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Please read carefully before use
It is recommended to use a Class 4 (4Mb/s write speed) Micro SDHC card
for optimal performance.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important safety instructions and precautions ...................................................................... 3
System features .................................................................................................................... 4
What’s in the box .................................................................................................................. 5
Memory card required for operation .................................................................................... 5
A note on recording times: .................................................................................................... 6
How to insert the micro SD card ............................................................................................ 6
Power on/off function (auto on/off)...................................................................................... 6
Turn on and auto-record ....................................................................................................... 7
Recording .............................................................................................................................. 7
Battery status icons ............................................................................................................... 8
Installation on the windscreen .............................................................................................. 8
Quick adjusting mount ........................................................................................................ 10
USB connection ................................................................................................................... 10
Playback on TV .................................................................................................................... 10
Main menu.......................................................................................................................... 11
Default file format............................................................................................................... 12
Picture file ....................................................................................................................... 13
GPS data file .................................................................................................................... 13
Software ............................................................................................................................. 13
Running the software ...................................................................................................... 13
FAQ ..................................................................................................................................... 14
Specification........................................................................................................................ 17
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS
- Read all instructions carefully before use.
- Retain manuals for future reference.
- Use this product only in the manner described.
- Only use a water-dampened soft-cloth to clean the surface of this product.
- The following will damage this product: any liquid such as water or moisture, extreme
heat; cold; humidity, dusty or sandy environments.
- Only place this device on stable surfaces and ensure that any attached cables are secure
and will not cause the device to fall.
- If charging is required, it is recommended to thoroughly charge electronic devices for the
first time overnight. Subsequent charges can be as needed. During charging, or
extended use, the product may become warm.
- There are no user serviceable parts in this product.
- Un-authorized attempts to dismantle or repair this product will void product warranty
- Using this device near other electronic devices may cause interference.
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SYSTEM FEATURES
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Mic / Speaker
Preview screen: Choose function items by the indicator on screen and related
function indication
Reset button
Left button: Video recording / picture taking / cursor
Reminder Status Indicator – red: recording, Green: Playing, Flickering: Picture/Video
taking, Off: Stop
Middle button: Menu / confirmation-OK
Battery Charging Status Indicator: Orange – Battery is charging, Green – charging
finished
Right button: stop / mode selection / back
On / Off button: Used to switch on/off your Navcam-GPS
Micro SD card slot
AV Jack output: Connect to AV input device
USB socket: Connect to USB connector and charger
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Note: Once an incident/event has occurred and a video recording file needs to be stopped
and saved, press the middle button. The red LED will flash to confirm. This will stop the
current recording and preserve it from being written over.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
Navcam-GPS, USB Cable, DC Car Charger extension cable, AV cable, Suction mount
* Actual version may vary from that
MEMORY CARD REQUIRED FOR OPERATION
The Navcam-GPS requires a Micro SD card (not included) to record video / image content.
(See the below table showing card capacity and the relevant amount of video / image
content able to be stored). For optimal performance, we recommend using a Class 4 Micro
SD card (the most common type) to ensure fast data transfer rates. The below capacities
relate to one FULL CARD not the length of each file able to be recorded. User defined setting
such as currently stored files (.BAK), resolution and cycle time will greatly influence storage
capacity.
Video/Photos Storage Capacity (Total FULL CARD capacity)
Video
Photo
Resolution
2GB
4GB
8GB
16GB
32GB
1280*720 (720P)
20min
40min
80min
160min
320min
640*480 (VGA)
40min
80min
160min
320min
640min
1M (1280*1024)
11650
photos
23300
photos
46600
photos
93200
photos
186400
photos
2M (1600*1200)
8400
photos
16800
photos
33600
photos
67200
photos
134400
photos
3M (2048*1536)
6000
photos
12000
photos
24000
photos
48000
photos
96000
photos
5M (2560*1920)
3500
photos
7000
photos
14000
photos
28000
photos
56000
photos
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A NOTE ON RECORDING TIMES:
1) Here is a settings example to help further explain memory storage. Please note that this is
an approximated example: If a 2GB card is set to record at 720P and to cycle record at 4
minute intervals, you will be able to store three files and actively record a fourth. Each file
will be about 400MB in size each. Note: You will not be able to fill exactly 2GB of memory
storage as the formatting process (file allocation table) requires operating memory space.
2) A Micro SDHC card must be inserted into the device before recording.
3) The Navcam-GPS supports cycle recording in increments of 1 / 3 / 5 / 8 / 10 / 20 minutes.
