I had a secondhand Smok Alien, running VB1.0.2 firmware, that was working perfectly for a number of months, but I was only ever charging the batteries via the USB charging port. However, after opening the battery compartment, and removing the batteries, with the Smok Alien still switched on, it thereafter refused to start, once batteries had been replaced. It wasn’t just a case of just the display having ceased to light up, while the rest of the mod’s functionality remains, as is frequently reported. In my case, the Alien absolutely refused to start/boot.
There are a number of Alien issues reported on the web – such as broken displays, failure to boot (as was my case), 510 connector issues and atomiser shorts – with an equal, or greater, number of suggested fixes – such as banging it on a hard surface, or using a 2.4A charger. As already stated, some of the reported issues are that the display has simply died, but the mod still functions. After doing a fair bit of research it seems as if it is actually quite common to have an apparently bricked device, but it is equally easy to fix, by simply re-flashing the device…
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The title says it all… Why? Because you will not be able to remove it. Oh, and don’t bother contacting Seagate support…
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I got hold of an Innokin CoolFire IV TC100, which was included as part of a vape bundle, on eBay. For a while things were great and it worked fine. Nevertheless, I was expecting it to break, as I had done some research and seen that they are plagued with problems, mostly battery related. However, this issue is somewhat different, in that it will not switch on, although, upon pressing the fire button, it will display the “OFF” message…
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So I had a leaky tap, which turned out not to be a traditional washer type, but rather it used a quarter turn ceramic cartridge…
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Apple removed Web Sharing from the Sharing control panel, with Mountain Lion. However, even though the UI has been removed, apache is still installed and it is easy to re-enble using the command line…
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About two years ago, I purchased a A1297 17” 2.5 GHz MBP. on eBay. Within a week, I had knocked a glass of gin over it. It carried on working, but in the morning, I put kitchen roll on the keyboard and (stupidly) turned it over, opened it up and unplugged the battery and let it dry out.
A couple of weeks later, I reassembled it and it was dead, and wouldn’t switch on. I have no idea what is wrong. I can only guess that it turning it over the gin must have got inside it.
I was just so despondent that I had trashed it after only a week that I left it in a corner for over a year now.
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