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Oceanic Veo 200 battery replacement

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by dj_skidoo, May 13, 2013.

  1. dj_skidoo

    dj_skidoo Angel Fish

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    I cannot for the life of me remove the battery cover...it will twist about 2 degrees then stop and won't budge...any ideas?
     
  2. Marek K

    Marek K Loggerhead Turtle

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    Here's the Owner's Manual, from the Oceanic web site:

    http://www.oceanicworldwide.com/us/media/wysiwyg/manuals/12-2377-r05.pdf

    Changing the battery starts on p. 83. The clear battery hatch itself doesn't turn; it's just pressed in to the housing. What turns is the hatch retaining ring, and it turns clockwise about 10 degrees to open. You can do that with your fingers, or carefully with a screwdriver as the manual suggests, or the computer came with a steel wrench that engages the two holes in the ring.

    What's trickier is installing the hatch back after changing the battery. The trick, as it says on p. 85, is to have the hatch retaining ring around your thumb when replacing the hatch, and pressing hard on the hatch with the same thumb while installing the ring. Otherwise the hatch will pop right back up before you have a chance to lock the ring.
     
  3. dj_skidoo

    dj_skidoo Angel Fish

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    It actually took a special tool...the manual was wrong...lol...watched the oceanic dealer do it in 2 seconds
     
  4. Marek K

    Marek K Loggerhead Turtle

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    This is probably the tool they used, which I referred to as a "wrench":

    Amazon.com: New Oceanic Battery Door Changing Chuck Key Tool for the Oceanic Versa, Versa Pro, VEO 100, VEO 100NX, VEO 1.0, VEO 2.0, VEO 3.0 & VEO 250 Scuba Diving Computer: Sports & Outdoors

    I'm kind of amazed the manual doesn't mention this tool. The two pins fit into the two holes in the battery hatch ring, and it gives you extra leverage when turning the ring.

    It was included with every new Oceanic (and Aeris) hockey-puck type computer, and I carry one in my save-a-dive kit. Though I've never had to use it -- my fingers give me all the grip I need on the rings of all four (or five) such computers in the family.

    Glad it worked out for you.
     

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