It will overwrite the oldest video files with new ones. Depending on the size of the Micro
SDHC card and the speed rating of the card, there may be as much as a 3 second pause time
whilst old files are overwritten with the newer files. This pause time will not be recorded.
3) As the Navcam -GPS has a DC5V input, please use the original car charger which will step
down the car’s 12/24VDC to 5VDC.
HOW TO INSERT THE MICRO SD CARD
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With the device screen facing towards you, insert the micro SD card with the copper
contacts facing towards you. Insert the card carefully and without force.
The card should slide in smoothly its entire length. Use your finger nail to insert
slightly past the housing and into the unit.
Then release your finger. The card should stay in place thanks to a spring locking
mechanism. If the card starts to spring back out, carefully repeat the process until it
locks in place.
Note 1: Before first use, insert the card and use the on board format feature to prepare the
card for use.
Note 2: The SD card needs to be inserted otherwise the unit will not operate correctly.
Note3: Fast Micro SD card (class 4 or above) recommended. Slow Micro SD cards or cards
with bad sectors will effect button responsiveness and cause unexpected write errors
POWER ON/OFF FUNCTION (AUTO ON/OFF)
Note: Please ensure this feature is turned on or/off in your user settings per your
requirements.
To turn on the Navcam-GPS, press the power button on the side of the device. To turn off,
press the same power button.
When connected to the 12v DC socket (cigarette socket) of your car, the Navcam-GPS will
turn on and off automatically when the car’s ignition is turned on or off. If the Navcam-GPS
does not turn off immediately it means the device is completing the file save process before
turning off (usually only a few seconds).
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If the 12v socket is “constant on” (in some European vehicles), then the Navcam-GPS will
need to be turned on/off manually via the power button
Whilst connected to the car’s 12V DC socket (or from a powered USB hub or PC USB port)
the LED indicator will glow orange (battery is charging) and will turn to green colour once
the battery is fully charged.
The screen saver feature can automatically dim the LCD screen (turn off) while recording,
after a set period of time. This is ideal for night time driving.
TURN ON AND AUTO-RECORD
When the Navcam-GPS is turned on (either by pressing the power button or auto on) the
device will automatically begin recording. To stop recording, either turn power off to the
unit or disconnect the power cable.
RECORDING
Turn on the Navcam-GPS. Recording should start automatically (please check your user
settings if unsure). When recording has begun, the video icon on the LCD screen will turn
RED. The recorded file is saved onto the Micro SDHC Card. Stop the recording by either
pressing the STOP button or turning the car ignition off (stopping power to the device)
In the event of an incident / accident – STOP the Recording.
- Due to the “cycle recording” nature of this technology, older recorded files will be overwritten (depending on
the chosen resolution settings and the memory capacity of the Micro SD card). For example a 2GB SD card at
HD resolution will only offer you 20 minutes of record time before the files (1, 3, 5, 8, 10 or 20min sizes) start to
get overwritten
- Should you wish to KEEP the video footage of an incident from not being overwritten, stop the recording soon
after an incident has occurred. (Either press the middle button or disconnect the power or remove the Micro
SD card).
- Alternately use a larger capacity SD card or lower the recording resolution (eg; a 32GB SD card at VGA
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BATTERY STATUS ICONS
The below icons show the charge status of the built in battery.
The three main icons are: exhausted, charging and fully charged.
Battery is flat. Charge urgently.
Battery needs charging. Charge as
soon as possible.
Battery is fully charged.
Icon moving from flat to full:
charging in progress
INSTALLATION ON THE WINDSCREEN
The Navcam-GPS works best when mounted centrally and high up on the windscreen
(typically behind or close to the rear vision mirror). Use the supplied windscreen suction
mount to affix the Navcam-GPS to the windscreen and then adjust the mount until you can
see a clear view of the road ahead on the LCD.
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Installing the windscreen bracket
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Pick a suitable area on your windscreen or side window and make sure it
does not interfere with your vehicles operating controls or obstruct your view
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Press the suction base of the car holder to the glass and press the locking
lever towards the glass. Ensure both surfaces are clean and dry.
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Screw the Crash Cam directly onto the holder.
Note: Over tightening may cause damage to the holder and/or the device.
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Use the adjusting knobs to correctly position the device
Further adjustment can be made by twisting the flexible rubber mount,
directly connected under the Crash Cam.
