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wtneo

Member Since 09 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Sep 01 2010 03:19 PM
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In Topic: Brand new Nauticam 550D housing flooded due to rocker button fault

01 September 2010 - 05:43 AM

One more thing, my housing leaked during it maiden trip. I hand carried my housing and all equipment onto the cabin while travelling - yes, all 20kg of it in a lowepro computrekker plus.

WT

In Topic: Brand new Nauticam 550D housing flooded due to rocker button fault

01 September 2010 - 05:32 AM

A quick update,

The housing has been overhauled, with corroded parts replaced as well as the leak sensor. However, there are some workmanship issues.

First of all, the bottom rubber support/padding. The edges are irregular and jagged.

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The other issue is that the plastic part holding down the leak sensor wire drop out when I opened my housing for the first time.

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The screw securing the rocker buttom has reinforced with loctite, similar to Benthichi's.

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However, a closer examination revealed that they have loctited alot of other screws. Attached an example.

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Seems like nauticam has quickly updated their design and sent out replacement kits for current 550D housing owners which is the right thing to do. I believe loctite will be secure enough to withstand the normal use of the rocker button for me and Ben. But is having so many screws loctited going to poise a issue for future servicing of our housing?

WT

In Topic: Nauticam 550D and 8.5" dome with tokina 10-17mm

27 August 2010 - 08:01 AM

thanks for the headup chris!

I was searching the nauticam's website and didnt come across it.

Thanks again!! will ask my local dealer tomorrow when I get my housing back.

Cheers
WT

In Topic: Brand new Nauticam 550D housing flooded due to rocker button fault

27 August 2010 - 05:45 AM

The dealer tested the housing and determined that the housing was leaking from the rocker switch, and not from the pushbutton shafts located beneath the rocker. A machine screw that holds the rocker key assembly on the housing had backed out with use. The screw was tightened, and immediately the leak stopped. The screw was secured with loctite thread locker to prevent a recurrence (which should have been done at the factory). The housing back was overhauled, replacing the leak detector and corroded parts, pressure testing the housing, and sending it back within 4 days of shipping it from HI to FL! The interior and exterior snap rings are a low-grade stainless that do rust, and I consider this cheap manufacturing (the dealer is replacing these themselves). The dealer picked up shipping costs both ways (second day and overnight shipping)! By the way, to those of you suspecting user error, I've been shooting 125-175 dives per year UW for 9 years, and this is my first major leak, which was not caused by user error.



Thank for the update ben, looks like we have the exact same issue with the rocker key.

My housing is due back in my hands tomorrow. Yay! :)

In Topic: Brand new Nauticam 550D housing flooded due to rocker button fault

11 August 2010 - 07:19 PM

just a quick note... its also not possible to hear the alarm sound while underwater FYI.