I've got a US Divers Matrix, one of the Pelagic "hockey puck" computers. Its probably got 400 dives on it. Low battery yesterday got me taking it out of the console and while checking/cleaning the battery compartment/seals I noticed the base of the clear housing is cracking. It appears that the whole bottom is screwed into the top clear section. There are cracks along this threaded portion in both directions. There appears to be a black band below this area (seal?) and so far no water has gotten into the unit that I know of. The battery compartment was dry and clean and it functions fine. If I hadn't looked at it carefully I wouldn't have known it was there.
Is this a known problem or just a fluke? Anyone get a replacement or upgrade for a great price from USD? I haven't contacted them yet but plan to.
My wife's Sherwood Resource (same Pelagic manufacturer) died recently. In contacting Sherwood I was told by the technician that they have a lifespan of about 400-500 dives. Hers didn't leak, it just quit working. I don't think it had cracks but since it was dead (but not flooded-although there might have been a killing tiny leak). They did an "upgrade" to a newer similar unit for a decent price but not a jumping for joy price ($175).