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Plug the USB car charging cable into the unit and the other into the cigarette
lighter socket. Route the cable so it does not interfere with the vehicle’s
operation
Removing the windscreen bracket
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Loosen and unscrew the connecting wheel and detach the Crash Cam from
the windscreen mount.
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Release the suction mount in the reverse order as discussed in above point
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Note: To remove the suction mount, pull the locking lever of the suction base towards you. If
the car holder still doesn't detach from your windscreen, tug gently on the clear plastic tab
at the edge of the suction mount to break the (vacuum) seal. It is preferred to leave the
mount attached to the windscreen to avoid damaging the surface of the suction pad.
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* The image below is a suggested wiring layout diagram (for a left hand drive car)
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Navcam-GPS device mounted behind the rear vision mirror.
12v DC cable routed behind rear vision mirror
Cable hidden behind roof headlining
Cable hidden behind “A” pillar – beware of airbag equipped cars
Cable is routed beside the dashboard / near the door hinges
Cable is passed under the passenger carpet (or under the dashboard)
12v DC plug is connected to the car’s 12v “cigarette socket”.
Once the wiring and installation of the Navcam-GPS have been completed, please check the following:
- With the car’s ignition on (or engine started), the orange LED indicator on the Navcam-GPS will light up and
the LCD screen should turn on. Recording should start automatically. This will indicate a successful installation
- When the car’s ignition is turned off, the device should turn off within 20 seconds and a “Goodbye” message
will appear on the LCD screen. If this doesn’t happen then power is still being supplied to the car’s 12v socket
and the device will need to be switched off manually.
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QUICK ADJUSTING MOUNT
The mounting arm can be rotated and adjusted to suit any application. This is ideal for
better camera positioning or for recording inside the car (passengers). Should the saved
images appear upside down, use the “rotate” feature to flip the image 180 degrees.
USB CONNECTION
Connect the Navcam-GPS to a Windows (XP or 7) PC with the USB cable (included). The text
“USB connecting” will appear on the screen.
Under “My Computer” or “Windows Explorer” a new drive will become visible, known as a
Removable Disk (just the same as when connecting a USB Flash drive or Hard drive).
Recorded files are stored in the folders “Camera” for photos and “VideoRec” for Video and
GPS data. These files can be played back using Windows Media player or a compatible .avi
media player or an image viewer (for images)
Note 1: This device will not be visible (in windows explorer for example) while in sleep mode.
It will however continue to charge when connected via USB if the PC or charging
device is powered on.
Note 2: Data transfers will not function when the device is in sleep mode.
PLAYBACK ON TV
Connect the Navcam-GPS to a TV or AV monitor with the supplied AV cable (2.5mm phono
plug one end, RCA composite connectors on the other end).
From the recorded files menu setting, select the “VideoRec” folder and then the video file
for playback. Playback the selected files using your Navcam-GPS control buttons (only)
Note 1: During playback using the AV output cable, the Crashcam-GPS preview screen will be
blacked out. The Crashcam-GPS preview screen image will return once the AV cable is
removed.
Note 2: Only video can be playback while using the TV out function. Photos can not be played
back.
TAKING STILL PICTURE IMAGES
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Use the mode button (Button number 8) to toggle to the still camera feature. This is
indicated when an icon of a digital still camera appears on the preview screen.
Use the shutter button (Button number 4) to then capture digital photo images
TAKING VIDEO PICTURE IMAGES
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Use the mode button (Button number 8) to toggle to the video camera feature. This
is indicated when an icon of a video camera appears on the preview screen.
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Use the shutter button (Button number 4) to then capture digital video images. Once
recording has started, the icon of the video camera will turn to a red colour.
Use the shutter button again to stop the recording. The file will be saved
automatically. Note: the middle button can also be sued to create back up files.
MAIN MENU
Recorded files (playback)
Select recorded files from the main menu and choose
between options: user manual, camera and Video Rec.
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Camera – view and playback recorded camera images
Video Rec - view and playback recorded video camera images
Picture setting
Select picture settings from the main
menu and choose between options:
quality, colour and time stamp.
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Quality: Select between standard and fine
Colour: Select between normal, black and white, reminiscence, bluish, reddish and
greenish
Time stamp: Select between Data only, Date/time or switch this feature off
Video setting
Select video settings from the main menu and choose between options: saturation, time
stamp, duration and anti-flicker
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Saturation: Choose between High, Normal and Low
Time stamp: Choose between data only, date/time or switch this feature off
Duration: Choose between 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 and 20 minutes
Anti-flicker: Choose between 50 and 60Hz (Select 50Hz to match to Australian mains
power)
System settings
Select system settings from the main menu and
choose between options: system time, language,
screen off, auto power off, format, about system,
time zone, rotate screen, motion detection,
sound switch, GPS view and flash light.
