My nikon archers choice just recently started acting up it wont range any further than about 45 yards ive tried a new battery ive also tried cleaning the contacts as well as resetting it with no luck...
The unit needs an alignment. Vibration and dropping the unit is the
number one killer of rangefinders.....After a while of using them,
(bouncing around in golf carts, cup holders, dropping them on the cart
path, or the ground) small prisms start to move inside and decrease the
units effective range.... (only able to hit a target at about 150 yards
or less) People that use these type of instruments have to realize that the laser beam is the straightest line in the history of man!!!. Alignment is crucial!!!
is due. For all you players that think its okay to take off the
eyepiece cap.....(bad idea) This is why you see oily looking spots or
black spots in the view. Direct sunlight will be magnified and burn the
surface of the LCD. Nikon is good about warranties but, if you take
it apart...the warranty is void!!!! So if its 2 years old or
less.....(send a copy of the proof of purchase) .send it to them. If
you have sunlight burns already...this won't effect the performance of the unit. Wait till something else is wrong.
COST..... $50 for alignment, $15 for LCD, $40 for newer eyepiece that
helps deflect direct sunlight (will not prevent thermal burns but,
protects for longer periods of time before damage happens) $15 for
clean and adjusting.
Unfortunately, there are no recalls for the same.
Let me know,if needed further assistance.
Hope i helped you.
Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!
May 31, 2011 |
Nikon Archer's Choice Laser Rangefinder