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Old August 31st, 2011, 22:03   #16
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By "click but no firing" I mean I pull the trigger, there is a click and then nothing happens.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 22:07   #17
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What kind of repairs are you looking at? Some so called "gun docs" don't charge much, because they haven't really got a clue as to what they're doing. Some others really know their shit and charge 80 to the hour.
I wouldn't paint all docs who don't charge much (or anything) as not knowing their stuff. I myself have never charged anyone anything higher than a six pack of beer for my services, and I'm very meticulous and exacting in my work.

Then again, I'm not in it for the money.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 22:07   #18
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Are the leads attached to the motor?
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Old August 31st, 2011, 22:31   #19
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I wouldn't paint all docs who don't charge much (or anything) as not knowing their stuff. I myself have never charged anyone anything higher than a six pack of beer for my services, and I'm very meticulous and exacting in my work.

Then again, I'm not in it for the money.
Agreed, I only charge $10 an hour, though that's just for me setting aside time, I'm only really doing it so that all the local guys can keep their guns up and running and we have better turnouts to our games due to less "cant play, guns broken"
Though I'm not some douche trying to make money off of airsoft.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 23:23   #20
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I don't live anywhere near the GTO so I'm not sure what if any gundocs are around there, but keep in mind that if there's not one within driving distance then you'll have to add shipping charges both ways on top of that $60 + parts.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 00:33   #21
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I have no idea if the leads are attached to the motor...because I am so noob at this that I cannot even take the friggen gun apart.....ARGH!

I guess this is what separates the experienced from the newbies....experience....sigh...
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Old September 1st, 2011, 01:50   #22
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sounds like a loose wire also try google on how to field strip you could save your self some $$$$ or beer.I charge a 6 pk an hr lol
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Old September 1st, 2011, 03:21   #23
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ah...true.

But I don't think that wires or shims cost a lot O.o
No they don't, neither does oil for a car, but its an essential service that the equipment requires.

Your not paying for not only the parts, your paying for the knowledge that you lack to service your equipment that it requires. Some charge more than others.

I would pay $80-100 for someone to "tune up" my gun. Make sure you have a good air seal on all the parts, gears are shimming properly. Motor height adjustment, properly lubricated, ect. But I know how to do all that, not as well as some others, but I do have that knowledge. That's what your paying for.

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Though I'm not some douche trying to make money off of airsoft.
I don't see how someone is douche by making money off airsoft, in essence your calling all of our retailers douche's, because lets face it, its a business, if they didn't make some sort of profit they wouldn't be doing it. Fields and venues make profit from airsoft, are they douche's too?

No, these are people and places that are there to run a BUSINESS NOT A CHARITY. Some people do it for charity which is great, some do it for beer or for money doesn't make them a douche.

I don't see why you see it as an issue, when you don't know how to do something or you can't, there is a cost to that information or service, sometimes that cost is money, sometimes it isn't.

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Old September 1st, 2011, 03:25   #24
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I have no idea if the leads are attached to the motor...because I am so noob at this that I cannot even take the friggen gun apart.....ARGH!

I guess this is what separates the experienced from the newbies....experience....sigh...
What gun are you using? I'm not a gun doc but I do all my own gun fixes.

And yeah not all low charging gun docs are idiots, but I know there are some guys that charge like up to 50 an hour but don't really know their shit well enough to charge that much.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 08:44   #25
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Well it's up to you to thoose the gun doc you want. You might want to ask others fellow if they had good service.

Like you choose a garage to repair your car.


If the price seems to high for your wallet maby you shoud try to do it by yourself with tutorials on the net and if you fail to fix it then send it to a gun doc as long as you do not makit worst.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 09:01   #26
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My current gun is a Jing Gong G36C.

I'm going to try and field strip it first, if possible...
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Old September 1st, 2011, 13:35   #27
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Argh....I'm so f***ing dumb....

I went and googled the procedre for field stripping a G36C and I notice that the wires have a fuse between them. I look at my gun and realize that I didn't have one.
Then I remember that when I first got the gun, something had popped out and I couldn't find it. It seemed to work fine, so I forgot about it. I think that I just put the connectors on top of each other instead of connecting them with the fuse.

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Argh....I'm so f***ing dumb....

I went and googled the procedre for field stripping a G36C and I notice that the wires have a fuse between them. I look at my gun and realize that I didn't have one.
Then I remember that when I first got the gun, something had popped out and I couldn't find it. It seemed to work fine, so I forgot about it. I think that I just put the connectors on top of each other instead of connecting them with the fuse.

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So, what you're saying is, you may have accidentally fried (or carbon scored) your trigger contacts because of a missing fuse...?

Because that would certainly explain the "click" but no fire.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 14:18   #29
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Yep. Pretty much.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 17:02   #30
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The fuse shouldn't matter, I don't use a fuse in my G36, or any of my guns for that matter.

Changing the trigger assembly is fairly simple, you should try it yourself.

Since you're in the GTA and obviously need some help, I recently replaced the trigger assembly on my CA G36 because the contacts burnt out after a few years. If you want, I can give you detailed instructions, or if you want to drive to my house with your stuff before the 4th, I can do it for you for free as long as you bring a trigger assembly.
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