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System time: Adjust date and time
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Language: Select preferred language
Screen off: Select between 5, 15, 30 seconds and to switch this feature off
Auto power off: Select between 3, 9 minutes, 4 hours or to switch this feature off
Format: Display memory information, or use the middle button to format the Micro
SD card. Then confirm your choice and begin the format.
About system: Display firmware revision and product ID, or use the middle button to
reset the device back to factory settings. Confirm your choice to begin the reset.
Time zone: Select your current time zone (Note: Reference table below)
Rotate screen: Rotate the preview window 180 degrees (only)
Motion detection: Activate or deactivate this feature
Sound switch: Activate or deactivate microphone
GPS view: Display current longitude and latitude co-ordinates
Flash light: Activate or deactivate this feature
Note 1: The Crashcam-GPS will start video recording automatically when it is power on
(pending the user settings)
Note 2: When the Crashcam-GPS has successfully connected to GPS satellites, the satellite
icon on the main menu screen will turn red.
Time Zone reference table
DEFAULT FILE FORMAT
Recorded file
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Saved files names are set out as XXXX-MMDD-YYYY.avi , whereby: XXXX is from 0001 to
9999 representing the numerical order of the files recorded, MM represents month, DD
represents days, and date YYYY represents the year
While recording video, press middle button (6), the red led will flash and the video file will
then be saved as XXXX-MMDD-YYYY_bak.avi with the letters “bak” in the file name. This
represents a preserved file that will not be over written
Picture file
Saved files names are set out as IMGXXXX-MMDD-YYYY.jpg, whereby: IMG presents picture,
XXXX is from 0001 to 9999 presenting the numerical order of the files recorded, MM
represents month, DD represents day, and YYYY represents the year
GPS data file
XXXX-MMDD-YYYY.NMEA, this is GPS data file. The default name also related to the
associated recorded video file. Both these files work together during video playback
SOFTWARE
This product comes with software which allows users to obtain the following information
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Tracking detail on Google Map
Longitude
Latitude
Altitude
Instant Speed
Average Speed
Running the software
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Before running the software, please ensure that the supplied codec is installed before use.
(Especially for PC Operating System such as Windows7 and Windows XP)
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After installing the codec,
run the Setup.exe file
Connect the Crashcam-GPS to a PC using the USB cable provided
Click Open to load the video file from the Crashcam-GPS drive
FAQ
Q: When I press the buttons, it seems the buttons are slow and not responsive enough
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A: Make sure the Micro SD is in good working condition and preferably a class 4 card. Cards
with bad sectors or blocks will cause unexpected errors and can slow down the overall
operation of the unit including button responsiveness.
Q: How do I know I am recording?
A: The video camera icon on the screen will turn red in colour, and the red light on the
device will turn on
Q: How do I make sure I am not recording upside down?
A: The time read out on the screen is the easiest indicator. When the time is shown upside
down, per your requirement, this means the video will record up side down also. Go to the
Menu options to turn on/ off the “Rotate Screen” function under the System Settings sub
menu
Q: I am missing some recorded files. The size of my card is only 2GB
A: Recorded video files are overwritten continuously. A 2GB card can record a total video
duration of about 5 minutes maximum (4GB will be 10 minutes, 8GB 20 minutes and so on).
A 2GB card can only hold 4 files of about 400MB in size, after space has been taken up on
the card due to the formatting procedure. As the file size is so small, the time length is also
small which means files are we-written more quickly. This may cause your files to be erased
before you can use or view them.
Q: Why do some AVI files have the letters “bak” in them. I did not put them there.
(ie. xxx.bak.avi)
A: As video files are constantly being overwritten, certain files may need to be preserved in
the event of an accident. If you have a video file which needs to be preserved and not
overwritten, press the middle button during recording. The red LED light will blink to
indicate that the current video is being saved permanently. These files can only be
intentionally and specifically removed be the user. The file create during this process has the
letters ”bak” in them (short for back-up)
Q: How do I turn the LCD off but still continue to record
A: Go to the system setting menu and select the “Screen off” option
Q: How do I make sure the motion detection is turned on?
A: Motion detection can be turned on or off using the menu settings. At this stage there is
no visual indicator such as a light to indicate that this feature is turned on. It is
recommended that this feature is left on as a precautionary measure.
