Streamlight Survivor LED problem

cory y

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May 21, 2010
1,614
Streamlight repair guy here


ok first off eliminate the simple stuff


is it charged?


try it with a different battery


if those 2 steps are no bueno... send it in for warranty repair
 

cory y

Member
May 21, 2010
1,614
try another survivor in your charger and see if its the charger.


the batteries and chargers are warrantied for 1 year
 

Rofocowboy84

Member
May 20, 2010
1,161
Centre County, PA
I've been having a similar problem with my Strion LED. It's been happening more now that it's cold, but I don't know if the problem can be contributed to the cold. Tonight for instance, I was on wall patrol, and half of the time the light wouldn't turn on. Sometimes a few smacks would do the trick, but other times I'd just have to put it back in it's holster, and a few minutes later it would work like nothing happened. Then when I got inside, I was playing with it to see if I could figure out what was wrong, and it turned on, but wouldn't turn off until after about five minutes of playing. I also can't seem to get the cap off, and the problems seem to get better or worsen if I play with it. Thoughts?
 

cory y

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May 21, 2010
1,614
when you say the cap... do you mean the tailcap switch?


also give the strion a good 8-10 hr charge.
 

Rofocowboy84

Member
May 20, 2010
1,161
Centre County, PA
cory y said:
when you say the cap... do you mean the tailcap switch?


also give the strion a good 8-10 hr charge.


Yup, the tailcap switch. I'm guessing it's a switch problem, it did it before, but now that it's cold it's really been acting up. As far as the charge, it was acting up Saturday night when I was out with the SAR team, so I actually charged it overnight last night. That's why I didn't really worry about it before, because it always seemed to happen after not having been charged for a while, so I just figured the battery was dying, but like I said, charged it all night last night and it's worse than ever. The not being able to take the cap off is what's worrying me...
 

cory y

Member
May 21, 2010
1,614
the tailcap is a 2 piece affair...


im going to assume that you've taken the battery out before?
 

Rofocowboy84

Member
May 20, 2010
1,161
Centre County, PA
Yup, a few times, mainly just to show people that it's a rechargeable and doesn't require expensive C123's, but it's been stuck for a few months. Maybe the battery leaked and sealed it? Either way, I'm off this coming Monday, maybe I'll make the 5 mile drive to Streamlight headquarters and see what's up, lol...
 

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