PM3 Monitor won't power up until first pull

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Ernest D
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PM3 Monitor won't power up until first pull

Post by Ernest D » January 2nd, 2020, 12:32 pm

I have a PM3 monitor and it won't power up until the handle is pulled. All the other rowers I have will power up by just touching a button. The batteries have been replaced but that doesn't seem to be the issue. Thanks.

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Re: PM3 Monitor won't power up until first pull

Post by Ernest D » January 14th, 2020, 11:20 am

Anybody have any idea?? Thanks!!

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Re: PM3 Monitor won't power up until first pull

Post by Nomath » January 14th, 2020, 11:51 am

My PM3 does exactly the same. I don't mind giving the handlebar a gentle pull to get started.

When I press the Menu/Back key, the PM3 takes about 5 sec to wake up.

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Re: PM3 Monitor won't power up until first pull

Post by Ernest D » January 14th, 2020, 10:24 pm

Thanks for the reply. I have 10 rowers and 9 of them power up by hitting a button as you describe, but for some particular reason this one won't power up until the handle is pulled. It's not a huge deal unless the rower is used in a timed multimovement workout. Then you can lose time and a few meters/calories until the monitor powers up.

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Re: PM3 Monitor won't power up until first pull

Post by Carl Watts » January 15th, 2020, 12:45 am

Start by cleaning all the Gold plated button contacts on the board and also the carbon on the Keypad with a cotton bud and some Isopropyl alcohol or Meths if you have that about instead.

If there is any green corrosion between the rubber keypad and the board that will also give you problems as it can take out the copper tracks for the buttons. A typical fault on the older version of the PM3 is the MENU button doesn't work due to corrosion. Usually the buttons along the bottom suffer the worst due to gravity, any liquid or sweat that gets inside ends up at the bottom of the board.
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