitted and in the dark? if not you may have bamaged this "pickup" it could also just be dirt on it,,you can undo the front lens and clean the "pickup" if the unit is turned off and you use a soft lint free cloth

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SOURCE: THE night owl nocx3 is not coming on we have put

There could be a number thing wrong with Night Owl NOCX3, broken wires, bad electronic components, inverter not work, image tube has gone kuput! With out trouble shooting this monoculars. I am taking a guess. stewbison

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Your Night Owl Binocular has two: ccfl inverters, voltage multipliers, controler and image intensifier tubes. They are manufactured in Russia. 80-90% problems are the image intensifier tubes, they are not the best in the world and they can't take a lot abuse.

Call Night Owl Optics in El Paso, TX. and ask them what will it cost to repair you binoculars.
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Ten year sounds fine. You got ten years out of Russian manufacture NV monocular, even though it has Night Owl Logo on it. Send to me, I new some parts. I can get the gen 1 Russian image intensfier tube, or you can sen to Night Owl Optics in El Paso, TX.

Some of use think we know what we are doing with NV but without parts or even schematic for them we are sometime not ability to fix these NV devises. I have a couple of suppliers that will provide some image intensifier tubes; of course, on American image tubes all American Citzens can buy them but they are really expensive. The ccfl inver, control board, and even the voltage multiplier needs to be manufactured.

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Hello Here Night Owl Optics owner manual web site for your monocular:

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