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The DAVINCI IQ

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Davinci_vaporizer, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. First_Time_Caller

    First_Time_Caller Member

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    Taking a break from trying to fix this thing, I came back with a fresh take and realized that the slightest bit of pressure connects the battery, so I folded a sliver of foil and it held for a bit until I moved it about.....so I placed the foil directly ontop the battery and the power button is working when it's closed so this might be a temp fix until I order a new unit and send this and my first unit for repairs. Will report back on how well it holds.

    And yeah, it's quite daunting looking to scour this hundred plus page topic to see all the do's and don'ts but I think that's part of the learning experience... tinkering until you find a fix.

    The folks on here give good advice though and aren't fussy about repeat questions since we all have the same issues pretty much and we know the data is scattered throughout with no marker.

    Going to test this thing and see how it holds to see if I can hold off on ordering a new unit at the moment. Cheers for the help/offer.
     
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  2. GoombaTroop

    GoombaTroop Active Member

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    Someone near me is selling a brand new in box Davinci IQ for $100 (Canadian). Seems like a really sweet deal.

    I watched the video on how to spot a fake. The seller sent me a picture of the box that has a serial number sticker and a "made in china" sticker on it too. Anyone know if the fake knock offs are including serial number stickers? I e-mailed davinci and asked them to check the serial number for me, but I'm not holding by breath waiting for a response due to what I've heard about their customer service?

    Is this a vape worth buying?

    My current vapes including Underdog Log Vape, VapCap M, and Arizer Air 2 (broke my LCD screen on the Air 2, so it still works fine, and I know the buttons to press even without the display).

    The only other vape I want is a flowerpot... but $100 for a brand new IQ seems like too good a deal to pass on. Or is it really not much of an upgrade on the Air 2 and therefore basically redundant?
     
  3. arf777

    arf777 No longer dogless

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    Done some searching through here and have not found the problem I'm having yet. My IQ turns on but won't heat. It sits stuck at what it thinks is 103F, which is basically ambient temp inside the chamber. Also one of the top row of lights looks odd. This all started after it turned itself off 60 seconds into a session. Worked again for one session then started refusing to heat up at all.

    VERY frustrating as I ONLY bought this for use at comic conventions. Am leaving for my FIRST ONE since buying it in a couple days and it does not work.

    I tried the hard reset and different batteries. No change. I'm guessing I need to contact Davinci and send it in. But even if the service is excellent, due to this experience plus the horrid off-gassing I had on my Ascent I am likely never buying a Davinci product again.
     
  4. EltraMagnus

    EltraMagnus New Member

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    What different batteries you try?
     
  5. Vaporcussion

    Vaporcussion Well-Known Member

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    Still waiting for someone to review the IQ Glove; found nothing so far...
     
  6. Thantifaxath

    Thantifaxath Member

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    I picked Up an IQ Glove at their distribution center here in Vegas and love it. Nothing really to review other than it works to keep the heat off my sensitive hands. Fits great, no real extra weight, seems like it would be slippery but isn’t. I like the raised buttons on the side and they work flawlessly. I can’t seem to add a picture but it now looks like a totally different vape. 10 out of 10 for me!
     
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  7. arf777

    arf777 No longer dogless

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    Tried every spare I have that fits. one from Davinci, two from other devices that are the same size and power (one from another vape, one from a fan). No difference. I'm an IT guy and this reminds me of blown firmware I've dealt with.
    Just got back in town. Gonna finally speak to Davinci tomorrow.
     
  8. bltkmt

    bltkmt New Member

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    Newbie here - curious if this is true?
     
  9. almost there

    almost there Well-Known Member

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    welcome to the forum:wave:. I think very few people got those odin inserts because it was never a popular device to begin with. Once the Davinci spacers came out it's pretty much the only spacer people use if they decide to use a spacer.
     
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  10. bltkmt

    bltkmt New Member

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    Thanks - I ordered the glass Davinci ones but would prefer non-glass if there is such a thing.

    Does a second Pearl work just as well as the glass spacers?
     
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  11. Grey hair

    Grey hair New Member

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    Does anyone know of a retailer in Canada where I can grab one? Just looked on line direct from Davinci.com. The freight was 85$.....for the 11.00 item.
     
