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Loose prism Vion MiNi Compass

The prism in my beloved Vion MiNi Compass came loose. I have pushed it back into place but the image of the bearing remains faint. Do any of you have suggestions for repairers or do it yourself repairs?
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Re: Loose prism Vion MiNi Compass

Silly concept, but it seems like there's enough profit in compasses these days that the company might just step up and fix it for you, either reasonably or as a courtesy, even if it is not under warranty. Tried giving them a call?
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Re: Loose prism Vion MiNi Compass

Thanks. I've written Pioneer Research of Moorestown, NJ, the importer. It's out of warranty but perhaps they'll help in some way.
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Re: Loose prism Vion MiNi Compass

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I'm sorry, a hand bearing compass is a "Silly concept"? I must be misunderstanding your post.
I had a similar compass and loved it. It was an excellent hand bearing compass.

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Re: Loose prism Vion MiNi Compass

Pioneer Research, the importer, has offered a refurbished compass for $65.00 including shipping if I return the defective compass. I'll take them up on the offer.
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