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    Used Oceanic Datamax Sport

    Hey everyone, I purchased a used Datamax sport as a backup, battery was dead, I went to a dive shop I don't normally go to, they're an auth'd Oceanic shop btw, they told me there is no user replaceable battery and Oceanic does not support it anymore since it's so old...ok, makes no sense, I took it apart today and yes, I can change out the batt and I also saw the replacement on Oceanic's website...am I crazy, or did this shop just lie to me???

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    they lied

    Quote Originally Posted by joeami
    Hey everyone, I purchased a used Datamax sport as a backup, battery was dead, I went to a dive shop I don't normally go to, they're an auth'd Oceanic shop btw, they told me there is no user replaceable battery and Oceanic does not support it anymore since it's so old...ok, makes no sense, I took it apart today and yes, I can change out the batt and I also saw the replacement on Oceanic's website...am I crazy, or did this shop just lie to me???

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    yeah the shop just lied to you. i have one for my self and its a very common battery which you can get at wallmart or any place. i use mine and it works great. ill have to look at mine and tell you what battery to replace it with.

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    files.oceanicnet.com/PDF_docs/12-1868-r01.pdf
    try this out this might be able to help you. its the owners guide on your computer. go to page 45. it also says in there that if its to old you have to go through oceanic to get replacment bateries. hope this helps.

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    well i dont know how to post a wed site. just go to search and type in oceanic data max sport and it will give you the owners manuel.

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    If a LDS can change out a Battery in a Computer BUT we can't do it on our own......What makes a Battery so unique that only a LDS can do it? The workers there are only human like us.

    I can see if there are warranty issues like ensuring it gets reassembled correctly and there for stays water tight. BUT what makes a computer so special to qualify for Not being user replaceable?

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    Oceanic DataMax Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by joeami
    Hey everyone, I purchased a used Datamax sport as a backup, battery was dead, I went to a dive shop I don't normally go to, they're an auth'd Oceanic shop btw, they told me there is no user replaceable battery and Oceanic does not support it anymore since it's so old...ok, makes no sense, I took it apart today and yes, I can change out the batt and I also saw the replacement on Oceanic's website...am I crazy, or did this shop just lie to me???

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    joeami,

    The original DataMax Sport did not allow the user to replace the batteries. Oceanic subsequently came out with an improved version (New DataMax Sport) that allowed for battery replacement. It was also possible at one time to upgrade from the "original" to the "new" version.

    My wife and I own 2 of these ("originals" that we had upgraded to the "new" version. Changing batteries is a snap. According to the "DataMax Sport Addendum" any of the following batteries will work:

    Duracell DL 2032
    Radio Shack 23-162
    Maxell CR 2032
    Panasonic CR 2032

    As smallminnow said, these batteries are readily available just about anywhere and are quite inexpensive to boot.

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    Last edited by Rickg; January 2nd, 2005 at 05:19 PM. Reason: correct misspelled word

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    How many people bring spare Batteries with them in their "Save a Dive" Kit? Mask straps and o-rings and then maybe 6 months after you change the batteries in your computer put one of these batteries in your kit. It would prevent a loosing a dive with your computer.

    When I was in Malta and the Persian Gulf diving, I had dive buddies with Computers they couldn't use because of a lack of Batteries after our first couple of dives.

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