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Tanita battery cover broken

The lugs on the battery cover for my tanita 1479 scales have broken off, meaning that the batteries are not held in place and I cannot use them. Is there anywhere I can buy a new cover, or a way of repairing them?

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SOURCE: How do I set Tanita digital scale with 2 memory

Go to www.Tanista.com/ProductManual/PDFs/2001_manual.pdf

This should provide the answers you are looking for.

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Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Tanita Ultimate Scale 2001 - no user manual -how to set it?

does your scale have an orange SET button and a button with a triangle (or arrow) below the display?

Try this... make sure the scale is turned off. (and you are not standing on it)

Now press the SET button.
2 arrows should appear on the display. use the arrow/triangle key below the display to make changes and the SET key to choose.

If you have the same scale as me, you are prompted to chose Adult/Child followed by Male/Female, and finally input your height in feet/inches by pushing the arrow/triangle key until the display shows the desired height.

Press SET to finish and step on the scale like you usually do. It will now show your weight followed by your body fat %.

Hope this helps you!

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Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you adjust the tanita 1479 scales

what do you mean by adjust it? to calibrate it follow below

Switch off.
2. Press and hold OFF key.
3. Quickly press ON/ZERO key three times then release both keys together. The timing is rather critical, so if it doesn’t work first time, try again.
4. Display shows [ 0.-0- ], followed by [ 0.-1- ].
5. Place 50gm weight on plate.
6. Display shows [ 0.-2- ].
7. Place 100gm on plate.
8. Display reverts to weighing mode.

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Welcome to fixya!

According to the manual, "Lo" indicates weak batteries. Since you changed batteries, my next question would be... Did you buy fresh batteries at the store or use ones you had at the house? Check the freshness date on the battery package. Sometimes even some of the ones you get in stores aren't fresh enough.

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This is the response from Tanita
Thank you for your e-mail.

It appears that this could be a battery connectivity issue.
When you change the batteries – please insure that you are getting a nice tight fit and that the positive side of the batteries are making contact with the inside wire. Sometimes the batteries can differ in length so you can gently pull on the coil to help make it fit more tightly. Also take a look at the inside contact points to make sure there is no rust. If there is rust – you can clean by using a green kitchen scotch-brite pad & a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol.

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