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Post Options Post Options   Quote Timg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Oct 14 at 10:13am
Hi Greavsie, is it easy to change the battery or is this something you could help with as my tacktick doesn't turn on but did briefly do I think it may be the battery?
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Hi The battery change is ok if you have the correct kit. The problem you face it that the early units display an error code (ERR) when you replace the battery and you can't get rid of it.
I am happy to have a look at it if you want and say which type it is.
Let me know what you want to do.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Timg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Oct 14 at 5:34pm
Thanks for that is there a way i can identify if it is one of the old or newer ones? Cheers
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Post Options Post Options   Quote piglet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 14 at 8:50pm
I have seen a couple for spares/repair on fleabay recently.
Shame, Tack Tick used to have an excellent reputation for support.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Alistair426 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Apr 15 at 1:27pm
Makes sense to add this query to the existing thread...

The heading reading on my Tacktick 060 (Micro) is jumping all over the place, even whilst sitting stationary. Not a battery issue as it shows Bat 160 and isn't turning itself off. Timer still working fine. I've had a look at the reset instructions on the Vanaheim NZ site but that hasn't helped as I get slightly different figures (28P) in my re-set display. Anybody had and resolved a similar issue? 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Greavesie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 15 at 10:23am
that sounds like the compass is unstable which would be a serious fault.
Maybe time for a new one!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Alistair426 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 15 at 10:33am
Bullet already bitten and new one on the way. I was hoping I could salvage the old one as a spare but apparently not. 
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Hi All,
I have a micro and a race master. Both, I think, need new batteries. Can anyone tell me if they use the same battery, or are they both different?
Cheers.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pewit Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 16 at 12:11am
I like the twin display of the TackTick but I'd like to link it to the more intelligent output of the Apps on my iPhone which could then be kept below deck.

Does anyone have the knowledge to re-engineer one of these with a Bluetooth module so that, for example, it could be linked to the output of iRegatta or RaceQs both of which have used Bluetooth for 2-way communications with the Pebble SmartWatch.

I know it would be possible to use WiFi for this but WiFi uses much more battery capacity.

Here's are some examples of interfaces
http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Bluetooth-remote-lcd-display/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=TqZTBoepZsY
http://redbearlab.com/bleshield/
https://hackerspaceshop.com/products/teensy-ble

Development board (3.0 requires 3.5V input as opposed to the 3v of the TackTick)
https://www.pjrc.com/teensy/index.html

Here's a teardown of a pebble SmartWatch which might be the basis of the module if you could power the display.
https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Pebble+Teardown/13319

I know you could achieve the same thing using two phones but (a) it would be difficult to Synchronise them and the displays aren't as readable in sunlight.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote zippyRN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 16 at 1:38pm
Originally posted by Oatsandbeans

Good on you-I agree 100%. This attitude is everywhere, we need to fight it! Why chuck stuff away when it can be fixed? 


and much as people despise a certain well known  high street electrical retailer,  in their  repair centre they have a cell of 'proper' techs / engineers  who  work on  developing  repairs for 'unrepairable'  per the manufacturer  faults  (or  faults where the only suggestion  from the manufacturer is to  replace expensive  components) as well as other  'difficult'  fixes ... 
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