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Post Options Post Options   Quote PeterG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jul 13 at 9:20pm
Sorry, not done mine, got as far taking it apart and sourcing the battery, but I have a spare and I've proved too lazy to do the job yet!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark300 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jul 13 at 9:39pm
I didn't need to do any of the special code stuff mentioned on the NZ site, mine worked fine after the new battery was installed. I replaced my battery in March, it has been OK ever since and charging is much improved.
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I was trying to use a tacktick that was jumping on heading i.e. it would display, say, 145 while you turned it and then suddenly jump to 200, neither of which were correct! I assume that's not a dead battery issue...
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Hi Peter 
 
I have received the tacktick from Andy and it needs a button which is a bit difficult to source. Do you fancy selling your fauly tactic so I can use it for bits? You said you have a spare and I need some parts. Don't worry if you want to fix it I just think the best source of parts is going to be from faulty units.
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Hi Bender
 
This sounds like an issue with the compass I have looked at it and it seems to have something like 30 degree segments I would suspect you have a bad connection to one segment and it is jumping over the faulty one  to the next one that works. I could have a look at it for you but it is early days for me and I need to worK out exactly how they work. Let me know if your interested. I find them quite simple in their construction so I should be able to work it out. Text me on 07963405516
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Hi Andy
Just back from holiday and have received you TackTick. I think replacing the battery will be staight forward but the missing button may be an issue. Do you know anyone with a dead instrument I could use for spares?
Basically I just need some parts......Can any one please Help!
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Hi Grievsie

I don't i am afraid. The button went the sail after we arranged to send it to you.
Does anyone have any ideas?


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Sorry, Greavsie, mine just needs a new battery, and I'm going to fix it as a spare.
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Hi Andy
I am getting on quite well with this little project.
I decided to buy a dead one from ebay and have put a non rechargable battery in it just to test how to calibrate them. It all seems quite straight forward and the unit is working fine now. I have ordered a couple of the correct batteries and will fit it one your instrument and the other inmy test unit when they arrive. 
Your missing button is a problem but I have found that the white rubber from the top of a pencil works perfectly so you may just need to use one of those if we can't find a dead tacktick to rob a keypad from.  It is still waterproof with no button so its not a big issue Tim
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Greavesie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 14 at 4:13pm
I think I am getting to understand this instrument now and have just replaced a battery in one. There seem to be several issues of PCB's The latest is a surface mount board which doesn't have a link to isolate the battery and seems to accept a battery swap without loosing its calibration. If anyone needs to know how to do it get in touch and I will explain it to you.
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