Be careful with your adapters.....

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Be careful with your adapters.....

PostWed Feb 27, 2013 4:54 am

Sorry for the cross post from BMCUser.

I don't know which adapter did it, but with the super tight BMC mount one of my adapters grated off 2 of my EF contacts. Luckily the iris and IS still work.

Some one on the BM forum suggested that it might be from a "chipped" adapter and I'm sure that is what has caused it. Time to get the chip off of them. A sticky has been added about this to the BMCUser Forum

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Re: Be careful with your adapters.....

PostWed Feb 27, 2013 6:40 am

thekreative wrote:Sorry for the cross post from BMCUser.

BM support said it would have to be sent to Singapore and the repair cost would be huge and not worth it.


Just to clarify BM support said it would not be worth fixing?

And why Singapore?
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Re: Be careful with your adapters.....

PostWed Feb 27, 2013 7:11 am

Now I've asked for a quote to see what the cost is. It looks like a simple board replacement from the outside, but who knows from the inside.
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Re: Be careful with your adapters.....

PostWed Feb 27, 2013 7:20 am

Hi,

While the damage won't be covered under warranty, it's not going to cost a lot to fix. Once you have the downtime and want to get it sorted, contact tech support and speak to Kaspar. He'll sort you out.

You should only have to pay for shipping to and from our Fremont office in the US which won't be much.
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Re: Be careful with your adapters.....

PostWed Feb 27, 2013 7:22 am

Interesting.

What adapters have you been using?
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Re: Be careful with your adapters.....

PostWed Feb 27, 2013 7:44 am

Kristian Lam wrote:Hi,

While the damage won't be covered under warranty, it's not going to cost a lot to fix. Once you have the downtime and want to get it sorted, contact tech support and speak to Kaspar. He'll sort you out.

You should only have to pay for shipping to and from our Fremont office in the US which won't be much.


Thanks Kristian.
The tech I talked to today said what I stated above, so I'm very glad to hear your response. I never would have gotten fixed if I hadn't spoke up here.
Cheers.
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Re: Be careful with your adapters.....

PostWed Feb 27, 2013 9:33 am

Thanks for the warning!

Which adapters do you use? Any ideas how this couls happen?

Thanks
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Re: Be careful with your adapters.....

PostWed Feb 27, 2013 9:56 am

I suspect it was a so-called "chipped" adapter, wasn't it?
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Re: Be careful with your adapters.....

PostWed Feb 27, 2013 5:51 pm

danap wrote:I suspect it was a so-called "chipped" adapter, wasn't it?


Ah, that is it! Just looked at the "chip" fiberglass and I'd say thats what did it. Might be good for a general note from BM about not using them!

Thanks danap
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