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IT HAS BEGUN - iStick 50 auto firing like crazy.
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RE: IT HAS BEGUN - iStick 50 auto firing like crazy.
Someone should email the manufacturer about this and see what they say. They'll never know it's happening unless people let them know.
10-06-2015 11:21 AM
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RE: IT HAS BEGUN - iStick 50 auto firing like crazy.
eLeaf is VERY aware of the problem, and thus far has done precisely DICKS about it.  Their handling of the warranty issues has been abysmal, as has been their willingness to acknowledge that a device that goes to crap 30-60 days after the warranty is up is bullshit.

What I don't get is, the button in question - seems to be the same piece that's used in other iSticks that don't seem to have the problems that the i50 does.  

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10-06-2015 07:37 PM
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RE: IT HAS BEGUN - iStick 50 auto firing like crazy.
So this is weird.  I've been keeping track of the misfires and issues.  Most of the people participating in the lynching of the iStick products with this issue, seem to stop using or replace the unit once they experience the problem.  I've kept using mine, and tracked my issues with it.

It's intermittent.  VERY intermittent.  Like, I haven't had a single autofire or double fire indecent in the last 4 days.  It started behaving oddly a few weeks ago - it would switch between VW and VV (which takes 3 rapid button pushes) or it would begin firing before I fully depressed the button. After a few days of this, it stopped.  Completely.  A couple weeks later, it started again and was worse - actual auto firing (although it should be mentioned that I have not experienced the firing past 10 seconds that some have claimed; I let it run a couple times just to see and it always cut off at 10 seconds) and refusal to count button presses reliably for powering off, etc.

That's when I took it apart.  And after it was reassembled, it worked fine for a day, then started again.  I took it apart again, as documented here.  Note that I didn't' DO anything when I had it apart; I poked and prodded, but determined that the problem wasn't something I could address.  After the second time disassembling the unit, it once again behaved for a couple of days and then started again.  I didn't take it apart this time, I just started paying attention.  And it got pretty bad - and then stopped.  All on it's own.  I fully expect that it'll start again soon, but it's totally behaving like new the last few days.  I'm really starting to wonder what kind of environmental factors might play a roll; humidity, temperature, something else that might affect static buildup maybe..?  I dunno.

Still watching and tracking.  Thus far, more humidity seems to equal more problems.  Hotter and dryer, fewer problems.  That's about all I've got.

 

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18-06-2015 11:45 PM
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RE: IT HAS BEGUN - iStick 50 auto firing like crazy.
Well, if it's really humidity playing a roll in this, a hell of a lot more people are going to have problems. You live in Vegas! There is no humidity! LOL !Sun_bespectacled  I lived in Henderson for a short while. Dry as a bone out there.

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19-06-2015 11:12 AM
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RE: IT HAS BEGUN - iStick 50 auto firing like crazy.
The issues first began when I flew back to DC for my grandmother's funeral.  I was out there for 4 days and it started having problems on the 2nd day.  Humidity that weekend was very low by Virginia/Maryland standards - so only 5x Vegas levels, lol.  Flew home, problems stopped by my 2nd day back in Vegas.

We started getting some rain, and it started again.  This week we're at 110* and near zero humidity - i50 is working flawlessly.

This may very well be coincidence!  I'm leaving it in the bathroom and taking really hot showers and seeing if that triggers the problems again, so far it has not.  So this may be a dead end.  But the device is still working perfectly right now, no autofires at all going on 5 days.  

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19-06-2015 02:13 PM
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RE: IT HAS BEGUN - iStick 50 auto firing like crazy.
Strange!

Hope you track down what triggers it.

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19-06-2015 08:39 PM
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RE: IT HAS BEGUN - iStick 50 auto firing like crazy.
I think it's all just coincidence. These things have notoriously unstable microprocessors. 
25-06-2015 02:05 PM
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RE: IT HAS BEGUN - iStick 50 auto firing like crazy.
Hi AJ - the next time it acts up stick it in the fridge for a while and see what happens.
25-06-2015 03:40 PM
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RE: IT HAS BEGUN - iStick 50 auto firing like crazy.
Device has worked flawlessly with heavy use for more than 10 straight days now.  My use and treatment of the device - how it's carried, when and where it's used, etc - has not changed.  I've had a variety of coils on ranging from .5 to 1.2 ohms, mostly my trusty .6-.8 26 awg "perfect fort the SubTank at 25 watts" coil.  weather has been hot and dry, but I've been mostly indoors at room temperature.  Leaving it in a steamed up bathroom has had no effect.

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25-06-2015 06:31 PM
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RE: IT HAS BEGUN - iStick 50 auto firing like crazy.
It really sounds like a microprocessor intermittant fault I hope it keeps behaving for you.
25-06-2015 06:41 PM
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