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My big tic display is dim

My big tic is not working well right now. The time function works fine, but the display isn't too good. The flames are dim or sometimes not working, is this a problem with the battery (batteries?), or is the display itself wearing out? Right now the flames are not visible unless I look at the watch from the front at a large angle, and then I have to strain to see the outline of them. So what is the problem? I have not tried to fix it yet, I can't even figure out how to pop the back off of the watch without risking scratches. please help

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  • jeff dole Feb 08, 2007

    Is anyone out there? I'd like a quick response, please.

  • jeff dole Mar 26, 2007

    I'm sorry, i failed to mention it's not an LED issue, the watch has no light. It's an LCD screen, a Liquid Crystal Display. Thanks, though, the battery probably is to blame.

  • jeff dole Mar 26, 2007

    It was me who posted as a guest. I just forgot to log in

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This sort of watch is usually best taken to bits by a jeweller - they have all the tools to take the backs off etc. without scratches. When lighting effects start to go bad, the battery is usually only to blame if the problem gets steadily worse. otherwise the suspect item is the light itself, probably an LED, or the circuit that is passing power to the light - the controller. It is still almost certainly worth trying to get the battery changed, that will solve most problems with a watch, so maybe you get lucky without spending too much. Hope this helps - please post again if not - also if you need us to find a jeweller near you post with your general area. :)

Posted on Mar 25, 2007

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2007

    Ah. If it is LCD and dim then unless there is a backlight of some sort, the screen is probably dying. A new battery has to be worth a try but you might be out of luck.

    Sorry it didn't look like an LCD in the picture i found, and no description.

    :)

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