Introduction

If your Nerf Blaster latches and releases when you pull the trigger, but doesn't fire the dart, the O-ring might be ripped and need replacing. This guide will show you how to disassemble your Nite Finder so that you can replace the O-ring and the plunger.

==Caution==

Be aware of springs under compression. Take care so these small parts do not fly off the blaster and get lost.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Remove the battery door and take the batteries out.
  • Place the blaster upside down on the table, and remove the screw in the bottom of the handle

  • Remove the battery door and take the batteries out.

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Image 1/3: Lift the side of the blaster off exposing its internal parts. Image 2/3: Lift the side of the blaster off exposing its internal parts. Image 3/3: Lift the side of the blaster off exposing its internal parts.
  • Set the blaster on its side with the screws facing up (the blaster will be placed on its left side). Remove all 14 phillips head, 8.2 mm screws and set them aside.

  • Lift the side of the blaster off exposing its internal parts.

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  • Remove the two phillips head, 8.2 mm screws holding the barrel in place.

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Image 1/2: Pull the plunger out of the barrel Image 2/2: Pull the plunger out of the barrel
  • Lift the barrel and plunger strait up being carful to not lose the locking spring.

  • Pull the plunger out of the barrel

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Image 1/1: If the O-ring has failed, simply buy a replacement O-ring of appropriate size from a hardware store and slip it over the end of the plunger.
  • At this point you will be able to tell whether the O-ring has failed or if the plunger has broken.

  • If the O-ring has failed, simply buy a replacement O-ring of appropriate size from a hardware store and slip it over the end of the plunger.

  • If the plunger has broken see step 6

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Image 1/1: The best course of action would be to obtain an new plunger and replace it.
  • Attempting to glue the plunger will most likely result in a bad O-ring seal causing the blaster to not function correctly.

  • The best course of action would be to obtain an new plunger and replace it.

  • Be sure to put the locking mechanism on in the correct orientation.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Nicholas Samokyszyn

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