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jabailo



Joined: 20 Mar 2006
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Location: Kent (East Hill), WA

PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Failsafe Reply with quote

I have an Oregon Scientific thermometer/satellite sync'd clock (great for Daylight Savings Time...automatically adjusts). It has 3 channels for remote themometers and a I have one of those outside my apartment on the balcony.

Recently, I have had a hard time reading the master unit...I thought it was the lack of light in my room or my eyes aging. I kept having to contort the display until I got enough light on it to read it...but it happened very gradually over time.

Then two days ago, I stopped getting a reading from the outdoor thermometer. I assumed it's battery had gone low, and when I looked at it (it has its own display) I noticed that the little red light that indicates a signal was not flashing. I replaced the AAs with two I had on hand, and yet it still did not send a signal to the main unit. I guessed that the two batteries were ones that I thought were "ok" but may have degraded, so I tried again with two new batteries. Same problem.

Through all of this and with today being the first really sunny day here in Kent, WA in what seems like months, I saw -- there was a battery low indicator on the master unit! Problem solved. I retrieved the two batteries I had thrown away in the garbage (still good), dumped the two from the main unit and continued on.

So, system failure causes system monitor to not be readable causing wrong diagnosis.
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