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Vista HCx battery meter
« on: November 02, 2008, 08:49:13 pm »
Hi all

I cannot get any bars to show on my HCx battery meter. It did work previously. No change in batteries or charger and run times are excellent.

I have updated the device. Software version is as it should be (2.80).

How do I do a reset? Is there a hard reset and a soft reset for this device?

Any fixes?

S Pluck


Re: Vista HCx battery meter
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 01:12:11 pm »
Re-set the battery type?
It may have reset to alkaline as part of the update, and 1.2V is pretty low for alkaline.

Re: Vista HCx battery meter
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 01:50:16 pm »
Thanks Andrew - the battery type was set to NiMH prior to the update, and I've restored it since.


The Mechanic

Re: Vista HCx battery meter
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008, 03:12:18 pm »
Mine does not show the battery level in all display mode.  Can't remember the details but I do recall hunting for it a few times.


frankly frankie

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Re: Vista HCx battery meter
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008, 05:39:55 pm »
It doesn't show in most modes - and I must admit I never go looking for it either.

You can do a 'unit reset' (I don't know whether you'd call it hard or soft) by holding down the Page key (top R) and the front button, while powering up.
After doing this you'll need to leave it outside for a while to collect a new almanac - er, switched on of course.
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Re: Vista HCx battery meter
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2008, 07:56:51 pm »
 ::-)

I'm a thick get sometimes.

The battery meter was working fine: it's just that I had a different vision in my mind of what it should look like - for some reason I was thinking that there were green bars for remaining battery life; there aren't.

Re: Vista HCx battery meter
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008, 09:59:12 am »
On second thoughts, I think the problem here is that most of the time my battery meter was not actually displaying any bars at all, thus confusing me as to what its normal appearance should be.

Manotea

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Re: Vista HCx battery meter
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2008, 09:26:32 am »
My Vista HCx shows the battery meter on the rhs of the main page menu bar. I use the NIMH setting.

How do you check the sw level?

frankly frankie

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Re: Vista HCx battery meter
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2008, 10:42:11 pm »
Menu, Menu, Setup, System, Menu, er ... Software Version
(the bold ones are the Left button, theothers are the front button)
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Manotea

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Re: Vista HCx battery meter
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2008, 11:31:07 pm »
Thanks. Forgot the last Menu!

Seems I'm on a lowly v2.4. I don't see a reason to upgrade as I'm not aware of any problems.



Re: Vista HCx battery meter
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2008, 11:32:59 pm »
I suspect that my battery meter issue (for what it's worth) is related to the software upgrade. I've no idea why I bothered to update it.