  12. sd401k

    sd401k Member

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    Yes it does, as a matter of fact, before the commercially available spacers were available, I just rolled up a big old stainless steel screen into a ball the same size as the pearl and used that to minimize my consumption...worked great and saved money...SCORE!
     
  13. disGRUNTled

    disGRUNTled Well-Known Member

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    Cherry cookies in the Davinci IQ , listening to Kool G Rap & 38 Spesh. NBA Finals on the TV.
    [​IMG]
    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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  14. bltkmt

    bltkmt New Member

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    I have only had my IQ for a week so have not yet done a deep cleanse, but from the issues others have posted about I am wondering if these Brushpicks might serve a purpose for the area behind the flavor chamber? I use them for my teeth - the bristle side is pretty soft but it seems it could help dislodge debris?

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Some-new-user

    Some-new-user Active Member

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    I ordered an IQ yesterday, it will be about a week. I'm interested in the above too as it really seems like cleaning underneath the flavour chamber is one of the most overlooked things. Is this what makes things stick out and the covers not close fully? What I'm concerned about is damaging any wiring but it seems like it's all out of the way.

    https://blog.puffitup.com/2017/08/da-vinci-iq-teardown/

    The last photo is the most useful for me at the moment. Shows the internal plastic from what I can see air goes through the heater and directly into the flavour chamber. Is this right? Is there anything I can damage from sticking something in there?
     
  16. Grey hair

    Grey hair New Member

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    Figured it out.
    Order on line and they distrbute out if warehouse in Mississauga.
    Newbies......
     
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  17. EltraMagnus

    EltraMagnus New Member

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    If you get any tips, please share.
    I have the same issue.

    Want to know if there's a way to fix it myself.
     
  18. C00kie

    C00kie New Member

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    Hi guys so I signed up as a newbie in terms of vaping herbs to ask for some advice. I got an Davinci IQ since it seemed to be very well received by the reviews but now I am somewhat disappointed for a relatively expensive product.

    My biggest problem is that the top lid of the vaporizer constantly opens when I am vaping at a modest temperature of 170°C.

    Second, the machine always resets itself to Fahrenheit which is no use to me and even if I set it in the App I have to reset it every time I use it.

    Third, it hardly produces vapor. But this might be to my inexperience. I tried packing it very dense with medium grind which was recommended but the draw resistance was incredibly high and barely any vapor. I also tried rather loose packing which also does not help.

    I had previous experience with the Pax 3 of a friend which worked flawlessly with different herbs but the Davinci IQ convinced me with a changeable battery.

    I am close to ask for a refund and get the Pax 3.

    Maybe if someone has any suggestions to what I am doing wrong of what might keep the lid closed I would be really grateful.

    Thanks
     
  19. arf777

    arf777 No longer dogless

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    Spoke to Davinci. Had to send the unit in. Waiting to hear back.
     
  20. arf777

    arf777 No longer dogless

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    Update: Davinci has received my malfunctioning IQ. They say it'll take up to two weeks to determine if they can fix it or if they'll have to send me a new one.
     
  21. almost there

    almost there Well-Known Member

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    hey, welcome to the forum. Lack of vapor may be due to you vaping at such a low temp, try bumping up the heat. I start at 176 minimum, a finer grind would improve vapor production but I do fine with a medium grind.

    As to the lid opening, a few people has had that issue and it's one that Davinci will have to fix. The temp going back to farenheit doesn't sound right. Do a hard reset and see if it fixes it
     
  22. Some-new-user

    Some-new-user Active Member

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    Just received my IQ and I love it. I got the spacers and was able to pack just a tiny amount in the chamber. The flavour is amazing, it doesn't taste tainted at all and seems to linger. Very clean. The density is much better than I expected and the session can last quite long or I can have a couple of sessions depending how much I pack in. The two mouthpieces are quite different from each other and I can see myself enjoying both. It feels like I can tailor the draw resistance and I enjoy that. The AVB is very evenly baked I think the glass spacers and pearl really help with that

    I think it's safe to say I've tested it quite well tonight :whoa: maybe it's because it has a very different feel to it than the S&B products, I definitely think it tastes cleaner and the vapour is possibly cooler for everything being ceramic. I didn't feel any heat near my mouth, the body did get quite warm but it's tolerable for me. I could see where people would be sensitive to this. I guess the glove is a good idea.

