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virtus button disassembly {Help me}
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virtus button disassembly {Help me}
Does anyone know how to disassemble a virtus button??? please help me out with some instructions, I cant get the black plastic off. 
27-04-2015 01:17 AM
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RE: virtus button disassembly {Help me}
Hi and welcome slobzer!

Sorry I can't help on the disassembly. Is it the black bit on the right hand side of this picture?
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27-04-2015 10:18 AM
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RE: virtus button disassembly {Help me}
yes the black plastic on the button assembly, under the bottom contact. 

thank you for the visual help Don
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28-04-2015 05:04 AM
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RE: virtus button disassembly {Help me}
You might have to unscrew the bottom contact to get that out. To unscrew the bottom, push the button so the contact moves up, then grab it with a pair of pliers and unscrew it. You might be able to do it without the pliers if it's not on there too tight. Once you get that contact pin unscrewed, the button should just come right out of the bottom and then it'll be a piece of cake to take the rest apart. 

The plastic bit might be screwed in. I don't have that particular mod so I can't say for sure, but I've had other mods with a plastic part like that and they screw into the base. If it's not screwed in, you should be able to just pull it out. 
28-04-2015 05:11 AM
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RE: virtus button disassembly {Help me}
Thank you Michael, I have no problem getting the contact out but theres got to be a trick to the plastic piece because i've tried to unscrew it and pull it out and it just seems stuck.
28-04-2015 05:32 AM
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RE: virtus button disassembly {Help me}
my problem is that my button is heating and is sticking so im thinking there is a short with my button spring.
28-04-2015 05:44 AM
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RE: virtus button disassembly {Help me}
Once you get the contact out, you should be able to get the button out easily which would give you access to the spring. That might be the cause of your problem, but there's another solution to hot buttons: put conductive grease on all the threads. That lets the electricity flow more easily, which keeps the button from getting hot. If there is a short, the grease probably wouldn't work, but it might be worth trying. I've had that same problem with some of my mods and it wasn't a short, the grease fixed it up better than new. The reason various metal parts (like the button) can get hot is because they aren't conducting well enough, so they are adding resistance to the circuit. Resistance makes the metal heat up as electricity flows through. So if you take away the resistance with some conductive grease, it also gets rid of the heating problem. Many vape shops have mod repair services, and they'll often have conductive grease on hand, so you might want to check and see if any shops close to you would have some. I'm a regular at my local shop, and they fix my stuff for free if it's minor things like that, it could be worth checking into.
28-04-2015 06:42 AM
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RE: virtus button disassembly {Help me}
(28-04-2015 06:42 AM)Michael Wrote:  Once you get the contact out, you should be able to get the button out easily which would give you access to the spring. That might be the cause of your problem, but there's another solution to hot buttons: put conductive grease on all the threads. That lets the electricity flow more easily, which keeps the button from getting hot. If there is a short, the grease probably wouldn't work, but it might be worth trying. I've had that same problem with some of my mods and it wasn't a short, the grease fixed it up better than new. The reason various metal parts (like the button) can get hot is because they aren't conducting well enough, so they are adding resistance to the circuit. Resistance makes the metal heat up as electricity flows through. So if you take away the resistance with some conductive grease, it also gets rid of the heating problem. Many vape shops have mod repair services, and they'll often have conductive grease on hand, so you might want to check and see if any shops close to you would have some. I'm a regular at my local shop, and they fix my stuff for free if it's minor things like that, it could be worth checking into.
thanks again michael, ill check it out and let you know. Also I was able to open up the button and I dont think its my spring shorting so Ill try the conductive grease 
30-04-2015 03:02 AM
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