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    Magicshine Battery failure

    One of the resistors on the board controlling the battery failed after only 4 uses. I opened up the casing and took a look thinking it might be a quick solder fix because I was on my way out the door to go riding, so I doubt that there is any warranty possible now. Kind of a bummer that a replacement is $37.99.
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    As you've already opened it you could buy a 2S protection circuit from battery space 2S PCB
    So long as you're handy with a soldering iron and have a steady hand you should be ok.

    Tip,
    As the pads are fairly close together, solder the wires onto the pads first then onto the cells, (this will help prevent damaging anything on the board)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirthead451
    One of the resistors on the board controlling the battery failed after only 4 uses. I opened up the casing and took a look thinking it might be a quick solder fix because I was on my way out the door to go riding, so I doubt that there is any warranty possible now. Kind of a bummer that a replacement is $37.99.
    Pictures or it didn't happen!

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    It seems unfair to Magicshine the way you've labeled the thread, "another Magichine battery failure."

    Most -if not all- of the battery failures I've read about here and elsewhere on the net were due to them not being properly waterproofed. Who's burden was it to waterproof them? I think MS should have done it. However, it was common knowledge early on they needed to be waterproofed, and since MS didn't, new owners that didn't waterproof them took their chances. This is the first time I remember reading about an actual defect in the equipment. Your title implies its more common than it actually is.

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    Don't be such a puss. It's my battery that failed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirthead451
    Don't be such a puss. It's my battery that failed.
    If you purchased from us, we'll fix you up. No worries. Send a message HERE.

    Ride on!

    Geo
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    Also Dirthead I sent you a PM a couple of days ago to see if you got it from us, offering replacement. Cheers Reade
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