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Will not give distances over 130 yards - Bushnell PinSeeker 1500 20-5103 Rangefinder

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  • arkie_37 Jun 18, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my 1500. Have tried 2 new batteries and it still will not consistantly pick up anything past 150 yards. Not even a house or building much less a flag pole. Anyone have ideas.

  • Anonymous Jun 27, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 1500 rangefinder. It will not give me yardage over 150 yards.

  • golfatelkins Jul 02, 2008

    Same problem with my PinSeeker 1500. All of a sudden it either won't pick up the object or takes repeated attempts and then with sketchy results.

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    Me too!!! Is 2 1/2 years old and all of a sudden things farther than about 60 yards will not calculate.

  • hallvardjaco Aug 13, 2008

    Same problem in Norway. Gear 10 months old. thought it was the battery - but no. Tried two brand new batteries designed for heavy use. Problem still there.


  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem and for $399.00, pretty pissed off about this. My Pinseeker 1500 does not show distance eventhough the pin is clearly visible with no background. This is frustrating. It was working so good and considered it my best buy of the year. After 3 months, it stops working. Changed the battery and still has the same problem.

  • dieselbolts Nov 11, 2008

    This is the second time this has happened to me.  Bought a replacement the first time thinking I just destroyed it.  This time I have been much more gentle, but in 4 months the same issue of no/slow reads on pins and no scanning possible.  This is crazy!  I can't go 6 weeks without a rangefinder.....anyone try to fix this on their own?

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According to Bushnell, the optical lense can come out of alignment. This can happen due to the unit getting bounced around during transport, shipping, in the golf cart etc... (If you gently drop it on the grass while trying hit your shot...)

The mis-alignment causes the longer distances to not work.

Bushnell suggest you send the unit in for re-alignment. The product comes with 2 year warranty and will cost only $10 of return in most cases to get it fixed. It takes about 3 to 6 weeks to complete the process.

Try this link for more info:

http://www.bushnell.com/customer_service/us_repair.cfm

Hope this helps.

Manny Bhakta

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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