Nite light on GShocks.....

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    Nite light on GShocks.....

    I have heard that a common problem is that battery fails prematurely.
    Have you had or heard of that problem?

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    I haven't heard of that, but the more you use it the quicker it will drain it. They say in the manual if you use it for 10 sec a day the batt will last 3 yrs. hope that helps?

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    Re: Nite light on GShocks.....

    Quote Originally Posted by phils View Post
    I have heard that a common problem is that battery fails prematurely.
    Have you had or heard of that problem?
    No


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    Re: Nite light on GShocks.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Woosjk View Post
    I haven't heard of that, but the more you use it the quicker it will drain it. They say in the manual if you use it for 10 sec a day the batt will last 3 yrs. hope that helps?
    Yes it did. So the nite light battery is separate from the solar power?

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    Notsure what you mean. It looks like the answers are correct for battery driven models. In the past there was a problem with the first batch of CTL1616 batteries. It mainly concerns GW-300, G-5600 and other early Waveceptor models. They could suddenly fall into Recovery Mode when the backlight was used. This error was commonly known as the "Recovery Blues". In most cases a fresh CTL1616 battery from a new batch from Panasonic solved the problem. In some cases the G-5600 module had to be replaced.

    Note that this problem occured about 5 -6 years ago. Since that problem was solved a long time ago, all solar watches worked without battery problems. I haven't heard reports of the Recovery Blues for a long time.

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    Re: Nite light on GShocks.....

    Thanks Sjors. What I'd like to know is,regarding the night lite, if there is, on the newer models of the MTG900DA, a separate battery for it or does it use the solar powered battery.

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    Re: Nite light on GShocks.....

    The watch has solar panels. The energy can be stored in a rechargeable battery. The battery provides the energy for the watch when there is insufficient light. The solar panels give enough power under normal light conditions (both outside as inside) for both running the watch as charging the battery.

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    Re: Nite light on GShocks.....

    Quote Originally Posted by phils View Post
    What I'd like to know is,regarding the night lite, if there is, on the newer models of the MTG900DA, a separate battery for it or does it use the solar powered battery.
    The watch has only one battery so the same battery is used for the backlight and for time-keeping.

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    Re: Nite light on GShocks.....

    Thanks guys. That clears things up. On another forum one or the complaints about GShocks was premature nite lite battery failure - must have meant old models.

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