    I can see where this is a little flawed though, just a couple of negatives like the catches - the battery cover feels quite tight. You have to listen out for that click where the clip slots back in place. It sprang out on me. The flavour chamber is very loose on my unit so when I turn it to take the battery out the flavour chamber slips out. When the flavour chamber is in the top cover doesn't seem to click closed like it does with no flavour chamber(the magnet pulls the cover shut). This is really me trying to pick out flaws here, the catches do stay shut they can just be a bit fiddly - I'm quite coordinated but other people might find these things awkward.

    The size and feel of the IQ though. It feels sexy and sleek. I want to keep that body as pristine as I can. I've decided that she's female and called Olivia - after Olivia Dunham from Fringe. I like the weight, it's not too heavy but still reassuring. It feels sturdy and I like that it can stand up on its own. I know this will fit in my pocket and not draw much attention too

    I got the app to work first try. On a Sony Xperia Android, Z3? it's quite old. I haven't tried IOS yet. I have an iPad, might give it a go for a goodnight vape session.

    Pods would be a nice idea - I have read that they were working on some. Definitely get my vote. Would be awesome for treks, the beach and days out now we're well into summer. This is definitely a vape that I will be taking on the go. Some sort of pod case may be needed if they do appear.

    This wipes the floor with both of the previous conduction vapes I've owned. The nokiva mentioned above and a flowermate aura not much of a comparison but if you're new to vaping you might have tried something similar to compare this to. Like everyone says it's difficult to put it against the Mighty (my first proper vaporizer) but they are definitely in the same league. I'd be torn to declare a winner as both of them have some unique plus points but I will say that the IQ has satisfied my VAS for now. I don't know if I would have gone on such a spending spree if I had started off with the IQ. This could easily become the perfect vape for me with a few refinements.

    It's a shame to see users with defects but I guess that's why forums exist. I bet a lot of people don't even bother reading up on things until something goes wrong and then they're brought here. There is a lot of knowledge on these pages. I lot of clever enthusiastic and helpful people those glass spacers exist because people spoke up and the manufacturers listened. My first experience would have been a lot different without this forum so thank you all.

    It's also good to see a 10 year warranty and the manufacturer being active on here. I know it's disheartening when something breaks. I broke a digital guitar twice replacement parts £150 per time, I doubt I could get parts to fix it if it went again now. 10 years is a long time to be covered for something like this. It feels like we're in good hands.

    I'll definitely be buying more products from Davinci. I'm very interested to see what these guys have in store for us in the future. The Classic and Ascent look good but I'm in love with this little piece.

    Two ideas I had were an IQ tuff - just a little bigger, some cooling fins and sturdier catches. Wouldn't mind if it was a screw fitting and some sort of honey collector for the flavour chamber - I wouldn't be sure how this would work though. It was just a thought to put a spacer in there and maybe cushion it with some mini nuggs.

    Right I'm going for that bedtime session I mentioned earlier. Happy vaping guys :razz::nod::peace::zzz:
     
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  23. Some-new-user

    Some-new-user Active Member

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    @C00kie do you take your battery out after use? I have noticed that the device 'defaults' after removing the battery.

    I did get the app to work on my ipad-its much more responsive on that than my android phone. Switched straight to precision when I pressed the + key on the app. Turned in to standby mode straight away too. I didn't get that on the Android version BUT this could also be my phone being quite out of date.

    So far still loving the flavour and effects of the IQ. I think I'll invest in some spare batteries and an external charger as I'm going to be using this more than I initially expected.
     
  24. treeleaf

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    I picked up an IQ at 2017 420 sale as a backup for my hopper, which only lasted a few months later. So after a year use I can say I am happy. It is an object of beauty, so sleek and neat. I have since ordered spare mouthpiece, spacers, battery and glass bong adapter? I do find I need the spacers as the bowl is too big just for me. I tend to start at level 2, run it for taste, then stir the bowl and finish on level 3. If there was one criticism, it takes a lot of cleaning, especially with sticky bud that clogs up the 4 holes in oven and the flavour chamber too becomes oiled up. One of the dot matrix display LEDs has dimmed. I haven't bothered with the app and Bluetooth. ❤️ My IQ.
     

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