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"bent" computer

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by dolphin0361, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. dolphin0361

    dolphin0361 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Aurora CO
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    My computer is "bent" but I am not? Not sure I understand why...supposedly the entire bottom time over 4 days...any ideas?
     
  2. Riger

    Riger Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Dubai
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    What type of computer is it and what is the display showing? Screenshots or picture?

    Regards

    Richard
     
  3. Web Monkey

    Web Monkey Omniheurist ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Your computer isn't bent, it's programmed to lock out when it thinks you might be bent.

    This is done so you'll (hopefully) take the hint and stop diving for a while, and give your body time to offgas, as well as watch yourself for signs of Decompression Sickness.

    The short story is that you have done something that violated it's mathematical model of how your body absorbs and off-gasses nitrogen, and it has calculated that you have an elevated chance of having injured yourself. Typically this is done by:


    • Diving a sawtooth profile (lots of ups and downs in a dive)
    • Ignoring a mandatory stop (Exceeding the no-deco limit, then not doing the deco stop)
    • Ascending too quickly


    Terry
     
  4. gcbryan

    gcbryan One Bad Hombre

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Seattle
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    Can you rephrase your last question..."supposedly the entire bottom time over 4 days"...what does that mean?

    Are you saying that your computer is showing that your bottom time is over 4 days? If that is the case your computer is broken and needs to go back to the factory.

    If you are saying that your computer has locked you out for 4 days then it's still broken since there is nothing that you could do that should lock you out for 4 days.

    However, "supposedly the entire bottom time over 4 days" is not a question and doesn't even make sense from a grammatical point of view so any answers you get here will just be from someone trying to guess what you are saying.
     
  5. DiveNav

    DiveNav ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southern California
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    Your bottom time was of 4 days?

    How big was your tank ? :D
     
  6. vladimir

    vladimir Solo Diver

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    I had a computer that read 4 feet deep at the surface, on the boat, thus generating a multi-day dive perhaps similar to the one I think you are describing. Do you monitor it? Did the depth reading make sense? Did you notice it not registering your surface intervals? What did your no-decompression limit look like on day 2? Is it a backup, or is it your primary? If you're not looking at the thing and it's not a backup, maybe you should just make a paper-weight out of it.
     
  7. robint

    robint Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
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    yes, more information is needed here!!! Did you buy the computer from someone else or is it yours? Did it give you this message after you went diving? Did you drop it in the water and leave it there for 4 days?
     
  8. JPENDERGRAST

    JPENDERGRAST Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Memphis, TN
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    Word!!
     
  9. UCFKnightDiver

    UCFKnightDiver Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Akron, Ohio
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    :shakehead: Hopefully you did not miss a mandatory deco stop and are now wondering why your computer has locked you out.
     
  10. DaleC

    DaleC Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Leftcoast of Canada
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    Perhaps your computer has a PFO.
    A clarification of the 4 days thing will probably help.
     

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