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How Many Mods Have Died On You?

Discussion in 'APV and Mods Discussion' started by comeonhitme, Feb 19, 2018.

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  1. AzPlumber

    AzPlumber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2011
    Simple, small electronic components contain magic smoke, when they release their magic smoke they don't work anymore. :D
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  2. Alter

    Alter Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2013
    BC Canada
    To be honestly true in the 5 years my wife and I been vaping have had only 1 mod died and I killed it...bricked a Evic with that schit software and that was a few years ago. If you count The 2 I stick50's my wife used and still good board but dead batts. I got them and taken the batts out ready for one day to replace the batts. Provari's, both almost 5 years old. IPV2 still has a atty on it got in late 2013. IStick 100TC my wife used for almost a year before I got it..prolly 3 years old. A couple eons old Sigelei Zmax that late 2013 got and they have wonky fire button so they sat. Last summer came across a light bulb moment in a youtube vid then with a couple bits of tape, fixed the button and now 2 new old mods that haven't skipped a beat since the fix. Plus a bunch of older school mechs that still get used....always will enjoy some mech hits.
    I didn't need ooldes of hitters until the FDA flung it into the fan so the STM and provari was my 24/7 for ages and still would be but now since Provape is gone the provari not used as much any more replaced with the zmax for now, all others were part time hitters. Now I got too many...
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  3. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    I had a SMOK regulated tube mod just die about 3 months after winning it in a contest.

    My son had a SMOK regulated box mod (one with the large side fire button) die within 6 months of use.

    I worked for a vape shop in 2014. We could expect a third of all SMOK regulated mods to be returned nonfunctional within several months use - the majority which were out of warranty. The ones returned within the warranty period, SMOK would not reimburse our shop so we had to eat the costs internally. We eventually stopped dealing with SMOK altogether.

    If you can't tell, I'm not a fan of SMOK. :evil:

    I've had multiple Provari's, an Innokin MVP, a Wisemic RX200, a Segelei Fuschia 213, and JAC Vapour regulated mods which are still functional to this day.
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  4. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hunterwasser
    An iStick 100 that the 510 disintegrated on after after 18 months.
    A Vaporflask clone after 6 months, 510 again.
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  5. DingerCPA

    DingerCPA Vaping Mistress Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 9, 2014
    Corn 'n' Cows
    Eh, I've had two that have committed suicide. One - Wismec Predator - I think it got too much juice from a really leaky tank. Fortunately (?) it was a freebie, but I did like it, so I haz a sad. Other one was a Fuchai Duo-3. Not sure what its problem was - autofired to beat the band. It wasn't that old - coupla months. I was bummed. However, I have lotza other mods that are working quite well...... I'm almost 4 years into this officially. My original cigalike kit has bitten the dust, but I don't count it.
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  6. score69

    score69 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 28, 2015
    Athens, GA, USA
    I've only ever had three mods completely die on me. This excludes disposable ego batteries, etc.

    First one was and P4U IPV Mini. Great mod, was a little over a year old, used daily. Tank leaked and woke up to find the mod auto-firing. It got the battery removed and retired immediately. I don't consider this the fault of the mod itself. Was very happy with it.

    Had TWO Istick 20w that failed on me. One, the 510 became extremely unreliable. I was using it for Kanger Evods (MTL use) and had over a year out of it. So I had no problems retiring it. The second Istick that I used to replace the first one only lasted about 2 weeks of daily use. The button lost it's click. It still works, but there is no movement on the fire button at all. It's a no go for me. No juice leaks or anything, just think the button on the board was crap on this one.

    All of my other mods (over 5 years of vaping) still function. Some of them look like crap, but still run well. Most of them weren't daily drivers either though.

    If I get a solid year of daily use from a $50-$75 Chinese mod, I'm not going to lose any sleep over it dying on me at that point. The mod has more than provided it's service to me at that point, anything longer than that is a bonus. A more expensive mod, I might be a little disappointed.

    Look how often folks replace their cell phones these days. A mod every 6-12 months is nothing in comparison in my opinion.
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  7. 440BB

    440BB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 19, 2011
    The Motor City
    I've had one of the original Evic tube mods break apart on a drop, which was a know problem they corrected. My wife's Innokin VV mods have lasted a year or so each, but some have died earlier. I had a ProVari V2 stop working after about four years of all day use and hundreds of drops. I did use it to pound in nails a few times as well, so I may have caused it's relatively short life.:D

    In the current market with floods of new devices hitting the shores the dvices are for the most part built to last six months to a year of daily use IMO.
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  8. untar

    untar Vaping Master

    Feb 7, 2018
    Two. An eleaf istick 50 when the battery died after 2 years and a smok alien which let out a fart and fell over sideways after 2 weeks. And 6 months later the replacement alien did the same. So three I guess :rolleyes:
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  9. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Shockingly enough, none of my mods has died yet. The oldest is an MPV-5 and I retired it as it was pretty beat up, but otherwise, everything still functions great, and most of it looks okay. I refuse to count my dual use mods, because I did not value them or care for them appropriately.

