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IStick Pico 75W wont stop firing/Firing on its own

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  1. comeonhitme

    comeonhitme Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 7, 2012
    tampa bay
    MY Istick Pico is about 12-18 months old. Today when I pressed the fire button it wouldn't stop firing until the 10 second cutoff. Later today it was sitting on the table and started firing on its own.

    I suppose either the button is sticking, which it doesnt appear to be from my observations. Or it's malfunctioning. Anyone ever have this problem or have any solution or knowledge with this issue?
     
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  2. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    This is a problem I see more often on smok mods. Interesting to see it on a pico. Their reliability is supposed to be good. I’m afraid I don’t have any solutions for you. Doesn’t mean someone else won’t though. GL
     
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  3. comeonhitme

    comeonhitme Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 7, 2012
    tampa bay
    What was the problem / solution with the Smoke mods?
     
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  4. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    Not sure that there is a solution being that it's circuitry. I threw 2 Innokin in the trash like that. Maybe spray the firing button with contact cleaner and check the circuit board. I don't recall ever seeing a fix tho. Gl
     
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  5. SupplyDaddy

    SupplyDaddy I'm considered a Mad Scientist in some circles! Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    One thing you must keep in mind, a commercial mod of 12 to 18 months old is, well, Old!
    Daily use, even just taking a drag and setting it down, puts wear and tear on it.

    There are replacement boards out there for the Pico 75. Not the best quality and you can get a new Pico 75 for $20 or so.

    Get a new one.
     
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  6. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    There wasn’t one afaik :/
     
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  7. comeonhitme

    comeonhitme Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 7, 2012
    tampa bay
    i hate that devices can only last a year and not work anymore. I get that they are 25-30$. But thats bad quality in my opinion. Maybe i should invest in a more reliable device :blink::yawn::sleep:
     
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  8. comeonhitme

    comeonhitme Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 7, 2012
    tampa bay
    I loved the Picos but now Im down to 1 out of 3 that still work. 33%... Hopefully my new MVP4 and VP Drag can outlast the Picos

    PS:
    The MVP4 and Zeus rta combo is killin it
     
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  9. SupplyDaddy

    SupplyDaddy I'm considered a Mad Scientist in some circles! Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    True, you get what you pay for. But I've had the pico series last longer than others. MVP's never lasted for me, eVics ditto, and a dozen other brands.
     
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  10. comeonhitme

    comeonhitme Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 7, 2012
    tampa bay
    MVP's are notorious for their durability and longevity. Im hoping my first Innokin / MVP will stay true to their name.

    You do get what you pay for, but I'm hoping a 50$ mod lasts longer than 12 months. Is 24 months too much to ask for lol. (btw one of my oldest and still working fully functional devices is an eleaf istick 30)
     
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  11. 93gc40

    93gc40 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 5, 2014
    California
    Well my pico 75 is 24 months old and going strong.... my MVP lasted 60 days......

    I say if you want a mod that will not have a circuit board succumb to constant heating and cooling... GET A MECH.

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  12. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    No mod is infallible and how you treat it also matters. I have to say, I'm not the hugest fan of the picos, especially the new one. I sold mine, because I didn't care for the build quality, to me it was poorly machined and whatnot. An earlier pico, I bought off ebay (I was new) and it arrived broken, and with clearly "rebuilt" coils. No thanks, it went straight back.

    Despite my record with them, I will recommend them to new users, as they do have their pluses, and for the price, well, they can perform well. But, if it were me, I'd consider an innoken mod, maybe the eleaf invoke, it's almost as small as a pico but much better design and two internal batteries, so great battery life, and it's light and portable while still being very well designed and easy to use. I really recommend them now as a starter device, because I love mine so much (I won it, and I'm glad I did). Feels great in the hand, light, easy to use, and great quality for a reasonable price.

    You can put any topper you want on there, including a MTL topper, and just enjoy great battery life. I don't know what it is with me and picos but I think there are far, far better setups out there for not as much money. I really like certain mod makers, and while I do like some things from the manufacturer's of the picos, I am far more likely to recommend an Aspire Zelos starter kit that comes with a Nautilus 2 topper, they are internal battery mods, in case that is what you are looking for but good reliability and build quality for the price, and as you continue trying new equipment, the mods work well for many MTL tanks. Nice small formfactor as well. If it were me, honestly, I'd replace with a two battery removable mod, unless you are looking for something super tiny and/or very low budget.

    Best of luck,

    Anna
     
  13. Nick L

    Nick L Full Member

    Jan 15, 2015
    Indiantown FL USA
    I would.not be disappointed with 12 to 18 months daily use for a sub $40 dollar mod.

    As a somewhat safety obsessed person, I would bin it straight away and move to a new mod.
     
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  14. backitdown

    backitdown Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
    On a boat in So.CA
    14 months of everyday use on my Pico 25 and it wouldn't die. Half of the chrome plating on the zinc is long gone from my sweaty hands and polishing. It's been dropped about 5-6 times so it looks a fairly battle worn but keeps on ticking. I'm impressed for a $20 item.
     
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  15. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Paperweight or garbage can. Guaranteed.

    Generally speaking, the mods available in that price range generally don't last more than a year, couple of years tops, although my original MVP is now 5 years old. It's not really in use (sister's backup mod) and the battery doesn't hold a charge for very long, but it still works and is in great physical condition.

    Expect to pay upwards of $75 or more from a reputable company if you want your mod to last a couple of years or more. Probably won't be made in China. You generally get what you pay for.

    My most well-built, durable and dependable regulated mods have been a $180 Provari (USA) and $100 JAC Vapour DNA75 (Scotland). Top grade chips. Both companies had/have great customer service and stood/stand by their products. Again, you get what you pay for.

    "We make cheap. You buy cheap. It break? You buy another!" :thumbs:
     
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  16. score69

    score69 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 28, 2015
    Athens, GA, USA
    Any mod that fires on it's own needs to be retired immediately. Just because the 10 second cutoff kicks in currently, doesn't mean that this safegaurd will continue to work. If the 10 sec cutoff fails as well, you could have a problem on your hands.

    I've had a mod that auto-fired and the 10 second cutoff failed as well. I immediately removed the battery and refuse to trust it again.

    Mods in this price range (isticks, pico, etc) are meant to be disposable in my opinion when they exhibit issues. 12-18 months, you've gotten you $$$ worth and it's time to move on. You can get a new Pico for $25. If you like it, replace it. For how much we spend on coils, juice, and the like, $25 for a year use of a mod is very inexpensive.
     
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  17. the dog

    the dog Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 2, 2016
    Can't say nothing bad about this little guy ,no more paint gets used everyday and banged around in my feller buncher and never stopped working and to top it of I'm still running the efest battery it came with. Maybe I got lucky I don't know but can't say anything bad got my moneys worth
     

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  18. LyLyV

    LyLyV Senior Member

    Feb 21, 2018
    Earth (most days)
    OMG the metal drip tip! What, where, how much?

    Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
     
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  19. the dog

    the dog Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 2, 2016
    The drip tip came off of a tfv4 smok tank
     
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