broken g button, where do i go from here??

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    broken g button, where do i go from here??

    ok so i broke my g button trying to get those stupid strap adapters on..
    where do i go from here? do i get a new button and spring
    or is it best / easier to just get a new casing..
    ive looked around the forum cant find much on replacing buttons
    only found that it can be a pain.. is this true?
    best place to get this stuff?? new button or casing?
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    Re: broken g button, where do i go from here??

    i think you can get a new button from casio parts if you call them. but idk if its broken beyond that. if it's just the button, replacing it would be the cheapest fix.

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    Re: broken g button, where do i go from here??

    well ive lost the spring from the button as well..





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    Lol...I honestly hate to laugh at ur misfortune, but how in Hades did I manage to break the button putting on strap adapters?? I'll have a look and see if I have a spare "parts" case with a button and spring that will work w/ a 6900.

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    Re: broken g button, where do i go from here??

    haha i was getting pretty angry, i didnt have the bezel on because i thought i could see what i was doing a bit easier..
    when it wasnt going in i was getting pretty rough and snap.. the plastic ring snapped, i was soo upset lol
    for the life of me i cannot get these pins into the holes.. im still trying now, they just dont go in





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    Re: broken g button, where do i go from here??

    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty_222 View Post
    ive looked around the forum cant find much on replacing buttons
    only found that it can be a pain.. is this true?
    I've got no personal experience on this one, but judging from the threads I've read about "replacing the light button by placing the entire watch in a plastic bag so the "C" clip doesn't go flying" it certainly LOOKS to be a pain!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsip85 View Post
    I'll have a look and see if I have a spare "parts" case with a button and spring that will work w/ a 6900.
    IS that in fact a 6900? I'd thought both the DW-6900 and the GW-6900 have the three "eyes". The case looks to be the same, but if it's not, it might explain:

    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty_222 View Post
    for the life of me i cannot get these pins into the holes.. im still trying now, they just dont go in
    I've only put adapters on two G's so far, but they haven't been any more difficult to install than replacing a (stock) strap -- and I left the bezels on both times.
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    Re: broken g button, where do i go from here??

    yeah this is an older dw6900.. was just giving it a makeover.. with a new bezel, and strap with bull bars.
    ive got a dw6900wc that im trying to get strap adapters onto as well and they will not go for the life of me.
    drives me insane.. although i have done them before on a dw069 and they went in no problems
    i think i should just get a replacement dw6900 housing with a light attached so i dont have to jin around





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    Re: broken g button, where do i go from here??

    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty_222 View Post
    yeah this is an older dw6900.. was just giving it a makeover.. with a new bezel, and strap with bull bars.
    Cool, and thanks! My knowledge of older ("vintage?") G's is spotty at best, but I'm learning!

    Good luck with your project, and hopefully there will be good news (and pictures) when you get it all sorted out.

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    Re: broken g button, where do i go from here??

    yeah im wanting all 6 modules in the 6900 shape which is this one, the dw6900x which i have the glx6900 which i have the original 6900
    and then the 6910 which is a codename and i guess you can class the 6600 as a different module in a 6900 shape





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    Re: broken g button, where do i go from here??

    Fitting a new button can be done, but if you find fitting adaptors is challenging your temper, i guess the fitting of a new button is betetr done by a wtchmaker. I´d take teh caseback off and the module out, then walk to a watchmaker with teh case and the new button and have the button swapped.

    In my experience, fittin g adaptors is an easy task given you have fitting springbars and a springbar tool.

    Fitting buttons is a bit fiddly, but gets easier with practice.

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