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S149 will not start
You may need to reset it. Unfortunately, this can not be done without taking the unit apart. I fixed ours yesterday when the screen was blank, by replacing the internal battery. Part of that process is resetting the clock.
This might solve your problem and so, I have included my full instructions for replacing the battery.
You will need a small phillips screw driver, a paperclip and a new battery. ( a CR2032 works fine and can be bought anywhere)
Keep in mind, you will be handling some electronics, so keeping static discharges to a minimum is a good idea.
*Place the unit face down on a table.
*Remove the battery cover and batteries.
*Using tape, cover the two switch sliders located on the sides of the unit so they stay in place when you remove the back.
*Remove the three screws inside the battery bay and the four longer screws on the main body.
*Before you gently seperate the back from the front, take note of the two battery connections that are on the outer edge of the battery box and are opposite of the strap brackets. These will need to be coaxed through the plastic as you pull the back off. You will also need to manipulate/open the paper roll cover.
*Remove the back cover.
*The top circuit board and printer are connected to the lower circuit board and front cover by a white ribbon cable and wires to a switch. Gently lay the top circuit board and printer to the side, being careful not to unlpug the cables.
*Locate the battery, it is standing on edge. Note the orientation.
*Straighten the paperclip and make a hook so you can remove the battery.
*Install the new battery, taking care to not bend the connectors.
*A label on the inside of the back cover details the reset procedure. Locate the AC and + on the lower circuit board.
*Use the paperclip to make an electrical connection between those two points.
*Reassemble the unit in reverse fashion.
*Pay attention to the switches on the top circuit board and the slots they fit into. These are the black switch sliders that were taped to the side.
*The printer assembly should set into place.
*Reinstall the back cover, coaxing the battery connections through their respective holes.
I hope this solves your problem.
on Oct 19, 2016
Blank screen with a line.
I have the same, assume the watch battery is gone. Handbook says the whole timer has to go to a dealer to replace the battery.. the printer batteries are easily replacable, I wonder why they made the watch battery such a costly deal?
on Oct 19, 2016
Seiko Stop Watch S149
If you go to "www.sportscounters.com/seiko-s149-stopwatch-printer-all-in-one" you will see a telephone number, try calling them for advice.
(This problem is fairly common after replacing batteries, so I suspect that there is a procedure for resetting the timer.)
on Oct 19, 2016
Charge indicator on my Seiko Kinetic watch does not work. Watch keeps good time. Is there a fix?
Bill, when you say "does not work" I am going to guess you mean that the second hand does not sweep as it should, so you do not have an accurate indication of remaining capacitor charge.
There are many other malfunctions of the Indicator on a Seiko Kinetic but I am guessing that is your current watches malfunction.
The button at 2 o'clock depresses a tiny lever inside the watch, and that in turn releases a discharge from the capacitor.
The strength of that discharge swings the indicator.
The lever itself is very very small, and can be misaligned, very commonly after capacitor replacement.
Actual breakage of the lever is quite rare.
Does the button have a definite detente when you press it?
Or is it instead like pushing on Jello.
Is the button spring loaded such that it returns to the neutral state on its own?
It is actually a quick diagnosis for anyone familiar with Kinetics; as a quick peek will tell if a broken lever, absent button gasket, need of lubricant, etc.
on Aug 12, 2016
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