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« on: January 10, 2019, 09:37:17 PM »

Hey guys,

I ordered a dark savior with obsidian lite sound board last month. I have never dropped it and it is used mostly for a display piece. I turned it on today and after a few seconds it shut off and said "obsidian" while shutting down. Upon checking the batteries I noticed that there was electrical tape wrapped around the whole battery back and sound board. Is the saber shutting down due to low batteries or is this some kind of defect? Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 04:17:24 PM »

Calm down. It could just be your batteries running down. The electric tape is pretty much how the sound board usually comes,  so no worries there.  Try new batteries 1st. Make sure they aren't the heavy duty. They can overpower the board. That's what I was told when it happened to me. If that doesn't fix it, contact Marlena at Ultrasabers. She's pretty awesome. FYI  I couldn't get my to work, so they had me send the saber back to them. They're fixing it for me. No problem.  Bottom line: don't be worried, they will make it right.

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 05:03:43 AM »

Hey there Rule0F2,

The battery sleds for the LITE boards (4xAAA) are kind of loose, and need a bit of extra something to hold the batteries in place.  Hence the tape.

The "Obsidian" sound you heard was the "boot" sound.  It plays each time the board is "awakened", so your batteries re-connected at that time.

Try new batteries, and be sure to wrap them nice and tightly with that tape, or something. 

If that's not it, you may indeed have a defect, and need to send it in.  It will be under warranty though...

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 05:53:00 AM »

What Rapine said. The battery holder for the AAA batteries are pretty brittle and will flex rather easily making the batteries slide out enough to where the saber shuts off. I place electrical tape on mine and make sure that you tightly secure it so it won't pop out.  So swap out the batteries with new ones and use electrical tape to secure the new ones onto the battery pack.

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 12:22:56 PM »

Just chiming in: The behavior you describe is typical of end-of-life batteries.  The tape is, as already stated, an attempt to keep the batteries in the chassis nice and snug.   Just unwrap the tape and replace the AAA batteries, it should correct the issue.

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