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My Bushnell Elite 1500 have lost focus at longer ranges - ie: anything over about 10 yards. I use it for golf only. It has not gotten wet or been mishandled. It will still pick up the yardage of the target if I'm careful, but it is hard to see the targets, even at as little as 100 yards.

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  • cmkey May 17, 2009

    I find nothing in the maual about resetting defaults. I have changed out the battery (it was not showing a low battery signal) to no avail. Any more ideas?

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Hi cmkey,

best way to reset this is to let the battery die out and leave it drained overnight. this will refresh all the settings in the device and relieve whatever was lost in the focus mechanism.

the issue that you are experiencing my just be a setting in the device but hopefully not the focus / zoom assembly for the device.

hope this helps. if you have other questions do not hesitate to let me know.

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Hi,

Its strange that its stopped working suddenly. Normally there is not much troubeshooting to be done with these gadgets. Please find the manual for this in the link bellow which would help you to set it back to defualts.

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/opticsplanet/bushnell-manual-rangefinder-205100-elite.pdf

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