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Pitch black I have a older model monocular night owl which was working fine up until a few months ago. I recently tried to use it but I can't see anything through it now. I changed the batteries and still nothing but darkness. I bought it second hand but it worked fine then. It has not been rough handled nor have I tried to look through it into direct light. Is this a fixable problem or should I justt junk the thing?

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  • Firelen Jun 27, 2008

    what is the fix and is it expensive?

  • Firelen Jun 27, 2008

    whta is the fix and how expensive?

  • Goose149 Jul 24, 2008

    I have a similar, if not the same, problem. I have had this model for a few years now however, but I had the same issue when I first bought them (bought them new). They have since been sitting in my closet in the packaging collecting dust. I occasionally take them out and inspect them and find that after they sit for an extended period they will in fact turn on but only for a short time as they fade to black soon thereafter. I attempted contacting Night Owl numerous times for repair and never once received a response from them. I paid a fair amount for these and did enjoy them when they did function properly. I would like to have them repaired if at all possible but can't find a repair center that will service this model and brand. Basically I would like to know, firstly, IF they CAN be repaired and, secondly, if so, where and approximately for how much?

  • saleta Aug 09, 2008

    I have a night owl optics night vision nocx5m. With a new battery, it comes on but is completely black. Can it be fixed or is it a dud and needs to be thrown away?

  • gsend888 Aug 26, 2008

    I have a Nocc3. It worked until stored but now all I get is the infrared sensor light. Nothing else happens. Do I need to junk it ? Its still in very good shape and hardly used.

  • racit77 Aug 28, 2008

    I just recently got my night hawk out of my garage and it seems like maybe the battery expanded a little (probably because of the heat?) So I was wondering, will it still work if I get a new battery for it? I also couldn't find the cord for it so where would you suggest I go to buy a new one? Thanks Traci

  • lbox0521 Oct 09, 2008

    I also have the same problem. Is the solution just replacing the intensifier tube, and if so, where is something like that purchased & estimated cost. Would it be better less costly to just replace the goggle itself?

  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem. My Night Owl NOCC3 comes on showing both IR and ON, but is pitch black. The battery is new. Can anyone tell me what the problem is?

  • aleamma Oct 24, 2008

    the solution is spot on but were can i send my atn nightstar to have that lens re-gassed....company name, web site, anything...please looks like this must happen alot so somebody got to do it...

  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    Same problem,



    A local supplier told me it might be the magnifier tube that had blown. so it prob needs to be sent back to the manufacturer. Does anyone know anyone is South Africa who can do this?

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

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  • Anonymous May 26, 2009

    same deal, found it in the closet put new batteries in. not working

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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
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Lenses still have even tint. Now what?

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I Have two Mk 6500 they are both pitch black inside. YES i put new battery in same thing. Is there a way I can fix this my self, they want $800.00 to fix one at ATN... these are not junk scopes..

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