Hi peeps, long time since I had to ask something, so here goes:
I just picked up a Solar Waveceptor WVA-430U from ebay as non working. The charge indicator is flashing which would obviously mean stick it under light or new battery needed. Under a light nothing happens, (I once had a solar G with no battery from ebay that the digital section worked on immediately under a light even with no battery, should this be the same?), is the solar panel possibly no good?
So case off, all springs appear to be there, including one bottom centre in the casing, one in the plastic insert that covers the module and the alarm spring. The battery is the correct one, (CTL1616), and if I do AC reset the watch springs into life. Once the case is screwed down I can get it to do a manual receive and all works fine, but after about 1 or 2 minutes it goes into flashing charge indicator again and turns off. If I leave the buttons alone it also dies shortly afterwards.
In the setting mode the battery status shows as High. The only other thing I spotted is that when it is running, the Power Save indicator is showing as ON, but I guess this would have nothing to do with the watch turning off?
Any ideas? I can obviously get another CTL1616 to confirm, can I try a standard battery in it to try it out or will that fry it? If so which size is a match for the CTL1616?
This is the watch, not mine but a pic off the net:
As always, thanks for anyone's advice, much appreciated,