*Help needed, springs possibly broken* How do you know if your GW6900 is charging?
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    *Help needed, springs possibly broken* How do you know if your GW6900 is charging?

    See post down below regarding the problem.

    I recently got a GW6900 and modded it, and I had to take the module out to do a negative display mod, and I got new straps, a DW 6900MS strap, which I waited two weeks for. I left the module in my drawer for that time, and when I got around to finishing my mod, it was still on high. I wore it for about two days, then left it in my drawer again, and now it's on medium. Are the solar panels supposed to be somehow connected to the module? Thanks.

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    Re: How do you know if your GW6900 is charging?

    In regular time keeping mode...

    Press adjust, keep it held, and simultaneously press split/reset and start/stop.

    The watch will show "SLR", and if the solar panel detects light, it will also show "88 88" after about 1s.

    Q&D snap:

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    Re: How do you know if your GW6900 is charging?

    Quote Originally Posted by rogerlike View Post
    In regular time keeping mode...

    Press adjust, keep it held, and simultaneously press split/reset and start/stop.

    The watch will show "SLR", and if the solar panel detects light it will also show "88 88".

    Q&D snap:

    WOW, it's true! Thanks!
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    Apparently it's not connected to the solar panel, so I'll have to open up my watch later. How is the module connected to the solar panel? Thanks.

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    Re: How do you know if your GW6900 is charging?

    Two springs protrude from the assembled module facing forward, probably at the bottom, to connect the panel to the module's PCB.

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    Thanks again, I'll try to fix it later.

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    Re: How do you know if your GW6900 is charging?

    Quote Originally Posted by AnalogAndDigital View Post
    Thanks again, I'll try to fix it later.
    No problem, and good luck with that!

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    Re: How do you know if your GW6900 is charging?

    Well, I think the springs are slightly broken, not sure how to fix that. I want to try to get it done by tonight, as I'm going to the beach tomorrow, hopefully it'll get charged there.
    The watch sometimes shows 88 88 when I tilt/shake it around, so I'm assuming the springs aren't properly connected to one source(or both).
    I've worked on it for two hours today, but I think I've just made it worse.

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    Re: How do you know if your GW6900 is charging?

    I dont know for sure, but aren't the springs supposed to go in the bottom two holes?
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    I don't think so, it came like that. But I'm not completely sure. The solar panel has two holes for the module's springs to connect to on the left side.

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