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Old 08-13-2019, 10:23 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Hi Doby,

Doby,
I sent you a P.M. so reply back if you want to about your Aqualand.

I think Neilo's reply would be better for you to follow and a lot safer for your need.
I'll help you out on checking it to see what is wrong on it.
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I appreciate it Louis.

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Old 08-13-2019, 11:41 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:57 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Nice to see another aqualand thread! Hi everybody, I've been MIA for a while...
Doby, I would recommend buying a junker aqualand that is already not working and tear into that...take it apart and put it back together a couple times, you will learn stuff that can't be communicated here. Then go after the one you think has a chance to be brought back to life.


Education isn't free, so I think to spend the money (maybe <$75) on a broken aqualand is well worth it. That is how I started, on junkers.


I've spoken with Louis many times about these and we try to help each other out. I know Louis has gone through many of these watches, and I've saved a few myself. I think Neilo posted an aqualand with its pants down - one of the first posts I saw of one torn down.


I think the biggest challenges on these are putting the rotor back in and then closing the train bridge over it without damage. Those tiny plastic pins are fragile as Louis mentioned, and the four gold sensor springs will fall out and bounce away if you aren't careful. But it is fun when you are successful.
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Nice to see another aqualand thread! Hi everybody, I've been MIA for a while...
Doby, I would recommend buying a junker aqualand that is already not working and tear into that...take it apart and put it back together a couple times, you will learn stuff that can't be communicated here. Then go after the one you think has a chance to be brought back to life.


Education isn't free, so I think to spend the money (maybe <$75) on a broken aqualand is well worth it. That is how I started, on junkers.


I've spoken with Louis many times about these and we try to help each other out. I know Louis has gone through many of these watches, and I've saved a few myself. I think Neilo posted an aqualand with its pants down - one of the first posts I saw of one torn down.


I think the biggest challenges on these are putting the rotor back in and then closing the train bridge over it without damage. Those tiny plastic pins are fragile as Louis mentioned, and the four gold sensor springs will fall out and bounce away if you aren't careful. But it is fun when you are successful.
Excellent idea Shovel,

I will keep looking for one but right now even a for parts Aqualand is USD 200 plus import costs on ebay. Ironically it has the same fault as mine but the depth sensor is working so I might as well regard mine as the experimental junk watch to learn on

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Hi Doby,

Doby ,
You mentioned to ...... the shovel that this one is a Junker but before you determine all this I would not chance damaging it any more ...... just to try repairing it.

Who knows it might be repairable yet and if messed up then it will be .... Junk.
When I first approach one of these I got mine from.....Ramon and it was a disaster to look at.
If you are determined to do it I would suggest a .... Junker to do all this like you saying they are quite expensive now right.
Experience is great but ......This One ....might be worth fixing the right way and it might work again. I myself have made a ......
Few Different Tools ...... just to work on them and be safe.

I mean I am not a ........ PRO for these but I do have well over ....
50- + ...... of these and I did say .... over ....50- + and all work yet.

Got these from a good friend in California last month.
The two on the Left all they needed was a good service.
The two on the Right needed New Boards and but they are for a friend.
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Hi Doby,

Doby ,
You mentioned to ...... the shovel that this one is a Junker but before you determine all this I would not chance damaging it any more ...... just to try repairing it.

Who knows it might be repairable yet and if messed up then it will be .... Junk.
When I first approach one of these I got mine from.....Ramon and it was a disaster to look at.
If you are determined to do it I would suggest a .... Junker to do all this like you saying they are quite expensive now right.
Experience is great but ......This One ....might be worth fixing the right way and it might work again. I myself have made a ......
Few Different Tools ...... just to work on them and be safe.

I mean I am not a ........ PRO for these but I do have well over ....
50- + ...... of these and I did say .... over ....50- + and all work yet.
Louis
Hi Louis,

As I have two Aqualands I think a first step is to swap PCBs and see if the depth meter starts working. If it does, perhaps I can find a bad trace or component and fix it. If the analog section is not working because the quartz is not giving a pulse I guess a board swap would tell. I will wait for the hand remover and setters arrive though as I don't want to risk messing up the hands.

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