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    New PCB into a Vamo

    Hey all,

    today, my replacement vamo arrived, with a spare board to fix the old one.

    It's a *****.

    Getting the top off proved a trial, but with perseverence and a sacrificial coil head, I managed to get the top off without scratches or damaging the ego thread.

    make sure you have a hot soldering iron!
    watchout for the rubber seals on the positive post.

    any questions?

    all the bits look like this once disassembled:
    [IMG][/IMG]
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    I pulled my Vamo V5 apart to polish the scratched dark chrome off of it, now its a full brass vamo. I screwed the battery compartment onto where the beauty ring goes and put the body into a vice, wiggled it from side to side and it came off pretty easy. Did you get the PCB from fasttech?

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    I did. search for vomo.

    after putting it back together, the new board floats, even with the plastic shield, but it's held in place by the intermediate tube that is interference fit as well - that came out relatively easily.

    was thinking of a cut in half mod for the old vamo, but dunno about that loose board if i remove the bottom tube. I guess I could always go the hot glue route.

    I should have used some blutac or some tape to hold the buttons in place - they bounced across the kitchen a couple of times
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    Hot glue or that black firm foam that's in many of our boxes.
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    When you say the board floats even with the plastic sheild, you mean the half moon shaped black piece of plastic? if the board is loose is there a chance the buttons might catch on the body? As you said a tiny drop of hot glue would secure it in place and it wouldn't be hard to remove the glue should the board need replacing in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGruffy View Post
    Hot glue or that black firm foam that's in many of our boxes.
    got some of that black foam - great idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by LNB View Post
    When you say the board floats even with the plastic sheild, you mean the half moon shaped black piece of plastic? if the board is loose is there a chance the buttons might catch on the body? As you said a tiny drop of hot glue would secure it in place and it wouldn't be hard to remove the glue should the board need replacing in the future.
    yes, the black piece of plastic. there is nothing for the board to bottom out on. There was a little foam plug glued to the top of the board, just under the top cap. that was all that was securing the board in place. so it's now resting on the middle tube, with the battery post sticking out through the hole. I can get a pic...




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    A pic would be good mate, I want to buy a couple of the PCB's from fastech just incase my Vamo stops working and it would be good to see what you have done to hold the PCB in side of the body of the vamo.

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    yeah, he had the battery tube on, so that is what the board is resting on. All the buttons and screen line up

    the boards are a perfect fit, just needs a bit of support in there.

    I now know why the board died. it was full of juice. the 510 insulation is very thin, and easily leaked past
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    How long have you been using the vamo and how much juice was inside the body?

 

 
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