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Old 09-13-2019, 10:57 PM   #21
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Did you get the M12 surge driver?
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Old 09-14-2019, 07:04 AM   #22
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The LED light shorted out killing the battery,???
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The LED light shorted out killing the battery,???
But the tool would still work, no? I have no idea what it could be.

Two separate things happened at the same time. The drill died completely, no response at all. And whatever happened to it is causing a short that killed the battery.

I hope that battery isn't messed up, that's the small 3.0, which I love.

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The new 3 variable speed with a self tap setting as well is amazing!
I have never used the 2 speed setting on mine, I doubt I will touch the 4 speed on the new one. I just use the trigger to vary it. The trigger on all the 12V models has always been good, I can go from feathering it on device plate screws to drilling big holes without issue.
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It has been a long time since I used M12 but drywall dust used to kill them.
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It has been a long time since I used M12 but drywall dust used to kill them.
If that's the problem, I guess it would help to vacuum them off from time to time ... couldn't hurt.
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But the tool would still work, no? I have no idea what it could be.

Two separate things happened at the same time. The drill died completely, no response at all. And whatever happened to it is causing a short that killed the battery.

I hope that battery isn't messed up, that's the small 3.0, which I love.

I have never used the 2 speed setting on mine, I doubt I will touch the 4 speed on the new one. I just use the trigger to vary it. The trigger on all the 12V models has always been good, I can go from feathering it on device plate screws to drilling big holes without issue.
Had a screwdriver with built in battery that killed it when the trigger would turn on the light, that had shorted out,
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I wanted this to be a celebration, but I am a little disturbed. You can see int he picture that the battery indicator window is off. That in itself is not a big deal, but the forward/lock/reverse switch is rather sloppy. It does not click into position like the old one. Is there quality going down? Is this a dud? Or is this no issue?

@MTW, you just bought one of these, is the forward/lock/reverse selector harder to click into position than the older ones?

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Old 09-14-2019, 12:42 PM   #28
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Bad mosfet or two.
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Its broken, Its not going to get better so it costs nothing to tear it to bits to take a look.
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Might as well take it apart and inspect for signs of burnt out components. If it's a popular model, see if you can't find an electronics disassembly video on Youtube and identify some main components that can be tested.

With small appliances, I tend to think that the time it takes to go through the whole circuit and make a component level repair often isn't worth the price of replacement.
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It's already in the garbage, and I ain't going back to that whorehouse to pick it out of the dumpster so it's gone for good
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Old 09-14-2019, 03:24 PM   #32
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I wanted this to be a celebration, but I am a little disturbed. You can see int he picture that the battery indicator window is off. That in itself is not a big deal, but the forward/lock/reverse switch is rather sloppy. It does not click into position like the old one. Is there quality going down? Is this a dud? Or is this no issue?

@MTW, you just bought one of these, is the forward/lock/reverse selector harder to click into position than the older ones?
I'll do a side by side and get back to you later. I haven't been using the Surge on the job lately since I don't want to lose it, it's for my own personal "side jobs" at the moment.
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My M12 impact finally died, which is ok because now I can buy the new one.



I was using it like normal, but then when I picked it up again it was completely dead and stayed that way. I tried a new battery and still dead. The battery that was in it had 3 dots. I ended up putting that battery back into it when I put it back on the truck.



I am curious about if it could be an easy fix to get it working again as a backup. At first I figured maybe it just needed a new trigger, but then I found that the battery that I left in it was completely dead today. It took over an hour to charge it up fully.



So that tells me that it's not a bad trigger, right? Has anyone heard of an issue where a battery tool dies and kills the battery over the next day like this? I'm taking a gamble here that maybe someone has heard of this issue.



If not, I'll just toss it. But if it's an easily replaceable component, maybe I'll fix it.


Why not E-Service ? They’ve been very very nice to me. 90% of the time they just send me the newer model. Even batteries I’ve dropped and cracked open have been replaced.


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I bought it 1-23-14, over 5 years.

No biggie, the new one is on it's way. Thanks again everyone.


I would still try. I sent them back (2) V28 drills about 8 yrs old because they didn’t work right with the new M28 batteries.

They sent me back (2) brand new M28 drill kits , (2)chargers , (4) M28 batteries.....

Worth a try .... you never know, they seem to be extremely generous.


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