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Oceanic Datamax Sport Battery Replacement

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by Junbug1970, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. Junbug1970

    Junbug1970 Angel Fish

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    Hello All,

    I just recently acquired Oceanic Datamax Sport computer and the battery needs to be replace. According to the manual, an older model has no battery compartment and need to be sent out to have the battery replace. Is this True?

    Does anyone know how to replace the battery on the older model? If you can't, do you know how much does Oceanic charges to do so?

    Please Help.

    Thanks a bunch

    Junus
     
  2. pipedope

    pipedope Great White

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    Look at the back of the computer.
    If it is in a console, take it out.

    If there is a slot that fits a US quarter on edge then it is new enough for the user to change the battery.

    If you are not sure of what you are doing it is probably better to take it to a dive shop where they can quickly tell you which it is and they can safely change the battery if it is the newer model.
     
  3. Junbug1970

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    its out of its boot and the back just has round with 3 holes for the sensor i imagine, but no battery compartment.

    the newer one shown in the manual has the batter compartment and the round circle with the 3 holes next to it.
     
  4. RobinG

    RobinG ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My husband has one and was told by the LDS only the facoty can repalce the battery. But another LDS (semi-local--couple hours away but I like them) said they know the computer and when the battery does, bring it in and they'll change it. They've done stuff for me that everyone else said couldn't be done (right now they are trying to contact Suunto about my dying computer) and I know if it's remotely possible to get something fixed, they can. I noticed one of the dive mag recently used them for some technical advice too, just so you don't think they're shade-tree mechanics.

    Fine a local shop that doesn't give you crap about "did you buy it from us? If not, then you're out of luck." Ask around and if you come up blank, I'll give you the contact info for these folks and you might could ship it to them!

    Robin
     
  5. Junbug1970

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    WoW,

    That's Great Robin.

    I love those kinds of shop, but unfortuntely we dont have those nice shops around here in chicago land area. lol

    If you could email me with their information to junus_ong@hotmail.com would be greatly appreciated and if i can use your name for a reference would be nice too.

    Any particular person i should ask.

    I have aladin air x that i would like the battery change too since i have 51% on it.

    Thank you again,

    Junus
     
  6. Redwine

    Redwine Garibaldi

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    In case anyone refers back to this old thread ...

    Disclaimer: I'm a diver; I'm not a dive master, technician or anything other than a diver.
    First, DO NOT put anything into the 3 holes on the back; those are the sensors (they're not screws).

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    - unscrew round bezel on back
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    - carefully pull the back off slowly (!!CAREFULL!! there's a computer ribbon stip attached to the unit and back)
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    - remove/replace battery
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    - RECOMMENDED: replace o-ring
    - reinstall bezel using clear silicon grease lubricant

    That's it; TEST before attempting to use!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Redwine

    Redwine Garibaldi

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  8. Wormie

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    I already replaced the battery. I'm pretty sure that most of us have the same issue, in that after replacement, the unit powers on, cycles through test mode, then turns off. Is there some method that needs to be followed in order to maintain proper function? Does it lose all memory if you disconnect the battery? There are 4 pins inside at 9:00 oclock if you have the battery on top. Are those possibly an interface for the techie nerds at Oceanic to connect to and reapply the software? Or possibly just something needs to be shorted/jumpered when inserting the battery. Maybe someone from Oceanic could help us, or maybe even someone who's worked on these things and figured it out. Heck, if its an interface, I'm willing to make one if someone can get me the files/eproms necessary for reprogramming.

    Thanks,
    Wormie:shakehead::shakehead::D:shakehead::shakehead:
     
  9. Wormie

    Wormie Garibaldi

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    I already replaced the battery. I'm pretty sure that most of us have the same issue, in that after replacement, the unit powers on, cycles through test mode, then turns off. Is there some method that needs to be followed in order to maintain proper function? Does it lose all memory if you disconnect the battery? There are 4 pins inside at 9:00 oclock if you have the battery on top. Are those possibly an interface for the techie nerds at Oceanic to connect to and reapply the software? Or possibly just something needs to be shorted/jumpered when inserting the battery. Maybe someone from Oceanic could help us, or maybe even someone who's worked on these things and figured it out. Heck, if its an interface, I'm willing to make one if someone can get me the files/eproms necessary for reprogramming.

    Thanks,
    Wormie:shakehea d::shakehead::shakehead:
     
  10. NickLea

    NickLea Angel Fish

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    Did you manage to get your computer working after chaning the battery ?
    I am in the same situation.
     

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