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Hello/problem with blu e cig

Discussion in 'Blu Electronic Cigarettes' started by David Sweatshirt, Jun 5, 2013.

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  1. David Sweatshirt

    David Sweatshirt Full Member

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    Hi everyone.
    Okay so I joined this site to ask a question about a problem I'm having with my blu e cig but I have to post here 5 times before i can post in the blu section or anywhere else.
    If you think you can help, I have the original blu e cig starter kit, the problem I'm having is that on one of my e cigs the blue light won't turn off. Normally it's only on when you're taking a drag or charging it, but it will not turn off or produce a vapor when a drag is attempted. I tried putting it in my USB charger to see if it'd help, it didn't, all that happened was the light remained on and the usb light turned blue which is indicative of the battery being fully charged. Then I tried putting it into the pack charger and the light remained on on the e cig as well as the pack, but if the light on the pack is on when the e cig is in that's indicative of it needing to be charged. So I really don't know what to do, my chargers are giving me mixed signals and nothing I do seems to turn the light off.
     
  2. DrApex

    DrApex Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Yikes.

    I'm not sure how to answer that question. I hope you figure it out. So you don't get tempted.

    Sometimes people move up from the blu, to other devices. If and when you grt ready to do that, we can help you find the right equipment for your needs.

    Sent from my mobile. Ignore typos please.
     
  3. David Sweatshirt

    David Sweatshirt Full Member

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    Yeah I've seen that all over the web about how not to use blu e cigs, I probably should've researched the product a bit more before buying but whatever thanks for answering anyway.
    Hopefully someone else will know what to do
     
  4. Azmo

    Azmo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sounds like that battery may be hosed. Not sure how much charge is left, but maybe let it sit until it runs itself dead. Then try to charge it. But my guess is that the battery is bad.

    How long have you had it? Maybe go to the Blu website and send them an email. They may send you a new battery.
     
  5. kiwivap

    kiwivap Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hi David - firstly don't connect anything to it - if it is stuck turned on it could burn your attachment.
    The pressure switch may be stuck - you can try tapping the threaded end of the battery (not the LED light end) a few times on a hard surface. If the LED light goes off you have unstuck the pressure switch, and can vape with it.

    If that doesn't work - don't use it. Its no good. Either get a replacement or buy another ecig - I'd recommend smokelessimage.com/?a_aid=4f3192263c7b1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smokeless Image, or Bloog for cig size. Get two - you need a back up. If you are willing to go more cigar size - Vision Spinner or Ego twist.
     
  6. MiamiMom63

    MiamiMom63 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Sorry, I don't have an answer for you. I think I remember seeing a youtube video that someone made of this same problem. Their Blu was laying on their desk still vaping away. If that's the case, I would think that could be a fire hazard. I know there are quite a few comments in other threads in here about the Blu. Most aren't real positive. Sorry. Also, two people I know that started with the Blu, went back to smoking. One finally got a better setup and quit smoking. The other one has never come back to vaping and thinks all Ecigs are like that. :( you should probably invest in an ego or spinner. If you just must have a cig sized Ecig, then I recommend the Volt.
     
  7. David Sweatshirt

    David Sweatshirt Full Member

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    I've had it for almost 4 months, I was thinking about just letting it run until it dies but it's been hours and the light is still on. I have another one I can use since the blu starter kit comes with 2 e cigs anyway but it's nice to use one while the other charges. I may just buy a new e cig of a different brand if this one is permanently broken. It seems like no one online recommends blu e cigs anyway, and there are plenty of others out there.
     
  8. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Mystagogue φ Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hi

    Personally, if it's still lit I would put it somewhere fire-proof.
     
  9. kiwivap

    kiwivap Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    If tapping as suggested doesn't fix it - put it in a pyrex dish or metal container and let it run down. Keep it away from anything flammable. I expect it will just run down until depleted, but best to be safe.
     
