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Topic # 160335 2-Jan-2015 23:09
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I have a new battery for an old Garmin GPS watch I'm trying to install.

I've disassembled the watch and found that the old battery needs to be desoldered with the new battery resoldered back in. See image:

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My soldering skills with large circuits is laughable at best and I don't know of anyone locally in Auckland who could do this for me.

Any recommendations or skilled GZers? Happy to pay for the service of course.

I don't mind traveling in and around Auckland.

Cheers

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  Reply # 1207374 2-Jan-2015 23:09
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  Reply # 1207503 3-Jan-2015 09:19
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I'm in Pakuranga but not available this weekend.  I'm sure others will also reply so maybe give it a few days and see who is near you.




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  Reply # 1207507 3-Jan-2015 09:28
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I'm in Grey Lynn and around for most of the weekend



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  Reply # 1207692 3-Jan-2015 15:18
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Sorry for the late reply, have been waiting at a weekend medical clinic all morning.

Thanks Ricky, will be looking after a sick child this weekend so can't come out your way at the moment.

Niel, will be in touch via PM to arrange a time, perhaps next weekend?

 

Kind regards.

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  Reply # 1207814 3-Jan-2015 20:32
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1. Recently done that in Garmin 910XT
2. Suggest you need to test the "new" battery for capacity before installation as depending on where you got it from it could be low capacity replica.
3. I am a battery geek and have testing equipment to analyse / test almost any battery for capacity - from phone, laptop to hybrid Prius, Camry etc including High Voltage packs.
4. I am in CBD Auckland
5. For Garmin watch I am looking for a ANT USB stick if you have spare one

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  Reply # 1207815 3-Jan-2015 20:34
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Hatch: Niel, will be in touch via PM to arrange a time, perhaps next weekend? Kind regards.

Sunday afternoon/evening should work.  It will take only a few minutes.




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  Reply # 1208019 4-Jan-2015 14:48
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RUKI: 1. Recently done that in Garmin 910XT
2. Suggest you need to test the "new" battery for capacity before installation as depending on where you got it from it could be low capacity replica.
3. I am a battery geek and have testing equipment to analyse / test almost any battery for capacity - from phone, laptop to hybrid Prius, Camry etc including High Voltage packs.
4. I am in CBD Auckland
5. For Garmin watch I am looking for a ANT USB stick if you have spare one


Thanks for the tips. I only have the one battery and even if it is low capacity it should be fine as I only exercise for short periods. I'll keep you in mind for any battery issues in the future. Sorry I only have the single ANT+ stick.



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  Reply # 1208020 4-Jan-2015 14:48
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Niel:
Hatch: Niel, will be in touch via PM to arrange a time, perhaps next weekend? Kind regards.

Sunday afternoon/evening should work.  It will take only a few minutes.


 

Great thanks will PM you.



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  Reply # 1212276 12-Jan-2015 09:38
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Thank you to Niel for his assistance. All sorted now.

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