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#1 (permalink)      6/2/2021 4:57:55 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Do these things last for ANYONE?
My Mechlyfe Paramour died after 6 weeks. Of course the website I bought it from completely ignored all three of my emails, so I finally contacted Mechlyfe instead. They offered to replace it for free after a $20 payment for FedEx shipping.

Well, it just arrived today and didn't last an hour.

Okay. I lost about $70 total, 3a has lost all of my future business, and I certainly wouldn't spend another cent on a Paramour. Or the Mechlyfe brand, period. Done.

So, I'm just wondering. Has anyone successfully used one of these for more than a couple of months?
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A lot of purchasers reported the 510 coming loose, Mine never suffered that problem, what went wrong with yours ?
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Mine hasn't broken yet.

DISCLAIMER: I never owned one.
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The first one suddenly acted funny, so I put in a fresh battery. The first thing I noticed was the battery indicator dropping down while the whole mod started getting hot. I tore out the battery in fear of a fire, then tried it again later. No battery drop then, no heat, but pushing the fire button gave me a "Ohms Too High" error. The ohms reading was over 5 and 6. Yes, 5 or 6 ohms. Later attempts (more fresh batteries and many different tanks) usually yielded a "Check Atomizer" error.

Then the one I got today just quit firing with no errors, but the ohms reading creeps up very slowly.

This is crazy.
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Brianstech wrote:

The first one suddenly acted funny, so I put in a fresh battery. The first thing I noticed was the battery indicator dropping down while the whole mod started getting hot. I tore out the battery in fear of a fire, then tried it again later. No battery drop then, no heat, but pushing the fire button gave me a "Ohms Too High" error. The ohms reading was over 5 and 6. Yes, 5 or 6 ohms. Later attempts (more fresh batteries and many different tanks) usually yielded a "Check Atomizer" error.

Then the one I got today just quit firing with no errors, but the ohms reading creeps up very slowly.

This is crazy.



I might start using mine again and pay attention to see if i have any of those issues, I will update.

Sounds like these are best avoided for prospective buyers....

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Order Placed:
11/29/2020
Six months approximately and Still going strong
Insert smart and witty comment here.....
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Contact Mrjustright1. I'm sure he'll care.

But seriously, just sounds like really bad electronics and really bad luck for you that you bought 1.4 of them.

If you paid for that $20 shipping via paypal and/or credit card, dispute the charge. Ef 'em. At least you'll get your 0.4 mod back. I would definitely not pay $20 for another replacement.

Gut them out and make unregulated mods out of them.
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I’ve got 2 I use regularly, they’re both fine. Definitely not the highest quality but show me another 21700 SBS in the same price range? Oh the paint did chip off on the 510 & base of my first one but it’s a beater I use at work so no biggie. My first one was preordered so I’ve had it since these first came out.
If you want on or off the list just let me know.
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Thanks Jubby. I guess I can write this off as not-so-great manufacturing topped off with some bad luck.

And Vapeluvr, I'd like to dispute this but really prefer to cut my losses and move on much wiser. Now, the idea of hacking them into unregulated mods sounds interesting..

They are the black & gold versions, which I paired with a gold KF Lite 24mm. Looked great together with the low battery cap using an 18650. The smallest 18650 SBS I've owned. Now I need to find another mod to match the gold RTA, or swap out my favorite mango salts into another tank.
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Blackhack, I just saw your post. Apparently your luck is much better than mine with these mods. Jubby also.
#11 (permalink)      6/2/2021 11:53:28 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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SKU 9736021 is still going strong while SKU 9734152 suffered from the dreaded loose 510 issue. A replacement was offered but I declined and received a refund.