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Old 09-22-2013, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ego question

Got an Ego 08, gun has been working flawlessly since I bought it until recently. At times the gun will read that there is a ball in and not shoot, other times it will work fine until I turn it to angle when coming out of a bunker it won't shoot ( which really sucks). It usually only does it when I tilt it right, so basically I've had to play leaning it straight up or to the left which is a huge disadvantage. Is it the eyes? Is the board messing up? I clean and baby this gun there is no leaks no damage whatsoever so I have no idea what it could be. I replaced both ball detents recently as well as the battery still no luck. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would clean the eye holes...the eyes could be dirty and/or there could be crusty paint. The fact that you only have issues when the gun is off axis is pretty telling...
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Have you checked to see if it still happens with the eyes off?
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Also try resetting the board just for the hell of it

Old vice was reading opposite ( ball in breach no shot. And no ball in breach which then shoots). The works just fine


Battery as well
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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give it a cleaning, could be schmutz in the eye hole. canned compressed air works wonders. also check the wires for the eyes. something like the tilt no shoot, could mean that wire(s) could be broken and its loosing contact with the eye. you could test this, by turning on the gun, without air. push the bolt forward so that the eyes are reading a "ball". then look at the display(if it has one) or the LEDs to see if you can recreate the problem so you could diag it better.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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make sure the eyes are installed corectly, the red side (receiver) should be on the right side. It helps to stop sunlight causing chaos.

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Old 09-23-2013, 07:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Recleaned them, tried just putting the bolt forward its reading there's a ball when I tilt so I'm all out of ideas. Should I go ahead and replace them?
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i wouldn't replace them UNLESS they are the problem. which is basically why i suggested the bolt forward tilt test, so you can try to recreate the problem.

i wouldn't throw money at it, unless you know for sure. though, having an extra set is always good anyways. it helps in 2 ways: 1. it might be the eyes 2. and its always good to have a set for spares.
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Well I did the bolt test and it read there was a ball in whenever I tilted them, however when I aired it up and put some paint through it happened again. I don't know what it could be it literally only happens when I tilt it to the right. I don't know if it's a board problem or eyes. I know it's not hopper malfunction cause any other way I tilt it works flawlessly.
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hmmm, that is strange.

here's where you will have to make a choice. i would say that you get a new pair of eyes and see if that is what the problem is. if the gun is turning on and shooting fine where everything except the tilting to the right , the board is working. so i am thinking that the eyes are the problem. i am thinking that a lead is loose, so that when you tilt it to the right(where the right side is closer to the ground), that the eye, the leads/wires are coming off the eye.

so either you can try a few things else, or try a new set of eyes. IF you can find someone that has an 08 that you could try their eyes in your gun, that would work. but finding another 08/09 where you can borrow their pieces of their gun would be difficult.
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