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Old 11-14-2010, 04:46 PM   #1
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:15 PM   #2
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It sounds like a ballast issue. The electronic ballast should fire up right away and not flicker. I would give them a call and have them ship a replacement. When you purchase something it should work right off the bat. Why worry about trying to find a fix or work around.

Just to double check, did you make sure the integrated timer was on?
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:15 PM   #3
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sounds like a bad endcap, but it could be a loose wire also. Do you have a way to test for voltage?
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:21 AM   #4
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Just had same problem with another brand 4 bulb fixture. It's the ballast, no doubt. There should be two ballast inside fixture. Take out the bulbs. Slide out reflector. Look inside and you'll find 2 ballasts. look at the wires coming off the ballast and follow the ones going to the 2 working bulbs. The other one will be your bad one. Carefully cut the wires so there is a least a couple inches of wire left on ballast. two screws will hold ballast in place. Remove them and ballast will come out. Now look on line or call company and order a new ballast. Unfortunately this will cost you about 60 bucks. When new one comes match up wires and re-splice and bam, your bulbs will fire up. That's why it was in the yard sale.
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Thanks for all the input. Man, I didn't even think of just splicing the wires and connecting it to the new ballast. I was thinking how would I disconnect everything and how to wire it back.

Anyways, found out my lfs can get it. i'll be getting it maybe tomorrow.
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:35 PM   #6
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Cool! You found the bad ballast and got it out? I got a BRAND new light on E-Bay and had the SAME problem. They sent me a new ballast after much hassle and I fixed it in like 10 minutes. Let me know if it works out for you.
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just be sure to not have it plugged in when you cut the wires.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:01 PM   #8
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It was the ballast. I was able to get it today. Problem solved.

Thanks guys.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:33 AM   #9
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Thats great to hear.
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