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    Posted: 01 Sep 17 at 7:24pm
Hello,

I have an old Tacktick Compass that unfortunately was roughly handled and the Starboard display ended up being cracked. Are you still fixing them and if so, would you like to repair mine?
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Hello Thank you , I had found them but delivery too lengthy for my purposes
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I bought http://www.allbatteries.co.uk/lithium-rech-industrial-battery-ml2430-hs1-3v-100mah-abl7602.html - though their site says currently out of stock. You could ask them lead-time though.

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Hello,

We have a TacKtick base station with dead batteries I have extracted them but cant find any ML2430 in the UK. Do you have any or know where I can buy some UK sources because shipping LI bats costs a lot. $90-00 typically.
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Any ideas, anyone.....? :S

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Just been sat looking at this thing again - it's stuck in Cal such that although it beeps when pressing the buttons, it won't switch off. Had this earlier today while trying to cal it - think I just pressed randomly until it starting behaving a bit more.
But anyway, I've noticed the left screen in showing 065 but goes to ~115 when the Mode button is pressed. I'd say that's some sort of diag readout of the button operation. However the right screen is alternating ~108 to ~138 every half second, and is unaffected by pressing Set (although the unit does beep). Oh and CAL in the corner is solid on left side, flashing on the right.
Not sure what any of this means, just thought I'd mention it to increase the collective knowledge!  Wink



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Originally posted by Greavesie

Yes tricky is about the best way of putting it.
The first page of this post has a link to the site in New Zealand where it is all explained.
Here it is again http://www.vanaheim.co.nz/compass.htm

Yep tricky indeed! When I can get it into 'the sequence', which isn't always, the first step has "F" on the end, not "P" - I'm getting same/similar fail codes mentioned in http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=75282  in particular, F72 at the end. And during "tst A1", the A1 is flashing - is that normal?
Any tips? Just keep trying? Or would it be worth dismantling, cycling the jumper again, and starting again.



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I think its a shame the Tacktick is taking some stick for the built-in battery. Having just taken one apart I can appreciate that its actually very well designed - a one piece clear cover, sealing with a rubber gasket around the electronics. Hall-effect buttons so that they don't need to have holes in that cover (albeit hence calibration being needed).
Its not ever-lasting, nothing electronic truly is. Especially if it has a battery. I'm impressed with the design from an engineering point-of-view, but perhaps they should have acknowledged, and *serviced*, the need for eventually replacing the battery. Mine is now needing a new battery - when a mere 12+ yrs old lol. Anyone got a 12yr old phone with fixed battery that they could get replaced when it dies..?

[And, let's get partisan, with apologies to non-uk readers, they may be Raymarine now but they began as a British startup ]

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Greavesie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 17 at 12:54pm
Yes tricky is about the best way of putting it.
The first page of this post has a link to the site in New Zealand where it is all explained.
Here it is again http://www.vanaheim.co.nz/compass.htm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ColH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 17 at 12:37pm
Originally posted by Greavesie

Hi ColH
The early one is the one with the power jumper and they can be tricky to get the "CAL" off the left hand display. I have found a rechargeable battery but you need to cut a leg off before you solder it in.
There is obviously a need for a repair service as I am surprised by the number of people who send me their units to repair having found this post. Having fixed quite a few now they are quite straight forward really.

"Tricky"? Is that the stuff I've read about pressing the buttons when prompted by the 'Tst' displays?
I've found a similar/same battery - http://www.allbatteries.co.uk/lithium-rech-industrial-battery-ml2430-hs1-3v-100mah-abl7602.html - as you say, needs a pin trimming off.
(Got the thing apart yesterday without too much trouble; my iron at home is a bit chunky, so I need to take it into work for decent iron and some solder wick).


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