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My bike computer is no longer functioning.

My bike was sitting in storage for a few months and invariably the computer's batteries died. I bought new batteries for both the computer and the magnet receiver (on the fork). I reprogrammed the computer, tested the magnet to see if it was still "magnetized" (it was) and spun the front wheel to see if the computer worked. It didn't. Nothing registered. The speed, time, etc. didn't budge. I went for my ride and the computer never worked.

I've also removed the battery a couple of times from the computer hoping it would reset or something. No luck.

It worked fine before the battery died.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

k.
 

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try cleaning the battery contacts with an eraser, make sure new batery is good, throw the POS away and get a cateye
is this the computer that the cable attaches to the computer not the holder? if it is ,its junk

I broke 2 in 2 months. the only good thing about it was it was red:prft:
 

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i'll double-check the contacts on the "fork receiver" part of the system. i checked the battery with an amp meter and it's fine.

the battery and contacts on the computer are obviously fine, because it displays fine.

my computer has NO cables. it communicates wirelessly.
 

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Karlinhos said:
i'll double-check the contacts on the "fork receiver" part of the system. i checked the battery with an amp meter and it's fine.

the battery and contacts on the computer are obviously fine, because it displays fine.

my computer has NO cables. it communicates wirelessly.
try unhooking the computer and moving it closer as a test, I had a wireless that was very picky as to how close it had to be
 

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try unhooking the computer and moving it closer as a test, I had a wireless that was very picky as to how close it had to be
i'll give that a go too, but it worked before at its current location/distance.

thanks!

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Specialized makes good bikes, great tires, lots of other good stuff, but their computers are crap. I'm guessing they just by them from some discount company and slap a red "S" on them. They don't live up the quality of other Specialized products.
 

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yeah, that's it. i can't get it to work. everything looks fine with it... the display is clear and responsive when i push the selector buttons. the sensor magnet works. the sensor's contacts are clean as a whistle. the batteries are fully charged. i removed the computer from the holder on the handle bars, spun the wheel and rested the computer directly on top of the fork sensor. no reading.

i guess it's new computer time!

*arghhhhhhhhhhhhh!*

thanks for your responses people!

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Is there any way to get the sensor closer to the magnet? I had to reposition the sensor on my road bike's wireless comp. after I changed the battery. It took a few tries before I got it to work.
 

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hey king,

i hecked the Specialized website and they have a section with old computer manuals. i found a cupld of manuals for computers similar to mine. i read-up on and tested the magnet placement. i also moved the sensor closer to the magnet. none of those things worked.

i think i may take my bike and computer to a local dealer and see if they can get it to work. it's a good, solid computer and i'd hate to trash it if it still works.

thanks for the suggestion, king!

k.
 
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