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Provari Mini Vaping Problem

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  1. mclist

    mclist Full Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Glad that found this forum, i am new here and I need help. I have used Provari Mini for awhile now but recently it won't vape any longer after a drop to carpet from a 2 feets high. No physical damage and all button functions seem to work fine accept atomizer no longer burned. Can anyone direct me to a link to trouble shoot this problem. Look like either a short or open circuit somewhere...the Cb function seem to recognize the atomize and read the proper resistance value. This drives me nut last two weeks since I can't understand what is going on.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Mike
     
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  2. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    When did you last replace the coil?
     
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  4. Asbestos4004

    Asbestos4004 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 11, 2013
    Sugar Hill, Georgia
    Try a different topper or try that topper on a different mod....just to isolate where the issue is . I can say with certainty that an atomizer is more likely to break from a fall than a ProVari mini
     
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  5. Topwater Elvis

    Topwater Elvis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Texas
    Try stretching the bottom cap spring.
    Have you tried a different delivery device? or another head/coil?
    What brand & model battery are you using, how old is it?
    When was the last time you thoroughly cleaned all parts of the 510 connection and bottom cap to tube threading?
     
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  6. mclist

    mclist Full Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Thank for the quick response. It's not the coil since I have swapped my new coils and still does not work. The IC board seems to work fine with all provided functions that with button...also playing with all lower and over voltage to bypass the IC cutoff voltage with no success.
     
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  7. mclist

    mclist Full Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Thank for quick responses, i did all you both suggestion with no success. Atomizer and battery are not the problem and both work on another device.
     
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  8. vaperpro

    vaperpro Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    dallas, tx
    I've had problems like this before. Each time I had to send it in for repair. This was after a few hundred drops onto concrete or tile. Provarirepair is still doing repairs at the moment, fairly cheap.
     
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    Merged duplicate threads
     
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  10. classwife

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    Did you try this ?
     
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  11. mclist

    mclist Full Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    I have cleaned and tried different new Lingsfire 18350 batteries and Aspire BVC coils. All working with different vapor devices but none is working with this drop one. By the way, just notice that Cb function reporting of 1.3 ohm values of a actual 1.8 ohm atomizer. I have tried couple different coil with the same 1.3 ohm reading....look like some sort of shorting here...Any ideal. TIA
     
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  12. mclist

    mclist Full Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Correction:

    Ao function reporting of 1.3 ohm values from an actual 1.8 ohm atomizer. I have tried couple different coil with the same 1.3 ohm reading... I also try the Cb function that report 4.2 without atomize and 4.2, 3.9 then 4.0 with atomize.
     
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  13. Hobbs

    Hobbs Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 17, 2016
    So sorry the Mini is giving you problems. Sounds like it may need some repair service. Thankfully, you can still send the Mini to someone authorized to do ProVari repairs. Click this link and scroll down to "Repair Service". There is an email contact for your concerns and to set up a repair on the Mini if need be ... ProVape Closed

    EDIT: Every one who has contacted and had repairs done, have had a better than expected experience. It's just one guy doing the repairs so you may have to give it a little time. Good Luck !!!
     
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  14. chrisz

    chrisz Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2011
    cincinnati, oh
    With the atomizer reading lower, you may simply need to lower your voltage setting. Is it giving you an error code? If so, what code is it? That will help us troubleshoot the problem also.
     
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  15. Hobbs

    Hobbs Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 17, 2016
    Doesn't really sound like it's needed and somehow related to the accidental drop, but the threaded areas on both ends of the tube as well as the end cap need to be cleaned from time to time for good electrical connectivity. If you wipe those threaded areas, you may notice a lot of black smudge stuff come off those threads.

    The circuit board in the Mini was glued in by ProVape until they changed the board mounting design for the P3. A drop of the Mini COULD have dislodged the board and cause these issues you're experiencing. If that has happened, there isn't much you can do without proper tools and skills, except have it repaired.
     
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  16. Topwater Elvis

    Topwater Elvis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Texas
    The Provari requires high drain button top cells to function.
    The lingsfire 1500mah button top battery is a very low quality protected cell & shouldn't be used for vaping purposes, at all.
    The PCB will cause your provari to function erratically, if at all.
    Provari's are sensitive to low quality cells.

    All of the ' fire ' batteries are very low quality and should not be used for vaping, at all,, lingsfire, trustfire, ultrafire, tangsfire, demonfire, windyfire.

    I suspect the battery is causing your issues, if not caused by the battery itself the added length of the button top PCB may have dislodged the chip with the fall.
     
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  17. Hobbs

    Hobbs Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 17, 2016
    There may be a newer chart, just can't find it right now, but here's one chart for recommended batteries to vape with. AW brand is really popular for the 18350. You need to try a different battery. Stop using the one you have ...

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    You still didn't mention if you tried stretching the spring? I agree poor quality batteries COULD be the issue but if they aren't new, and there was a drop? Unless you can complete the above ideas, (cleaning terminals, stretching the string, even replacing it if you have an extra spring) well I'd probably say send it in for repair. I suppose it's POSSIBLE that something electronic went wonky after a drop, in which case sending it in is probably ALSO your best bet.

    Good luck,

    Anna
     
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  19. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    Welcome and glad you joined.
    Sorry to hear about your problem. You must of knocked something out of line. Please don't try to take the mod apart, you could cause serious problems.
    Could contact:
    local B&M Vape Shop (Visit) -----Might be simple.
    Vendor who sold it ---see if they will repair or replace or advise (any authorized distributor).
    Manufacturer contact ---see if they will repair or replace or advise.
     
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  20. Bea-FL

    Bea-FL Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2016
    Florida
    Mike, I had the same problem with my mini. Tried every suggestion given, including stretching the spring which apparently lose some of their "bounce" with wear.

    I ended up sendi g it in to Provari Bill fir a spa day and it came back as good as new. It was worth every penny of the $30 fee nd he was pretty quick to return it.

    BTW he,s closing shop at the end of the year because provari business has slowed down a lot..

    Joun us at this thread. Lots of great people there
    ProVarinati Diner & Saloon and Beyond

    And BTW…
    IMG_3168.jpg To ECF :)
     
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  21. vaperpro

    vaperpro Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    dallas, tx
    Oh No, Bill is closing up shop. What am I going to do when I need to repair another Provari?
     
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