Firmware update – pointless Open up and re-seat the spring – “Had this happen to me. Took the top apart and the gold pin from the 510 connected to the white wire was offset from the spring, happened after I cranked an atty on too tight. reseated it on the spring and it worked again.” Go to set “ Initial Coil Resistance “.
Three clicks of firebar, right button x 2, fire button hold, right button x 3 to “ Adj Ohm “, fire button hold. However, this method did not allow me to change any values, clicking the left or right values flashed the on screen arrows, but did not change value. Holding fire bar, just brought up the Ohm too low message. Obviously this was one of the first things I tried (after disconnecting the tank (to try to get the No Coil message and reseating) Externally, check that the pin is not caught under the rim, from screwing tank too far down, remove batteries first. Seems unlikely as I’ve been using the tank for a few months. I tried pushing the pin down, but no joy – “Just had this happen to me and checked the forums saw that people said to check the 510 pins so I checked the contact on my MOD and it turned out to be pushed too far down and got stuck under the edge of its setting causing it to think there was an atty in it and reading ohms too low.
Simple fix just take out the batteries (to insure no misfiring or electrical shortages ) and push the contact back into place should read just fine.” What fixed it for me was to take the coil out and look through the bottom. There are three wires that are supposed to go between the black rubber grommet thing, and the metal housing. The bottom metal piece (that makes connection with battery) can be pulled off, and then the rubber piece. Had the same problem, the only fix I could do was to switch between watt mode and temp control. The watt mode doesn’t detect the ohms but the temp control does. Once it detects the ohms in temp control then use settings to adj ohms as most of the time it doesn’t detect the correct ohms. I think the problem is due to faulty ohm reader on the mod and the problem usually happens on low ohm coils(.15) where the watt mode can only read up to .1 ohm but the temp control can read up to .06 ohm. A warning don’t puff kanthal coils on temp control. It seems like there is either: An internal short somewhere near the bottom of the 510 connector, or; the software is fried. Insert batteries while holding the two front buttons, and keep holding them until the prompt. Then at the prompt “Restore Factory Default Settings” hit the left button. Video YouTube – Hardreset smok alien 220w wiederbeleben. I fixed mine and all I did was take the 4 T6 torx screws out of the top, pulled the top off and stretched the spring under the fire pin. I put it back together and it has worked perfectly ever since. I did take the top off initially (removing the four T5 screws), and had the grounded ring well held apart from the 510 pin (what they refer to as the firing pin), so that there was no possibility of a short, but still had the same error message. After a second removal of the four Torx screws and the top, I had a poke around with a multimeter. There is a definite short between the 510 pin and the ring. Tracing the black (ring) and white (pin) leads to the PCB, one can see that the contacts are rather ridiculously close to each other. I can only assume that the short is between the two contacts, on the PCB. Maybe cleaning these with a cotton bud and alcohol would fix this. Or maybe the solder has melted and created a short between the two. As a note, I tested for a short between the spring and the ring, with the 510 pin out of the way, and it was not shorted. In the end, I gave the Alien a bath and long soak in Iso-propyl alcohol, overnight. Maybe the only answer is as this YouTuber states: SMOK Alien Kit Review.
The SMOK Alien 220W kit is the latest addition to a long series of top-quality vaping products from Chinese manufacturer SMOK, or Smoktech. Ever since they released the very popular X Cube 2, last year, this company has been putting out new and innovative devices at least once a month, without compromising on quality. The Alien kit is no exception, offering a high-power mod with maximum output of 220W and the new Baby Beast tank, which is a smaller version of the acclaimed TFV8 Cloud Beast. In this review, we’re going to take a close look at the SMOK Alien kit, see how it performs and if it’s actually worth your hard earned cash. The Alien kit comes in the usual SMOK packaging – a big rectangular cardboard box sealed in plastic wrap – and contains the Alien 220W box mod, the TFV8 Baby Beast tank, two Baby Beast coil heads, a spare glass tube for the tank, a bag of spare o-rings, also for the tank, a USB update cable for the mod, and a user manual. As always, a generous offering from SMOK, but the one small detail they seem to have forgotten about is some plastic protection for the large OLED display of the mod.
I’ve received three Alien kits for this review, and all three mods had small scratches on the display, which I think could have been avoided with a bit of plastic foil, like most smartphones come with nowadays.