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    Frustrated & perplexed

    I attempted to replace the battery on one of my watches, simple fix. I've tried 11 new batteries & the characters on the LCD are still not looking right. I did the A/C reset after installing each battery & the LCD is still not normal. Another issue I have is that I somehow managed to lose the very small spring that is on the back of the module, I am unsure of the significance of this spring & how it will affect the operations of my watch.

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    Last edited by 02civicsi; December 29th, 2015 at 06:32.
    G-Shock Rotation :
    GD-100MS-3DR / GX-56-1ACR / GRX-5600B-2JF / G9000MX-4CR / GW-6900F-7 / DW5600CS-9 / GD-350-1BJF / GLX-5600A-2JF / GLX-5500-7JF / GW056A-1AV / GWX-5600B-7CR

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    I've given up trying to keep this list up to date since the last time it was current my collection has grown to almost 50 G-Shocks

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    Re: Frustrated & perplexed

    You need the spring for the alarm to work.

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    It's 1700hrs somewhere...

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    Re: Frustrated & perplexed

    In your picture it is seen that the whole screen is tilted.

    i would take out the whole movement and try to see if the screen has been moved and snap it in again, maybe the connectors are not positioned right!
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    Re: Frustrated & perplexed

    Quote Originally Posted by wemedge View Post
    You need the spring for the alarm to work.

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    I was afraid of that & is it possible to get a replacement spring somewhere such as Pacparts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrin View Post
    In your picture it is seen that the whole screen is tilted.

    i would take out the whole movement and try to see if the screen has been moved and snap it in again, maybe the connectors are not positioned right!
    Did that & another A/C reset with no change to the LCD.
    Last edited by 02civicsi; December 29th, 2015 at 14:44.
    G-Shock Rotation :
    GD-100MS-3DR / GX-56-1ACR / GRX-5600B-2JF / G9000MX-4CR / GW-6900F-7 / DW5600CS-9 / GD-350-1BJF / GLX-5600A-2JF / GLX-5500-7JF / GW056A-1AV / GWX-5600B-7CR

    Off days only :
    DW5025B-7JF - My Grail / G-5500 Air Max '95 / GWM-M5630A-4CR / G-9330A-4CR / DW-5600BB-1JF / G-9200R-4DR / GDF-100BB1ER / GLX-6900X-2CR / GRX-5600GE-1 / DW-5600EH-7JR / GW-M5610SD-8JF / GRX-5600SRF-3 / G5500AL-1 / G5500-TS-9 / GW-9100BL-2JF / GD120CM-4 / GW9400NV-2 / GDX6900MH-1(2) / GDX6900FB-8B / GLX5600C-2 / GWM-5610MR-4JF/Citizen Nighthawk BJ-7000-52E(Barton silicone strap)


    I've given up trying to keep this list up to date since the last time it was current my collection has grown to almost 50 G-Shocks

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    Re: Frustrated & perplexed

    yeah, the display looks weird and out of position lol

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    Re: Frustrated & perplexed

    Quote Originally Posted by 02civicsi View Post
    I was afraid of that & is it possible to get a replacement spring somewhere such as Pacparts?


    Did that & another A/C reset with no change to the LCD.
    You may be able to fabricate a new spring- scroll down on this thread:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/los...ing-37667.html

    Good luck!
    It's 1700hrs somewhere...

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    Re: Frustrated & perplexed

    Quote Originally Posted by 02civicsi View Post
    I was afraid of that & is it possible to get a replacement spring somewhere such as Pacparts?
    Probably not -- here's the parts list from another GD-100: CASIO GD100-1A Parts and Accessories Library from Pacparts

    Notice that there's no "spring" listed anywhere except for the "spring rod" at the bottom, which holds the strap in place.

    Casio and Pacparts appear to classify the tiny module springs as PART OF the module itself.

    As to the problem with the display, that often seems to be caused by the module shifting slightly when the battery is changed, causing the rubber strips (or "zebra connectors") that connect the LCD to the module to shift slightly, OR the connectors themselves going bad over time. I've never had to fix that problem myself, but there are quite a few threads around here on the subject.

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    Re: Frustrated & perplexed

    The display actually went wonky when the original battery was starting to not have enough charge to fully light the LCD. I assumed a fresh battery would correct the problem but the issue is still present. This is the first time the watch has been opened up for anything.
    G-Shock Rotation :
    GD-100MS-3DR / GX-56-1ACR / GRX-5600B-2JF / G9000MX-4CR / GW-6900F-7 / DW5600CS-9 / GD-350-1BJF / GLX-5600A-2JF / GLX-5500-7JF / GW056A-1AV / GWX-5600B-7CR

    Off days only :
    DW5025B-7JF - My Grail / G-5500 Air Max '95 / GWM-M5630A-4CR / G-9330A-4CR / DW-5600BB-1JF / G-9200R-4DR / GDF-100BB1ER / GLX-6900X-2CR / GRX-5600GE-1 / DW-5600EH-7JR / GW-M5610SD-8JF / GRX-5600SRF-3 / G5500AL-1 / G5500-TS-9 / GW-9100BL-2JF / GD120CM-4 / GW9400NV-2 / GDX6900MH-1(2) / GDX6900FB-8B / GLX5600C-2 / GWM-5610MR-4JF/Citizen Nighthawk BJ-7000-52E(Barton silicone strap)


    I've given up trying to keep this list up to date since the last time it was current my collection has grown to almost 50 G-Shocks

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    Re: Frustrated & perplexed

    Quote Originally Posted by 02civicsi View Post
    I was afraid of that & is it possible to get a replacement spring somewhere such as Pacparts?
    Few months ago I bought an old Casio which was also missing the alarm spring.
    I just went to a local jewelry store that distributes Casio and they ordered some springs in different sizes for me :)

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    Re: Frustrated & perplexed

    I haven't opened one of these XL g's but I've had good luck replacing all batteries except when water got inside. On occasion it can take a few tries. But the module is off center. If it gets lifted in the process make sure when you set it in that you clear the springs for the buttons.


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