Thursday, March 23, 2017

How to fix check battery problem on Reuleaux RX2/3

I bought this mod due to it's functionality and good performance, it was working perfect for almost 3 months then one day I was ready to go to work and have my own private and relaxing vaping session while I'm driving, hit my fire button and "boom" check battery error on the screen, won't power on and do nothing. I removed the batteries and checked inside the battery compartment and didn't see nothing wrong or lose, I shake it and nothing apparently was lose inside. I couldn't return it to the vape shop as I didn't have the receipt. So WTF I'm going to do now.  So I decided to opened and this is what I found. I found not of the cables that goes to one of the positive contacts were disconnected, once I solder it back and put it together It started to work. Perfect now I'm vaping back again.I researched on the internet about this problem and this is something very common in the Reuleaux RX2/3 mod, is something Wismec know about it but don't want to acknowledge to make it a recall. I know they know about that issue because on their website they have a lot of people complaining about it but they leave it completely in the hands of the customers to deal with the problem and not everybody is technologically inclined to try to do something like that.

This happens because that contact rotates every time you push in and pull out the batteries, with that rotation that short positive cable inside the mod break or disconnect.

So here I'm going to explain you how to deal and fix that common problem with Reluleaux RX2/3. I hope you can visualize what I'm about to explain and I apologize for not taking pictures while I was fixing it, but I think just with my explanation here you will be able to do it.  So here it is...

It looks complicated but it's very easy.

The procedure is open you battery cover, take out batteries, unscrew the 6 black screws from the battery enclosure, there is a hidden gold screw in the battery compartment in your left top side, you will see a hole with a little foam cover, take that little piece of foam out and unscrew the gold screw, I recommend the use of a little philips magnetized screwdriver just to make  sure your gold screw dont fall inside the mod, if it do, dont worry you can take it out once you remove the cover. After you unscrew the 6 black screws from the battery enclosure and the gold screw the front display cover will be lose, thats normal, just put it to the side, pull the cover slowly from the top and check if your red cable is disconnected from there, if it is, solder back that red cable where you see the other red cable in the battery enclosure, now if you pay attention to the battery enclosure right where you found that red cable disconnected there is a piece of gold metal piece or contact coming out from the negative contact, that piece of metal is the part that your gold screw suppose to hold when you put it back, try to bend it and close the battery enclosure to see if when you close it that part is aligned with the gold screw hole if not, try to bend it more and align it, otherwise it would be dificult to put that gold screw back again, thats why I recommend a magnetized screw driver, DO NOT unscrew the black screws first and leave the gold one for the last part because if it fall inside the mod, you will have to take all the black screws again to get it. In this case doing the gold screw part first and if it fall inside all you have to do is open it and let it fall on tha table shaking the mod, that part for the gold screw is the hardest part but if you align that piece of metal with the hole you wont have a problem. Notice that , that piece of metal moves when you push the contact from the battery compartment. In my case I had to push the contact from outside to align the piece with the hole and put the gold screw back. Once you get it, put back your display screen cover back and holding it proceed to screw the two black screws in the middle, they hold the display cover in place, after that screw the other four. Put the batteries back, put the cover back and enjoy your fixed mod...

Feel free to leave your comments about your experience fixing this problem and questions about it. 

Good luck.