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Fix for Non-Working Cartos

Discussion in 'Vapor4Life' started by Sallyem, Jul 22, 2010.

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  1. Sallyem

    Sallyem Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2010
    I discovered a Fix for cartos that do not work at all. No nothing...just not working. I have several new cool carts that I had to fix. Take a needle nosed pliers or something else that would work, and turn the round connector in the screw-in part of the carto. Turn it counter-clockwise about a quarter turn. It lifts that contact, and then it makes connection to the contact on the battery better. That has fixed my problems. GOOD LUCK!! :)
  2. Sylvie

    Sylvie Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jun 15, 2010
    just had one die on me today after not even a full use, gonna have to try this.. thanks for the info :)
  3. Above God

    Above God Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 5, 2010
    eh...guess i could try this, i have had at least one dud in every wow pack i have got so far
  4. Defiantgroundhog

    Defiantgroundhog Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 3, 2010
    It worked!!! Thanks this is going to save me money.. Woot!
  5. Sallyem

    Sallyem Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2010
    You are very welcome. :vapor:
  6. susieque

    susieque Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2010
    salleyem - i'm going to try that the next time i have an issue with a cart.. thanks so much for sharing this useful information...
  7. Sylvie

    Sylvie Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jun 15, 2010
    Thanks sally, carto working great again!! not really sure how that is but it is :)
  8. Bunnylennox

    Bunnylennox Full Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 3, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I had one that was working great and then stopped....this did the trick;)
  9. Stoked!

    Stoked! Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 29, 2010
    Philly Burbs
    Is it only cool carts or also premiums and wows?
  10. MX5

    MX5 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 10, 2009
    Thanks for that Info!!!!!!!!!:) Tricks of the "Have Tried and It Works!" :D

    Why smoke when You Can VAPE!!:banana:
  11. Sallyem

    Sallyem Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2010
    Sometimes the center circle connector of our batteries somehow get pushed down a bit. Sometimes sticky stuff gets under there and it sticks in that down position. This is a reminder that when cleaning the batteries, and we stick a pin or whatever into the holes to keep them clear, we should also remember to try to lift that center of the battery a bit.

    Assuming that has been done, and the cart still won't work, use my
    FIX as stated. It is for all the carts....I have used it on cool carts and on premium carts, and on regular carts. I have had to use the FIX many times, and believe works! :D
  12. RIMP

    RIMP Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I tried it on a couple of premiums and it worked great, thanks a bunch:)
  13. Sallyem

    Sallyem Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2010
    You're very welcome ;)
  14. dbertram1117

    dbertram1117 Full Member

    Jul 29, 2010
    I was wondering about this. I just started with vaping and I had a cartridge that did nothing. I thought it might not have been filled. I tried your trick and it worked! Thanks so much for helping the "new guys!"
  15. Mactrick

    Mactrick Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 19, 2010
    Ventura, CA
    This thread should be stickied. I just revived 3 carts using this method. 2 were from a brand new pack and one died on me after much use. I know that I've tossed others that could have probably been saved.

    I've included an image because it wasn't 100% clear to me what part I was supposed to spin. I used a flat-head screwdriver to spin the center, instead of the recommended needle-nose pliers. The needle-nose pliers that I had was not needly enough. The area that needs to be spun has a slight recess running down the center (visible in the image) which you can push with the screwdriver. Hopefully bumping this thread will help others.

  16. chadley

    chadley Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 8, 2009
    Chicago IL
    Stickied!! This is known as the "sallyem" method
  17. resonator

    resonator Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 17, 2009
    The Badger State
    Just tried this on a self-refilled carto that was showing no sigs of life. It worked!

    My method was just a little different. I used a tiny flat-head screwdriver as a lever and just pry the inner circle on the cartomizer up a little bit on two or three sides, using the inside of the outer wall as leverage. Great thread!

    P.S. Mactrick, that's an appropriate alias for your post, having your "Mac" in the picture to demonstrate this "trick" =) I live in Wisconsin but I have family in Ventura that I visit occasionally. I've stealth vaped at the Bench Warmer pub a few times now.
  18. Clover~

    Clover~ Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 21, 2010
    South Dakota
    Awesome! I was really sad that one my carts I just filled wasnt working and this made it magically start up again!
  19. deback

    deback Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 25, 2010
    Turning the round connector is to loosen the draw (to the left) or tighten the draw (to the right). When trying to unstick the round thing(s) at the threaded ends of the battery and the cartomizer, use a paper clip or something similar to lift the round things a little bit. Lift a little while going all around the round things. This will help to unstick them and make sure the gasket underneath the round things is sitting correctly. You don't want to turn the round things with pliers or a screwdriver, or this will affect the draw.

    I'm referring to Boge and KR808D-1 cartomizers that have an indentation in the middle of the round thing at the threaded end. I also did not read this entire thread when posting this.
  20. Situation10

    Situation10 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 11, 2009
    I wish I knew this back when I received a 5 pack of dead carts! I threw them away. :( At least I know for next time. :)
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