EGO C Twist blinking 3 times

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  1. whitetortuga

    whitetortuga Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Hey everyone, just had a quick question. My ego C Twist blinks 3 times every time I press the button. It is charged, and I even charged it over night to be sure. I'm not sure what the issue is, it wasn't dropped or anything. Just started doing this. I tried to turn it off the one time and it blinked I don't know how many times, more than 10 though. Anyone have any advice on this? I'm confused what is going on. I have tried 4 or 5 different cartos/tanks with no luck!


    Thanks guys!
     
  2. AttyPops

    AttyPops Yeah, I type stuff. ECF Veteran

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    3 blinks = short (too low ohms).

    Clean the threads inside the connection and see if that helps. Also, if that doesn't work, use a paperclip or some-such and try to pry the center post up a little bit...GENTLY. Don't rip the little rubber grommet that separates the center post from the threads.
     
  3. whitetortuga

    whitetortuga Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    That is weird. I have also used different ohms.. One is 2.4-29. Also, I have used the same carto for weeks on it and it has worked. I did try to pry it up a bit with no luck!
     
  4. AttyPops

    AttyPops Yeah, I type stuff. ECF Veteran

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    Did you clean it inside the connector (maybe it's shorted with gunk?)

    I only mentioned the pry thing since some have indicated that certain tanks/cartos may push the center pin down too far and it shorts INSIDE.....

    So if you don't have an tank/atty/carto on it.... and push the button...what happens?

    EDIT: BTW... a short is basically zero ohms...
     
  5. whitetortuga

    whitetortuga Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Ok so here is how it goes:
    I screw the cartomizer on: 3 blinks
    I press the button with the cartomizer on: 3 blinks
    I take off the carto: Nothing happens
    I press the button with no carto on: Nothing happens
    I push the center pit side to try to move it up a bit: 3 blinks

    Thanks for your help!
     
  6. AttyPops

    AttyPops Yeah, I type stuff. ECF Veteran

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    I'm uncertain of what you mean by the last point...

    So are you saying that you push on the center pin and push the button and get 3 blinks? (And that you're not shorting it with a metal object)?

    It shouldn't blink when you just screw a carto on without the button pushed!

    Is the button stuck too?

    P.S. How old is it? Time for a new one?
    I only have a regular eGo...not a twist. So maybe they are different or something...I'll wait for someone else to chime in here........
     
  7. Iffy

    Iffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The only thing that I can think of to try is...

    Have you tried the 5 click on/off?

    How old is da batt?

    Please let us know what ya determine. Good luck!
     
  8. AttyPops

    AttyPops Yeah, I type stuff. ECF Veteran

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    Do they do 3 blinks with the 5-click thing too Iffy?
     
  9. whitetortuga

    whitetortuga Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Sorry, when I use a paper clip to try and push up the center pin, it blinks. Not pushing the button or anything. It isn't that old, I got it at the end of August or so. Also, no, the button seems just fine! No 5 click on/off either. It doesn't matter.
     
  10. AttyPops

    AttyPops Yeah, I type stuff. ECF Veteran

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    Try it with something plastic (non-conductive). Still blink?
     
  11. Iffy

    Iffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mine do.

    OP, sounds like your button may be stuck. Either that or it's a tosser.
     
  12. whitetortuga

    whitetortuga Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Just tried it and it didn't blink with plastic. Also I tried it with the metal again, and no blinking. Still blinks 3 times though when I hit the button with a cartomizer on. Well I pressed the button like 3 times and it blinked +/- 37 times (I lost track).
     
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    whitetortuga Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Button seems to be responsive. It is blinking 3 times every time I hit it.
     
  14. AttyPops

    AttyPops Yeah, I type stuff. ECF Veteran

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    $%!&*&$# <self-censored> why didn't they use a different # of blinks for that? Grrr......
     
  15. Iffy

    Iffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Check with your vendor. Hopefully it might still be under warranty.
     
  16. AttyPops

    AttyPops Yeah, I type stuff. ECF Veteran

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    The 5-click thing would require 5 clicks, of course, so IDK why 3 clicks made it go super-blink unless it's discharged.

    The no-blinking when not shorted on empty connector means it's not internally shorted when stuff isn't screwed on. Have you tried backing off the atty/carto a little at a time? Trying to see if you get sizzle without 3 blinks?
     
  17. whitetortuga

    whitetortuga Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    3 Clicks - YouTube


    Here is a video that might be of some help. If you listen, you can hear the buttons working. Also, this cartomizer was just an example (at 3.0 ohms or something).



    I have already had a passthrough that broke about a month ago, and the vendor was no help at all. All they said is that they die around 300 charges. No way did I charge it 300 times (1000 may) in 2 months. Not even close. This is the second one from that same vendor.
     
  18. AttyPops

    AttyPops Yeah, I type stuff. ECF Veteran

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    That's cool that you did that.

    Do you have a multimeter? What is the ohms reading on that tank? (V.N.?) Also the old VN's had a long center pin that pushed the center connectors down too far........

    EDIT: Took another look...nm.
     
  19. dolphins35

    dolphins35 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mine did the same exact thing. I had mine for about 6 weeks. I took it to my vender and he said it was a bad connector or shorted wire inside. He said he could fix it but the it would cost more than a new one. I had just missed my 30 day warranty by 2 weeks.
    My vendor honored the warranty anyway. Thanks Matt!

    Long story but I asked him to take it apart and show me and it was a wire that melted and shorted out. Black inside.
    Be Careful.
     
  20. whitetortuga

    whitetortuga Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Wow thats terrible.. That is two batteries from this place in a short time. Man does this really, really make me mad.
     
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