TacTick Compass

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alan williams
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TacTick Compass

Post by alan williams » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:47 am

Has anyone successfully replaced the Battery? Is there accompany willing to do this?
Cheers Al

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Re: TacTick Compass

Post by phil58490 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:06 am

I found this company whilst trawling Finn sites and gives reasonably clear instructions on how it is done. I have not needed to try it out but if you are feeling brave....

http://www.vanaheim.co.nz/compass.htm

Good luck!
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Re: TacTick Compass

Post by alan williams » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:31 am

Thanks Phil
The compass is dead so it's worth a try before having to shell out for a new one.
Regards Alan

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Re: TacTick Compass

Post by alan williams » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:53 am

Hi
Battery was easy to obtain £5 .60 from Amazon so I'm going to give it ago. May save £260 if it works .
Al

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Re: TacTick Compass

Post by Michael Brigg » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:56 am

I have looked into this before.

I think one of the issues can be that if you change the system battery you can end up buggering the codes (a bit like when you have a pre-ste radio channel and change the car battery. There is a special technique to either keep it all connected up to voltage (ie Connct the new battery before you disconnect the old one) or alternatively a secret sequence of button pressing that will wake the thing up again. A bit like crash landing on a comet!
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Re: TacTick Compass

Post by alan williams » Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:22 pm

Hi Michael
The New Zealand guys appear to have cracked that. Will let you know if it works. It maybe my soldering skills that really kill the thing.
Al
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Re: TacTick Compass

Post by mole » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:09 pm

consider using conductive adhesive if you think the soldering might ruin the batteries. Or give them to Samsung, they know a few things about overheating batteries!

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Re: TacTick Compass

Post by alan williams » Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:26 pm

Hi Easy job.
Hardest bit was opening the compass. Mine was one of the later ones and after the battery was installed reset its self. I had to change the battery tags and re-solder the old ones back on. As the type they specify is no longer made with those contacts, not hard to do and for the price of £5.60, saved over £244 for a new one.
Cheers Al Finn 774

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Re: TacTick Compass

Post by phil58490 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:29 pm

That sounds like a great result, I hope I never have the need to do it but it is good to know it can be done.
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Re: TacTick Compass

Post by alan williams » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:38 am

Must correct my previous post I thought the Compass had recalibrated its self. Found out that this was not the case. Went back to the NZ instructions to calibrate now working perfectly. Result.
Alan

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