Originally Posted by sphynx
Yeah. I only had time to look at the trigger frame. The magnets in place and didn't move around. Hate it when those buggers move. The rods clear of all wires.
Its weird. It shoots for a bit, then the bolt stays cocked and the trigger clicks. The owner said he just put a brand new battery in it. I know guns do weird things when batteries are low. I checked the capacitor. It's not swollen or leaking.
I was thinking either the boards not giving enough electicity to make that armature move up ( board, silver solenoid thingy on the bottom that pushes the rod up.) Whats that silver thing called anyway?
I've not seen a lot of failed cap's on Tippmanns though I see them on spyders weekly.
Honestly, your description sounds so much like a battery issue that I wouldn't move on until you make sure it's not. The key to trouble shooting is to never make an assumption.
Don't trust the battery, or the previous owner even if he is the nicest guy in the world. Get a battery. If it is a good battery, you'll need it eventually and nothing is wasted. Sometimes a freak battery or one with a low discharge rate can cause grief, but supply enough voltage to keep the led light sowing normal function. If you have a volt meter a name brand battery will usually register 9.3-9.5 volts if fully charged. If they read under 9 volts even a little, it is bad news for most paintball guns. It's just bad trouble shooting to not replace it. I probably own one of the closest certified tippmann tech centers near you. I'm near Boise; Just bring it on over if you don't figure it out :-)
BTW I refer to that part of the noid as the plunger.