Need Help - After Removing Back of GW-A1100... Buttons Not Working

Thread: Need Help - After Removing Back of GW-A1100... Buttons Not Working

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Member discodave's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,304

    Need Help - After Removing Back of GW-A1100... Buttons Not Working

    This is embarrassing.... I removed the back of my GW-A1100 yesterday (like I've done with every G-Shock I've ever owned with no issues), and after putting it back on the buttons are no longer working.

    - Still keeps time, but pressing the buttons does nothing.
    - I assume it's a contact issue or something like that.
    - The module was never removed.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    Dave

  2. #2
    Member cal..45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    CMOWE (Central Madhouse Of Western Europe)
    Posts
    8,516

    Re: Need Help - After Removing Back of GW-A1100... Buttons Not Working

    Not a clue, the only thing I can think of is to remove the battery, wait 5 minutes, insert it back and make an A/C reset....


    cheers
    We are 12.6 %

  3. #3
    Member discodave's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,304

    Re: Need Help - After Removing Back of GW-A1100... Buttons Not Working

    I'll give that a shot. Thanks!

    Still open for other solutions also!

    Quote Originally Posted by cal..45 View Post
    Not a clue, the only thing I can think of is to remove the battery, wait 5 minutes, insert it back and make an A/C reset....


    cheers

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Midwest, USA
    Posts
    2,331

    Re: Need Help - After Removing Back of GW-A1100... Buttons Not Working

    With it opened, press any button to see if the pusher is making contact with the module. If the pusher isn't moving the metal "arm", then your module is likely crooked. It could also need to make contact with the case back to work properly. Have you fully put it back together? If not, I would try that first. Good luck and please report your findings.

  6. #5
    G-Shock Mod stockae92's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Southern California - USA
    Posts
    13,611

    Re: Need Help - After Removing Back of GW-A1100... Buttons Not Working

    Quote Originally Posted by Shocker View Post
    With it opened, press any button to see if the pusher is making contact with the module. If the pusher isn't moving the metal "arm", then your module is likely crooked. It could also need to make contact with the case back to work properly. Have you fully put it back together? If not, I would try that first. Good luck and please report your findings.
    ^this

    If the metal "flaps" (moved by the end of the buttons) are not making contact, then there's no "activation"

    Make sure they sit correctly and properly.

    I hope there is no spring in the back of the module telling the watch the caseback is opened and the spring was no making contact with the caseback ...
    1 3 5
    ├┼┼╕
    2 4 6 R

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Chitown, IL
    Posts
    5,512

    Re: Need Help - After Removing Back of GW-A1100... Buttons Not Working

    What those guys said... what can happen, is the the module will raise up slightly even though you didn't actively lift it out... so the springs that are part of the button mechanism extend below the area where the pusher would normally hit it. So once you check that, by taking the back off again, and watching what happens when you try each pusher, you'll use a fine tweezer to push in the spring on the module and then push the module down.

    btw, why on earth are you opening an atomic/solar g-shock?

    Neil

  8. #7
    Member discodave's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,304

    Re: Need Help - After Removing Back of GW-A1100... Buttons Not Working

    Well I totally f-ed it up last night. Opened the back again, took out the plastic piece, took out another piece, then took the module out. Now I can't get it back together again. I also couldn't find the "AC" button to reset the module.

    The reason I opened it in the first place was so I could get the back plate dipped in gold with the rest of the silver colored parts.

    The watch was keeping time but the buttons weren't working.

    NOW nothing is working.... This is definitely a repair that CANNOT be made by me, so does anyone know if this is something I have to send in to Casio to be fixed or if there are usually G-Shock repair shops that can be found easily?

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    3,940

    Re: Need Help - After Removing Back of GW-A1100... Buttons Not Working

    That's a bit of a bummer!

    The trouble with diagnosing this is that few if any (apart from you) members have opened up the watch, so we don't know how it fits together and what springs etc should go where.

    If you can post some photos of the module as you have it now, perhaps someone can spot and suggest something.





    Mitch

  10. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    1,096

    Re: Need Help - After Removing Back of GW-A1100... Buttons Not Working

    That is not good...

    maybe you should post a picture so we can see whats going on.

    Cheers,
    -Kawei-

  11. #10
    Member discodave's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,304

    Re: Need Help - After Removing Back of GW-A1100... Buttons Not Working

    I will tomorrow for sure and I appreciate all the help! This watch is too expensive to sit here in pieces.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •