I purchased my Garmin Forerunner 10 (FR10) about 2 years ago. I've used extensively for the first year and sparingly the few years after. Since its waterproof, I've also used it to time my swim laps in a pool. This is a very capable little watch and I love using it as a day-to-day watch.
Recently, my FR10 started to restart mid run while on GPS. I thought it was just some random glitch. So I did the hard reset and it was back to factory setting. This time, even though the battery indicates its full it would constantly reboot on itself. I tried software updates and more factory reset. Still the same results. I came to conclude that my battery was not holding a charge anymore. I searched online for replacing battery in a FR10 but it was not user replaceable, so they say.
Since I live in the Philippines (Cagayan de Oro City), by the way I bought the watch in the US, it would not be cost effective to have it sent to the US just to get the batteries replaced. I sourced locally and the local watch repair shops would not service or even open the watch. :(
Maybe you are here because of the same problem. But before you do this, understand that this will void your warranty and it is in your own risk for doing this and it may damage your device.
So lets get it on...
Before you open your device you should have bought the replacement batteries first.
Brand : ROUTE JD
Code No. : PD2048 (click Here for ROUTE JD website)
Diameter : 20mm
Thickness : 4.8mm
Voltage/Capacity : 3.7v / 120mah
You can buy it online for about 10-20USD.
You will need...
1. Torx T5 screwdriver
This is all the tools you'l need in opening you watch.
1. Unscrew all the 4 screws at the back of your watch. Unscrew opposite corners. While unscrewing, push firmly with your fingers the back panel.
2. After the last screw is undone, gently release your fingers. The back panel will pop out as there are springs attached to the charging terminal. Gently lift the back panel, leaving the watch upside down. Don't turn over the watch as some small springs (2 pcs) are easily detached and can be lost.
3. Secure the small springs. I did this by making use of a scotch tape to stick them over.
4. Once secured, set aside the back panel and turn over (right side up) the watch to remove the watch assembly. The battery is beneath the gold plating and you need to pry the 8 latches.
5. Do latches 1-6 (red) to remove the green PCB & screen and then latches 7-8 (blue) to remove the black battery housing
6. Partially remove the sticky tape attached to the negative side of the button cell battery.
7. All you need to do is replace your old battery with the new one.
8. Assemble the watch doing the steps in reverse
And here's my watch plugged in.
Let me know in the comments below if you made it. :D
#iOS #Safari – Use Skitch on iOS to annotate pages without leaving Safari – Skitch is one of the most popular productivity apps, both on mobile and the desktop, for a reason: it makes it easy to snap, mark up and share just about anything, like PDFs. If you’ve been using it on iOS, there’s now a reason to like the application even more.
Thanks to a new version, released earlier today, you can use Skitch to annotate web pages within Safari, eliminating the need to manually capture a screenshot and then having to open up the app. To install you simply have to tap the Share button while in the browser and add Skitch as part of your actions, which will then let you see it next to Copy, Print and others. It’s basically an extension, so think of it as a way to save you a few taps whenever you’re trying to express something important
By: Susie Moore on Huffingtonpost.com
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication," said Leonardo Da Vinci.
Simplifying the complex is perhaps one of the most underrated virtues of our time. We pride ourselves on excess -- the newest gadgets, a full social calendar and quantity over quality with regards to relationships, experiences and possessions. We even find a weird sense of righteousness in workaholism. As a life coach in New York City, I meet a lot of high-achieving individuals and they often do not consider a simple life a successful life, until we dig a little deeper. Then it can be baffling as to why they did not consider simplicity a must in the first place. Happiness is the goal of all other goals and the secret to happiness is simply inner peace. Overindulgence in anything disrupts this. When we tread the peaceful path, simplicity lines the walk.
The truth is, simplicity is freeing. It is natural. When we over extend ourselves and fill our lives with clutter, both materially and emotionally, we lose touch with the essence of ourselves and with what matters. Our resources -- time, money, even energy, are limited. Spreading them too thin does not serve anyone. Least of all you.
Here are five easy tips to simplify your life:
1. Seek quality, not quantity with friendships.
2. Stop being so ... Read More Here
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Here's the link if you want to see some old posts. :D
Recently, wines around CDO are easy to come by. Almost all major malls and supermarkets around the city have wineries. SM City and SM Savemore supermarkets have them, Robinsons Supermarket at LimKetKai, also Ayala Mall Supermarket and there is this dedicated wine store named The Wine Cellar located at JR Borja Ext..
Of these, the Ayala Mall Supermarket boast a wide and varied collection of wines (white, red, sparkling, etc) although I have never been to The Wine Cellar. Must visit this sometime. I've been reading a lot about Pinot Noir (Pee-Noo-Nwahr) and since been on the hunt. I found a couple of bottles in Ayala Centrio, which is from California and New Zealand and priced at Php700+ and Php900+ respectively.
Ever wonder what barangay in CDO is the most populous with respect to land area? Well you can look for yourself. According to national statistics for CDO year 2010, barangay 18 ranked the highest in population per land area. Barangay 18 is located between Magsaysay St. and Capistrano St. , Del Pilar St and the Marcos Bridge area.
Areas also ranking in higher population per land area are Barangays 17, 15 and 13. These are areas around and near barangay 18.
Source: National Statistics Office 2010
THE LONG WAIT IS OVER. BE A HUMAN RAINBOW AFTER THE RUN. THIS FEBRUARY 23, 2014 will be the first COLOR RUN in CDO. Registration starts tomorrow at the XU Magis Walkway, Kiosko Kagawasan and La Cabana Spa. We've made this Color Run more affordable for you. So invite your friends and run with us. Choose what Set would you like.
Proceeds for this Run will be for the benefit of the Yolanda Victims and the Community projects of Habitat for Humanity.
Register na. Nalingaw paka, nakatabang paka
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