Cateye computer is malfunctioning

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 26 Sep 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I have tried to download the instruction manual but I just get a load of goobleygook coding in a word doc (something is probably wrong my end).

    I have a Cateye velo 5 bottom of the range computer. Everything on it is fine except the distance function which is not working when I spin the wheel. The magnet is in place and all connections seem ok (although it behaves as if there is a loose connection i.e it works intermitantly for a few seconds then goes off again).

    It has not got wet and I can timagine it's a battery fault as all the other funtions are ok and the display looks normal.:sad::wacko::eek::wacko:

    I tried a gentle tap....should I beat it harder?xx(:smile:
  2. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.
    Did you say that your son had fiddled with the settings BTFB? IIRC you can do a reset by holding in all the buttons....try that..xx(
  3. OP

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member he had a watch that was on german time...would a reset loose my odometer level? I am proud of my 2766.1 km on it...which of course doesnt include todays efforts:biggrin:
  4. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.
    it would clear it mate....but it might be the only way. can write down your distance for personal reference. xx( :sad:
  5. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    BTFB - A site like or Everyday Cycling might be somewhere to store your mileage/trip info in case of it happening again. IIRC, bike journal allows you to put in "existing" mileage (to add to your new rides).
  6. Number14

    Number14 Über Member

    BTFB - If you're getting gobbledegook in a word document it may because the instruction manual is a pdf file.

    You need Adobe Reader to view it. Try to download the free reader.
  7. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Think he's right BTFB, I just downloaded it and it opened straight away on adobe
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