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The watch is exactly 80 weeks old. This happened on the 1st of June last. It had turned off due to low battery. I turned it on the night before a race and got a low battery warning. It powered off. I Got my charger and before I connected it I powered the watch on again. Again I got a low battery warning before it powered off again. I connected it to the charger, but no charging icon came on the screen. I tried charging, every master reset combination I could find online, connecting it to my computer but all to no avail. the computer does not recognize the device. I tried charging with a friends charger (that definitely works) but this did not work either.
Yes, I had worn it before and used it at least once to twice a week. I used to wipe the watch down after a run with a damp cloth. I have cleaned both charger and watch contacts. no change.
Hi Greg. have tried isopropyl alcohol wipe on both charger and watch contacts with no effect.
I notice a very low volume high pitch whine from the watch after disconnecting the watch from the charger. This stops when I try master reset. I have to have watch up to my ear to hear this.
In relation to changing the battery, I don't want to go down this route unless I am reasonably sure it is the battery is a fault. Although I had noticed the battery was not lasting as long as when the watch was new. But i'm sure the same can be said for nearly all rechargeable batterys.
Could this indicate a battery problem? I read on a website offering a battery change service that if the watch does not power up when connected to charger that it indicates the fault is not the battery.
Have you any opinion on this?
I am sorry for the delay in responding but I am currently awaiting delivery of a replacement battery for the device.
I will then be able to give feedback.
I am expecting delivery this week.
I have replaced the battery in the unit but have had no success. I have verified that my battery module functions correctly by powering a friends Garmin 210 with it and have tried their (charged) battery module in my watch.
The watch still wont power on. I still get a 4 second long high pitch whine with very low volume as before. It sounds to me like the nose from a capacitor charging. My friends gamin does not make this noise when powering on ( Tones set on or off).
I visually inspected the Pcb in my watch but cannot see anything obvious like a failed of discolored component, although the surface mount components are very small.
Have you any idea as to what the root cause could be or has anybody else out there come across this problem before and what was the solution?