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Old 12-24-2010, 02:31 PM
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Default Spyder Pilot ACS E-marker solinoid problem??

When the trigger is activated on my E-marker, the solinoid clicks but doesnt have enough force to trip the seere arm to release the bolt. I dont know if this is a bad battery (older battery but still doesnt fire while on the charger), bad solinoid, or maybe a bad circuit board. Maybe someone has some experience, and a source to get parts to fix the problem..
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:38 PM
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Default Re: Spyder Pilot ACS E-marker solinoid problem??

Sounds like voltage to me. It is a 9.6v battery right?? They are very unhappy when they do not get that voltage....and a bad battery will stop them quick. Also, a bad battery will hold it up even plugged in. I would try another first....
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Old 12-25-2010, 09:11 AM
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Default Re: Spyder Pilot ACS E-marker solinoid problem??

Testing while on the charger won't help, just do a full charge instead or use a fresh battery. I would look into it in this order if that doesn't help:

1. Make sure the velocity bolt is not all the way in.
2. Check trigger sears. Should have little wear and a sharp edge.
3. Check capacitor. Is that big canister with two wires connected to the board. If you see that the top of is bulged, not flat, or any brown residue coming from bottom or top, is bad. Can be replaced for less than $6 and a bit of soldering skills.
4. Try a different board if at all possible.
5. Measure the shaft length on the solenoid assembly. From the tip of the shaft to the bottom of the weight is exactly one inch, or 2.54cm. If longer than that, you can gently hammer it in a bit more.

If the marker was working before, and it started acting up after being stored for a while, is most likely a bad capacitor. If you are not sure about the way it looks, post a clear, close picture and I will be able to tell you if its leaking.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:22 AM
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Default Re: Spyder Pilot ACS E-marker solinoid problem??

spy alelo's #3 is a pretty good possibility
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:45 PM
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Default Re: Spyder Pilot ACS E-marker solinoid problem??

if a new battery doesnt help and your capacitor is good shim the selinoid to decrease the throw on it, this will give it more power.
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