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    gw-530 alarm trouble

    Hi there,

    I did replace a 2688 module in my gw-530 g-shock for a 2687 (EU model), and now neither alarm or beep sounds are working.
    After some research, I measured the voltage on the small spring that is in contact with the ceramic (beeper) on the back of the watch, and I have about 1.5V when activating alarm. On my other watch (where the module comes from), I measured only 0.4V, and this one works fine.
    Anyone an idea?
    I tried resetting the module, but no sound to hear.

    Cheers,
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    Re: gw-530 alarm trouble

    Is the spring making contact with the speaker on the case-back? Sometimes the spring doesn't line up with the hole in the protective rubber cover, if the cover isn't put on correctly.
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    Re: gw-530 alarm trouble

    Hi Lexxorcist,

    yes, it does. I even tried with the one from the other watch, thought there was perhaps a resistor-spring.

    I think there is too high voltage, but don't think I did break anything. Speaker works and voltage is there... Where's the solution?

    Cheers,
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    Re: gw-530 alarm trouble

    It's possible that the spring is in backwards, causing problems. I've seen that before.

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    Re: gw-530 alarm trouble

    I'll try to re-open and check the spring one more time, who knows?

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    Re: gw-530 alarm trouble

    looks like Lexx and Buzz got it covered. good job, doctors !!!!

    bom, welcome to the forum and let us know how it goes !!!
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    Re: gw-530 alarm trouble

    Hi,

    tried all this, but no better result. Other tips, anyone?

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