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Etha2: Shooting Issue

Marker will not fire or has a problem firing. This assumes your gun is not currently leaking. Check the items below in the order shown. Reference the manual if needed.

Issue:
Aired Up with No Leaks & Won't Fire:
  • Battery: 

    • Make sure you start with a brand new battery as an old one will cause issues

    • Stay away from batteries that are rechargeable, low quality, or those that have been sitting for a while

    • Confirm the battery was correctly inserted, taking note of the polarity (negative towards the trigger, positive towards the front)

  • POPS: Check that the POPS knob is fully twisted & the pin on your ASA is making contact with your air tank

  • Eyes: Verify that your eyes are on, paintballs are being fed by your loader, and that there's a paintball in the breech

  • Board: Separate the body from the trigger frame & verify the following:

    • The solenoid connector is properly seated

    • The breech sensors are clean & properly positioned (facing outward)

    • The trigger is correctly depressing the microswitch

    • Board is free of debris, damage & burn marks

  • Trigger: Turn on your gun with the eyes off, pull the trigger and confirm that the solenoid clicks. If it doesn't, make sure the trigger is making contact with your microswitch. Reference page 11 for trigger setup & adjustments

  • Inline Reg Default: Try setting your inline reg to it's default setting. Using a 1/8 inch hex key, turn the adjuster screw counter-clockwise (outwards) until it's flush with the POPS bottom body. Then, turn it clockwise (inwards) 4 turns

  • Dwell: Check your dwell and try resetting it back to the factory default setting of 23ms

  • Solenoid: If the above do not fix the issue, your solenoid pilot valve may need to be replaced

Solenoid Exploded View:
etha2-noid-explo.jpg
Marker Won't Turn On:
  • Moisture: If your marker won't turn on & you've tried swapping the battery, the board may have a bit moisture on it, which will prevent it from powering on. Blow off the board with compressed air or let it dry out before trying to turn it on again. 

Multiple Balls Fired on Single Shot:
  • Detents Sticking: Clean your detents with a cloth to prevent paintballs from catching on the detents. A small amount of grease can also be added to allow for easier passage

Marker Fires with Low First Shot:
  • Air Supply: Verify that your tank has enough air to fire your marker

  • Dwell: Check your dwell and try resetting back to the factory default setting of 23ms

  • Inline Reg Default: Try setting your inline reg to it's default setting. Using a 1/8 inch hex key, turn the adjuster screw counter-clockwise (outwards) until it's flush with the POPS bottom body. Then, turn it clockwise (inwards) 4 turns

Marker Fires Slowly:
  • Loader too Slow: A loader in need of new batteries or one that doesn't feed fast enough to keep up with your current rate of fire, can cause this issue

Marker is Breaking Paint:
  • Eyes: Check the eyes (BBSS) and make sure they are on, clean, and functional

  • Loader: Check the feed setting on your loader to confirm it's not set too high

  • Detents: Check your detents for excessive wear/damage. Replace if needed

  • Breach: Inspect the breach to confirm there isn't any debris that would cause you to break paint

  • Bolt: Check the bolt to confirm it's clean, correctly installed & undamaged

  • Dwell: Check your dwell and try resetting back to the factory default setting of 23ms

  • Inline Reg Default: Try setting your inline reg to it's default setting. Using a 1/8 inch hex key, turn the adjuster screw counter-clockwise (outwards) until it's flush with the POPS bottom body. Then, turn it clockwise (inwards) 4 turns

  • Paint: Make sure you're using good quality paintballs & that you have a good paint to barrel match. Check out the video below from hustle paintball on getting a good paint to barrel match.

Paint to Barrel Match:
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