Think my Cateye Vectra Wireless stopped working, just went blank, is it dead.
I have a cateye vectra wireless model cc-vt100, this is the only computer I've ever had and have very little experience with bike computers. The other day it wouldn't come on, so I replaced the batteries in both parts and still nothing. I don't really have any more useful info. My guess is it's dead. I've had it since late 2009, but it's mostly sat and collected dust. So does this sound like what happens when these things die and stop working, or might there be a trick or two I can try. Thanks for the help in advance.
One thing I would add from a few computers that have seemed to go to lala land. Instead of just changing the batteries, do two things.
Take the new battery out and set it aside. Inspect the insider for any foreign material or corrosion. If you find any corrosion or discoloring on the contacts, with a toothpick or dry and clean toothbrush, brush at it, and see if it comes off. If it wont come off, a very small piece of 600+ grit sand paper can be wrapped around that toothpick and very gently abrade the corroded spot until you get clean metal.
Lastly, even if you dont see any problems, just leave the battery out for the day. And use the reset button while the battery is out, along with hitting the other button. Give the computer every chance to completely discharge any internal capacitors.
After a day or two, put the battery back in, and go through the initial setup, or reset then initial setup.
Did it sit and collect dust in a moist or dry space? Everything I leave in my damp basement dies, never to work again. The internal parts can corrode and that'll toast it. But it is worth trying everything said above.