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Old 20-10-2017, 12:30   #1
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Dead Weather Station

After 16 years of service, my Huger weather station bit the dust recently -- stopped responding to button presses.

I love this thing. It has a very well designed display which shows barograph, temperature inside and out, humidity in the cabin, moon phase, and time.

Although I can get all of this data from my normal network, this is always there at a glance, and it never sleeps, so the barograph is always full of data.

I like this thing, and I want to replace it. What would be the best choice, nowadays?
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Old 20-10-2017, 13:08   #2
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Re: Dead Weather Station

if they are touch pad keys try using a pin to pierce the outer membrane ,i have done this in the past with old equipment and generally once air can enter the key the keys start working again
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Re: Dead Weather Station

There may be actual tiny switches inside there, DH, and they can be replaced. Recently reported here about a fellow CFer doing that for my antique Standard Horizon instruments, restoring them to full usefulness. I was really grateful to say the least.

In my case, the switches were behind rubber "bubbles" on the panel. If you listened and felt carefully, you could feel and hear a tiny click from the switch on the PCB. You might consider this sort of repair rather than replacement.

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Re: Dead Weather Station

I love it, Dockhead's asking what's new out there? and two old time experienced cruisers both offer ways to fix the one you like. A certain irony here....

Tell us and show us pix of the new gadget you buy, Dockhead, and I hope you get some great feedback here about what's new. Good luck with the search.

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I love it, Dockhead's asking what's new out there? and two old time experienced cruisers both offer ways to fix the one you like. A certain irony here....

Tell us and show us pix of the new gadget you buy, Dockhead, and I hope you get some great feedback here about what's new. Good luck with the search.

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The answers, from old salts with a mentality very congenial to me, were useful and most welcome.

Hadn't thought of trying to fix it, but now I will
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I love it, Dockhead's asking what's new out there? and two old time experienced cruisers both offer ways to fix the one you like. A certain irony here....

Tell us and show us pix of the new gadget you buy, Dockhead, and I hope you get some great feedback here about what's new. Good luck with the search.

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we still remember the war

and who needs a younger model when you have a faithful,trust worthy,reliable,familiar unit glowing in the corner
Atoll, thee could not have said it better! I love the gadgets that I know how to use and which do exactly what I expect: and tell me what I want to know! Well done, sir. .....except for me roast beef, which I prefer rare.

Cheers, oh pastie consumer.

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Re: Dead Weather Station

Crikey Jim, ya better keep working OK; if ya break, it looks like ya going to be replaced with sumin new, not fixed...


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