Question about Tanita Health & Beauty
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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!
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
what do you mean by adjust it? to calibrate it follow below
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.
Posted on Mar 13, 2010
Testimonial: "Yes you were correct i did mean recalibrate it worked 100% many thanks in deed."
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Jul 09, 2011 | Tanita BC-533 InnerScan Body Comp Scale
Jun 26, 2011 | Tanita BC-534 InnerScan Body Comp Scale
"not to place it in wet rooms and remove
the batteries if stored for a longer time period."
When I said it was in a bathroom (isn't that where everyone keeps their scales) NOT a wet room - they said any bathroom is classed as a wetroom!
When I said how can you tell if the batteries are just about to run out (that's what seems to trigger the fault) I had no reply; and when I asked how long is a "long period of time" - 2 weeks/ 2 months (we used to use ours every 1-2 weeks) again no reply to this question.
Now out of warranty after 5 years Tanita suggested it I didn't follow either of these instructions above (in the manual, but not defined) then I only have myself to blame. They did suggest one remedy was to:
out the batteries.
short-circuit between (+) and (-)with a piece of wire.
the batteries back and try it out.
If that doesn't work, you simply have to
discard it. "
Personally I don't think this is satisfactory and I won't buy Tanita again. Scales should last much longer. They should make any warnings clearly defined - especially based on the number of times this happens according to reports from users on internet.
It seems this is a well known fault and I would thus suggest scales are not fit for purpose over longer term. Tanita should own up to this and stop avoiding their responsibilities.
Should you not keep in the bathroom, use every few days, and replace batteries before they get too low - then these scales are great (well they were for the first 5 years!)
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