On Sunday, August 23, 1998 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-7, Andrew Forth wrote:
> I just changed the battery on my Timex Ironman (which is 2 years + old)
> now it makes no sound (no timer beep, no alarm beep, no beeps at all).
> I was wondering if anyone else had had the same problem and if there is
> a simple or cheap fix for this ?
In my case, I put everything back together correctly (case back oriented the right direction, the disk on top of the battery but under the clamp) and the beeper didn't work. I found that the sound would stop when a certain amount of pressure was exerted on the case back (the easiest way I found to check this is to set the timer to one second with Repeat at End, which causes the watch to beep once a second). I removed the disk on top of the battery so there would be a little less pressure on the beeper, and it started working again, even with the screws tightened normally.
I'm guessing that the new battery (a name brand, not a knock-off) is slightly thicker than the old one, which puts too much pressure on the sound disk on the case back.
The disk I removed has the text "AFTER BATTERY INSERTION SHORT AC PAD & BATTERY (+) TO RESET". I couldn't find anything labeled "AC", but the watch works fine anyway.