I've got a G-2500 that I purchased long before I became a watch nut. As far as I can tell I purchased it sometime in 2007 and wore it daily. One day around 2009 the screen started acting funny, digits flashing on/off rapidly, and eventually the screen went blank. Eventually I got around to getting a new battery and installed it. I followed the proper procedures, made contact with the AC to the back of the battery and nothing happened, the screen remained blank. A few months later I tried again, same result. Now today I have tried for what may be the final time. Today, however, I at least got a little result. The screen lit up, although VERY dimly. And if I press the backlight button the screen goes blank and does not come back on. Now the battery I installed is new and should not be the issue. I even went as far as to test it with a volt meter and it measured 2.95 volts (its a 3v battery) so that doesn't look like the problem.
Generally I wouldn't care about a cheap watch but this watch went through a lot with me. As a firefighter this watch has been in fires with me, gotten soaking wet, frozen on cold sub zero days. If it is busted it definitely put up a good fight, and doesn't owe me a dime. But if theres any way I can fix it and get in running correctly again that would be great. I wonder if water got in there and caused an issue? Its just odd the screen comes on somewhat but very dimly even with a new battery.
Open to any suggestions and advice or if you know of a previous thread covering this same issue I would appreciate it (hard to search for this specific problem on the forum without tons of other unrelated threads coming up).