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#1 User is offline   Rich Grate 

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:46 PM

Anybody here ever crack there ICO open and replace the battery ?
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:42 PM

I think most people send them in to ICO to have them replaced.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:51 PM

The battery is available and there are guys who change them without any problems. ICO claims that they use some sort of non corrosive silicone and that if you don't use it then you will damage the circuit boards. I got a little spooked and just sent mine in, about $50 and good as new.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:26 AM

I did a couple of them, but truthfully, it's just better to send it in. The way these work, is that if the old battery becomes totally dead, or disconnected in the process of changing it, the firmware needs to be re-flashed - and only ICO will do it. And if they see that you tried to remove the battery, they most likely won't do it.

They use a release agent (some kind of secret acid) and remove all the silicone goo, they unsolder the old batt, reinstall the new one, flash the chip, and reseal with all new silicone goo. Well worth the $50 not to have a red brick.

View PostScott Lavance, on 31 March 2012 - 06:51 PM, said:

The battery is available and there are guys who change them without any problems. ICO claims that they use some sort of non corrosive silicone and that if you don't use it then you will damage the circuit boards. I got a little spooked and just sent mine in, about $50 and good as new.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:21 AM

View PostRich Grate, on 31 March 2012 - 04:46 PM, said:

Anybody here ever crack there ICO open and replace the battery ?



Hey Rich,

I had to have one changed and they could not do it in a timely manner so I learned on my own.

Changed quite a few since then. Carefully remove the silicone, circut board is about 3/8" down. Radio shack sells the batteries, the are like half AA size and about $18 bucks. I have an extra that I soldered aligator clips on. I connect the aligator clips to the lead to keep the system powered up, unsolder the old battery and solder the new one in. McMaster car sells the anticorrive silicone (3m makes it).

Funny thing is I changed one once where the battery was completely dead and did not put a jumper battery on it, it worked fine in the end without any special code or flash, but I would not go that route if you dont have to. They could have changed that from year to year.


Good luck and call me if you need anything.
Jeff
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

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Hey Rich,

I had to have one changed and they could not do it in a timely manner so I learned on my own.

Changed quite a few since then. Carefully remove the silicone, circut board is about 3/8" down. Radio shack sells the batteries, the are like half AA size and about $18 bucks. I have an extra that I soldered aligator clips on. I connect the aligator clips to the lead to keep the system powered up, unsolder the old battery and solder the new one in. McMaster car sells the anticorrive silicone (3m makes it).

Funny thing is I changed one once where the battery was completely dead and did not put a jumper battery on it, it worked fine in the end without any special code or flash, but I would not go that route if you dont have to. They could have changed that from year to year.


Good luck and call me if you need anything.
Jeff


Jeff - do you recall exactly which battery it is?
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

Still waiting for my ICO to come back it was sent out on the 9th I am starting to get annoyed. Hopping to get it back in time for tri county.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:32 AM

Jim get in line I sent two out right after.georgia and still havent seen them!
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:32 AM

View PostMark Schleeweis, on 03 April 2012 - 06:32 AM, said:

Jim get in line I sent two out right after.georgia and still havent seen them!



Mark,

Hence the reason I started doing my own....


Tim, I will post the exact battery tonight.


Jeff
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:58 AM

Not to hijack but the bright side, this might be the last time you have to replace the battery if current enduro format trends continue... <_<
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

Devan - you ain't right. Not even close.Battery changes rule. I mean timekeeping rules....

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:37 PM

I'm going old school ico black box odo and watch!
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:36 AM

View PostJim Morris, on 02 April 2012 - 10:45 PM, said:

Still waiting for my ICO to come back it was sent out on the 9th I am starting to get annoyed. Hopping to get it back in time for tri county.


Jim

I called before I sent my unit out and they said their tec guy just got back from vacation and was trying to catch up on back ed up jobs.

I told them I needed it for tri county and they promised me it would be done before then.

Maybe a call and some kind words will get some good results here.

I though the guy was pretty cool and a straight shooter but we will see.

No matter because I have a watch and odo and a brain and will be ok either way.....LOL

Best of luck.

BTW- Markie Mark,

Why don't you buy ICO, then you won't have to wait for your repairs.....
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:31 PM

View Posttimothy souder, on 03 April 2012 - 08:35 PM, said:

Devan - you ain't right. Not even close.Battery changes rule. I mean timekeeping rules....


Man, I guess my sarcasm just doesn't come through in print (note annoyed smirk face in previous post).
Viva la timekeeping!!! Booo Start controls!!! Hows that? :lol:

Oh yeah, my Watchdog battery is good for 5000hrs and service turnaround is usually a week...just sayin!
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:39 PM

View PostDevin Kellar, on 04 April 2012 - 12:31 PM, said:

View Posttimothy souder, on 03 April 2012 - 08:35 PM, said:

Devan - you ain't right. Not even close.Battery changes rule. I mean timekeeping rules....


Man, I guess my sarcasm just doesn't come through in print (note annoyed smirk face in previous post).
Viva la timekeeping!!! Booo Start controls!!! Hows that? :lol:

Oh yeah, my Watchdog battery is good for 5000hrs and service turnaround is usually a week...just sayin!



And 1000 of those hours are spent programing it before the races.... Just sayin...
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