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Troubleshooting a Flight Deck Problem(3 posts)

Troubleshooting a Flight Deck Problemthe_gormandizer
Aug 2, 2001 12:18 PM
Yesterday my (non-cordless) Flight Deck stopped working. I had just replaced the front wheel and as I took off the speed reading was zero. Obviously the problem is somewhere between the magnet and the head, and I've checked the obvious things like magnet and pickup relative positions, jiggled the wire where it meets the head, reset the head etc., to no avail. Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this?
re: Troubleshooting a Flight Deck ProblemAkirasho
Aug 2, 2001 1:54 PM
... dud you check and/or clean both contacts on the 'puter and mount? A bit of oxidation and/or dampness has been known to shut mine down.

Another less convenient method would be to attach the head unit to another Flight Deck harness (maybe a trip to your LBS or a friend's Flight Deck?) to verify that the head is indeed working. That would at least allow you to eliminate one more variable.

Also, remember that the magnet must align with one of two sensor lines on the sensor itself (top and bottom... not middle)... and must be within 1-5mm of the sensor.

Be the bike.
re: Troubleshooting a Flight Deck ProblemPierre Moreels
Aug 2, 2001 4:17 PM
The exact same thing happened to me a couple weeks ago, but there is an indicator on mine, that is blinking when the wheel is turning, and that was still working. However, the computer was not showing speed any more. Brought it to the LBS, and they had no idea, just told me that it was an old model and that I could change it.

The only thing I did was to remove the battery and put it again, and it worked fine. Just had to set the time again.

What computer is it ? mine is an old trek