GW-M5610 problem, blanks out, and resets (with video)

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    Video GW-M5610 problem, blanks out, and resets (with video)

    Hi guys, Im having an issue with a new 5610 watch.

    If the watch gets small nudges or bumps, such as being placed on a desk or things like that the module blanks out, and when it finally starts again it has the date, time, and city reset, and flashes the charge symbol and no buttons work for about an hour.

    Anyone seen this before or know any possible reasons, module misalignment or just a faulty module ??



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    Re: GW-M5610 problem, blanks out, and resets (with video)

    What will change the fact that the clock is broken, if you know what's broken?

    25 Ways to Ride a Dead Horse

    1. Stay on the horse.
    2. Switch riders
    3. Move the horse to a new location
    4. Buy a stronger whip
    5. Tighten the cinch
    6. Try a new bit or bridle
    7. Declare "God told us to ride this horse."
    8. Say things like "We've always ridden our horses this way."
    9. Visit other sites where they ride dead horses in different ways
    10. Complain about the state of the horses nowadays
    11. Blame the breading
    12. Appoint a committee to study the horse
    13. Develop training sessions to improve your riding ability
    14. Threaten the horse with termination
    15. Remind yourself that other camps ride this same kind of horse
    16. Determine that riders who don't stay on dead horses are lazy, lack drive, and have no ambition
    17. Lower the standards so that dead horses can be included
    18. Reclassify the horse as "living-impaired"
    19. Harness several dead horses together to increase the speed
    20. Confess boldly, "This horse is not dead, but alive!"
    21. Get the horse a Website
    22. Kill the other horses so the dead horse doesn't stand out
    23. Rewrite the expected performance requirements for all horses
    24. State that other horses reflect compromise
    25. Finally just remember all the good times you had while riding that horse


    After you have concluded that the horse is dead the best thing to do is dismount.
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    Re: GW-M5610 problem, blanks out, and resets (with video)

    Nothing really, just if it could be due to a simple alignment or simple things like that, I could probably fix it myself :)

    If its a module failure, that would require more specialization.

    Basically hoping that there was some simple and easy fix, call me an optimist :)

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    Re: GW-M5610 problem, blanks out, and resets (with video)

    Quote Originally Posted by postur View Post

    Basically hoping that there was some simple and easy fix, call me an optimist :)
    I do not think there's a simple solution. Looks like a loose connection. This could be everywhere. The the simplest is to exchange the clock.
    Hope you have warranty. If not, I would write to casio. Looks like a production error.

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    Re: GW-M5610 problem, blanks out, and resets (with video)

    Any reason you can't return it to the store?

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    Re: GW-M5610 problem, blanks out, and resets (with video)

    Not sold locally, probably requires shipping it back (out of country)

    No big deal, just a little running around town and dealing with customs as usual.

    The shipping usually takes time here, and with all the holidays in the next weeks its gonna take forever :(
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    GW-M5610 problem, blanks out, and resets (with video)

    Is the watch charged up to at least M level? The charging indicator was flashing, in your video. Could be causing it to be cranky?


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    Re: GW-M5610 problem, blanks out, and resets (with video)

    Thats what I thought at first, that the charge was low.

    But look at the screen before it blanks out, then the charge is at "H"

    It only displays the charge indicator after it resets it self, and it blinks for about 30+ min, and then returns to H again.

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    The problem could be something as simple as a loose battery clip. All you'd need to do would be remove the caseback and see. If loose, just press on it to clip it into place.

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    Re: GW-M5610 problem, blanks out, and resets (with video)

    Quote Originally Posted by postur View Post
    Hi guys, Im having an issue with a new 5610 watch.

    If the watch gets small nudges or bumps, such as being placed on a desk or things like that the module blanks out, and when it finally starts again it has the date, time, and city reset, and flashes the charge symbol and no buttons work for about an hour.

    Anyone seen this before or know any possible reasons, module misalignment or just a faulty module ??


    Seems like a similar scenario on my old Protrek PRT-40. You try to wear it, it resets. Try to press buttons, it resets. Use the EL, dies.

    Upon opening it, the batteries were SMALLER than they should be. PRT-40 1471 module uses two SR927W cells. The one I found inside was SR920W on both slots, possibly some dumb tech placed that in there. (what a jerk...) the result is, if the watch is subjected to a bump, the battery moves around in its slot hence, the watch dies and restarts.

    Try opening your watch and see it for yourself. Maybe the battery clamp isn't locked or latched very well. Or try purchasing a new solar battery and slap it in there. ( i think this model uses a CTL1616. correct me if i'm mistaken) or take it to a repair shop. If it still fails to work properly, then you most likely have a faulty module.
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