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How do I obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number for a camera?
KB Number: 10187
This article describes how to obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number in order to return a product to FLIR.
An RMA number is required before a product can be returned for refund, replacement, or repair. Products that are returned without an RMA number may be refused and returned to the sender, or may result in unnecessary processing delays.
Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details on our return and repair policy.
Returning for Refund
If you are within 30 days of purchase you may return your camera for a refund, minus a 15% restocking fee. An RMA number is still required. You are responsible for shipping costs to FLIR.
Returns and exchanges have certain restrictions. See the Return and Exchange section of our Terms and Conditions for details.
Returning for Repair
If you are within your warranty period, you may return your camera for repair or replacement. If you are outside of your warranty period, you may still return your camera for repair; however, a fee will be charged. (See Knowledge Base Article 10185 for a list of warranty periods.) You are responsible for shipping costs.
Our goal is to ensure the user has access to a working camera as quickly as possible. Often issues can be resolved without having to return the camera (for example, with updated software or firmware). If the camera needs to be sent back to us, to facilitate a quick resolution we require an accurate description of the problem.
RMA Request Instructions
Follow these steps to obtain an RMA number:
1. Complete the RMA Request form.
2. You will receive an email confirming receipt of the request and containing a Technical Support Ticket number.
3. You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org containing the RMA number and instructions on how to return the camera.
Inquiries regarding the repair status of a camera should be sent to email@example.com with the following in the subject line:
If the camera is known to be Out of Warranty from the beginning, our sales team will contact you for a PO before the RMA is made. If an In Warranty RMA is found to be Out of Warranty after being returned, you will be contacted with the cost for your approval before work is done on the camera. The camera can also be sent back as-is if you do not wish to continue the repair.