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SilverHuntress
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« on: September 13, 2018, 06:27:02 PM »

I've had my Dark Sentinal v4 with lite sound for awhile now. It's been dueled with once or twice and the batteries have been switched out twice now but I have been noticing a noticeable flicker to the LED. The first time it happened I thought it was just the batteries so I put new ones in and made sure they were sitting correctly, but just now I did the same thing again and it's still flickering. I DO NOT have FoC or any sort of multi channel driver. Any help would be appreciated!!! Thanks!!!
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Infinit01
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 06:33:05 PM »

Could be a loose wire, how long ago did you purchase it? It may still be under warranty. If so, Id shoot Ultra Sabers and email
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 08:23:20 AM »

Could be a loose wire, how long ago did you purchase it? It may still be under warranty. If so, Id shoot Ultra Sabers and email

this. an unsteady wire connection would cause it to flicker. If it's still under warranty, contact US. If not, get ready to tear it apart and learn to solder
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SilverHuntress
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 02:24:27 PM »

Could be a loose wire, how long ago did you purchase it? It may still be under warranty. If so, Id shoot Ultra Sabers and email

Looks like it's still covered until November. I'm not sure if mystery box sabers are included in the warranty though? I figured it was something to do with wiring if it wasn't battery related.
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Infinit01
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 02:28:59 PM »

I would contact them and tell them what's going on
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scifidude79
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 04:14:35 PM »

Looks like it's still covered until November. I'm not sure if mystery box sabers are included in the warranty though? I figured it was something to do with wiring if it wasn't battery related.

Every complete saber Ultrasabers sells has the same 1 year warranty covering the electronics. From the sales page:

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The electronics on all Mystery Boxes are fully covered under warranty.

So, you're good to go. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2018, 03:39:31 AM »

My AB Prophecy has always had a slight flicker, I like the effect
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2018, 04:52:22 PM »

I've had my Dark Sentinal v4 with lite sound for awhile now. It's been dueled with once or twice and the batteries have been switched out twice now but I have been noticing a noticeable flicker to the LED. The first time it happened I thought it was just the batteries so I put new ones in and made sure they were sitting correctly, but just now I did the same thing again and it's still flickering. I DO NOT have FoC or any sort of multi channel driver. Any help would be appreciated!!! Thanks!!!
I think that this slight flicker that your talking about is normal because I have 2 sabers with the Lite sound and both of them have done it form day one.
 I even went and bought energizer rechargeable batteries (700 mha) and they still have the slight flicker. I haven't had any issues with either of them in the last year. Hope this is helpful.
As anyone else with the lite sound can also verify as Force Metal has that would also help eases your mind. MTFBWY! 
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Infinit01
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2018, 06:56:17 PM »

I think that this slight flicker that your talking about is normal because I have 2 sabers with the Lite sound and both of them have done it form day one.
 I even went and bought energizer rechargeable batteries (700 mha) and they still have the slight flicker. I haven't had any issues with either of them in the last year. Hope this is helpful.
As anyone else with the lite sound can also verify as Force Metal has that would also help eases your mind. MTFBWY! 

I have a Lite sound saber and it doesn't flicker like that, it does have FoC but not a random flicker.
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Xamon
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« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 06:18:25 AM »

Just got two lite sounds and no flicker that I notice on either of them.
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« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 01:32:09 PM »

Neither of mine have the foc just the sound. Not sure if that makes a difference or not but I like the slight flicker.
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 Consular in CG w/sound an silver foc
 Archon in CG w/sound an silver foc
 Prophecy in CG w/sound an silver foc
 Guardian in GB
 AeonV3 in GB
 Dark standard issue in BR w/vert grooves
 Dark Apprentice in AB (Freebee!)
 Sentinel LE V4 w/windows in SY
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scifidude79
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« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 03:57:51 PM »

Maybe it's a Lite soundbaord upgrade, but they also have some of the old boards too. Personally, I like some flicker in my blades. It reminds me of the original trilogy, where they rotoscoped the blades by hand and it's not perfect from frame to frame, so the blades have a slight flicker.
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« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 09:08:20 PM »

My obsidian lite azure reaper from 2017 only flickers when the batteries start getting low.  It is Tri-Cree GB with no FOC. 

And yes mystery boxes are covered under the one year warranty as my son's MB Dark Sentinel had to go back for repair due to a broken battery pack and they honored it no problem, no charge.  But you will most likely have to pay shipping unless you can drop it off in person at their booth in one of the cons they attend.  Customer service can help clear things up for you when you email them.
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Infinit01
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« Reply #13 on: Today at 04:05:19 AM »

My obsidian lite azure reaper from 2017 only flickers when the batteries start getting low.  It is Tri-Cree GB with no FOC. 

And yes mystery boxes are covered under the one year warranty as my son's MB Dark Sentinel had to go back for repair due to a broken battery pack and they honored it no problem, no charge.  But you will most likely have to pay shipping unless you can drop it off in person at their booth in one of the cons they attend.  Customer service can help clear things up for you when you email them.

This.  Couldn't said it any better
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