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Old 05-24-2012, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Solenoid Question

Probably a really stupid question, I know, but it can't really hurt to ask...

Just picked up an mg7, solenoid was working beautifully, cycled it some, making sure the electronics were working. they seemed to be 100%.

Now the solenoid won't click at all, any way to fix it, or diagnose it, or should I just bag it and try to replace it?
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Did you replace the battery with a confirmed brand new name brand battery?
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Did you replace the battery with a confirmed brand new name brand battery?
almost new, the board goes through the motions as if it's engaging the solenoid, put the battery in another gun and it fired the solenoid no problem
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Disconnect the battery, solenoid and board from each other. Ensuring correct polarity, touch the battery to the solenoid for no more or less than one second. You should be able to fire the gun.

If it fired the gun, there's a board issue.

If it didn't fire the gun, but did something.. the battery is dead.

If it didn't do anything, solenoid is damaged.

If you have an ohm meter (aka multimeter, DMM, etc).. you can measure the solenoid resistance to check if the coil is still good. It should be less than 1000ohms.
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does the solenoid need input pressure to reset itself on an mg7? If so it would only click once and stay in that position until gassed up.
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Disconnect the battery, solenoid and board from each other. Ensuring correct polarity, touch the battery to the solenoid for no more or less than one second. You should be able to fire the gun.

If it fired the gun, there's a board issue.

If it didn't fire the gun, but did something.. the battery is dead.

If it didn't do anything, solenoid is damaged.

If you have an ohm meter (aka multimeter, DMM, etc).. you can measure the solenoid resistance to check if the coil is still good. It should be less than 1000ohms.
Thanks, I'll give that a try...

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does the solenoid need input pressure to reset itself on an mg7? If so it would only click once and stay in that position until gassed up.
I don't think so, it was cruising along quite nicely, with lots of clicks going on without input pressure, though it is possible it got blown open...
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Did you acidently turn the eyes on? If you did, nothing works unless ball in chamber.
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Dammit we need an MG7 group now.

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Did you acidently turn the eyes on? If you did, nothing works unless ball in chamber.
Got the eyes off. I'm almost totally certain I blew the noid. I'm tearing it down tomorrow
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