One of the screws came out almost immediately, but I've read that they just pop in and out. The backlight turns on randomly, but seems to be associated with movement. I'm guessing there is a sensor that I somehow switched on? My biggest problem is that it is just over a year old and it won't keep a charge. I have a somewhat nocturnal schedule, but it does get at least a couple of hours of light per day, and my understanding was that it would run for months on a full charge. It appears that it will only charge up to "Medium" and then gets so low within the same night that functions like the backlight won't work. I've had it in a window sill for a week (wearing a Luminox to work) and it it still only showing a medium charge. I'm assuming that the watch is beyond repair.
I purchased the watch 12/16/09. The problems arose several weeks ago, and due to the holidays I put off dealing with it. I'm guessing that I'm just past the warranty period, can anyone tell me for sure?
This is my second "made in Thailand" G shock with issues. The last was battery powered, and after maybe 3 years would dim, go blank, and reset itself even on a new battery. I switched to solar/atomic to prevent these issues. My Japan made Casio from the 6th grade (20 years old now) and a mid-90s Japan made G still run fine. If only they had the EL backlight... If I buy another Casio it will be a Japan made Pathfinder, but I'm getting frustrated and I'm starting to think that the Gs just aren't what they used to be.