  10. David Sweatshirt

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    Well I went to the blu e cig site and they have a live chat stream, which set me up with a representative pretty quickly and they told me they'd replace it...if I printed out a form, filled it out, then sent it to them along with my proof of purchase. Too bad I don't know where the receipt is. This really sucks, and now I'm probably just going to switch to another brand of e cig anyway.
     
  11. kiwivap

    kiwivap Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It sucks now, but later you might see the positive side if you switch from Blu. I recommend switching to something else - Smokeless Image volts or some Spinners or Ego twists. Blu have got a lot of people started - then they get something better.
    And if you can't find the receipt - tell them you can send them the battery (if that's what you want to do of course).
     
  12. David Sweatshirt

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    I believe they need the receipt for the date of the purchase because their warranty is only for a year
     
  13. kiwivap

    kiwivap Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oh, bummer. And I'm guessing there isn't an online account that shows when you purchased it.
     
  14. Azmo

    Azmo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It will take quite a while to drain the battery. The only load on it is a small LED which doesn't use much power. But if you are already resigned to buying a new ecig, I wouldn't bother waiting.

    If you have a bunch of Blu cartridges left, just make sure you buy one with a 510 connection. I personally recommend only buying batteries with a 510 connection so you have future options. The Volt is nice, but it's not 510.
     
  15. candik

    candik Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Hi David, sorry you're having problems with your blu. You know, it doesn't matter which product you use if it's successful in getting you off cigarettes. There is no one size fits all in life and it's certainly no different in vaping.

    If you're going to get another one, there are a few things to consider. The closer to a cigarette it looks, the less satisfactory it generally is. Usually they have smaller batteries so require more frequent charging and some of those "cig-a-lke" products require you to use their attachments only. Sometimes that ends up being more costly in the long run as you're kinda stuck with choices and paying their prices. Now, if you do have cartridges left from the blue you want to use, you don't have to have a 510 threaded battery, but you will need an adapter that can change what ever threading is on the battery to a 510. Adapters are great cause they give you more options, but products that have multiple threading on them are just as nice. Definitely decide how much you want to spend, what look or size do you want to stick with, how much vape time between charges do you need are important things to consider. Don't just go with what is popular if there is a doubt in your mind that it might not work. Who cares if it's a provari or vamo or ??? It just has to do the job.

    If you do decide to get another product, if you don't mind waiting for shipping, there are some really great deals to be had overseas.

    Good luck and again, sorry for our blu.
     
  16. desk1%

    desk1% Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I didn't much care for blu as a whole. Check out an eGo setup if you're still smoking, it helped me make the switch to vaping.
     
  17. ScottBrooks

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    This has happened to me a couple of times with Blu batteries. I like Blu and their flavors so I still use them on the side and when just in the mood. Like someone else mentioned tap on the desk, and this has worked for me a couple of times, blow in to the battery with no cart attached. I'm going to add do this at your own risk as these batteries are dangerous, and not toys. HTH - Scott
     
  18. jamesrocco

    jamesrocco Full Member

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    I had a blu as my first electronic cigarette. I loved it at first but a couple of weeks after that it started to suck. I recommend maybe buying an ego kit or even just taking the step staight to a mod. I bought a silver bullet and I absolutely love it
     
  19. David Sweatshirt

    David Sweatshirt Full Member

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    Tapping doesn't seem to do anything, no matter how hard or how many times I tap it. Blowing didn't work either :(
    I let it charge til it turned off then charged it a little bit and took it out and the light still will not turn off. I guess it's permanently broken, I really have no idea what to do at this point, I still have one functioning e cig so I'm not like nicotine deprived or anything it was just nice to have 2. Are the only decent e cigs able to be purchased online? Because I'd like to be able to just walk over to a local Walgreen's and buy one.
     
  20. Jazzi Mike

    Jazzi Mike Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    There is a section on this forum where you can look to see if there are any stores in your area. You may want to google ecig vendor and your area. See where that takes you. Personally, I like the online shopping aspect of e cigs. You will probably pay more when you go to a store.
     
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