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    Old aimpoint having issues

    I have an old aimpoint 5000XD that started giving me issues on Saturday.

    I've had it for 10 years, it came with a rifle I bought. A few years ago the battery finally died and because I don't use that rifle often it has sat since then. This weekend I wanted to take the rifle to a class and went and bought a new battery.

    It works but needs to be smacked to work. The dot disappears until you smack the side where the battery is. Also on the highest setting there is a red glow in the outer circumference of the glass. If smacked a few times the glow disappears.

    Also, I did remove the original battery when it died so it did not sit inside deteriorating

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arik View Post
    I have an old aimpoint 5000XD that started giving me issues on Saturday.

    I've had it for 10 years, it came with a rifle I bought. A few years ago the battery finally died and because I don't use that rifle often it has sat since then. This weekend I wanted to take the rifle to a class and went and bought a new battery.

    It works but needs to be smacked to work. The dot disappears until you smack the side where the battery is. Also on the highest setting there is a red glow in the outer circumference of the glass. If smacked a few times the glow disappears.

    Also, I did remove the original battery when it died so it did not sit inside deteriorating
    Was only made for 2 years. Last in 2001 according to Aimpoint. I doubt they still support it it wouldn't hurt to call them. Might be time to move on.

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    You could try cleaning the contacts where the battery will touch in the event there's something keeping the electrical current from flowing freely.

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