Hi, I purchased this MK 6500 from ATN company via Ebay. I actually purchased two identical items.
One scope I gave as a gift and the other I kept. MY scope functioned properly out of the box and I only have about 1 hour on the unit. It has been in storage the past couple years. When I attempted to use it yesterday, the IT tube did not illuminate. The power slide was off and when I turned the unit on, the green led came on but no IT illimination. I have read through my manual, thinking that I am just not doing something properly. I even went and purchased fresh batteries. Energizer 123 1500 mil amp 3 volt batteries. Nothing changed. I can adjust the IR on and through it's settings, however, I can't get the IT tube to come on. Is there some master reset or something?
I left the batteries out for 8 hours when I put the new one's in nothing changed? What is your suggestions?
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Hello, is the IR illuninator tube seperate from the ATN Aries rifle scope? If it is, then check the battery, ok. If the battery is ok, then check the polarity of the IR lumin. Make sure the battery is installed properly.
I hope it works, then you can take look see in the dark. Then maybe to can see some widgits. Don't mess with them, they will the smoke out, stewbison
Hello, Check and do a look see. if the battery compartment contact are corroded. Now, if the green color and crystal have attached to those contacts. Then those wires could also be corroded or broken.
Clean the contacts with a little brush (metal). Make sure they are cleaned to the copper or brass connects. You can do this, but be very careful. Take small rag with just a little water, and rub baking soda into the rag where the water is located. Brush off excessive baking soda. Be very careful, and light rub the rag with watert and baking soda on the contacts. Let it dry, then brush off the junk it could have bubbled up. Do not get this junk in you ATN scope, it can created problems.
When cleaning the battery tray, hold it down towards the table, floor, out side, etc. stewbison
Not really, maybe at extreme shooting---lucky shot. The most effective range would be 200 yrd and if you are really good with 250 yrds. But you got to be excellent shot and good at it.
With a 25-06 Winchester volocity of 2800--2950 ft/sec you could hit that **** willie coyota at 500+ yards with a excellent 3X9 adjustable scope. But at night without a first night vision scope, no. stewbison
Sorry, You probly disloged the micro plate in the image intensifier tube or brok it. Very thing in scope MK258 is manufactured in Russia. I have two or three of these Russian image tube, they are all generation 1 and cheap. About the only thing they use of scope shock is a thin rubber colar around the image tube. There is a good possibly it destroyed the image tube, sorry. stewbison
I am on face book Richard with a picture of one ugly dude.
Sir, there could be number of things that when south on your scope. Don't ask ATN for help. They will tell you box it up and sent to them. They will give a ruff estimate on what it going to cost to fix it. Another thing that they will tell you after they have received your scrope. "The scope is not worth the money to fix it.... You'll have more money invested in older model. This is what ATN will do: We (ATN) take in for a trade on a newer scope. We will give you excellent price for your none functioning scope" Watch it
I have repaired some of these factory repair jobs. Some times I wonder if they really repair them. Normally, it could be broken wire, bad switch, I am thinking this a Generation 2 image tube in it. I am also sure it has smart electronic in it (small microprossor). Self controlling gains, auto focus, auto shut off, low battery indicator.
You can unscrew the lens and look at the image intensifier tube and see what color it is. Does it have a thick black ring around the image tube? If it does, then this is the voltage multiplier for the tube. Operation voltage will be from 12KV to 18KV and some of the other tubes that cascaded in 3 stages will have operating voltage of 45KV in the form of switching DC volts off/on/off/on.-- It similiar to AC voltage, but not quit.
If you really take this scope apart. Draw diagram of the printed ciruit boards (ruff drawing, don't put the components on it just where the wires are solder to the boards), label the wires and indicate where on the printed circuit board where each wire goes. This also implies what on the other end of the wires. Thay way if wires brakes your'll know where it goes. Especially be carfully. If you get shocked, it not as bad as a spartk plug wire. About 1/10 the value.. I could continue, but look for bad correction, cold solder joints (they will kinda gray with no shin), check the switches. Best of luck, Keep you rubber in a cool dry place and get occilators in the exhaust tuned. Weld a steel plate on the valve covers that way a push rod want kill a spectator in the stands. stewbison-
Hello. you do know that NV devise are to be used during the black hours of the
night. Any type of bright lights will burn out the multi-plate coating. It only
take a few time and the image intensifier tube is gone. The generation 3 and 3+
image tubes have auto gating that is, if the sensor detects bright lights with
shut down. Now, this help but bright light with even the generations of image
tube. It will still destroy them.
To get repaired you can send it to ATN in California. Just for them to take a
look and see what wrong will $100+ plus shipping both ways and the cost of parts
that is, if they have the parts.
What they will try to do, is that they will take your 258 scope in for trade.
Then have you up grade from this 6 year old NV scope to a new model. They could
also tell you it's not repairable.
Now, I have repair a few of the MK ATN NV scopes, and all the image
intensifier tubes are manufactured in Russia, and there is good possibility that
the hole scope was manufactured there.
The Russian manufactures will just print the American Vendor name and logo on
the scope, monocular, binocular that they manufacture. You send to me and I will
take look at and try to find a new image tube for it. drawbridge21.q.com.
dear fixya team , thankyou for your mail, as this is a one off problem and will not purchase any other products from the usa, i see no point in joining here but just thought you might be able to help. as yet there is still no reply from atn sales dpt with reference to a refund or even to confirm they recieved unit in post. you would have thought a big usa company like atn would have better customer service. i took time to view many night rifle scopes and chose a mk258 looking at reviews and the company warranty. i think now was a bad mistake and will send all details to a uk air gun magazine to warn other uk airgunners about buying direct from this company and buy in uk. regards gordon harman