Question about Casio G-Shock GW300CA-1V Wrist Watch

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Light my casio gw 300 light will not work when i push the button a little arrow flashes at the recover icon and stays that way for a while . whats wrong with it?

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  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2008

    HEY my watch has the same prob......goes into recovery mode..everytime i push the light button

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2008

    same problem here....it goes into recovery mode...

  • harshkumar Feb 14, 2008

    when the light botton is pushed it goes into recovery mode..and an arrow is shown at the recovery icon

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I got my watch repaired...at an auth service station...450 bucks n works all fine....they did not tell me the reason behind it...

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My watch had the same problem and i could never figure out what it was so i just lived with it for a couple of years. then, just recently even when my watch was getting plenty of sun the battery would die in the evening and shut off at night. so i replaced the battery and evrything works great. even the light which leads me to believe the solar panel is just a gimmick. i have an old g-shock watch that i bought in 1989 and it still works and is on the origional battery. my gw 300 is about 5 years old and needed a battery. i guess 5 years on a battery is prety good but i would rather have it last for 19 years like my old one.

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    Michael Oct 08, 2012

    Where to start? First of all your solar watch has a rechargeable battery and should be changed with a new rechargeable. A regular battery may work for a time but may also destroy the watch if decides to burst from being charged when it should not be. Your old battery lasted a long time but not 19 years. The shelf life, in other words the life of a battery that is still in the package is 9 years. It lasted long enough you don't remember when you changed it and that is a good thing. Batteries don't last 19 years however. 5 years is a reasonable time to expect a battery in a watch to last. There are watches that the battery only lasts 1 year. The Bulova tuning fork watches for example.

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