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Offline DanC101

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Problem with ego-c battery
« on: October 06, 2012, 12:55:10 AM »
I charged my battery up and had been using it for less than half a day when it started 'playing up' I know it's got charge as it usually lasts a full day but I tried to charge it again just to make sure. When I plugged it in the charger light was staying green and the light on the battery flashed, so that must mean it's fully charged so I tried to use the battery again and now it wont even turn on.

I know it's not the charger as I have tried another and it's the same on that one, please help, the battery is only 6 weeks old and has always been looked after, thankfully I have ordered a spare battery but until that arrives I can't vape  :'(

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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 06:13:04 AM »
press and hold the button for 20 seconds and then click it 5 times think it's something like that to reset it. if it will come one just use it until it's flat if not let us know. you know it has the 5 click on off though. just in case

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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 09:34:39 AM »
Just tried to do that reset and there is still no life, the only way I can get any flashes from the battery is when I plug it in, it will flash a few times and then stop but the charger is saying it's fully charged.

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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 09:43:16 AM »
Have you tried cleaning the contacts on both the battery and charger?
Sometimes if the contacts are dirty the battery will flash when you connect
it but the charger light will stay green.


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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012, 10:10:49 AM »
Just cleaned the battery and charger with a cotten bud but it's still the same, battery flashes when I plug it in but charger light stays green and the battery wont turn on when I try.

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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2012, 01:42:00 PM »
Sounds like it may be a broken connection inside so the switch is not activating the battery.  :(

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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 04:24:15 PM »
Sounds like it may be a broken connection inside so the switch is not activating the battery.  :(

So is the light on the charger not going red because the battery is fully charged?

Is there anyway of opening the battery to try and fix it or could I claim under warranty?

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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 04:35:03 PM »
The warranty is 28 days, so thats out if the battery is 6 weeks old.

There is one more thing that you could try, just in case the battery is actually
flat but just not connecting with the charger. Use a straightened out paper clip
or something similar, slide it down the side of the centre pin on the battery and
then just gently (really gently)  nudge the centre pin back and forth a couple of times.
Sometimes this moves it just a mm or two and allows for it to connect with charger.

If that doesn't work then I wouldn't know what else to suggest :(


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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2012, 04:51:59 PM »
The warranty is 28 days, so thats out if the battery is 6 weeks old.

There is one more thing that you could try, just in case the battery is actually
flat but just not connecting with the charger. Use a straightened out paper clip
or something similar, slide it down the side of the centre pin on the battery and
then just gently (really gently)  nudge the centre pin back and forth a couple of times.
Sometimes this moves it just a mm or two and allows for it to connect with charger.

If that doesn't work then I wouldn't know what else to suggest :(

Just tried that, the pin moved up a little but it still wont work, looks like it's dead  :'(. My new battery came in the post today, that was going to be a spare so it's a good think I oredered it, just gone through a load of juice catching up on last nights missed vaping lol. I'll consine the old battery to the bin and get another ordered on pay day.

Thanks for the help everyone  :D

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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2012, 04:57:42 PM »
Aw that's a shame, sorry to hear that, I was really hoping it might work
after nudging the centre pin :(
Batteries normally do last loads longer than that though, I have one thats
still working after 18 months.

I'm pleased you got your new one though ;)


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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2015, 09:49:03 PM »
I haven't been on the forums for a long time but really wanted to post a big thank you to Ceekay for that tip about gently nudging up the battery centre pin. I had tried everything else and was about to give up on my 6 week old 'apparently dead' ego c slim battery housing but this tip worked a treat. I would never have thought of that...... thank yooooooooou Ceekay! I know this topic is an old one to post to but hopefully this revives it, in case this tip helps others too.

p.s. after going crazy on flavours and buying 50 or so in my first year of vaping I got over faced with them all and switched this past year to happily vaping unflavoured liquid and stuck with my original ecig all this time. Hence drifting away from the forums, with not trying anything new. Then a couple of months ago, I mysteriously developed a delayed case of the 'shiny syndrome' and somehow now have 5 different TW ecigs sat in front of me to choose from  ;D I've also just started mixing a few of my old flavours again. Must have been in need of a bit of variety to spice up my life   ;)

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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2015, 09:59:37 PM »
Aww you're welcome cleckhuddersfax, its good to know that an old tip can still work ;)

Good to have you back though, would love to hear what TW devices you now have... and yep that shiny syndrome catches
us all sooner or later... you can run, but you cant hide! lol  ;)


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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2015, 10:17:50 PM »
👀💩 i know i have tried lol its futile

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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2015, 11:31:22 PM »
My 'new' devices aren't any of the new fancy ones, as they're all discontinued now but they're all very new to me. Even though I've been vaping for 2 years I am still a complete newbie to all the ecigs out there and had never even seen an atty until about 3 months ago! I was stubbornly loyal to my first ecig, the Microlite and bought a ridiculous amount of spares because I loved it so much. I know it's not highly thought of on the forums but even now with all the choice I have in front of me, I actually still like and use it, along with all the others.

