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#71 (permalink)      11/13/2020 7:00:50 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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analogueman wrote:

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Out of curiosity, what was the flaw, if may ask?



Here it is.


SX Mini Q Class Firing Problems Solutions

We’ve come across several solutions to these problems. First of all, if the device is brand new and you are experiencing problems, it is best to take it in for an exchange. Yihi is aware of the issue and has been working with consumers to fix it. However, the return process can be a little fuzzy if you have to ship your device overseas.

If you’d prefer to hang on to your advice, there are a few things you can check on your own. First, remove the batteries before you begin working. Then, use a tiny Torx bit to remove the screws near the 510 connector. You will find that underneath is a small washer that connects to the ground of your chipset. That washer needs to be snugly in place, and the ground needs to be connected. You can visually inspect both.

Then you need to screw your 510 connector back into place and tighten it all the way down so that it is making good contact with the washer to pass the power up to your coils. Some users were finding that their 510 connectors were sitting above the washer, and only making intermittent contact, causing the unit to look like it was working without actually firing.

Finally, use a q-tip with some rubbing alcohol to gently clean your firing button. This device is especially finicky around spilled liquid, so you want to make sure the firing button doesn’t have buildup around it. Those two fixes should be enough to get your SX Mini Q class problems solved!

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Ah, right. Thanks for that. Never did experience that issue with my Q. Indeed, it retired with honour!

Interesting you mention looking (at the time) to get the correct size bit to unscrew the mod for that fix. Unfortunately, Yihi have always had the (unhelpful) habit of adding glue to the threading of their screws when assembling the mod. Now while it does add to the solidity of the device (no screws working their way loose, etc), it also makes it a pain in the a*se to disassemble. Had you tried, you may well have ended up with a broken driver bit in the attempt, or burred the screw head.

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It's twelve inches long, but don't use it as a rule...
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Good to know so I don't feel as badly that I am not in the habit of fixing things once broken but that mod was an all time favourite until that happened.

I pay people to fix things. I never do it myself.


For example, I purchased a $2300 electric mountain bike with fat tires last summer in July. 2019. Think I had only done about 3500km on it by 3 weeks ago and suddenly the frame broke at the seat, rendering it unusable.

Of course it was 2 months out of warranty otherwise they would have had to ship me a whole new bike. They only agreed to send me a new frame.
I receive that this week but it will cost another $400 in a bike shop to replace the seat, a rear tire and transfer over all of the electronics, battery, etc, at which point I will just sell it.
I wouldn't trust that it might not happen again.

So no, no fixing of such things myself.
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Heh, I'm not averse to trying to fix things myself, but you're right - things do have an exasperating habit of failing just after the warranty expires. It can be absolutely maddening! :-/
It's twelve inches long, but don't use it as a rule...