View Full Version : Possible ESC warranty void?
01-22-2012, 05:10 AM
I was reading tips on how to help prevent the Velineon VXL-3s button to stick, and one guy decided to file off the top of the button and carefully CA glue a portion of zip tie to the top so you could turn it on, and the. Pull on the zip tie to stop the contact of the button to the circuit board. I am seriously contemplating doing this, but want to make sure it wouldn't void the warranty if I needed to send it to Traxxas. What do guys think?
01-22-2012, 05:16 AM
super glue and electronics dont mix
01-22-2012, 05:32 AM
Cant imagine Traxxas would touch it if modified as such
01-22-2012, 07:03 AM
Simple is better and prevention is better then a cure...
I would probably just suggest you do as alot of others have and place some tape over the ESC button to prevent dirt entering. This is by no means a sure fire method of preventing the button from faulting (I still think it will either do it or it won't, regardless of any 'tricks') but you will not run the risk of voiding your warranty.
Also remember to use a 'light touch' when using said button and unplug the battery to turn it off (minimizing you interactions with the troublesome lil blighter).
I am not too keen, personally, on spraying my electronics with product but have heard recommendations for WD40 and CO/Contact Cleaner. If these can help (ask around) then you could possibly also give a very short, quick spray with one of the above on the odd occasion as part of your maintenance routine.
Hopefully, following these steps you will not have any issues with your ESC.
Other, more experienced and knowledgable members of this forums will most likely chime in with some of thier own ideas and suggestions and possibly confirm and/or correct anything I have said ;)
01-22-2012, 07:30 AM
Super glue + Esc button = No
The only thing I can see happening by doing this is gluing the button to the case permanently. I would think that would void the warranty.
01-22-2012, 07:39 AM
+ 1 to specterfiend. However the problem is, is that my button is already getting stuck, and I have to use tweasers or needle nose pliers to pull the button out. So that's why I was wondering if it would be a warranty void. Would it be better to do what I said above or if not so, what should I do?
01-22-2012, 08:27 AM
Suspect I'm the "CA Glue guy". Can't believe the amount of sceptics above. Anyway, I did the fix about 5 months ago out of sheer frustration as the ESC was unusable. The fix is still working perfectly. Here's a picture of the result and a link to my original thread.
01-22-2012, 09:02 AM
You would be silly to think that wouldnt void the warranty... of course it would
01-22-2012, 09:14 AM
Mine was nearly a year out of warranty anyway plus it would have cost me a fortune to mail it to USA and back for any warranty claim if it wasn't when I could fix it for nothing instead.
01-22-2012, 09:15 AM
If its already out of warranty, do what you gotta do. You are the one who has to use it. Make it work however you can. If its not out of warranty, keep sending it in until you get one that works. When I ran the stock system I had a spare esc. If one had to be sent in, I still had another to keep the good times rolling! Then I got an MMP and sold them both.
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