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    Protrek displays 'open' message

    Hi guys, old watch not used for about 2 years. I put a new battery in, went through the ac reset procedure but it still displays 'open' on the screen. The digital watch resets to 12 obviously, but not one button functions.

    It is a protrek prt-50 and module 1376.

    Somebody said it could be a spring that has fallen out that needs contact with the casing. I can provide a picture if that helps.

    Going away to New Zealand on Sunday and really wanted it sorted by then...

    Help muchly appreciated.

    Ben

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    Re: Protrek displays 'open' message

    Ben, I had a similar issue with a frogman. See the link below...

    Frogman for $19!

    Although they are different watches, they are similar issues. I bet someone here can show you their 50 with the caseback off so you can compare.
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    Re: Protrek displays 'open' message

    Hi again Ben, you should be in good hands here.
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    Re: Protrek displays 'open' message

    Thanks...

    Thanks Lexxorcist, I will post on both.

    See below for pictures. As you can see, watch displays 'open' even when case screwed shut.





    Red arrow: There is a small spring in here (it has not fallen out)

    Green arrow: This seems to be a small metal 'tab'. Bit of play in it. Seems to come up the side.

    Yellwo arrow: This is a small 'plate' stuck in situe. Not the speaker clearly visible.

    HELP NEEDED ASAP AS GO AWAY SUNDAY....


    Thanks guys :)

    Ben

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    Re: Protrek displays 'open' message

    I strongly suspect the metal plate (yellow arrow) should be making contact with metal somewhere on the module. It may need carefully bending out slightly, but first, if there's a rubber cover that goes between the case-back and module, there will be a gap or hole in it to allow contact. Check you're putting the rubber cover on the right way so it doesn't obstruct it. This applies to the springs too, there should be holes in the cover for those.

    *Edit* after a second look, maybe the plate (yellow arrow) should make contact with the tab (green arrow). It'll be something along those lines.
    Last edited by Lexxorcist; September 26th, 2008 at 15:21.
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    Re: Protrek displays 'open' message

    I've tried moving theplate round so it is line with the tab - still nothing :(

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    Re: Protrek displays 'open' message

    Ben. In my case, the spring was too short or it had collaspe over the years. You might try carefully lengthening it by stretching it just to be absolutely sure that it makes contact.
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    Re: Protrek displays 'open' message

    Hope someone can help you before you go. Have a great time in NZ

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    Re: Protrek displays 'open' message

    Hi Ben,

    On the photo the battery lid is not closed. Have you tried cleaning the back plate with a degreasing fluid? Try resetting the module, it might have an effect on the contacts too (AC contact is on your module at 7 o'clock position.

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    Re: Protrek displays 'open' message

    I didn't think about resetting it. Not resetting properly can have some weird results. Here's a photo of Sjors shorting the battery to reset the watch. Keep the tweezers (or bent paper clip will do) there for at least 5 seconds.

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