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Repair Petzl Headlamp? (Read 43 times)

    I have a 4 (?) year old Petzl Headlamp. It was working fine and now won't turn on. I tried changing the batteries with no luck. Can it be repaired? Petzl's site says if the LED dies there is nothing that can be done. 4 years seems a bit short for a headlamp. I have a 10+ year old Energizer headlamp which is still going strong and a $20 one that is 2 years old and still works.

     

    Any recos?

    Suffering Benefiting from mature onset exercise addiction and low aerobic endorphin release threshold. Hoping there is no cure.

    flyrunnr


      Does it work if you turn the power on and squeeze the housing shut? I had one where the clamshell housing was just loose and it allowed the batteries to become unseated and lose connection, but squeezing it shut, turned the light on, I just used some electrical tape on it and it eventually became my spare.

       

      BTW, the advances in LED headlamps in the past 4 years has been pretty significant, look on Amazon, for less than $25 you can get one that is over 10,000 lumens and has a red light in the back. My running partners run behind me and all I see is my shadow in the road in front of me. I have headlamp envy, so I am going to order one now.

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      PR's - 5K - 17:57 (2017) | 10K - 38:06 (2016)  | 13.1 1:26:36 (2017)  | 26.2  2:58:46 (2017)

      2020 Goals - Sub-2:55 Marathon                       Up Next: US Club Nationals, Boston '20, Broad Street Run

       

        You can try sending it back to Petzl and tell them you don't know WTF happened. They may send you a new one.

        gmann


          iFixiit has some repair guides for petzl's They are an outstanding company, might be worth a shot:

           

          https://www.ifixit.com/Search?query=petzl