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Old 03-17-08, 09:19 AM   #1
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Ripped Wires out of Dinotte

Ok lesson for the day. Don't leave your dinotte's or any other light's wire dangling ever.

I had removed the bag with the battery from my bike so my dinottes tailight's wire was dangling when I hung my bike up on the wall. I went to take my bike off the wall to show my wife something and stepped on the wire before lifting the bike. Instant non-functional dinotte.

Is there any magic stuff I can use to connect the wires back to their solder spots that doesn't involve shipping them back to dinotte or me ruining it with a soldering iron? The lights still work when I touch the wires to the proper pads I just need them to stay there. Sweating copper pipes I can do but I'm not a delicate situation soldering person.
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Old 03-17-08, 09:26 AM   #2
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Call Dinotte up and beg for a replacement.
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Old 03-17-08, 10:58 AM   #3
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Old 03-17-08, 11:12 AM   #4
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Oh well I'll see what they'll be able to do for me and how much it'll cost. If I solder it with an iron I'm bound to destroy the whole thing.
For now I got my old pirahna 7LED submersible trailer brake light connected to 8 NIMH AAs on my bike. So far it has be running 14 hours straight on one set so I shouldn't have any problems on my commute.

I of course don't use the black rubber grommet. "All models operate from 8 to 16V" which I guess is how it worked with just 8AA. It is way too bright with 12AAs.

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Old 03-17-08, 05:52 PM   #5
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12 aa's? That's going to be an extra like pound on your bike.
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Old 03-18-08, 03:25 AM   #6
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Between 3 Dinottes, a Cateye LD1000 tail light, and 2 add'l headlights, I'm using 22 AA batteries, so 12 is nothing.
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Old 03-18-08, 01:13 PM   #7
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I got the cord to my Dinotte taillight caught in my wheel sometime during New Years. I don't know how drunk I was. I took it home a soldered it fine, and I'm not too terribly great with an iron. Just get some flux and be sure not to spend too many seconds lingering on the circuit board.

I did think about sending it back. I'm sure it wouldn't be too big a deal to have them resolder the lead given their great customer service reputation, but I was too impatient. It's been working since New Years though!
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Old 03-18-08, 06:58 PM   #8
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It is more then bright enough with just 8AAs.
On my old touring bike I used to have a 7lb 12V battery so 8AAs instead of the 4AAs the dinotte uses isn't bad.

Dinotte said I could just send it back and they would fix it and return it without a problem. I might take a practice solder on something with the iron I have to see how I feel and maybe I'll have a go at it so I could put it under my new light. Then I'll have 12AAs pointing rearward hmmm actually 14AA's since I have 2 in the cateye on my headrest.
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Old 03-19-08, 08:38 AM   #9
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Had a similar problem, called Dinotte, shipped it to them, it was on it's way back the next day after they received it......no charge.......great customer service!
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It lives! (On top of my 30hour on 8 2000ma battery trailer light)
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Old 03-21-08, 06:05 PM   #11
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Had a similar problem, called Dinotte, shipped it to them, it was on it's way back the next day after they received it......no charge.......great customer service!
I am still kicking myself for not having the wisdom that my riding buddy had and purchased a Dinotte. And I would have spent less money also.
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