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Nov 13, 2019 at 5:17 PM
    1. bagger56
      Ron, I tried to flash my Cobalt 2 but it wouldn't take the flash so I tried the bootloader method, the screen went black. Now I can not get the computer to doing anything, it won't turn on. I would like to unplug and then re-plug in the battery to try a restart that way but I don't see how to unplug the battery. Can you tell or show me how?
      1. RonR
        I'm going to start a "conversation" with you as these profile posts don't allow much text. Look for the message.
        Nov 12, 2019 at 4:20 PM
    2. Freddy Dunaway
      Freddy Dunaway
      I've seen that you may have a solution on how to delete the dive LOG on a cobalt computer.. could I ask you for that information as well.. I have 2 corrupt dives and I cant download past those dive.. thank you for your help.. freddydunaway@yahoo.com
      1. RonR
        I'll send you this in a message, as this part of ScubaBoard doesn't allow for enough text. Or check our section in the Manufacturer's forums underOcean Concepts.
        Aug 26, 2019
    3. ebonnett
      Ron, I guess you're the Cobalt 2 Guru and for that, I thank you. Got a bit of a problem. My battery ran completely dead. Now it will not charge or turn on (not sure which). I did the manual reset and the bootloader window came up as expected. I copied the latest firmware file into the bootloader directory and ejected the device. Nothing. Can you suggest anything? Thanks in advance!
      1. RonR
        I'm going to start a ScubaBoard "conversation" with you as this area is very limited as to message size. 1st thought: are you doing the reset with the USB still connected? that will put it into boot mode. it needs to be unplugged.
        Jun 30, 2019
    4. adzemery
      Dear Ron,

      I hope this post finds you well.

      I understand you are the go to person for Cobalt troubleshooting.

      In short, the compass has disappeared on my cobalt 2 screen. When I press the button it will let me set bearings such as 90, 180 etc, however no compass appears. I have updated the firmware and restarted the unit. I am now at a loss as to what more I can do. Any insight would be much appreciated.

      1. RonR
        Sorry for the delay in replying, I missed this as a message.
        If your compass doesn't display, it is because the firmware is not getting good data from the compass chip. There are limited to messages in this part of ScubaBoard, so I am sending you a message to help with diagnostics. -Ron
        Apr 12, 2019
    5. wheezy
      Hey Ron, Cobalt 1 is black screen on failed firmware update. Hung forever and now nothing. May I have battery removal instructions please. Thank you!
    6. AndreyP
      Dear Ron, no doubt you did answered that many times. Can I get some instructions how to fully reset divelog in Cobalt2. I need to pass the device to another person. Thank you!
      1. RonR
        No problem.
        I sent you a personal message (conversation) with instructions, as this comment page is limited to 420 characters.

        Jan 28, 2019
    7. mpoliza
      Hi Ron,
      my COBOLT 1 is won't start after years in the closet. Please send instruction to reset/disconnect the battery. I hope that will help. Thanks, Michael mpoliza at gmail.com
    8. mikeycanuk
      Can I get instructions on restarting a dead Cobalt 1, the 2 others we have started fine from a dead battery. One isn’t cooperating! Thanks
    9. evanbleumer
      Hi Ron! Browsing this forum I have realized that you might be able to help with our non-booting and battery dead atomic cobalt 1. Based on the other threads it appears I need to pull the battery. Any chance you could advise?
    10. RobCara
      Hey Ron,
      I have a Cobalt 2 that wont power up. Its been in storage for about 2 months, so I figured the battery was just dead. After an overnight charge, nothing. Its warm from charging but still wont turn on. Ive tried both a 11 and 30 hold for a hard reset, and that didn't work either. When I took it from storage, it turned on for like 3 seconds with the reset time/date screen, but that was all I got out of it.
      1. RobCara
        Any help would be great! Thanks!
        Mar 14, 2018
      2. RonR
        Hi Rob,

        I am responding via a Conversation, as this format is limited to 420 characters.

        Mar 15, 2018
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  • About

    Home Page:
    Washington State
    Product designer.
    Dive History:
    Mostly West Coast US, cold water.
    Certification History:
    Started with NAUI in 1970.
    # of Logged Dives:
    I just don't log dives
    Dive Classification:
    Dive Equipment Manufacturer Owner / Employee
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Rebreather Experience:
    Worked in the diving industry for many years (over 25), in sales, marketing, design, and manufacturing.


    Ocean Concepts, Inc.
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