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Old 06-15-09, 05:20 PM   #1
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Flight deck computer question

I've been using my flight deck computer for several seasons and it works great, (until now) and I love it. It is an older model, 7-8-9 speed only (not 10 speed compatible).

At the beginning of this season, I reset all functions so I could set the odometer at 0 to chart my season distance as I do every year. I re-programmed everything that needed to be reprogrammed (gears, tire size, time of day, etc).

I reinstalled the computer onto the mount. Now the only functions I get are:

time of day is correct
odometer logs cumulative miles accurately
cadence is accurate
speed is accurate.

I don't get any "trip" functions - they all stay at zero.
trip distance
trip time
average speed
maximum speed.
etc. all stay at zero.

All of these functions used to work and would continue to log between rides unless I re-set to 0 by pressing both R and L buttons. I've tried doing this, but the all 0's continues.

Both left and right buttons on the shifter hoods work - I can scroll through the functions and modes and actually start, stop and reset the stopwatch.

Obviously, the computer is working and picking up the wheel magnet because like I said it's giving me speed and cadence and the odometer advances properly.

What have I done wrong? I skimmed through my owner's manual, but nothing caught my eye. I'll study it more unless someone here has a pointer. My guess is that my correct response will be "DUH!".

Thanks.
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Old 06-15-09, 06:03 PM   #2
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Try removing the head unit and reinstalling, sometimes it will seem like it is fully seated but is not and you won't have all the functions
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Manual, Page 10 (4) Trip distance group..

The trip distance group includes the trip time (TIM), trip distance (DST), maximum speed during the trip (MAX) and the average speed during the trip (AVE). To activate the trip distance group, press the Mode button until "TIM" is displayed, and then press the ST/SP button.

The R.H. side lever is the Mode button, the L.H. side lever is the ST/SP button.
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Manual, Page 10 (4) Trip distance group..

The trip distance group includes the trip time (TIM), trip distance (DST), maximum speed during the trip (MAX) and the average speed during the trip (AVE). To activate the trip distance group, press the Mode button until "TIM" is displayed, and then press the ST/SP button.

The R.H. side lever is the Mode button, the L.H. side lever is the ST/SP button.
As I predicted, I say "duh". It's working now.... thanks!
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It might be some grease on a contact area or some dirt over the Rf receiver. Clean the outside of the unit, and then give it a blast of canned-air (photo-shops). My Cateye pulls this too - on occasion. I am assuming you have a wired model? Do clean off the contact surfaces(where things plug-in). This should get it working optimally. On wireless it tends to need a bit of cleaning where the unit transmits and receives on both the transmitter and the computer.
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It might be some grease on a contact area or some dirt over the Rf receiver. Clean the outside of the unit, and then give it a blast of canned-air (photo-shops). My Cateye pulls this too - on occasion. I am assuming you have a wired model? Do clean off the contact surfaces(where things plug-in). This should get it working optimally. On wireless it tends to need a bit of cleaning where the unit transmits and receives on both the transmitter and the computer.
Nah, I just forgot to press the left button to make the trip timer start. It had been a while and I just forgot. In reading the instructions I missed it. YOu really have to concentrate when reading those things and actually have the thing in front of you.
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No "duh" at all! Why do you think I knew the answer? Heck, the manual is still on the desk in my office.
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No "duh" at all! Why do you think I knew the answer? Heck, the manual is still on the desk in my office.
I think last year, I started it in the spring, and left it running all summer, just resetting (both buttons simultaneously) for each ride. It shuts off when the wheel isn't spinning, so I never did that left button start thing all year last year... and couldn't remember it this year. Getting old is a you-know-what.
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