A-5 CO2 Problem Unable to fire; no mods
Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:18 PM
I purchased an A5 marker, and everything checks out. Except for one thing. The marker simply WILL NOT FIRE. By this I mean that I can pull the trigger with a CO2 cannister properly inserted and it will not fire paintballs. No CO2 is released. I would like to save money and make this a DIY project if I can.
My main concern is that it is a problem within the valves and the like, as stated above that no CO2 is released when the trigger is pulled. I know that it is not a problem with the CO2 cannister itself, as I have tried both the re-fillable cannister which came with the marker and a disposable 200-shot CO2 cannister from Wallmart. Both do not work.
The A5 is unmodded; it is exactly the same as it was when I pulled it out of the box.
I am relatively new to the sport of paintball; therefore I do not know exactly what to expect upon opening the marker up, and I DO NOT want to make the situation worse than it is.
Is this a simple fix that is somewhat common? And regardless, what are some solutions?
Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:34 PM
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If he rips my head off, I'll stare him to death.
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:42 PM
I've tried all tautness of the cannister; although it may be that I haven't gotten the "sweet spot" yet.
I'll try loosening it when I have time; I don't have much free time until the weekend.
This post has been edited by FloridaGhillie: 12 May 2010 - 05:45 PM
Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:46 PM
Did you put the ASA adapter on the 200 shot disposable CO2 canister? The ASA adapter is what puntures that canister. I know this seems silly to ask but you'd be suprised how often people don't know these things.
Is the little nub inside the ASA? Make sure your ASA isn't deffective.
Pull the tombstone out and slowly screw the tank in and see if you have air flow.
This post has been edited by DVLCHLD: 12 May 2010 - 05:51 PM
Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:52 PM
And yes, I did put the adapter on the 200-round (paintball rounds) cannister.
Posted 12 May 2010 - 07:11 PM
This post has been edited by Puzuma: 12 May 2010 - 07:14 PM
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 06:26 AM
Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:04 AM
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:30 AM
Faulty CO2 canister (can be figured out if, when screwed in then out, it discharges a bit of gas, if not it's your CO2 tank or ASA)
Faulty ASA (unlikely)
Gun has a butt load of junk in it (i.e. dirt, paintball fill, wrong lubricant, etc...) and slowing down the bolt (very likely if it's a used gun)
Rear hammer spring is not the proper spring (sometimes people switch it with the cocking spring. They look similar but won't work if swapped)
Improper or old hammer O-ring
Not properly lubricated
Valve is assembled wrong and stuck (not very likely but possible)
If it were me, I'd start with the CO2 tank and work my way down the list. You may have to tear your gun apart but don't be worried. There are a few vids and decent instructions on proper disassembly for an A5. Getting familiar with your gun is a good thing. I think at this point I could disassemble and reassembly one with my eyes closed.
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 04:28 PM
Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:53 PM
I had originally thought that, like the X7, my a5 was completely mechanical. Howver, the trigger has a battery which much be "turned on" for the marker to work. I did not have it turned on. The owner of a local field had revealed this to me.
I am sorry for wasting your time.