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    Misty eyed.

    Less than a week of owning my GW-500u, there's a major problem. I noticed today that the screen has gone misty. Obviously water ingress
    After looking today, it seems the back has been off but not replaced correctly. The seal is actually sticking out.
    I bought it from a seller on e-Bay, it was advertised as 'Used with cosmetic signs of usage. I could probably contact him and ask for a replacement, although the replacement may be in a bad state too.
    So i'm going to try at an Argos shop to see if they'll replace it or send it off for repair, if they don't, then i'll contact the seller.
    Wish me luck.

    Here's the sad face.




    Notice the seal poking out?

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    Re: Misty eyed.

    I don't think you have much to lose by having a go yourself. With help from the 'How To' threads here, remove the back, carefully dry it out with a hairdryer, (ideally) lubricate the gasket with silicone grease and adjust it back into position, then replace the back. That's assuming the gasket hasn't been too badly damaged.
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    Re: Misty eyed.

    While Lex is correct I honesly would not bother.

    This model doesn't really cost a fortune and can be found for a 100 or so discounted in most retail stores.

    I'd count my loses and head to the store to get another one... anything else is just too much hassle to be honest.

    Yes, I'm seeing my g-shocks as disposables. They rarely brake and even on those occasions when they do... who cares, go to the shop and get another one.

    Just my 0.02 cents for what it's worth...

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    Re: Misty eyed.

    Sorry to hear about the misty crystal, I agree with Lexx, his DIY method would also be my first step. Hope it all works out, and do let us know the outcome.

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    Re: Misty eyed.

    It seems a shame to bin it when there's nothing really wrong with it. Assuming the gasket isn't broke or perished, it just needs drying and the gasket putting in properly. It's less hassel than a battery change, and while getting a new one is a great idea, it could still live on as a beater.

    I'm not sure about paying to get it fixed though, unless it has sentimental value. A new one might not cost much more than the repair bill.
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    Re: Misty eyed.

    It's a 10 minute job. Fix it

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    Re: Misty eyed.

    Why would Argos replace it?
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: Misty eyed.

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Why would Argos replace it?
    because they were paid to ? Personally, I'd rather chew my own ear than pay a Casio AD to replace a gasket

    ps Tribe : your signature is looking very balanced and aesthetically pleasing

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    Re: Misty eyed.

    I think it's safe to say Argos won't replace a second hand watch that's been taken apart and put back together wrong.
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    Re: Misty eyed.

    Yes, I read it to mean that a free replacement was being sought for a second-hand watch purchased elsewhere...

    I hope I read it wrong.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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