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Old 09/29/2017, 05:59 PM   #1
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How do I fix my maxspect razor LED

Coralvue hasn't been stocking the replacement pads for the maxspect razor units now for over a year. How in the world do I replace my bad pads? They still sell these units new but don't support many replacement parts wonder why?


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Old 09/29/2017, 06:09 PM   #2
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psst.. they want you to buy a new one..


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Old 09/29/2017, 08:36 PM   #3
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psst.. they want you to buy a new one..
Yea agree ah well I installed some T5s to accommodate the white LEDs no way will I spend another $520 bucks on those units no way! If they want to make a few bucks on the pads that's different.


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Old 09/29/2017, 09:17 PM   #4
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Does anyone know if its possible to bypass the burned out LED that has caused a open in the circuit? If I can short that diode the good LEDs should light up again. The problem I saw is the PCB bottom of the pad is covered with heat sink material is there a way to short the open diode from the top?


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Old 09/29/2017, 09:27 PM   #5
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where are you located? We get them in all the time at my store. r420r 16k pad is $95 cad


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Old 09/29/2017, 09:28 PM   #6
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i think they are trying to phase out the razor for their new maxspect ethereal


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Old 09/29/2017, 10:18 PM   #7
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where are you located? We get them in all the time at my store. r420r 16k pad is $95 cad
I'm located in Phoenix, AZ. Just trying to get 2 of 3 pads working again until I can afford a better unit. If I can't fix these 2 pads or get them locally I may do that thanks.

If maxspect doesn't show better business practices by supplying replacement parts for the products they sell I'm switching to another company. You are proof they have stock and what "Mcgyvr" commented on, "psst.. they want you to buy a new one.." is only good reason to go with another company.


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Old 09/29/2017, 10:34 PM   #8
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i think they are trying to phase out the razor for their new maxspect ethereal
Those ethereals have very little coverage for the money compared to the larger 27" razors. Having that many channels compared to razors 2 channels and skeptical comparing long term reliability I can only imagine the nightmare fixing them at least razors are easy to fix.

If I was to spend that much for multiple units I rather spend it on Kessil's $850 AP700 unit at least it has 48" coverage and a better warranty with longer term access to parts.


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This what your looking for? Converts to less than $50 USD.
http://www.reefsupplies.ca/online-st...ee-lenses.html


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This what your looking for? Converts to less than $50 USD.
http://www.reefsupplies.ca/online-st...ee-lenses.html
Well what do you know....THANK YOU!!!

Just ordered 2 even includes a 120 reflector way cool. Heck with that $95 price!


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Old 09/30/2017, 01:11 PM   #11
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Just prepped my razor for the new pads. Moved the last good pad to the center and bypassed the blue channel on the other pads so at least I have a little sunrise and sunset effects. Going to take a week to receive new pads from Canada.

For those who have a maxspect razor when the dual LEDs burnout IME you have a short time before the entire channel (opens) dies. Next time this happens I'll have the pads on hand no waiting.


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Old 09/30/2017, 05:16 PM   #12
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Well what do you know....THANK YOU!!!

Just ordered 2 even includes a 120 reflector way cool. Heck with that $95 price!
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Old 10/11/2017, 01:52 PM   #13
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Installed my two new LED 15k pads couple days ago. They look great especially with the included 120 reflectors. Glad I got it all working again for under $140 bucks. Didn't take long at all to install them did "blush" use some pieces of bubble gum to hold the wires in place while reinserting the fans, reflectors and brace clips.


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good to hear your all sorted out. Yeah not sure why you americans dont have them in stock but we do up here


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good to hear your all sorted out. Yeah not sure why you americans dont have them in stock but we do up here
Seems like maxspect stuff is harder to get in US but uk and aussie gets their stuff fast!


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Coral vu emailed me said they just restock the pads. But the Canada seller was a better deal with the 120 reflectors included.


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Installed my two new LED 15k pads couple days ago. They look great especially with the included 120 reflectors. Glad I got it all working again for under $140 bucks. Didn't take long at all to install them did "blush" use some pieces of bubble gum to hold the wires in place while reinserting the fans, reflectors and brace clips.
did you pay $95 or $140 and for how many pads? and includes shipping?
And is that USD? since the site is Canadian.

I just checked, 2 pads + shipping to US is $130.85CAD or approx. $108.85USD



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Old 10/12/2017, 01:07 PM   #18
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did you pay $95 or $140 and for how many pads? and includes shipping?
And is that USD? since the site is Canadian.

I just checked, 2 pads + shipping to US is $130.85CAD or approx. $108.85USD
That included (2) 15k pads and (2) 120 reflectors in CAD was $15.95 to ship. The reflectors made it worth the price.

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thanks for the clarification.
so website prices are indeed in CAD.

I had a typo in my conversion, it should be $135.85CAD, not $130.85CAD.

how long did it take to get to Phoenix?

As an aside, the shipping seems very reasonable. In the past, every time I check something from Canadian website, the shipping price to US always costs an arm and a leg.


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thanks for the clarification.
so website prices are indeed in CAD.

I had a typo in my conversion, it should be $135.85CAD, not $130.85CAD.

how long did it take to get to Phoenix?

As an aside, the shipping seems very reasonable. In the past, every time I check something from Canadian website, the shipping price to US always costs an arm and a leg.
It took 1 week to get to me Phoenix, Arizona


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thanks for the clarification.
so website prices are indeed in CAD.

I had a typo in my conversion, it should be $135.85CAD, not $130.85CAD.

how long did it take to get to Phoenix?

As an aside, the shipping seems very reasonable. In the past, every time I check something from Canadian website, the shipping price to US always costs an arm and a leg.
That's because Canada post doesn't haemorrhage money like USPS does. Small light parcels ship cheap though.


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That's because Canada post doesn't haemorrhage money like USPS does. Small light parcels ship cheap though.
I think you misunderstood what I meant. It is exactly the other way around.
That's why I could never buy anything from Canada. It's like either the seller makes more money on shipping (it was not uncommon for items I check for shipping to cost more than twice the item price, and yes it is for small items) or Canada Post is just really expensive.

Granted the last time I tried to buy anything from Canada was maybe more than five years ago. So it may be different/better now. FWIW, most US sellers like Marine Depot and BRS, now do free shipping.


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I think you misunderstood what I meant. It is exactly the other way around.
That's why I could never buy anything from Canada. It's like either the seller makes more money on shipping (it was not uncommon for items I check for shipping to cost more than twice the item price, and yes it is for small items) or Canada Post is just really expensive.

Granted the last time I tried to buy anything from Canada was maybe more than five years ago. So it may be different/better now. FWIW, most US sellers like Marine Depot and BRS, now do free shipping.
No I understood you perfectly. USPS is super cheap as they lose money on ther shipping, that's a fact.
Canada post does not lose and makes money on ther shipping rates so they are expensive. My business is based on shipping items everyday, shipping from Canada is the most expensive shipping rates anywhere as far as I've been told.


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Maxspect 15K LED pads are always available directly from Coralvue in US.
http://www.coralvue.com/maxspect-razor-15000k-led-pad
By the way, the retail price for these pads are $60 US.


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