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GC2 flash module FYI

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  • Mpags
    started a topic GC2 flash module FYI

    GC2 flash module FYI

    Just wanted to let GC2 owners know that the standard flash module available in the past is phased out. As of May 6th, Foresight released a "limited life flash" and a "super flash" costing $95 and $495, respectively. The limited life flash is being advertised as a temporary substitute while you order a new Super flash. I am told it is not the old standard flash. There is no warranty on it and no information on expected lifespan. The Super flash is being touted to last at least 6 times longer than the old standard. I never got more than 4 months from the old standard. I suspect my flash controller was prematurely frying flashes though. The Super flash has a pro rata warranty which appears on the website. I wish it was pro rata based on flash numbers and not months but they didn't ask me. As the old flash no longer exists, I am basically going to have to get the Super flash. They are claiming high volume sites in Korea, Japan and UK that could implode a standard flash in 30 days are still running on original testing Super flashes since October (7 months) . If that is true, I was getting about 3x that so I should get at least 21 months on a Super. In true Foresight fashion, nowhere is this clear or apparent on the website. The accessories tab still shows the old flash. However, the warranties under the Support tab show what I am telling you. My additional information comes from my Foresight sales rep who has always been very helpful to me even during my bitching sessions.

  • FinnPD
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    Hello Yrrdead, Thank you for the links! I saw the link posted above also. I will pursue this and see what I can come up with using the established information, and maybe even be able to provide more information for us all to improve this situation. I am glad I am not the only one who sees this as a price gouging situation. Thanks again!

  • Yrrdead81
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    No need to reinvent the wheel, all of the heavy lifting has been done for you;

    http://golfsimulatorforum.com/forum/...-circuit-board
    http://golfsimulatorforum.com/forum/...sh-tube-repair

  • FinnPD
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    Faulty: In other words, the person I heard this "rumor" from, I trust. However, I personally do not know this info to be true for a fact. Therefore, who knows for sure.... Anyways, the GC2 is a good product, however everything that is peripheral to it, is terrible: Customer service, Sales persons, tech support, software developers.... FSX is a complete disaster and is not worth $500 let alone $2000+ All the updates are lazy and do not address the issues that make FSX such terrible software. I will figure out a way to get around paying $500 for a flash module. Believe that.

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  • andygg1986
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    I have already made a replacement flash circuit board. You can read about it here
    http://golfsimulatorforum.com/forum/...age3?pp=113203

    Cost is $40 for 1, $75 for 2, $100 for 3 with priority mail shipping.

  • FaultyClubs
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    Originally posted by FinnPD View Post

    .... I also have it on good authority that Foresight....

    <and>

    ... who knows, could just be a rumor.
    So which is it? Can't both be true.

    The GC2 and GCQ are great products.

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  • wbond
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    This should get interesting.

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  • FinnPD
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    I was sickened when I found this out. Foresight is a terrible company. This is equivalent to Martin Shkrelli raising the price of AIDS medication 7000%. I sure wish I knew a bunch of electrical engineers who can reverse engineer the module and release a DIY flash replacement kit. Oh wait, I do!!! and we are working on it right now! Greedy greedy Foresight.....

    I also have it on good authority that Foresight is suffering financially and that this is a last ditch effort to regain funds before the company is dissolved... who knows, could just be a rumor. Either way Foresight is a horrible company, with arrogant customer service and sales persons. There is better and lower cost technology out there. So, unless Foresight gets their stuff together, they will be out of business sooner than later anyways.

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  • Stingreye
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    I am not sure....maybe its only repairs and not parts.

  • mthunt
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    Come on. You have to register it to buy a flash? That's crazy. Par2pro even?

  • Stingreye
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    You mean....pay the $500 registration because I never got it transferred to my name before the policy change...... and then buy the $500 Super Flash!

  • mthunt
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    Order the super flash and let me know how it goes. lol

  • Stingreye
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    Ahhh I bet my no read is the same as yours. I just can usually hear the flash on short shots and mine has only been happening on 30 yard pitches or so. My last flash it rarely happened and I just put in the "temporary" flash.

  • mthunt
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    LCD shows last shot. I had to turn all the lights off and hit to see the flash.

  • Stingreye
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    Interesting. For me I rarely (maybe 3 times total since owning it) have I ever received the "----" part. I do more often get where it I hit it and its almost like I move it from the field of view and the red light turns on green light off and no change on the display.

    I don't think I have had the flash go off and not get a reading though. What does the LCD say when that happens? Does it stay the same as the last shot?
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