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    Crooked modules

    Before I get my screwdrivers and tweezers out - how easy is it to straighten crooked modules?

    This is one area of Casio quality that is slightly disappointing - so many new watches have a display that is on a small but noticeable slant. I have noticed this in shop-window displays and pictures on this forum, as well as one or two of my own. It doesn't seem to be a problem on recent models, but seems relatively common on models such as the 5600, 6900 and 2310.

    I'm one of those people who habitually straightens pictures, so I might be particularly sensitive to things not being level!
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    Hi Tribe,

    It shouldn't be too difficult. Be sure the module lips are against the button tips and not slided over before closing the back again...

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    Re: Crooked modules

    Quote Originally Posted by Sjors View Post
    Hi Tribe,

    It shouldn't be too difficult. Be sure the module lips are against the button tips and not slided over before closing the back again...

    Cheers,

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    How exactly is this done? Is it simply a matter of opening the case and moving the module, or is the module in so tight that some shaving of the module or case is required? I noticed this problem (for the first time on a recent model) on my new cream muddie. It's VERY slight (ie only a nut would notice), but hey.... . Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Crooked modules

    tribe, I do this regularly with my older models.
    I've found the best technique is the use toothpicks and finding a suitable metallic point press with an even pressure against it with the toothpick. Make sure you have a firm grip on the body and place it on clean paper or fabric to avoid scratches.
    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpatt View Post
    tribe, I do this regularly with my older models.
    I've found the best technique is the use toothpicks and finding a suitable metallic point press with an even pressure against it with the toothpick. Make sure you have a firm grip on the body and place it on clean paper or fabric to avoid scratches.
    Hope this helps.
    I'm not sure I follow. Are you saying to use the toothpicks to nudge the module straight? What's the metallic point for (I assume the power will remain on, so no need to reset)? Thanks.

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    Re: Crooked modules

    Quote Originally Posted by wxman View Post
    I'm not sure I follow. Are you saying to use the toothpicks to nudge the module straight? What's the metallic point for (I assume the power will remain on, so no need to reset)? Thanks.
    I think he just means a hard point for leverage.
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    Re: Crooked modules

    Quote Originally Posted by wxman View Post
    I'm not sure I follow. Are you saying to use the toothpicks to nudge the module straight? What's the metallic point for (I assume the power will remain on, so no need to reset)? Thanks.
    You push the toothpick against a metallic lug on the module in the direction you wish to move the module.

    No, you shouldn't need to reset as long as you don't push the toothpick through the middle of the module and blow it up

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    Re: Crooked modules

    Quote Originally Posted by kpatt View Post
    You push the toothpick against a metallic lug on the module in the direction you wish to move the module.

    No, you shouldn't need to reset as long as you don't push the toothpick through the middle of the module and blow it up

    I think I got it. So, the module is movable within the casing (no need to shave the plastic)?

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    Re: Crooked modules

    Quote Originally Posted by wxman View Post
    I think I got it. So, the module is movable within the casing (no need to shave the plastic)?
    Yep, that's it. The module will be tight, but it will move inside the casing, padding and plastic shroud. It's important to use smooth force gently increased until it moves. Also, you need to try as much as possible to push in a horizontal direction so as not to twist the module. Some models are easier than others but I've had success with several types of older Casios, G-shocks and a couple of the newer models.

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    Re: Crooked modules

    Quote Originally Posted by kpatt View Post
    Yep, that's it. The module will be tight, but it will move inside the casing, padding and plastic shroud. It's important to use smooth force gently increased until it moves. Also, you need to try as much as possible to push in a horizontal direction so as not to twist the module. Some models are easier than others but I've had success with several types of older Casios, G-shocks and a couple of the newer models.
    Thanks, great advice. If these things are designed to move, I suppose a perfectly straight module could become crooked and (wishful thinking) a slightly crooked one might reset itself.

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