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Old 01-19-2013, 09:53 PM #1
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Cool Repair or Ditch

I have a etek2 with a few upgrades
its got a
virtue redefined board
cure 3 bolt
zick kit
rake trigger

but its got a bad solliniod I don't know if its worth repairing or not I don't have a ton of money to get a new good gun and I love my etek but from a outsiders stand point what should I do?
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:14 PM #2
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Etek Solenoid
List Price: $129.99
and eteks go for 199$ so i would replace and sell all the working parts/upgrades
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:27 PM #3
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PaintballGateway sells them for $109. I personally would fix the gun. An Etek 2 with those ups IMO is worth reviving. Have you tore the solenoid down and tried relubing and replacing the shaft orings?
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:31 PM #4
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PaintballGateway sells them for $109. I personally would fix the gun. An Etek 2 with those ups IMO is worth reviving. Have you tore the solenoid down and tried relubing and replacing the shaft orings?
i have not the problem is is that its not clicking/engaging idk what could be wrong
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:13 AM #5
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Check the wires for damage/loose connections. If you've got a cheap multimeter you can check resistance through the coil. If you've got a nice multimeter you can check power supply from the board.

If you don't have the ability to check those things it might be worth finding someone who can before tossing your solenoid in the trash.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:46 AM #6
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Check the wires for damage/loose connections. If you've got a cheap multimeter you can check resistance through the coil. If you've got a nice multimeter you can check power supply from the board.

If you don't have the ability to check those things it might be worth finding someone who can before tossing your solenoid in the trash.
see the problem is, is that sometime it'll work sometimes it wont like I played a turny with it the during open play it wouldn't work that was 2 weeks ago now I just put the battery back in and turned it on and the solenoid is clicking again I don't know what the **** is going on with the damn thing
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:46 AM #7
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See maybe if you can find a used one very cheap if you are on tight budget.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:49 AM #8
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its not that im on a tight budget im just trying to figure out if its worth repairing or if its just a money pit right now it seems like the noid is super temperamental I found a nice 2k5 alias timmy online for 250 idk if I should get that and put this on the back burner or fix it
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:05 PM #9
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its not that im on a tight budget im just trying to figure out if its worth repairing or if its just a money pit right now it seems like the noid is super temperamental I found a nice 2k5 alias timmy online for 250 idk if I should get that and put this on the back burner or fix it
okay so I opened the solenoid nothing looked out of the ordinary and it is clicking but not as loud as it should Im not sure if its the solenoid or the board right now :/ anybody have issues like this with a board before?
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:51 PM #10
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Make sure your battery is fresh. That's the most likely cause of an intermittent issue like this, especially if it doesn't work when cold (outside while playing) but seems to work at home where it's warm. Also check that the connector is plugged in to the board securely and none of the terminals are loose in the connector.

An open in the coil would likely cause it to never work, a short in the coil would likely cause a weak magnet and velocity issues. A board problem could cause a lot of different issues. There are ways to diagnose these things without spending $100 on a replacement part.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:46 PM #11
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Make sure your battery is fresh. That's the most likely cause of an intermittent issue like this, especially if it doesn't work when cold (outside while playing) but seems to work at home where it's warm. Also check that the connector is plugged in to the board securely and none of the terminals are loose in the connector.

An open in the coil would likely cause it to never work, a short in the coil would likely cause a weak magnet and velocity issues. A board problem could cause a lot of different issues. There are ways to diagnose these things without spending $100 on a replacement part.
the battery is fresh it reads at 8.9v and all the wires are in order so the only thing I can think is the short in the coil I mean I save 30 bucks by not needing a manifold so I think im going to order it off paintballgateway for 110 maybe some new hose aswell
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:05 PM #12
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Before you go through that why don't you PM me. I might be able to save you some money.
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