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Red dot finder doesn"t turn on

Red dot finder doesn't project any red dot. New out of the box. wire is plugged in and switch is on.Could small on board battery be the problem?

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  • michaeltrade Sep 08, 2008

    brand new 2130 scope. red dot finder does not turn on. new batteries, followed setup carefully.



    anyone have any helpful suggestion?

  • fpatterson Dec 25, 2008

    I have same problem, except the RED DOT worked the first day out of the box, but did not work the next day. Changes batteries, restarted, replugged - all to no avail.

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I had this problem too. You need to go into the "red dot finder" menu each time and just go into each option and confirm the blink intensity, etc. After I do this, it turns on.

Posted on Jun 16, 2010

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