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Offline Jolly Roger

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Out of business
« on: July 14, 2009, 11:10:05 AM »
Hate to say it, but looks like I'm out of business for the next couple of weeks.
Drove out to get some fuel and after leaving the mooring the screen of my 981 looked like the readouts from the left side were smeared all over the screen. Couldn't get the unit shut down, so I had to pull the plug. After a restart the unit worked normal for about 5 minutes but than the screen froze up and I unplugged again.
Did this three times and restored to default, but now the screen is blacked out and the unit seems pretty dead.
Called Ian at G-Comm. He suggested to try a reboot with a different software, but that didn't work since the screen is still black. Looks like a hardware problem.

Dammit! Gonna send it back to the UK and hope to get it back within a week or two.

Buuhuhuuu  :'(
Harry
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Re: Out of business
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 01:06:53 PM »
 :(

Hope for you it can be fixed!
Otherwise..... mail me!
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Re: Out of business
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 05:34:46 PM »
Harry,

Good luck.  I hope everything works out ok.

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Re: Out of business
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009, 08:54:00 AM »
Definitely sounds terminal.  Hopefully they can get you fixed back up ASAP and back on the water.


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Re: Out of business
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2009, 12:44:25 PM »
Thanks for cheering me up guys!
Been out today.... for swimming!
Strange how fast one gets addicted to a machine, hehe.
The unit went out by airmail. Hopefully it will be back next week.
Dropped Ian a note that I wouldn't start crying, if it can't be repaired and Johnson Outdoors Europe would send a 997 or 1197 back as an replacement  ;).

Keep scanning and happy hunting
Harry
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Re: Out of business
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2009, 01:29:27 PM »
ROFL.

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Re: Out of business
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2009, 04:19:05 AM »
Update:
Called G-Comm today. The unit arrived and went over to Johnson Outdoors.
Hopefully I'll get it back next week. So far no word what's wrong with it.

Harry
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Re: Out of business
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2009, 03:51:06 PM »
Bad luck and that during the best months for diving.....I feel the pain too.
Hope you get it back soon, perhaps a 997 8)

Hendrik are you connected to Johnsson europe or something and can help out?


reso



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Re: Out of business
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2009, 07:01:23 AM »
No, but I tested a 987 and it is for sale now.
hendrik

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Re: Out of business
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2009, 07:00:11 AM »
Deserter!

That looks like I'll be left as the last veteran of the once so proud 981/987 community, buhuhu  :'( !

No, wait a minute...
A reason more to get a 997 as a replacement, 'cause now I'm sort of a member of an endangered species??

Gonna ask Ian what he thinks about this now....

Regards,
the (temporarily) underwaterblind,
Harry
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Back on the ball
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2009, 08:49:50 AM »
Ha!
Got my 981 back yesterday (thanks Anne and Ian!) after Mark from Johnson Outdoors checked it. He couldn't find anything, so he suggested to check the cabling and installation on the boat. Nothing wrong there as well  ??? .

Went out to the Swiss border to watch the fireworks for the Swiss National Day. These guys are nuts! 30 minutes of firework, shooting the crap out of the sky. The smoke from it was so heavy, that we waited for 15 minutes to see something again before we took off. The kids really loved it. Cool stuff!

The even cooler stuff showed up on the way back to the mooring:

ila_rendered


Looks even better in the HummVee:

ila_rendered

Maybe some part of the LANCASTER bomber that ditched in this area in 1944 and was salvaged in the 1950s or maybe another wreck? I'll go down next week to check out what it is.

Keep your fingers crossed!
Regards / Harry
« Last Edit: August 03, 2009, 04:35:53 AM by Jolly Roger »
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Re: Out of business
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2009, 10:43:02 AM »
Good to hear that you're up and running again!
Hope you'll stay trouble free now
hendrik

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Re: Out of business
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2009, 03:44:30 PM »
Harry,

Glad everything is OK.  Look forward to you images and finds.

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