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Different type of crack

10 February 2013 - 09:20 PM

Hi guys,

I'm posting this in here because I haven't seen this exact type of warping/cracking before... Hopefully you can shed some light on it for me :)

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The basics of teching

11 January 2013 - 09:06 AM

I've been looking on here, but haven't found a basic guideline for how to tech a marker. Not so much the specifics, but an idea of the thought process you would use to start you in the right direction. So I've written one. Hopefully it makes sense.

If you're having trouble with your marker, here is a basic thought pattern to follow. If that doesn't fix it, post up in the tech studio and I'm sure someone will be able to give you a hand. But you'll always feel better about a marker you fixed yourself :)

Step 1: Read the manual

Learn your marker inside out. Most companies produce a fine manual to go along with your marker, and not reading it is really silly. No-one expects you to become a gun tech, but you should know the basics of how your marker operates. What type of lube is best for your marker? What sort of pressure does it operate at? How does the bolt come apart? How do you lube your regulator?

Step 2: Consumables.

It sounds silly, but make sure that you have all the basics sorted in your marker before you play with it and certainly if you're having any issues with it. So, that means:

i) Fresh batteries in your marker and hopper
ii) A full, working air tank
iii) A fresh coat of lube on all the moving parts

You would be surprised just how many markers step 2 fixes.

Step 3: Identifying the problem

What your marker is doing will tell you a lot about what is potentially wrong with it. For example, playing with electronic settings isn't going to help you if you're hearing a gas leak. Likewise, don't go changing orings if you can't hear a leak.

Step 4: Working with your marker

If your marker IS leaking, don't panic. Orings are cheap, and one of these seals is almost always the issue. Figure out where exactly the air sounds like it's coming from, and check your manual for oring seals in that area. Pull those parts out and check the orings themselves for any damage. If you find one that's obviously damaged, change it out.

While we're talking about internals, I'd like to touch quickly on solenoids.
When there is a problem with your gun, it is almost never the solenoid. They are a super tough part. Having said that, one of the most common causes for solenoid failure is turning the eyes off and pulling the trigger to hear it click. DON'T DO IT!!! Unless a tech has asked you to do this, never dry fire your marker without air. This can lead to the solenoid seizing and is one of the few ways to really destroy an expensive part.

If you've followed these four basic steps and your marker still isn't working, feel free to stop by the Tech Studio page in these forums, there's always someone around that you can ask for help :)

So there you have it. My two cents. If you'd like anything covered more or explained a little better, let me know.

Hopefully this is helpful to some of you people out there :)