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Old 11-25-17, 04:25 PM
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Magnetic bike display not working

I've changed the batteries but the display isn't working at all (calories, miles, pulse, etc.)
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Old 11-25-17, 06:00 PM
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Probably time for a new one.
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Old 11-25-17, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by alysoncobb View Post
I've changed the batteries but the display isn't working at all (calories, miles, pulse, etc.)
It would help if you told us a bit more info., like brand and model, wireless ?, wired ?, etc...

Head units typically have a 2032 button battery, make sure you pay attention to which side the + side goes. If a wireless, the fork sensor battery goes bad as well
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Old 11-25-17, 07:31 PM
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It is an ancient Bollinger 5 function magnetic resistance stationary bike (probably at least 10 years old). It only has a place to change the batteries for the display (2 AA), no other wires or ways to get into the guts. I don't think Bollinger is even still in business (this may be why), but thanks so much for the feedback.

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It would help if you told us a bit more info., like brand and model, wireless ?, wired ?, etc...

Head units typically have a 2032 button battery, make sure you pay attention to which side the + side goes. If a wireless, the fork sensor battery goes bad as well
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Old 11-25-17, 07:33 PM
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Steve, I think I posted my reply in the wrong way, so here it is again:

It is an ancient Bollinger 5 function magnetic resistance stationary bike (probably at least 10 years old). It only has a place to change the batteries for the display (2 AA), no other wires or ways to get into the guts. I don't think Bollinger is even still in business (this may be why), but thanks so much for the feedback.
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Old 11-25-17, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by alysoncobb View Post
Steve, I think I posted my reply in the wrong way, so here it is again:

It is an ancient Bollinger 5 function magnetic resistance stationary bike (probably at least 10 years old). It only has a place to change the batteries for the display (2 AA), no other wires or ways to get into the guts. I don't think Bollinger is even still in business (this may be why), but thanks so much for the feedback.
Oh, OK, got it, but Iím no help otherwise, sorry.
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Old 11-25-17, 11:28 PM
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If you're anywhere near a metropolitan area, try looking for an exercise equipment repair place.

They may be able to do something.
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Old 11-26-17, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by alysoncobb View Post
I've changed the batteries but the display isn't working at all (calories, miles, pulse, etc.)
Does the display come on briefly when you insert the batteries? If so, that would sort of tell you that it's working, and that there is likely a short in the wire(s) from the sensors...like maybe in a place where it's more susceptible to corrosion from sweat.

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corrosion in battery compartment? moisture inside where the IC is making a short.?
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