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    Alarm Volume Problems DW-6900

    The alarm and any beeping noises DO WORK on my DW 6900, but are very faint. I can only hear any beeps if I hold the watch to my ear. I just changed the battery and everything seems to function including the EL back lighting. I was careful to make sure the silver spring was in place as well. Any ideas?

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    Re: Alarm Volume Problems DW-6900

    did you reset the module? i am not sure if this will affect the sound, as it does the LCD, but worth a try..

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    Re: Alarm Volume Problems DW-6900

    how can you reset a module? i never heard about that...

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    Re: Alarm Volume Problems DW-6900

    Yeah, I tried doing a reset, but nothing. Perhaps I damaged the alarm spring somehow, not sure. When I replaced the battery, I removed the metal retainer that's screwed down over the battery. I shouldn't have done that as it's unnecessary for a battery swap. When I removed the metal retainer, a second, tinier copper spring fell out. The copper one is for the EL back light. I plan to do a write up with pics so others can avoid my pitfall or correct it as I did. Took me a few tries to figure out where that copper one came from.

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    Re: Alarm Volume Problems DW-6900

    Are you sure about this? I have completely disassembled a DW-6900, and never noticed a copper spring.

    I would pull out and reseat the alarm spring. Maybe it isn't making proper contact.

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    Re: Alarm Volume Problems DW-6900

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    Are you sure about this? I have completely disassembled a DW-6900, and never noticed a copper spring.

    I would pull out and reseat the alarm spring. Maybe it isn't making proper contact.

    Yes, completely sure of the copper spring. It's a bit smaller than the silver colored spring (tiny in other words). There are two holes under the metal retainer near the black cylindrical thing (not sure what it does). The copper spring goes into one of these holes. There's a good chance your spring didn't fall out when you took the watch apart. I actually didn't notice it until I put all the parts from the watch into a small cup. I was a little panicked as I didn't remember seeing the copper spring at any point during the disassembly. I'll try and post some pics when I get it apart again.

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    Re: Alarm Volume Problems DW-6900

    Hehehehe.... That may the only part that I didn't disassemble on the DW-6900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzbait View Post
    Hehehehe.... That may the only part that I didn't disassemble on the DW-6900.



    I'm always already happy when I managed to remove the battery

    Nice picture,

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    Re: Alarm Volume Problems DW-6900

    Did you get it back together and working again bussbait?

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    Hehehehe.... That may the only part that I didn't disassemble on the DW-6900.
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    Re: Alarm Volume Problems DW-6900

    I got it back together, fixed the crooked display, and fixed the problem with it gaining 60 seconds per day. All in all, the operation was quite a success.

    I have a whole mess of detailed pictures, showing the inner construction of the DW-6900. When I get around to it, I'll be doing a series of posts on the DW-6900, one of which will detail the construction.

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