Before we start, let me fill you in…
Admittedly when I first moved to vaping a few months back I was somewhat sceptical about this whole concept. I tried a few disposable eCigs which were completely useless in my opinion. I felt like my face was turning blue whilst trying to draw a lung full of air and flavour through nothing more than cheapo McDonalds straw with a tiny pin hole and LED at one end; the experience wasn’t pleasant. And even before I got started, I was already ready to through in the towel and give up!! Obviously those things weren’t designed by smokers…
Later moving to the ever popular CE4 clearomizer only given one minuscule advantage, no longer am I discarding batteries and straws but now I’m allowed to recharge them and add my own flavours… But in all seriousness they still lacked one major factor that real tobacco gave me, taste!!
Around now I was at my wits end with those devices.. Felt like I wasted lot so money going no where fast, I was still smoking cause they give me more satisfaction and any eCig I tried. And to see you-tubers being sent samples of ejuice for review only to discover they’re using those devices makes me cringe in anger – I just wanna scream and yell at the monitor!!
Fuckin’ upgrade will ya!!!
Then when I first learnt about this product I was rather excited to be honest, as back then, there was only two product reviewers talking about this product and what it’s capable of. I believe one of them even compared this to the real art of smoking and describing the EgoOne as a mech-mod with protection – or something alongs those lines. Offering an impressive performance for the size with a good balance of vape and taste. So with that in mind, I was able to buy one, I did… and have been enjoying it ever since.
My only drawback, the thing drinks through eJuice like a v12 on B-roads. I found myself vaping through 10ml of eLiquid over a couple of days instead of the usual week but vaping from the Ego-one was fan-fuckin-tastic! It soon become my number device for everyday uses, superseding the awesome Kangar subtank mini.
Until one day it broke.
It’s barely three months old.
Instead of claiming for a warranty replacement, I decided to have a little play. After all, the LED would flash constantly then stop functioning altogether! Upon attempting to ‘reset’ the device and charge it, weird shit kept happening, hand grip area started heating up, as if the switch was stuck in the ‘active’ position. I quickly disconnected it from the charger. And only then did the white LED’s behind the button/trigger ceased to do anything, It continued to heat up as if it’s stuck ‘on’, quickly discovered removing the tank was the only way to prevent it from heating up!! – I have no idea what was happening, I expected this shouldn’t be happening.
So for your entertainment I attempted to pull the ends off!
Only it turned out as planned cause its actually easier to peel the contents from the brushed cylindrical steal case – Well, it’s malfunctioning.. therefore doesn’t need the case, not any more!! lol
Turns out this device is also powered by the same 18650 as the iStick series, only this time it’s a single cell.Snipping off the power supply was the only way I could possibly make this device safe to fiddle with.
Although the component identity is clearly visible in those photos, I didn’t bother to google them since I just destroyed it’s housing , besides, fixing it wasn’t something I wanted to waste time on.
If you look closely you’ll see what’s causing this device to go haywire!! Turns out one of the components appears to be fried.
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