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Indiglo button kills watch function

I tried to replace the batt (ML-2016) myself but found that it's rechargeable and hard to find. Found it online and waited 2 wks for delivery. Took it to a local watch repair. Now the watch won't function properly. It stops functioning when I push the Indiglo button. Tech says it's a short. So, who can test it or is it worth fixing? Getting the back off requires removing the rubber wrist band and it's hard to put back on. I got the watch as a gift and am trying to save it.

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  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    Hi, I have the same problem on same model after 2 month using it. dit you find out the problem? I guess it is not related with the battery but something related to the watch itself. unfortunately I bought it to forget about open it and change batteries... apreciate response grenzi@intepla.com

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I have the same problem with my watch. I replaced the ML-2016 battery myself. (which I found at Walmart) But when I press the iniglo button, it just stops the clock and I have to press the start/split button to get it to resume. No idea how to get the problem resolved

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