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    IT WORKED!!! (WAS: How would I know if I accidentally disconnected the solar panel? ...)

    I'm wondering if it's possible to accidentally disconnect the solar panel when removing and replacing a module?


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    Re: How would I know if I accidentally disconnected the solar panel? What to look for visually?

    if you JUST removed the module, and not separated the parts of the module. you should be fine.
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    Re: How would I know if I accidentally disconnected the solar panel? What to look for visually?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelerswit View Post
    if you JUST removed the module, and not separated the parts of the module. you should be fine.
    Not true in all cases. Some of the older modules were connected to the solar panels via a small wire clip. Not all modules use the two springs.

    Bottom line if both springs (looks like alarm springs) are there you should be good. If if is a old model then when you removed the module (gently) you would have seen and felt a connection to the solar panel and it would not have come out correctly without disconnecting the small wires (think clips like those that hold a battery in place on the watch).
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    Re: How would I know if I accidentally disconnected the solar panel? What to look for visually?

    The watch in question is a Rangeman.
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    I stand corrected then. Yes the module is connected to the solar panel via two springs. The module would just lift out.
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    Re: How would I know if I accidentally disconnected the solar panel? What to look for visually?

    Yes, I think there's a way to tell: Put it in power save mode. Leave it on your desk where there's ample light. If the watch goes into standby mode, your solar cells are not connected. If the watch doesn't get any current from the solar cells, it infers that there's no light.
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    Re: How would I know if I accidentally disconnected the solar panel? What to look for visually?

    Quote Originally Posted by xevious View Post
    Yes, I think there's a way to tell: Put it in power save mode. Leave it on your desk where there's ample light. If the watch goes into standby mode, your solar cells are not connected. If the watch doesn't get any current from the solar cells, it infers that there's no light.
    The watch goes into PS mode after a while sitting under a plant light. The screen goes blank and the PS icon blinks.
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    Re: How would I know if I accidentally disconnected the solar panel? What to look for visually?

    when it does this, when you pick it up does it turn back on?
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    Re: How would I know if I accidentally disconnected the solar panel? What to look for visually?

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    Last edited by xevious; October 9th, 2017 at 22:17. Reason: duplicate
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    Re: How would I know if I accidentally disconnected the solar panel? What to look for visually?

    Quote Originally Posted by m1ckDELTA View Post
    The watch goes into PS mode after a while sitting under a plant light. The screen goes blank and the PS icon blinks.
    It shouldn't go into power save if there's enough light to induce a charge. A plant light should keep it on. I have all of my solar G-Shock watches with power save on... and they never go blank when in a lighted environment. Never. So what you're describing sure sounds like to me that the solar cells are not connected up properly.

    A solar powered CASIO watch will only go into power save mode when it is dark, after 60 to 70 minutes have passed since last touched. Moving the watch into the light, pressing any button, or angling the watch towards you for viewing will disengage power save mode and the display will activate.
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