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Fix old computer or take discount and buy a new one?

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by jcm, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. noj3333

    noj3333 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Albany, New York
    I'll echo the others, get a new computer. I'd either opt for a cheap i200 or Puck, or if you don't mind spending a chunk of money, get a Perdix.

    Either way, make sure you understand how to use your new computer, and what it's telling you to do when underwater...
    Bob DBF and nippurmagnum like this.
  2. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Photographer

    I call BS on the "pins are so bad". Pins? What pins? Scubapro just does not want to do it. I would ask for clarification. You have a lifetime battery replacement. Make them fulfill their promise.

    A replacement battery is around $15. Getting someone else to do it is $50:
    Uwatec battery replacement service
    kelemvor and Ghetto Diver like this.
  3. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Jersey
    Do NOT get the M2. You will regret it. POS.
  4. Glenn Williams

    Glenn Williams Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Fort Worth, Texas
    I hope you dont mind me chiming in here. I kind of went through this same dilemma not to long ago. I bought an aqualung i300 online from divers direct. (Great company) my depth sensor went out and I took it to my local dive shop for help. They supposedly dove with my computer (at the time it was still in warranty with aqualung) I did not dive again until it was just out of warranty and lo and behold the same problem occured. Now its out of warranty, my local dive shop will not help because I didnt buy it from them. Aqualung didnt want to help but divers direct did. I had to pay a discounted rate but I got the i300c and am more than satisfied. Moral of the story is this. Buy to your comfort zone and ensure the purchase is covered by the manufacturers warranty. There are some online dealers who are not recognized by the manufacturer.

    All that said, remember back when you first purchased your "new" dive computer and how excited you were when you got it? Well my friend you got your moneys worth out of your old equipment. Time for a new one. hope you find a good deal and hope it lasts as long as your old one. Be safe

    JackD342 and Marie13 like this.
  5. carobinsoniv

    carobinsoniv Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Moultrie, Georgia
    If the computer was working before the battery died, tell them to replace the battery only. After the computer dies, you can probably find a new one at the "discounted" price or less.
    JoeFriday likes this.
  6. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Orca

    Where the battery meets the circuit. The contact points tend to oxidate and even burn, after 17 years I would not be at all surprised if they were kaput.
  7. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Orca

    I own one and while there's nothing wrong with it, at this point I'd buy either a mares puck or one of the $200 pelagics on sale. Either way you get more computer, and with the puck: for less money.
  8. Ghetto Diver

    Ghetto Diver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Beerfield Beach, FL
    I have done one myself.
    Not sure wth they are referring to.
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  9. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Photographer

    The computer is oil filled. The battery leads are welded to the battery and then soldered to the circuit board, so no "contacts".

    Scubapro's explanation makes no sense.

    There are lots of older computers of this design that are still going strong.
  10. nippurmagnum

    nippurmagnum Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Washington DC metro
    That's funny, I dive with both a Leonardo and an air integrated Puck. I like them both just fine. Their algorithms are different, so if I am ever pushed into deco, I make a point of clearing both computers -- though I usually follow the Leonardo as my primary computer, as it sits my wrist and it's easier to refer to it.

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