Tear Down: The Starry Vaporizer by X Max

Posted by Alex on

I've killed a hell of a lot of Vaporizers to get to this point......

The day has finally come; the final version of the Starry Vaporizer has just arrived! X-Max made some last minute changes to the design including a larger ceramic chamber and improved bottom latch that locks into place better. They also changed the internal chassis to isolate the airpath better. Of course, it's what's inside that counts. Let's rip apart this vape, shall we? 

starry portable vaporizer teardown

The Starry Teardown

With most teardowns we are usually learning as we go. The Starry appears to have no screws or any obvious point of entry. We learned with the CFX teardown that looks can be deceiving. It is becoming more and more common for vaporizers to use vanity covers to hide these things. 

starry x-max cover removal

Yup, there it is. The Starry has an adhesive cover on both sides. Each side has 2 sets of screws which hold the chassis in place. 

starry x-max teardown

When removing the vanity covers the buttons fell out which came as a surprise to us. This is the first time we've seen this in a teardown and it's a great use of resources on XMAX's part. The vanity cover's dual purpose helps keep this vape so small. 

starry shell removal starry isolated airpath chamber teardown starry ceramic chamber teardown

The ceramic chamber is pure conduction and insulated for heat retention and for shock. So if you drop your vape the ceramic chamber is a lot less likely to crack. Heat retention preserves battery life. Newer battery vapes don't have a consistent flow of energy going to the chamber so to save that precious battery life vapes intermittently heat your chamber every few seconds. A well insulated chamber slows down the cooling time which means the battery has to do less work to keep the chamber hot.... Science and stuff! 

starry inner chasis

Very simple chassis. There isn't a lot of room in the Starry for wasted space. 

starry usb display circiut board starry usb display circuit board back starry teardown battery cut open

Just kidding, you shouldn't do this. Actually, you shouldn't do anything we just did. Disassembling your vaporizer voids the warranty. We tear apart vaporizers so you don't have to. 

starry portable vaporizer teardown full

There it is, the Starry Vaporizer in all its glory. Learn more about the Starry HERE. Thank you once again for joining us for another Vaporizer Teardown. We have plenty more vapes to rip apart soon. Leave us a comment if there are any specific vaporizers you want to see mangled. Have a Hazy Day!


3 comments

  • Peter I highly recommend against opening or tempering with your vaporizer for safety reasons! Repairing vapes can be very difficult so we recommend leaving it to the experts! Shoot us an email at helppuffitup.com if you bought it from us – we’d love to help out! =)

    Alex (PIU) on

  • I really like this vape , Xmax Starry V3. Does it have an isolated chamber? I’ve been using the Black Widow, but I read that it does not have an isolated chamber, and that there is a risk of inhaling fibreglass dust. Scary. Thank you very much for your time.

    Ryan Hartlen on

  • Hi there… I’m just chasing a ‘sensor error’ and wondered if 2 or the 4 leads going into the bowl area are: 2 heavier being heat & 2 lighter gauge being a temp sensor.

    Thoughts?

    PeteR on


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