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Smok strikes out again.

Discussion in 'Vape Pod Systems' started by Coyote628, Jan 4, 2020.

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  1. Coyote628

    Coyote628 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2017
    Went the pod route, walked away from juul and got a novo2. Worked just fine. For about a month. Now it doesn't work. End of story.
     
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  2. dansus

    dansus Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 16, 2016
    London
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  3. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  4. vaper1960

    vaper1960 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2019
    California, US
    Even though some of the Smok products seem OK, I keep seeing post on here about things going wrong.
     
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  5. Figs

    Figs Super Member ECF Veteran

    You can get a Lemon from any manufacturer.

    That said, Smok does seem to have a knack for it
     
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  6. SonnyCooL

    SonnyCooL Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2018
    but their after sales is decent now ... i have fail smok alpha, nord n novo, most died on month 4-5 and smok allow me to claim warranty with video proof ....
    my vandy vape, fuchai, pal artery died in 2 month but they just ignore me,
     
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  7. Coyote628

    Coyote628 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2017
    I found a cheap disposable pod at my local vape store yesterday. Made like juul but toss it when it dies. The flavor I got was banana menthol. Weird sounding combo, I know. But wow is this ever nice. Kinda bubble gum-ish with a cool exhale. And I'm not a fan of menthol.
     
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  8. virm

    virm Ultra Member

    Oct 27, 2019
    no wonder of the top recommendations reviews i've seen, only vic doesn't mention them.

    the friend who turned me to pods is still using his Justfog Minifit. It's weak on the flavour but a nice device. I used one for a couple of months myself before moving on to proper MTL tanks.
     
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  9. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    I just really hate the idea of a disposable device. I mean, I probably should LOVE the idea given my habits of destruction, but I have found, just buying really solid gear is the answer. Sigh.

    Anna
     
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  10. virm

    virm Ultra Member

    Oct 27, 2019
    i had environmentalitus with the pods. even with the stock coils, this silk-gloved slap in the mouth
     
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  11. Coyote628

    Coyote628 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2017
    I agree. I bought this as a whim. Minor curiosity. It wasn't disappointing though I must say. Banana. Menthol. Maybe someday I'll DIY this.
     
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  12. DeloresRose

    DeloresRose Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2014
    toledo ohio
    I got a couple of mini fits and tried one out. Not a bad vape. But only charged 2 times then died. I’ll try the second one someday and if that fails, I’m going to have a couple spare pods to get rid of.
     
  13. virm

    virm Ultra Member

    Oct 27, 2019
    huh_ i guess defective?
    the fella's been using the same one over a year now i think. mine still worked last time i checked. want to pass it on to someone now
    btw, someitmes if you get liquid near the pod/device connections it won't fire.
     
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  14. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    I don't live in a big enough town to like see pods everywhere. Maybe I'm not looking right, but like, I find it sad people are tossing pods out of their cars and whatnot. That's not good.

    But seriously, like in Douglas I have seen ONE vaper, and he was an adult. The kids here all seem to be into anorexia. They have developed a script too, "I am just.. I have lost my appetite! I hate how I look! I want to gain weight!"

    They're such brats. I was going "OH thank God at least there is no body image distortion, maybe I won't have to hospitalize it." Then I had the distinct misfortune of getting two in one day and they KNEW each other. They hugged. Then I was like,
    "Gosh, they sure aren't DRESSING as if they hate their bodies, they are wearing super tight ripped or cut jeans to show off the bones."

    Then, I was like, "I hate anorexics, well I hate the DISEASE anyway, and these lying little buggers are going to receive distinctly different questions from me before I try to get the doctors to hospitalize them."

    Seriously I worked at an Eating Dx Clinic back East, and it was one of the worst jobs of my life. I hated it. The seriously malnourished have NO sense of humor. None. Oh, it's also the most fatal of ALL the psychiatric disorders. I can pretty much guarantee I am probably the person with the MOST experience with ED in this town, given I am the only psych person with a Master's Degree period, let alone with experience.

    Sometimes I feel guilty like, "I should set up a clinic." Only I got no time for that and I would make less money working HARDER and maybe it's just better to ship them off all off.

    Better for me, anyway. It's either that or some new black tar stuff which really like WHY can it not be China White stuff I mean the black tar will kill you QUICK.

    But yeah let's make it all illegal. That is the Solution.

    Don't toss your pods though. Please eat but don't toss your pods.

    Anna
     
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  15. virm

    virm Ultra Member

    Oct 27, 2019
    i think i had body image distortion when i was a teenager_ thought i was far more attractive than i really was.

    you know i even asked the vapeguy if there's anyone that takes used stock coils and pods_ didn't have a formulated thought, but instictively sensed there should be some sort of recycling in PC-baby-tree-hugging germany_ i've seen vids of ppl recoiling them, wouldve thought it's a way to make extra money when you're sitting in your shop and there's no customers then offering recycled stuff or better yet, send them to the source for proper recycling... maybe unreasonable_

    i havent seen much pods around my town either, just mods with the younger and pens with the older vapers
     
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  16. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Nah you probably just had decent self-esteem. I look at my wedding pictures sometimes and I'm like "DUDE you did not appreciate that enough."

    For some reason I thought it was "de rigeur" to have the husband take some naked pictures the day after the wedding. He wasn't really in the mood but I was like, "NO! This is what you HAVE to do!" So we were near some field somewhere.

    He is an excellent photographer even when annoyed. I don't look at those photos, I might cry I think. LOL.

    Anna
     
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  17. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    Try getting after sales/warranty service from them if you bought from a retailer that buys from distributors and not directly from Smok. They will tell you that it is a fake even though the security code checks out. In Smok's defense, they all do that, but it's dishonest all the same.
     
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  18. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    Hard to say what the problem is since you just say "it doesn't work". But if the battery seems to be working but you just can't get a hit from it, I have seen vids on other Smok pods on how to fix that.

    Basically, clean the contacts really good on both the cartridge and the mod. This seems to be especially helpful if the device is an auto draw device, like the Mico.

    This has to be done regularly, especially on their auto draw pods. This causes a bad connection between the mod contacts and the pod contacts.

    And the more juice you let collect on the contacts area, the more chance you have of juice getting into the auto draw sensor and will eventually kill the sensor/switch. Then you have a truly dead mod.

    Pod batteries aren't anything new. They are just cigalikes and eGos with a different form factor and connector, but some do perform better. Same maintenance routines and problems still apply.
     
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  19. virm

    virm Ultra Member

    Oct 27, 2019
    my mother actually said that abt self esteem_ that she kept up the praise on purpose so that nothing affects me as an adult. worked i guess. tricky though, might cause undesirable side-effects of over-valueing looks... thanks to a bunch of older hippie artiefarties (back when before those types acquiesced and started showering, putting make up, shaving, etc) it came to balance

    i always want to make such photos, not past our prime yet. worry abt anything digital connected to net though and of course wouldn't go old school coz then you need a photoshop... i also worry i might go before i get to destroy them
     
  20. vaper1960

    vaper1960 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2019
    California, US
    So it's been a little slow around here lately... starting to pick up but mostly flakes and wackos... maybe it was just better being slow.
     
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