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"Fake" Lost Vape Paranormal 250C?

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I have two Paranormals. Both of them have boards I was able to verify as valid boards.

1) is in our database. It was produced April 12, 2018. This serial number has been checked 1 time.

2) is in our database. It was produced May 24, 2018. This serial number has been checked 1 time.

The second one has a definite problem with the 510 straight out of the box. I then noticed under the panels there is a difference between mod #1 and mod #2.

I posted a picture on ECF and I was asked if I checked the Lost Vape scratch off QR code.

Neither mod box had a QR verification code. When I received the first mod and saw there was no verification like mods from other manufactures I searched to find out if Lost Vape should have one. 

There is no mention of a QR verification code anywhere. 

Did I buy 2 "bad" "unauthorized" mods?

Did I buy broken, returned to manufacturer mods that were then resold as new?

If a new, authentic Lost Vape Paranormal 250C should have a verifiable code that should be public knowledge so people are not cheated and if they are sold "unauthorized" they will know it.

Can anyone shed some light on this.

 

In the pic below the one on the right has a plate and magnet that I have only seen shown on 75C's, 250C's I have seen look like the mod on the left. The 510 on the right does not travel and has a LOT of resistance if you try to tighten down an atty.

LVP Panels new old.jpg

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i have a fairly new paranormal 250c  [mod configured - april 23 2018] that looks like the one on the left. and just got in Saturday  a new therion 75c [mod configured - october 16 2017] ... neither box had scratch authentication stickers so I assume lost vape doesn't do them..both came from reputable dealers.

 i'm having a usb connection problem on the paranormal as it will stay connected for only a few seconds which makes it impossible to change the theme. the therion works great, changed the theme a few times already, no issues. i've tried multiple usb cables so thats not the problem.

good luck with it.

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On 8/26/2018 at 10:14 PM, 1shootist said:

i have a fairly new paranormal 250c  [mod configured - april 23 2018] that looks like the one on the left. and just got in Saturday  a new therion 75c [mod configured - october 16 2017] ... neither box had scratch authentication stickers so I assume lost vape doesn't do them..both came from reputable dealers.

 i'm having a usb connection problem on the paranormal as it will stay connected for only a few seconds which makes it impossible to change the theme. the therion works great, changed the theme a few times already, no issues. i've tried multiple usb cables so thats not the problem.

good luck with it.

It does seem unusual that Lost Vape does not provide a verification service to check authenticity. 

@1Shootist, I have exactly the same issue with charging the device via USB. The charge LED light flashes, the zigzag on the battery symbol is intermittent, but the battery percentage shows no material charge.  

I've tried three different chargers and three different pairs of 18650 batteries.

No previous issues with my Therion, Paranormal 167 or my wife's Mirage. 

I'm returning my 250c to the Vendor.

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Neither my 4 Therion BF 75C or two Paranormal 250C has verification stickers. Oddly enough, my two Triade 250Cs does on the bottom of the box. And there was at least two production runs of the Paranormal 250C. So that is probably why you see a difference.

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I'm guessing the EVOLV  board serial is supposed to be good enough. And yes it does look like a difference in production runs. I got another one from April and it does have the black strip over the vent plate. I also got a replacement from the vendor for the one with the bad 510, board dated June with no black strip over the vent plate. Out of 4 Paranormals no 2 are exactly alike. 

Reading about those with the USB issue I am feeling a little lucky. I'm also done. I like the EVOLV chip. It is better than the one in Primo mini. I have also gotten some of the Primo Mini's I have complaints about. Even one that recently non dramatically burnt out. But for under $30, Artic Fox SW, light weight and some other things that are good about them...

If China doesn't care about Q.C. a high quality board just isn't worth it tp me.

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