Q. My Crashcam-GPS will not turn off
A. If installed in a vehicle: Check that the 12V socket is not still powered (on) when the key is
removed (as with some European cars). Wait 20 seconds for file finalisation / closure.
Disconnect power lead to device. Alternatively, press the mode button (Button number 8) to
stop the recording, then press the power to turn off.
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Q. I cant playback the .avi video files
A. In most cases upgrading your windows media player version will solve this problem.
Alternatively use another less regulated media player such as VLC media player
Q. My video/pictures of an incident are NOT there
A. Check the capacity of your micro-SD card, the files may have been overwritten in the
record cycle process. Ensure STOP THE RECORDING if you want to keep a video/picture of an
event otherwise it will be over written.
Q. The device has frozen / stopped working.
A. Check the speed of your Micro SD card. We recommend class 4 for faster transfer rates;
especially if the record file size is bigger (say 15 min recording increments at 720 HD). Press
the “reset” button with a paper clip to reset the settings back to default
Q. The date/time is incorrect
A. Reset the date / time in the settings menu. If the battery runs completely flat, then the
date/time will need to be reset
Q. The suction cup keeps coming off
A. Ensure the windscreen and surface area of the suction cup are clean. In wet or very hot
weather, the suction cup mount may need to be reapplied.
Q. Cant see the device in my computer
A. Check the USB cable connection to the device and USB port. Try another USB port,
possibly directly to the PC/notebook (rather than through a USB hub) A card reader is also
another good option to try.
Q. No Video displayed on TV
A. Check the cable connections on the Navcam-GPS and that playback mode is selected
A. Check the AV input selection on the TV
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SPECIFICATION
Features:
Mode:
Image sensor:
HD:
Recording file:
Lens:
Media card support:
Video data recording GPS co-ordinates
Video Recorder / Digital still image camera
1/4 color CMOS HD Sensor
1280 x 720 Pixels, 30fps
AVI
2M pixels
Micro SD card (Up to 64GB)
Auto start
Recording automatically after power up
Recording
File re-writing (cyclical) with date stamp (Time & Date)
DC 5V in car charger
Built-in rechargeable battery
AV out and USB2.0
Built in
CRASHCAM-GPS, In car DC charger, USB cable, AV cable, User
manual
Power input:
Interface:
Speaker:
Accessories:
For further product information and instruction please visit our product web page at
www.laserco.net or email support@laserco.com.au
Please note: As continual improvements are made to this product, slight operational
differences may occur. For the most up-to-date user manual, please visit our web site.
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Warranty Against Defects
Laser Corporation Pty Ltd (“Laser”) warrants your new product to be free from defects in materials
and workmanship for 12 months, from the date of purchase, provided that the product is used in
accordance with accompanying recommendations or instructions where provided. The benefit of
this warranty is in addition to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law and to other rights and
remedies of the consumer under a law in relation to the goods or services to which the warranty
relates.
Through a network of retailers and resellers, Laser will provide you with your choice of a refund,
repair or exchange (where possible) for this product if it becomes defective within the warranty
period. This warranty will no longer apply where the defect is a result of alteration, accident,
misuse, abuse, normal wear and tear, neglect or improper storage.
Please retain your receipt as proof of purchase
How to make a product warranty claim:
Step 1: Find your receipt which proves the date of purchase. Where the date of purchase cannot
be verified, your place of purchase or Laser will make an assessment based on the date of
manufacture, the condition of the Laser Product and the type of defect.
Step 2a): Contact your place of purchase. They will assess the nature of the fault and refund or
replace the product as per their store refund or warranty policy.
Step 2b): If your place of purchase cannot be contacted, then you can contact Laser . Customer
Service with details of your defective Laser Product: Phone: (02) 9870 3355; or Email:
service@laserco.com.au or online www.laserco.net/support/warranty (click on “Consumers (End
Users)”). Our business address is at 1/6-8 Byfield Street, North Ryde, NSW 2113
Step 3: Laser . will issue you with a Return Authorisation (RA) number within 48 hours. When
requested, send us the defective Product and a copy of your receipt. Laser will cover the cost of the
return delivery.
Step 4: Wait for us to contact you. Once we have received your defective Laser Product for
inspection, we will inform you of our assessment of your claim within 7 days. When we contact you,
we will firstly let you know whether you have a valid claim under this Warranty, and if so, we will
inform you whether your defective Laser Product will be replaced or repaired, together with the
number of days you can expect to wait to receive your replaced or repaired Laser Product.
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You
are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other
reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced
if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
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