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I have just replaced the CR 2016 battery in my Timex Ironman it says after battery insertion short AC pad and battery ( ) to reset. How do I do this ?

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  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    exactly the same problem, where is the AC pad?

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    Exact same problem. What's the solution?

  • Mysti5d Nov 08, 2008

    My husband had the exact same problem.



    I found where someone who has reset Nike Triax watches with the same problem and he notes:



    "AC pad will most likely be a small contact pad on the circuit board of the watch module, you will find an "AC" etched on the pcb. I usually just short it to the + with a pair of fine tweezers to reset the module before reassembly.



    My husband just tried this and it works. He said there was no "AC" indicator in there, just an arrow pointing to a hole. He did have problem with the "hold to set" button not working after he screwed the back on. He took is off and tried it again and it is working now.



    Good luck.



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To all who need to change their Timex Ironman Triathlon watches:

It is a little confusing, but this is a watch you can change the battery by yourself!

First you will need:

-A big clear area (i.e. a table or counter) with lots of light to see what exactly you are doing.
-Small screw driver (like the tiny ones for a glasses care kit)
-Paper clip


Directions:

1. Remove all screws from the the back of the watch (there should be 4). Make sure that you take note of which screws are coming from which spot on your watch and keep them separated as such.

2. Next, you should see a white circular sticker with directions on how to change your battery. They aren't clear as "how to" but they are the basics.

2a. Take off the white sticker once you have memorized the places it is pointing to; set it up as such in front of you so you can refer back to it from time to time.
2b. You should see two silver pieces. One should be a circle (which is the battery), which is held in by another silver piece. This unlatches. In order to do so, you need to simply pop it open on one of the sides (as it tells you in the directions). You may use the same screwdriver or even a paper clip works wonders!

3. Replace your battery (should be CR2016) with the + on top, facing towards you. make sure it is flat, not just shoved back where the old battery was. This make take some extra time and patience to make sure it is done right.

4. Snap the silver part back into place (should look like it is holding the battery in place i.e. a gate).

5. THEN: this is the most important and confusing part in my opinion. On the white sticker the directions read: "after battery insertion, short pads to reset". this should look something like an oval with a line cutting it in half (vertically). It is not on the battery but next to it. You will need the paper clip here to hold down the right most side (at somewhat of an angle). this should do it! you'll know if your digital faces flashes numbers at you and may even light up. Make sure you hold down long enough.

6. Once you have the numbers flashing, you are good to go. Put the back of your watch back on, taking note of which screw goes where. Then, set your watch accordingly and you have just changed your watch! Ta-da!

Follow these steps and you should be good. Good luck to all!

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