My first different ecig was an Ego T. At first I thought it was too big but then I started getting used to it and enjoyed how long the battery lasted, so started using it in the house.

That seemed to start the shiny syndrome, as when I went on TW to get a spare battery for it a couple of months ago, I was drawn to looking at the Ego C slim.... so I bought a silver one. I was absolutely gutted to see that a week later they decided to discontinue it  :'( So then I bought a black one as well  :D and a load of spare attys and batteries.

After seeing all the other discontinued items when I placed my order, that tempted me to try other stuff and I bought the eVod and the mini RCS tanks as I realised I could use them on a Tornado battery (at least they seem to work fine - not sure if they are actually meant to be used with that battery??) , so thought I'd give them a whirl as well.

Then, I saw the Titan Tank Classics at a ridiculously low discontinued price and thought, what the hell - I bought a couple of those as well  ???

So there you go, that's my new little collection. I'm only just getting used to some of them but they all seem good in their own way so far. My only regret was not buying a spare ego c slim battery housing and battery cap as I am now realising these aren't invisible - I did look for them when I placed the order for the Titan Tanks but they had sold out. That's why I went to the ends of the earth to work out how to fix the battery problem and came across your post, otherwise one of my slims would have been defunct already.


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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2015, 11:43:57 PM »
That all sounds great cleck, we all start at different levels, and the fact that you have taken that leap of faith and invested in something new gear
is just great!! You actually have some good stuff there, even though they are discontinued, at the time they were released they were considered to
be top notch ;) I still have an ego-slim (brand new) in the box, and Im so reluctant to get it out and batter it through daily use.... its pink... so sweet
and cute!!

Those Ego-T's are what I started with, I owe my 'vaping life' to them, brilliant little kit!! I also used to use the Titan tank!!

I'm sure you're going to have some fun times with all of your new kit, and even though they are discontinued, if you have any problems, give us a shout
and we may be able to help ;)

Hope you decide to stick around on the forum for a while and get involved with some posts, and once again, its good to have you back :)


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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2015, 12:06:28 AM »
aww thanks, it good to be back  :)

Liking the sound of your pink ego c slim. I went for a pink tornado battery when I ordered a spare - that colour is just too sweet and girly to resist isn't it? If you ever feel like trading it or any of your other ego slim bits and bobs let me know first. Somehow from the way you talk about it, I can see that probably won't happen though  :'(

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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2015, 07:14:57 AM »
Ohhh thats a tough one! Although I doubt I would use it, one day I may have need for something small! lol  :-\
I'll let you know if I ever decide to let it go ;) lol


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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2015, 09:41:32 AM »
I'll remain in hope then  :-*

By the way, thank you for saying you were happy to answer any questions about my new 'toys'. I do have one question but it's related to the eVod tank so I'm not sure if you have any experience of that one. Of everything I bought, the eVod doesn't seem to have much kick at all. I am using it on a Tornado T 650mh battery which I had read it was compatible with. It seems to fit perfectly but I barely here the atomiser noise when I draw and even after a 5 second draw I don't get that much vapour and hit - even the titan tank seems to do better than it. Just wondering if the eVod is known to be a poor bit of kit or if it actually doesn't work properly with one of these batteries. It's not a battery issue, as the battery works great with everything else. Any ideas?

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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2015, 10:59:19 AM »
The evod is one of the very few that I haven't tried  ??? lol, I did however try the protank II which uses the same coils.
What ohms are the coils that you are using for the Evod, I notice they come standard with a 2.2ohm coil, if this is what
you are using then I found those fairly tame! You may need to order some 1.8ohm coils to give the vape a bit more
oomph  :-\ I think 2.2 and 2.5ohm are ok if used on VV device, but maybe not so good with a standard TT battery.


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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2015, 03:03:35 PM »
Yes the evod packet does say its 2.2ohm. Maybe that's the problem then. The Tornado mini rcs tank packet says 1.8 - 2.5ohm, so I presume that's why this one works better on the ego T battery. I haven't really got enough experience of these types of ecigs yet to understand the correlation between atomiser ohms and battery types. I probably won't bother getting a lower ohm evod as I only bought it to see what it was like, plus I don't really like the round mouthpiece on it much anyway but it works in a fashion, so will do as a spare.

Many thanks for your advice on that ceekay.

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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2015, 03:08:40 PM »
You're very welcome cleck, you dont need to get a whole new evod, just when you need some new coils, try the 1.8ohm
instead :)


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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2015, 05:48:03 PM »
Ah, of course! I've been that used to using and refilling cartos, then throwing them when they die off, that I think my brain is still stuck in that loop. I was forgetting that this was a one I could replace the coil on ...doh  ::)

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Re: Problem with ego-c battery
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2015, 07:10:18 PM »
Ahhh, lol. Its easy to forget when you're not used to using that type of device 4.99 a pack, plus whatever discount
is available at the time, its worth a try... you might end up loving it.


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