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    Dead Gold Defender

    All,

    I haven't worn my Gold Defender for some time and I was going to pass it along to my oldest but I have had it under the lights for a couple of days and it doesn't look like I can recharge the battery so what battery does this need?

    TIA,
    T.J.

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    Re: Dead Gold Defender

    that might not be enough to kick it off if the battery is completely out

    try to wear it out in the sun for a while

    i won't just put in under the sun cause i don't know it to over heat

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    Re: Dead Gold Defender

    Also, does the display say "charge" or something similar, or is it completely blank?

    As stockae92 said, try to get it out in the sun, or put it on a sunny windowsill for a few days.
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    Re: Dead Gold Defender

    Give it a couple hrs of sun, then post a pic when its done! The GDF is a beauty!




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    Re: Dead Gold Defender

    It takes a lot of light to get the battery going again in a Frog. Don't dismiss it as a faulty battery yet.

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    Re: Dead Gold Defender

    All,

    Thanks for the responses. It does still flash "charge" so maybe all isn't lost. I think I thought it was dead because incandescent light wasn't bringing it back to life so I'll try real sunlight and in FL we have plenty of that.

    I'll let you know if that is the difference.

    T.J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjlescher View Post
    All,

    Thanks for the responses. It does still flash "charge" so maybe all isn't lost. I think I thought it was dead because incandescent light wasn't bringing it back to life so I'll try real sunlight and in FL we have plenty of that.

    I'll let you know if that is the difference.

    T.J.
    Do keep in mind that incandescent lighting is much, much weaker than direct sunlight, and that in general, these solar watches can take as much as 70 hours of direct sunlight to go from empty to full.

    I'd really recommend placing it next to a window where you know you will get good sunlight for a couple of days before coming to any conclusions. Good luck!

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    Re: Dead Gold Defender

    Keep us updated on your watch. good luck.

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    Re: Dead Gold Defender

    All,

    You guys were spot on, real FL sunlight was all the difference. All it took was about 2hrs and the Defender is back.

    Thanks again,
    T.J.

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    Re: Dead Gold Defender

    Quote Originally Posted by tjlescher View Post
    All it took was about 2hrs and the Defender is back.
    >>> Good to hear! Now how about a quick pic for us GDF fans...?




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