V5 Buttons Won't Click

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  1. ProfBrad12

    ProfBrad12 Full Member Verified Member

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    I've hunted high and low, and only found one video discussing this process on a V2, so I'll post this here. My Vamo V5's + button suddenly won't click, and is basically acting as a touch-sensitive control now, making it very difficult to keep in a pocket.

    Does anyone know how to fix this without damaging the unit? I've attached pictures to help illustrate what's going on.

    Thanks in advance for any help you guys and gals can provide.

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  2. Keeferes

    Keeferes Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Turn the unit off when you put it in a pocket is my only suggestion. My down button looks like that after almost 2 months.

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  3. donesmokin

    donesmokin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    From what I understand the board can shift getting crooked inside the tube. On the V5 people are using the battery extension tube in place of the top ring for grip, not that I've had any luck so far. Mine's on there pretty tight and with just a 510 thread problem I haven't tried very hard. Once inside things should be pretty much the same as this:

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  4. ProfBrad12

    ProfBrad12 Full Member Verified Member

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    Thanks all. Think I might have to roll the dice and twist the board a little to get those buttons clicking again.
     
  5. Keeferes

    Keeferes Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Any luck twisting the board to get it back in place?

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  6. ProfBrad12

    ProfBrad12 Full Member Verified Member

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    I've been able to twist it to the point where it moves the button back in place, but immediately feel resistance (hot glue, solder, not sure...) When I release the pressure, it "snaps" back to its broken position, but still works fine.

    I'm hesitant to twist further for fear of breaking it.

    This is my second Vamo, and both have failed to a certain extent, without ever once being dropped or mishandled. Very disappointing.
     
  7. Keeferes

    Keeferes Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mines same thing. I haven't taken it apart, but I'm saving for a zmaxx so I'll just put this one up as a backup.

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  8. donesmokin

    donesmokin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The Vamo isn't the highest quality mod but having paid less than $40 each for mine I knew that going in. Guess that's why I've got lots of back ups. One of these days I might spring for a high end PV. Something with a DNA chip!
     
  9. ProfBrad12

    ProfBrad12 Full Member Verified Member

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    I decided to get an Innokin MVP 2.0 today, and despite its quirks, I think this is a much better option than going for a third Vamo. I'm waiting for a replacement decision from Fasttech, so best case, I'll have two working mods. Worst case, I'm out a few bucks and have a new toy.

    Thanks for all your help, everyone...
     
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