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My tanita scale model 1583 is filking after measuring, I put new batteries, what else can I do?

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SOURCE: I can not change measuring The omron scale model HBF-400

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Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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SOURCE: measurement is in kilograms instead of pounds

check if there is a tiny whole in the back you could probably poke it with a needle

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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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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Press the Set and Up Arrow buttons at the same time. Release the buttons, the display will flash. Press the Arrow button to cycle through each weight mode until just the mode that you require is displayed. Then press Set. The display screen will flash to confirm your selection and store in memory.
Note: If weight mode is set to pounds or stone-pounds, the height programming mode will be automatically set to feet and inches. Similarly, if kilograms is selected, height will be automatically set to centimeters.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Scales show weight in kg. How to get them to show lbs.

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Press the Set and Up Arrow buttons at the same time. Release the buttons, the display will flash. Press the Arrow button to cycle through each weight mode until just the mode that you require is displayed. Then press Set. The display screen will flash to confirm your selection and store in memory.
Note: If weight mode is set to pounds or stone-pounds, the height programming mode will be automatically set to feet and inches. Similarly, if kilograms is selected, height will be automatically set to centimeters.

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