Welcome to ScubaBoard, an online scuba diving forum community where you can join over 205,000 divers diving from around the world. If the topic is related to scuba diving, this is the place to find divers talking about it. To gain full access to ScubaBoard (and make this large box go away) you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:

  • Participate in over 500 dive topic forums and browse from over 5,500,000 posts.
  • Communicate privately with other divers from around the world.
  • Post your own photos or view from well over 100,000 user submitted images.
  • Gain access to our free classifieds marketplace to buy, sell and trade gear, travel and services.
  • Use the calendar to organize your events and enroll in other members' events.
  • Find a dive buddy or communicate directly with scuba equipment manufacturers.

All this and much more is available to you absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

NEW for 2014 Access SBlogbook for members. It allows you to directly upload data from your dive computer, validate your logs digitally, link your dives to photos, videos, dive centers (9,000 on file), fishes (14,000 on file) and much more.

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact the ScubaBoard Support Team.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Oceanic Datamax Sport Battery Replacement

 


  1. #1
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Junbug1970's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Wheaton, IL
    Posts
    43

    Oceanic Datamax Sport Battery Replacement

    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. #2
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    pipedope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Side of the hill, Alaska
    Posts
    3,109
    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.
    Retarded (retired) commercial diver.
    Now just working to survive a dance with Lymphoma.

  3. #3
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Junbug1970's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Wheaton, IL
    Posts
    43
    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. #4
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Pensacola FL
    Posts
    119
    Dives
    500 - 999
    Quote Originally Posted by Junbug1970
    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
    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. #5
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Junbug1970's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Wheaton, IL
    Posts
    43
    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. #6
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    3
    Photos
    5
    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).



    - unscrew round bezel on back



    - carefully pull the back off slowly (!!CAREFULL!! there's a computer ribbon stip attached to the unit and back)


    - remove/replace battery


    - RECOMMENDED: replace o-ring
    - reinstall bezel using clear silicon grease lubricant

    That's it; TEST before attempting to use!!!!!!!!!

  7. #7
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    3
    Photos
    5
    What needs to be verified is what battery ...

    3.0v, 1100mah, 1/2AA, lithium manganese dioxide:
    Battery-Web.com - Dive Computer Battery Series DataMax Sport by Oceanic Worldwide

    3.6v, 950mah, 1/2AA, lithium thionyl chloride:
    Master Instruments - TL-2150/S -Specialised Lithium Battery Cylindrical Cell

  8. #8
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    4
    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

  9. #9
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    4
    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:

  10. #10
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    5
    Dives
    200 - 499

    Rolling my eyes Ocenic Data Max Computer - battery change

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

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Oceanic Datamaster Sport battery replacement...
    By Distraction in forum Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: August 17th, 2008, 11:49 AM
  2. oceanic datamax sport dive computer
    By smokemetallic in forum Old Unclassified Classified Ads
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: September 25th, 2005, 10:36 PM
  3. Used Oceanic Datamax Sport
    By joeami in forum Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: January 2nd, 2005, 11:51 AM
  4. Battery Kit - Datamax Pro Plus
    By montyb in forum Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: August 17th, 2004, 10:28 AM
  5. Oceanic DataTrans Plus OR Oceanic DataMax Plus 2
    By IndyDiver in forum Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: August 26th, 2002, 10:21 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •