How to Fix a Broken Atmos Vaporizer Pen (Heating Coil and Battery Repair)
As one of the first vaporizer pens on the market, the Atmos vaporizer pens are extremely popular. However, on rare occasions, someone will run into a problem with either the heating coil or battery for their Atmos device. While I think the overall rate is low, given how many of these vapes sell each day, the problem can't be ignored. It can happen.
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After dealing with so many vaporizers for so long, we have narrowed down some very simple solutions that may just work for you. We've gotten it down to an (almost) science, so try these tips out first before shelling out another chunk of change for a replacement.
The battery is the easiest thing to fix and the first thing you should look at. Let's start there.
Fixing Your Atmos Battery
When it comes to the Atmos battery, based on working on dozens of cases, we've narrowed down the problem to 3 common culprits, some easy to solve, others less so.
1. Make Sure Your Device Your Battery Is On
Yes, it can actually be that simple. An often-overlooked feature of the Atmos (and other) vaporizer batteries is that 5 rapid clicks of the power button will turn the device on and off. It's possible you may have turned your battery off without even noticing it, causing it not to power your heating chamber. Turn that battery on and get back to vaping!
Tip: You'll know if the battery is on because pressing and holding down the power button will cause the button and bottom of the battery to light up.
2. Closing the Connection
The second most common problem with the battery is that, if screwed in too tightly to either the power cable or a different device, the circular connecting pin at the top of the battery can get pushed down too far. This is a very easy fix though.
Here's what you do:
- Take your packing tool and wedge it between the top, circular pin at the top of the battery and the outer edge
- Push the connecting pin upwards, using the packing tool as a lever
- Pull the pin up evenly on all sides. The fastest way to do this is to simply spin the battery around while holding the packing tool in place (as the battery rotates around, the packing tool with instantly lift the connecting pin on all sides with on quick rotation)
Tip: To prevent this from happening, be sure to only use your battery with the Atmos device you bought it with and other Atmos products. Trying to use the battery on too many different products can cause the connecting pin to get lowered. Also, don't screw it onto the USB adapter too tightly.
It only takes about 5 seconds once you get the hang of it. It's easier when you see it, so check out this video:
3. The Battery Has Been Fried or Died With Age
It's a sad realization, but sometimes a battery may eventually die for several reasons. However, if you purchased your Atmos less than a year ago, Atmos is supposed to replace any defective batteries under their 1-year warranty (so long as you bought it from an Authorized Reseller, like Vape Vet Store). Head on over to their warranty registration page and get it replaced.
Tip: Avoid placing any objects other than the glass screens and your herb or wax inside the chamber to prevent short circuiting the battery. Never power the Atmos device while the packing tool or any other metallic objects are in the chamber.
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Fixing Your Atmos Heating Chamber / Heating Coil
If you've ruled the battery out as the reason the heating chamber isn't heating up, then go straight to the source: the heating chamber itself. The heating chamber is a little trickier to fix, and it's not an exact science. However, we've still fixed pretty much every heating chamber that's come our way using this method (and according to the YouTube comments, so have many others!).
When trying this technique, the important thing to remember is that the Atmos heating coil is still on your side. It's your friend. Don't be too rough with the little guy, or you could do some serious, irrevocable damage. Be very gentle with this technique--it's just about applying pressure to the coil, not wrangling it to death.
The premise behind this solution is that the heating coils sometimes get pulled away from the connecting pins inside the chamber, preventing the electric current from the battery to flow through and heat up the coil. The solution is to nudge the coil back onto the connecting pin.
Here's What to Do:
1. Start by grabbing something like a tooth pick or paper clip. You want something small enough to gently nudge the coils
2. Look carefully inside the heating chamber. The heating coil spirals out from the middle, but along the outer wall of the chamber, you should see two small metallic pins where the coil connects.
3. You want to gently push the heating coil down on these pins.
4. Sometimes, it also helps to place the paper clip or toothpick in the center of the coil and nudge the entire coil *slightly* is different directions. Spacing it out like this seems to help as well.
Tip: Avoid being too rough with your chamber and heating coil when cleaning the device. Remove finished herbs by simply tapping the side of the chamber or blowing into the chamber. Avoid touching the heating coil with the packing tool as much as possible.
So this is by no means an exact science, but it works in many cases. Again, seeing it in action is a more helpful way to learn, so check out this video:
So those are our tips for quickly (and inexpensively) fixing your batteries and heating chambers. Before paying for a replacement part, be sure to try these steps. The worst that could happen is break an already broken device, right?
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