    I'm still shocked, however. I mean, over 200 days. Tank glass is another matter, however. I kill off every glass tank I see. If you come visit, I suggest a SS tank or perhaps pyrex, LOL.

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  10. 2buildawall

    2buildawall Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2014
    One died on me but it will still works intermittently in a pinch and that is the Eleaf Istick 50w. The thing served me well for three years. So many people with problems and mine worked great up until about a year ago. I have the original Asmodus Minikin and half the screen is not readable but it still works great. Other than that I have Kanger, Innoken, and Aspire mods all working years later.
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  11. wheelie

    wheelie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 12, 2014
    Ont. Canada
    Had an MVP drop dead on me. Most of the time something else. Pico mega the battery cover stripped, Pegusas just went goofy but still works. Really never had to many go bad on me over the years. CHEERS!
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  12. KenD

    KenD Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 20, 2013
    Stockholm, Sweden
    A Vamo v5 (dropped it on stone/concrete floor, so my fault - can't blame the mod), Koopor Mini (electronics burnt out without warning), and a Smok Alien (run over by a sturdy Russian SUV, so really can't blame the mod...).

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  13. PugLady

    PugLady Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 9, 2012
    Arnold Maryland
    Every single internal non removable battery mod I've ever had, eventually the charging port always goes bad.. I refuse to buy anything that I can't change batteries in. I like the convenience of a charging port but I need the backup insurance of a removable battery otherwise I feel like I'm flushing money down the toilet lol..

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  14. Ralph_K

    Ralph_K Senior Member

    Jan 1, 2018
    Last night put batteries in the Smok Alien turn it on everything was a mirror image. LOL 5's and 2's make it a little confusing to adjust wattage. Took 4 tries of removing and replacing batteries but finally went back to normal. I didn't think about it at the time but could have set wattage in the mirror.
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  15. RainSong

    RainSong An adult who likes flavors. Verified Member ECF Veteran

    1. After 8 months my Jac Vapour Series B just stopped working. Jac Vapour was kind enough to apply a warranty replacement even though I was slightly past the 6 month warranty period. Currently waiting for the replacement to show up on my doorstep.
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  16. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    I've had few mods that died. Most are still working. My journey has been one that demands I buy new and shiny stuff, so the sheer number of new mods has taken the stress off the old ones. :)

    I have quite a backlog stash of backup mods to fall back on if vaping is ever outlawed in the U.S.
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  17. Hawise

    Hawise Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 25, 2013
    AB, Canada
    I'm afraid you might be looking for a unicorn. Most internal battery mods simply won't last 3 years because the batteries themselves don't tend to last that long. Batteries deteriorate with use and over time, whether or not you use them. After three years I'd expect most batteries to have trouble holding a charge.

    I've had two mods die. Some of the buttons on my Aspire NX75 gave out. Technically it still works, but I can't change the settings. My first eVic VTwo Mini died in a more interesting fashion. After about 9 months of (admittedly very heavy) use, it started auto-firing.
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  18. numsquat

    numsquat Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2015
    One 1 died, Smok Alien 220 fried on me, though was still under warranty and the replacement went to my youngest son to upgrade the MVP20w I had given him before (my original MVP and 20w were both still working when I gave them away). Gave my MVP3 Pro to my oldest who uses it as his backup right now. My Tesla 120w didn't die but has the hinge problem and the hinge pin popped out last week so it's now a desktop stay at home mod now (the hinge door is actually less of a problem now than when the hinge was in). The only other mods I've ever had are the Battlestar and Gbox, which are what I currently use. So 1 of 8 "died".
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  19. gpjoe

    gpjoe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2013

    I get rid of my regulated mods before they fail, and it's hard to kill a mech.
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  20. Vicman

    Vicman Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 6, 2014
    My original MVP died after about a year. I must have dropped the thing about 100 times and the 510 stripped out from falling on the tank so many times. Hated to see it go as that was the device that got me off smokes.

    Had a Istick 50w malfunction. It kept auto firing so tossed it before any damage could be done.

    Other than that, had pretty good luck. Should say my shinnyitis took over since those and have more mods than I care to admit. None of them get the use the MVP got as I am constantly switching up what I use. Since I keep buying new stuff, have a feeling more will get retired than die in the future.
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