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Hi, please see if you can help me. I think I might have gotten screwed regarding an online purchase. I purchased a new Lamptron FC5V2 on Ebay (from Aerocooler). OK, there ad clearly says Version 2 but the package arrives in an FC5 box with a little sticker on it that says "V2". As some of you might know the FC5 had some issues and it appears that even on Lamptron's site the V2 version does not say V2 on the face plate, making it hard to tell. However when I google FC5V2 on "images" it shows an image that has a different shaped box that clearly says "V2" "new and improved LCD" (no stickers).
So does anyone know by looking at the unit itself if you can determine that it is a V2 model? Any other thoughts would be appreciated. I am waiting on a reply from Aerocooler and Lamptron does not make it easy to contact them.
Thanks!
post #2 of 28
what was the issues with the first fc-5 by the way?
post #3 of 28
Only a few FC5's were made and only 1 was actually sold and a member on OCN bought it. The others are accounted for.
You don't have a v1, you have a v2.

EDIT: FC5 original had issues with the LCD and viewing angles.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
EDIT: FC5 original had issues with the LCD and viewing angles.
what issues with the LCD?
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Originally Posted by Eagle1337 View Post
what issues with the LCD?
Viewing angles sucked.
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I thought it also had a problem with some soldering?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Only a few FC5's were made and only 1 was actually sold and a member on OCN bought it. The others are accounted for.
You don't have a v1, you have a v2.

EDIT: FC5 original had issues with the LCD and viewing angles.
Tator Tot - Thanks for replying, how do you know that, I would imagine they sold alot of FC5's. Is there any way to know the difference.
Lamptron makes a great product and I am surprised about the lack of communication.
post #8 of 28
Unfortunately, the FC5 is still being sold by AeroCOOLER FOR $39:
FC5

They list the FC5v2 for $55:
FC5V2

Im assuming you paid the eBay price of $59 if I recall correctly. I was looking at the same one a few days ago
I found this youtube unboxing video of the V2. Does it look like what you received?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by metalgear454 View Post
Tator Tot - Thanks for replying, how do you know that, I would imagine they sold alot of FC5's. Is there any way to know the difference.
Lamptron makes a great product and I am surprised about the lack of communication.
Because the Rep for lamptron said so himself.

They sent demo units to people to look at; but they never actually sold the original FC5 to the public.

Calling the model available to the public the FC5v2 was a bit of a blunder.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by drka0tic View Post
Unfortunately, the FC5 is still being sold by AeroCOOLER FOR $39:
FC5

They list the FC5v2 for $55:
FC5V2

Im assuming you paid the eBay price of $59 if I recall correctly. I was looking at the same one a few days ago
I found this youtube unboxing video of the V2. Does it look like what you received?

They're mistaken.

The one they call the FC5 is the v2; it's just in the original packing. That's why they think their is a difference.
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