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New Aegis Legend flickering

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  1. fiddleshe

    fiddleshe Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    Brand new out of the box maiden voyage and the dispay is flickering and/or the dispay goes half dark where I can barely see it. Its at 25% charge now. Did I get a bad one? I bought two. This is the first one I am testing.
     
  2. phill_nz

    phill_nz Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 1, 2018
    by the comment it would seem you have a few mods
    so
    why no external charger
    sounds more a battery problem than a unit problem
    come back in a few hours when they should have charged
    we will see then if you have a problem
     
  3. fiddleshe

    fiddleshe Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    I ordered a charger. It is in the mail.
     
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  4. phill_nz

    phill_nz Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 1, 2018
    good step

    hows the charge going
    did it fix the problem ?
     
  5. fiddleshe

    fiddleshe Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
  6. vaper1960

    vaper1960 Vaping Master

    Apr 24, 2019
    California, US
    Both batteries installed correctly (+ and -)? Maybe one is upside down. Unplug charger before checking. I know, not likely but just asking anyway.
     
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  7. fiddleshe

    fiddleshe Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    I took out the original batteries which had never been charged before btw and put in another set of virgin batteries. I made sure they are correct.
     
  8. phill_nz

    phill_nz Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 1, 2018
    have you got another unit with charged or semi charged batteries you can take out and put in the legend just to check it
    i always use an external charger ( never charged a mod with a cord ) so its never a problem for me .. it tells me if its charged how long it took and each batteries voltage .. internals can never be as good
    i can also put it in a safe place so if the batteries do hemorrhage its contained
     
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  9. fiddleshe

    fiddleshe Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    No my others all have internal batteries.
     
  10. phill_nz

    phill_nz Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 1, 2018
    .. no access to a voltage meter either i suppose

    but if you have 2 sets of batteries and it flickers on both sets
    and you have tried the other legend you brought and that was fine

    time to yell at the aegis rep
     
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  11. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    The really long answer:

    It’s a power problem that could possibly be batteries or battery connectors.
    Flickering could mean the battery is only just barely providing minimal power. This could be a bad battery, a badly inserted battery, a dirty or damaged battery terminal, a misused battery cap (which in the case of this mod is one of the battery terminals) or another problem

    It could also be bad manufacturing. It’s statistically a lot less likely though. That mod has a good reliability reputation. Flickering could also mean there’s a bad connection inside the device. This demands a replacement. The problem is if the problem is the battery a new device with a bad battery will not help anything.

    If you get known good batteries and it still does it you’ve got a manufacturing problem. Getting known good batteries for your device seems to be a challenge though. A known good battery needs to be charged and pushing around 4v.

    You seem unwilling to break out you second device to test with which also makes it harder.

    Asking for the make and model of the batteries might or might not help because there are so many fakes and counterfeits out there.

    Do you have any other way than your mod for testing batteries? A multimeter would work for one.

    What is the clock on a possible mod RMA? This will depend on where and when you bought it.

    Just for the heck of it what is the make and model of the battery? If it is a good model it still might be fake, and a rewrap battery might not prove the battery is the problem. It could be some sort of extreme case I guess.
     
  12. toneman2121

    toneman2121 Senior Member

    Sep 21, 2019
    philly
     
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  13. fiddleshe

    fiddleshe Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    I am not unwilling to break out my second device. Nobody asked.
    Secondly I dont have a clue what an RMA is.
    Third the batteries are brand new Samsung 30Q from IMR. What else do you want to know?
    Tomorrow I will find my multimeter.
     
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  14. phill_nz

    phill_nz Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 1, 2018
    breaking out the other and comparing would seem the easiest fault find at the moment

    glad you have a multi meter that makes checking the batteries easy

    break out the other and tell us what the result is


    normally lio batteries are sold at around 3.8v so it should have worked properly from the get go .. but as i didnt put batteries in mine till they were fully charged i could not say definitely what happens on first start
     
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  15. fiddleshe

    fiddleshe Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    Well I can tell you the display has been flickering while charging
     
  16. fiddleshe

    fiddleshe Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    Ok I tested the batteries out with the multimeter. The new ones. One checks out at 4.07 and the other at 4.09 v.
     
  17. phill_nz

    phill_nz Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 1, 2018
    thats only 0.1v off fully charged

    time to dig out the other mod and put them in that as well and compare the 2
    ( sounds like your going to have to use that one anyway )
     
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  18. fiddleshe

    fiddleshe Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    I put that on to charge.
     
  19. phill_nz

    phill_nz Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 1, 2018
    and is it flickering ?
    they dont need to charge anymore to get the answers we need
    so take the cord out .. start it up and check it out ... then take the batteries out and do the same with the other one and see any differences
     
  20. fiddleshe

    fiddleshe Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'm dead tired. Im going to do this in the morning. Thanks.
     

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