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Old 12-19-2012, 12:56 PM #22
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Here is a disassemble thread

www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3905789
You only need to do the "stage 2" portion... FYI
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:17 PM #23
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I'll get right on it after work.

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Old 12-29-2012, 01:00 PM #24
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Alrighty so I took the solenoid apart, all the parts appear to be fine. The one thing I found odd, which may be intentional was what appeared to be a symmetrically warped metal disc (the actual word escapes me) on the end of the coil housing.

I test fired it again after re-assembly and it now sounds different and when I disconnect the hose that connects to the back of the ram there is air passing through when it fires.

I figured the RAM might have been stuck but it appears to move properly, I used the screw on the ram cap to adjust it and resulted in no real difference.

Is it possible the solenoid is not putting enough pressure through to the back of the ram to allow it to fire properly?
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:11 PM #25
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Alrighty so I took the solenoid apart, all the parts appear to be fine. The one thing I found odd, which may be intentional was what appeared to be a symmetrically warped metal disc (the actual word escapes me) on the end of the coil housing.
Not sure what you're talking about here.. doesn't ring a bell. Photo?

Its entirely possible the solenoid is just dying and not providing consistent power anymore.

If its the original, it would be 9-10 years old at this point.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:27 PM #26
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Based in the pics did you rotate the end 180*? Yours looks to have been put together wrong by the previous owner
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:12 AM #27
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Yeah when I disassembled it, it could only be put back the way it had originally been assembled.

For the ram, it should be fairly snug into the sleeve correct? is it possible air leaks around the rear o-ring and results in insufficient pressure?

As far as replacing the solenoid goes, are there any compatible ones that are available new or relatively new?
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:37 AM #28
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It is possible for that rear ram oring to be bad and cause problems and you can get that solenoid most from blast (the alias ones work as well) which is probably what they'll have
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:14 PM #29
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On a friend's suggestion, I played with the HPR a bit and I have managed to get the gun to cycle using the red manual override. However when I action the trigger, all I get is a tiny puff of air out hte hole opposite to this override.

I seem to recall something about this in a thread, and will be looking but I figured I'd post an update as you guys have been extremely helpful!
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:14 PM #30
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Not sure what you're talking about here.. doesn't ring a bell. Photo?

Its entirely possible the solenoid is just dying and not providing consistent power anymore.

If its the original, it would be 9-10 years old at this point.
I agree with this post. There are lots of tricks to try to revitalize your solenoid but in the end, it's a losing proposition with a 10+ year old noid. Lubing the little o-ring inside or cleaning it only prolongs the noid's life for a little bit. In the end, solenoids die. You're better off finding an Alias noid in a part out for $30-50, saving your time for more productive endeavors. It sounds like you really did a bang up job of trying to make it work...I'd recommend flat out replacing the noid.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:29 PM #31
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Well based on my last round of testing, the noid itself works (cycles manually). It appears the board is not able to cycle it, not sure if the board is no good or if maybe the connectors are going?
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:22 PM #32
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Well based on my last round of testing, the noid itself works (cycles manually). It appears the board is not able to cycle it, not sure if the board is no good or if maybe the connectors are going?
It still may be the noid.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:14 PM #33
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Figured I'd drop an update, so after some time of leaving the gun alone, the Noid started cycling properly. I'm going to have to re-grease the whole gun, but it was firing for a bit.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:48 PM #34
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And one more update and a question, the gun now fires properly however the eyes stop lighting up after about 5-6 shots, resulting in the gun believing a ball is always chambered. Anyone had any experience with this before?
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