Help with black box led fixture

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  1. juliomexico13

    juliomexico13 Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    So one of my channels just stopped working, wondering if anyone on here had the same problem and can help me out
     
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    If your good at diy. I would open the box and check all the connections.
    Also fiddle with the dimmer knobs. If gunk gets built up in them they'll fail over time.
     
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    kgstei Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    And if your not good at diy unplug it first
     
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    kgstei Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    Maybe it's bad luck reading this thread. I just lost the dimmer function on one of mine. So if you believe in bad juju don't read this thread
     
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    :p:p:p:D:D:D:D That's some good advice !!!
     
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    juliomexico13 Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    Hahah. Bought a new fixture will eventually fix it
     
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    kgstei Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    I just opened mine up. Scary amount of dust in there. Cleaned it up and voila the Blue dimmer channel still doesn't work. It's stuck on low. Wah wah wah wahhhhhh.
     
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    How old is it .. have you tried contacting customer support from where you bought it ??
     
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    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    If it's not a SB reef light fixture with a warranty, your pretty much on your own.

    Kgstei, how old is the unit and who made it?
     
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    kgstei Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    It's a fine eBay viper led, about 3 yrs old. I believe that means I am up the tributary without any means of locomotion.
     
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    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    Viparspectra ?
     
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    kgstei Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    I don't think so. I think it was a company called viper led. There is nothing on the unit itself.
     
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    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    I guess they don't make them anymore, can't fine them. Are they like the SB and Mars units?
     
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    kgstei Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    Very similar. The other unit I have is a Marsaqua. I'll open that one to clean it out and check to see how similar. I may just end up getting another Marsaqua as the viper and mars have somewhat different color spectrums.
     
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    As cheep as they are, once they go bad, I'll just buy some more. :)
     
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