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Pard 008 Lrf Reactivation Easy Or Hard ?

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by Q__C, Jan 13, 2021 at 1:39 PM.

  1. Q__C

    Q__C Engaging Member

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    Doing a bit of window shopping and OW have the pard NV008 P LRF for a hundred notes off at the moment.

    However I note that the Laser Module is disconnected ( albeit installed ) due to UK law .. This makes buying the LRF model a bit pointless. Unless hypothetically speaking one could reconnect the LRF module.

    I’m assuming that someone knows hypothetically how complicated this would be ?

    Is it as simple as reconnecting a lead ( hypothetically ) or do I (hypothetically) need a degree in electronics and micro engineering ?

    I’ve failed to find any guides aside from one video which has been made by a man with very hairy wrists and poor grasp of focus


    Thanks ( hypothetically )

    Q
     
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    The LRF isn't disabled, the red dot laser pointer is (in hardware apparently) HTH :thumb:
     
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    Oh .... so it’s works fine as an range finder .... but I can’t live out call of duty fantasies ? That I can live with thanks ;-)
     
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    No worries :thumb:

    FWIW I've been trying to establish how the red dot is disabled so I can wade in with a soldering iron (or a disassembler if it were done in the firmware) and use it as a holdover aid, @mealiejimmie (an AGF NV Guru) told me it was done in hardware ...

    ... If I can find out how and am successful in doing it, I'll post a thread to help others who may want to re-enable functionality ;)
     
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    Good luck ;-) and thanks for clarifying
     
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    It's just unplugged on the ones iv seen apart a white square connector just plug it back in
     
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    Where in the unit is the plug in the "LRF box" on the side or in the main body? :shrug:

    Thanks in advance :)

    Be well :thumb:
     
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    Guys - please
    The red dot laser was disconnected so that the PARD could be deemed legal for sale in the UK.
    I know for a fact that it cost SGC bunch of money in lawyers fees to convince the relevant government department not to ban the sale of all PARD NV kit.
    Part of the deal that was done (not all of it) was that the PARDs would not be sold with a working red dot laser.
    The quickest and easiest way to achieve that was to simply unplug a connector inside the PARD so that no power could get to the red dot laser.
    While it is true that re-connecting the red dot laser would not make it illegal to own and use, it will void your warranty.
    Accordingly, I will not give any details of how the red dot laser can be re-connected and I ask anyone who has done so to keep that information to themselves and not spread it on this or any other forum.
    In my opinion, doing so risks the PARDs being removed from sale thus depriving people who don't own a PARD from the opportunity of owning some excellent bits of NV kit.

    Cheers

    Bruce
     
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    psycho inside Psycho by name, chilled by nature....

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    :claping: :claping: :claping:
     
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    I appreciate what you're saying about posting on the forum (so I won't) but as there are already videos on the net for how to do it (I have found them with a search in the time I have been logged off the forum) that horse looks to have bolted a while since, and attempting to slam that door is now a futile gesture IMO...

    ... I suppose you could try getting in touch with YouTube, Bitchute, NuTube et al and explain it to them and ask them to take the videos down, but I really don't think they will as the act of re-enabling the dot isn't illegal, using one isn't illegal either, and so they are likely say there's no reason why they should (and I am in no way responsible for that)

    I understand now why you ignored my asking you for info before in a related thread, but maybe it might have been better if you had explained in a DM rather than simply ignoring my post and treating me like I'm some kind of idiot (that may not have been your intent but that's certainly the way it came across here) ;)

    NOTA BENE: I have no intention of doing anything to prevent anyone else enjoying their sport (or purchasing NV kit) but having bought something that was advertised as having a red dot, then finding out after purchase it had been disabled, maybe SGC haven't acted in the best manner regarding the red dot functionality :shrug:

    Just saying ;)

    HTH Understanding :thumb:
     
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    Job jobbed -I now have a red dot that works :D:D:D
     

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