"Dont abuse protects" error on new alien smok?!

Discussion in 'Regulated (Voltage / Wattage / 3.7v/ Temp Control)' started by jororose, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. jororose

    jororose New Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2017
    Messages:
    21
    Good evening everyone,
    So I just bought a smok alien kit and was using the Q2 coil it had come with and all was fine. I then switched to try out the x4 coil but when I try to fire, it reads an error, "Dont abuse protects". I thought maybe it had to be updated so I went online to do so, after getting to the update page I saw there are 2 different versions for the alien, A & B. When I power mine on it says VB1.0.2. I think that is the newest version of B and so it can't be updated. Does anybody know what the problem might be and if it can be updated? Thanks!
     
  2. SirRichardRear

    SirRichardRear AKA Anthony Vapes on Youtube VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 1 Year Reviewer

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2016
    Messages:
    11,525
    the coil probably. something seems wrong. make sure the coil and tank are nice and tight and screwed all the way down
     
    Whiskeywarrior likes this.
  3. BPROSEK

    BPROSEK Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2015
    Messages:
    919
    Definitely a coil problem. I've gotten that error message when I had a short on one of my rtas.
     
    Whiskeywarrior likes this.
  4. Whiskeywarrior

    Whiskeywarrior Silver Contributor

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2016
    Messages:
    559
    I guarantee it's the coil. Take it out and inspect it. Then put it in nice and snug, don't over tighten it though. If that doesn't work it's a defective coil and needs replacing.
     
    UncleRJ and gakudzu like this.
  5. gakudzu

    gakudzu Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2016
    Messages:
    2,397
    Same here. Only time I've had that happen was with a shorted coil.
     
  6. brandon555

    brandon555 Member For 1 Year

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2016
    Messages:
    146
    This happens to me when I take an atty off and replace it with another one of lower resistance.... for whatever reason the Alien doesn't automatically recognize it as a new atty unless you fire it without an atty first, then it will ask you New Atty Y/N when you try to fire the new one. So if you were vaping a .5ohm coil at 60 watts and switch to a .2 ohm coil it's going to fire it at a higher voltage
     
  7. Mykreign

    Mykreign Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,682
    ^^basically what he said. Take the atty off the mod and hit the fire button. Then put the atty back on and fire again. Now it should ask you if it's a new coil.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    gakudzu likes this.
  8. conanthewarrior

    conanthewarrior Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 14, 2015
    Messages:
    3,145
    I get this error from time to time using the RBA, and I also have the newer 'B' version.

    From what I have read, it seems to occur when the resistance reads differently to what you set it at when you put the tank on. If it keeps happening, take the tank off, press fire, then put it back on, and select new coil. If it STILL happens, I would change the coil if everything is in place and correct.
     
  9. VapingGuitarist

    VapingGuitarist Silver Contributor Unlisted Vendor

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2017
    Messages:
    1,025
    @jororose
    Did the above suggestions fix the problem for you? I'm thinking of buying a new Alien, but I want to make sure I'm not buying something that is going to give me problems out of the box or later on.

    Shaen
     
  10. gakudzu

    gakudzu Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2016
    Messages:
    2,397
    In case he doesn't return...

    99.9% sure he simply didn't click "Y" when it asked him if it was a new coil. He probably didn't even see the prompt. It took me a minute to notice it asks when you change coils.

    I have 3 Aliens with ZERO mechanical or electronic issues. The paint was crap on one, and that is by far the most common problem I've seen. I've read of 2 people having very dim screens, and a couple have said their board died while it was just sitting on the table. Still far more folks are happy with theirs than not, from what I've seen. I certainly am, and I highly recommend it.
     
    BPROSEK and VapingGuitarist like this.
  11. VapingGuitarist

    VapingGuitarist Silver Contributor Unlisted Vendor

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2017
    Messages:
    1,025
    Thanks gakudzu for the reply. I've been wanting the Alien kit w/ the TFV8 in gold but now I want it in the new Rainbow finish.

    Shawn

    tmp_18846-images(9)-359346724.jpg
     
    gakudzu likes this.
  12. gakudzu

    gakudzu Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2016
    Messages:
    2,397
    No problem. I like the rainbow finish, too. Hell, I like em all tbh, lol. I have 2 gunmetal/black and 1 silver/silver. I switched the trim panels around so now I have gunmetal/silver and silver/black. I like stainless steel tanks, and switching the trim really made them matchy-matchy.

    I actually preordered the SMOK Gx350 in rainbow, but they decided not to produce it with that finish. Bummed me out so bad I cancelled my order. :cry:
     
    VapingGuitarist likes this.
  13. VapingGuitarist

    VapingGuitarist Silver Contributor Unlisted Vendor

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2017
    Messages:
    1,025
    The Rainbow GX350 is not being produced? :gaah:That's the one I wanted most! Did they give a reason why? I hope they release the Alien kit in rainbow!

    Shawn
     
  14. Khassy

    Khassy Diamond Contributor

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2017
    Messages:
    10,688
    This is mine. It's the white with red.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Mebejedi, VapingGuitarist and gakudzu like this.
  15. gakudzu

    gakudzu Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2016
    Messages:
    2,397
    Not that I'm aware of. Same thing with the G320 Marshal, too. The rainbow tanks look silly without some rainbow on the mod, imo. I think they decided Purple would sell more, as they seem to have replaced rainbow with purple for both the 320 and 350.
     
  16. gakudzu

    gakudzu Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2016
    Messages:
    2,397
    Very nice!

    I just put mine in silicone sleeves because I can't decide on a wrap lol.
     
    Khassy likes this.
  17. VapingGuitarist

    VapingGuitarist Silver Contributor Unlisted Vendor

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2017
    Messages:
    1,025
    I just found out the reason SMOK stopped the GX350 in rainbow. I was just told by one of the vape shops that SMOK was having too much trouble producing that finish so they decided to scrap it. :( However, they are still bringing out the Alien in rainbow. But not until late next month at the earliest.:wait:

    Shawn
     
    gakudzu likes this.
  18. RubenAlonzo

    RubenAlonzo New Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2017
    Messages:
    40
    Thank you all for the advice, this error message happened to me tonight when I was switching between my old tank and the new one. I thought I did something wrong but you all rock, the advice was spot on, took off tank, hit the fire button, placed new tank and it asked me if I had a new or old coil. Problem solved!
     
    Mebejedi and gakudzu like this.
  19. mark814

    mark814 New Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Hey all, newbie here.

    It means you changed coils or tanks and it didn't register to give you the "New/Old" prompt. Unscrew the tank and screw it on again to get the prompt and you're good.
     
  20. Mebejedi

    Mebejedi Member For 2 Years

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2014
    Messages:
    83
    You might want to read a thread I started the other day. You might be having the same problem I did.

    http://vapingunderground.com/thread...ien-and-rba-short-issues.314609/#post-1656419
     

Share This Page

Close This Message