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#1 Blowback

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:37 PM

I bought this broken empire axe the other day for a good price and repair the broken microswitch by desolder the old and solder on another microswitch from whatever i had lying around ...

A microswitch can be found in gaming joysticks , other paintball boards or just bought for cheap off the web...

I thought i would share what i did in case someone else would like to try this ...

Things needed .
Pliers -

Solder iron "pen style" max 25watt
Solder max 0,8mm thick ..
Tin sucker .
Some experience with a soldering iron . If not your just braking a broken board more...

Here is the problem.
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Almost any 3 pin microswitch will do . These 3 pins need to be desoldered.
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New microswitch transplant :
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In order to desolder the old microswitch it is a good idea to apply some new fresh solder too the 3 solder joints reaheat and use a tin sucker to remove the tin.

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And bam 230$ axe working ...
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#2 kingJurzy

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:13 PM

Good job. Soldering is not my strong suit but I can get it done. 

 

 

Another thing you can do is contact KEE and tell them that the microswitch broke and they normally will just send you a new one free of charge.


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#3 Rotozip2

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:15 PM

Or spend 5 minutes on the phone with KEE, and let the free parts RAIN down upon you. Nonetheless good job on it.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:41 AM

That would be nice if i lived in the states ... This is a old gun that looks to have been a real workhorse .. No warranty left on it im afraid . I had the stuff luying around so why not :-D



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:43 AM

For future reference, I've never had Kee ask for any warranty info. Usually just what's wrong, whats your address and bam, new parts overnight.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:11 PM

That would be nice if i lived in the states ... This is a old gun that looks to have been a real workhorse .. No warranty left on it im afraid . I had the stuff luying around so why not :-D

That was definitely impressive work! Axes do have a lifetime warranty though in case you ever need any other parts.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:30 PM

I got an entire free bolt after mine got fucking jacked up somehow during a day of play. Had scratches on its and was having cycling issues, they sent me one brand new for free. 


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