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Computer decision - buy or don't buy

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by Viper12161, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. CT-Rich

    CT-Rich Solo Diver

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    A Computer at your current state of diving is a nice have, not a necessity. The one you have has a couple of good features: it works and it’s paid for.

    You can easily finish the season with what you have. I would wait on investing in better. A thousand dollars will get you a really nice computer, but it would also cover AOW or a few dive charters. Gear can end up a bottomless pit into which you cast your dollars. A year from now you will know a lot better what you want to spend your money on and what you need to spend money on. Also, you may stumble onto a Craig’s List deal of the century.

    Having all your own gear is one thing, having it set up the way you want it is a horse of another color. You can spend a good bit of money to make that happen, once you know what you want.
     
  2. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Orca

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    Anyone ever tried pulling the battery out for a long time? I'm pretty sure they don't have non-volatile storage so the best they can have is a supercapacitor, for some value of "super". Those can have self-discharge times of weeks but in a Leonardo-level device I wouldn't put in one that lasts more than a few hours.
     
  3. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    You can do that on some Suuntos. You need a small desktop PC program, though.

    I know from experience that it works on the Cobra (I wiped the memory on mine when I bought it), but not on the Zoop (tried the same with my son's computer and failed).
     
  4. Viper12161

    Viper12161 Angel Fish

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    I emailed ScubaPro and they said there is no way to delete dives for liability reasons.
     
  5. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    Can you send me these programs or their web links please?
     
  6. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    Shearwater allows "delete all dives"
     
  7. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    As in delete/purge/wipeout all logbook and history and it comes out clean as new without any reference to previous dives done with the computer?
     
  8. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    I've deleted a single dive, I would expect when it says "all" it means "all". I'm not doing it to mine.
    Don't know if it wipes the total dive time.
     
  9. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    Program is called Suunto Eraser, made by James Connell. I don't have any links for you ATM, but Google ought to help.
     
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  10. aquacos

    aquacos Photographer

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    Moving backwards . I have a Galileo Luna 5yo works great love all the info I get when downloaded. Problem: one month ago the infrared reader stopped connecting to computer. I initially installed program from Scubapro site, have no program disc. Had my computer Tech Support work on it for days, deleting windows upgrades etc etc., no success. Anyone else have this problem. Hoping someone has the solution
     

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