Please help with my GX-56KG - solar panel power saving issue
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    Please help with my GX-56KG - solar panel power saving issue

    I recently purchased a new GX-56KG from eBay and noticed that the watch never wake up from "power saving" sleep mode during the whole day, even when the watch is sitting next to a window, next to another tough solar G Shock that wakes up every morning. I have to wake it up by tilting the watch or press a button.

    So I performed a solar panel test (SLR) by pressing 3 buttons (Adjust+Light+Search) under strong light, and the "8888" digits showed up right away. That means to me that the watch fails to detect light and therefore not able to "wake up" from a power saving sleep mode. My other solar G Shock G-5500 passes the SLR test (i.e. "8888" digits only showed up when I blocked the light).



    My questions are:


    1. If this watch is not able to detect light, is it charging the battery at all? The power level has been in "M" since I got it.
    2. If a tough solar watch is unable to charge a battery, can I replace the rechargeable battery with a regular (non-rechargeable) battery?


    The seller from eBay does not offer any warranty, but I know the watch is not fake.

    Thanks a lot for helping!

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    Re: Please help with my GX-56KG - solar panel power saving issue

    I once got my King charged from M to H under direct California summer sunlight for 4 days

    I wouldn't want to open my King and replace it with a non-rechargeable battery

    as for the not waking up to direct light problem, I never notice that, I'd just think my G's doesn't get enough amount of light at the moment
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    Re: Please help with my GX-56KG - solar panel power saving issue

    I never knew about the solar light test. Does this work with all Tough Solar Gs? What buttons to test a GW5600, GW7900, GW6900, GW-M5610, GW-M850 etc. etc.

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    Re: Please help with my GX-56KG - solar panel power saving issue

    Yes. The test should work on all solar Gs.

    There are 3 tests that I know of:
    Screen test: push ADJUST, MODE and START simultaneously.
    TLT (tilt) test: ADJUST, LIGHT and MODE at same time.
    SLR (light sensor) test: ADJUST, LIGHT and RECEIVE at same time

    See link to YouTube: Casio G-SHOCK - Test LCD SLR TLT - YouTube

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    Re: Please help with my GX-56KG - solar panel power saving issue

    Quote Originally Posted by tic-toc/g-shock View Post
    I never knew about the solar light test. Does this work with all Tough Solar Gs? What buttons to test a GW5600, GW7900, GW6900, GW-M5610, GW-M850 etc. etc.

    SLR test works with my GW-9200 and GW-5600KG, it should work for any solar G.
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    Re: Please help with my GX-56KG - solar panel power saving issue

    *deleted* Wrong thread haha
    Last edited by commanche; April 3rd, 2015 at 14:52.

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