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My tour x just randomly stopped working yesterday. Worked half the round the out of the blue it flat out stopped working. (Not the battery)<br />
Has anyone else had this happen? If so what did you do. I can send it into repair department, but this costs$ just to ship and have shipped back. No idea of repair cost. Not too happy with this situation right now as I’m out a rangefinder for what I assume will be minimum a month. It’s not like they are cheap to replace.
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  • grochol17grochol17 Members  1294WRX Points: 113Posts: 1,294 Platinum Tees
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    I hate to ask the dumb question, but did you try a brand new battery (or even more than one just in case you got a bad battery)? The reason I ask is because the first time the battery went dead in my bushnell it gave no indication the battery was low, it just worked one hole and on the next it wouldn't even try and turn on. At first I assumed the rangefinder broke, but I talked to my buddy and he said he does that when the battery dies.
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  • Flames20Flames20 Members  375WRX Points: 66Posts: 375 Greens
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    Tried a brand new battery and also the battery from my friends rangefinder so I was 100% sure it wasn’t the battery.
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    17* PXG 0317 Ust Mamiya international series tour spx 85s
    19* TEE CB Pro U Ust Mamiya international series tour spx 85s
    4,5 iron Mizuno MP-18 FliHi Modus 3 tour 120s
    6-pw Mizuno MP-18sc Modus 3 tour 120s
    52* Vokey SM6 F grind bent to 51
    56* Vokey SM8 F grind bent to 55
    60*-Callaway PM Grind
    Sizemore xb-1 mid slant tour proto
  • cvvorstcvvorst ClubWRX  3265WRX Points: 172Posts: 3,265 ClubWRX
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    Did you ever figure out what was wrong?<br />
    <br />
    I have a Bushnell Tour X that I've used for over a year. Just recently, I've had problems locking onto targets. It takes several seconds to lock onto a flag instead of a split second. It doesn't lock into dark targets anymore. Just recently, my rangefinder went from full battery to not turning on. I grabbed a new battery, hoping it would fix it. It turned on, but it still doesn't want to lock on. There are times when it won't lock onto a prism flag, or shiny cart in the sun. It just shuts off.<br />
    <br />
    I need to contact Bushnell, but last time I contacted them, they wanted money just to look at the rangefinder. I can't help but regret buying a Bushnell after hearing about how great Nikon and Leupold are in terms of customer service, especially compared to Bushnell.
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  • larrybudlarrybud Rochester Hills, MIMembers  11599WRX Points: 486Handicap: 3.4Posts: 11,599 Titanium Tees
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    No power is probably a wire connected to the battery terminal which came unsoldered.<br />
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    Easily fixable but those things are a pain to open.
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  • sirvinimsirvinim Members  210WRX Points: 60Posts: 210 Fairways
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    I have a Tour X and it's noticeably weaker at locking on after 1 year of use. Debating whether to trade it in for a Bushnell V4 or switch to another brand. I liked it when I first got it but now it's annoyingly slow to pick up yardages.
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  • roll - gyberoll - gybe Members  1379WRX Points: 114Posts: 1,379 Platinum Tees
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    How do you open these things up?
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  • SocratesSocrates Warning Points 1+ WinnipegClubWRX  10266WRX Points: 1,156Handicap: 4ishPosts: 10,266 ClubWRX
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    <br />
    How do you open these things up?<br />
    <br />
    Looking at my Tour X, it appears to be just like my V2 was. You need to peel off the rubber covering and then you will find the screws that let you open it up. A continuity tester will be your guide.
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  • swgolferswgolfer GoLow2 Members  374WRX Points: 101Handicap: 3Posts: 374 Greens
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    sirvinim wrote:
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    I have a Tour X and it's noticeably weaker at locking on after 1 year of use. Debating whether to trade it in for a Bushnell V4 or switch to another brand. I liked it when I first got it but now it's annoyingly slow to pick up yardages.<br />
    I would avoid the V4,I have had too many issues with the black spots on the LCD Screen and no help other than "not a warranty issue".
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  • CHuntsmanCHuntsman Members  926WRX Points: 234Handicap: 8.6Posts: 926 Golden Tee
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    I received the Tour V4 w/Slope for my birthday in February. It went dead during the last few holes of my round about a month ago. I bought 2 brand new batteries for it. It worked for 9 holes and went dead again. I have since then put another brand new battery in and it now works periodically during my round. Very frustrated. Not sure I can send it in as it was a gift, I have no proof of purchase.
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  • SwingBluesSwingBlues We are the Old Dark Navy Blues Members  3513WRX Points: 169Posts: 3,513 Titanium Tees
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    Any one here who dealt with Bushnell Customer support, do they ask if you bought your range finder from a authorized dealer or not? I see a ton of bushnell on sale on the bay, just wondering if they are going to give you a hard time if it came from the bay. thanks
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  • wccrowellwccrowell Members  1WRX Points: 0Posts: 1 Starters
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    This is my second 3v. Both are a pile of s_______t
    Company wants $270.00 to fix my last one. What a lousy company. Going to a different brand. LED went out. Battery is fine. I bought bushnell because they were a good company. There customer service sucks!!! If you pay $399.00 for a range finder it should last for several years not months!!!

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  • swgolferswgolfer GoLow2 Members  374WRX Points: 101Handicap: 3Posts: 374 Greens
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    Couldn't agree more, so many great choices now at $200 and down while Bushnell's quality is nothing like years ago and their prices go up and up, $349 for a V4 which is a plascticy shell? Take a look at PP, Golf Buddy or Nikon, all great Lasers at much less and great Customer Service. Off subject but it seems Bushnell is owned by a big group now called Vista Outdoor, take a look at their stock and that may explain why.

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  • Double DodgerDouble Dodger Members  183WRX Points: 90Posts: 183 Fairways
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    I have had 4 Bushnells. Started with the original big ranger. They all die that kind of death within a year or two. I play a lot so it gets used a lot but yes, they do die a sudden death. Decided to try a Precision Pro this time. Will be interesting to see how long it last.

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  • swgolferswgolfer GoLow2 Members  374WRX Points: 101Handicap: 3Posts: 374 Greens
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    Check out the stock VSTO today, the parent Company of Bushnell, down another 23% on poor earnings, I'm sure every division including Bushnell is feeling pressure for profit.....interesting.

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  • Jtarno23Jtarno23 New JerseyMembers  26WRX Points: 28Handicap: 4Posts: 26 Bunkers
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    How is the new bushnell?

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  • swgolferswgolfer GoLow2 Members  374WRX Points: 101Handicap: 3Posts: 374 Greens
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    Expensive!!!

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  • blackdanblackdan Members  3WRX Points: 5Posts: 3 Starters
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    Put a piece of tin foil in battery terminal. The spring wears down so the positive part of battery isn’t connected to locking mechanism

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  • blackdanblackdan Members  3WRX Points: 5Posts: 3 Starters
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    Put a piece of tin foil in battery terminal. The spring wears down so the positive part of battery isn’t connected to locking mechanism

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