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Travelite 10x25 have a loose prism (they were dropped) want to get inside and try and fix it. How do I open the left side? Thanks, Bill

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Well lets see..if i was you which im not i would take my dog for a nice walk on the ocean look at the sea and say bye bye binos.aaah the lobsters and crabs will have a nice time trying to get a single image.ok if you really want to have them fixed. send them for an estimate to a good repair shop...that should only take about 5 weeks and cost you $30.00 for shipping and an estimate.and they only cost $20.00

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