It says rom fail on my lodown 2 and i was wondering if anyone knew how to reset the watch?
tips to deal with a Nixon Lodown:
1) Sleeping mood (display is off, all
buttons lead to the same reaction: display shows time for some secs and then
turns off again. This mode is for battery energy saving, switch it on and off
by holding (c.a. 2 secs) the light button.
2) ROM FAIL: it happens that the lodown
shows ROM FAIL and constantly restarts. It happened on my watch while I tried
to change time zones. Here is what to do about it: Bring it to a professional
watch repair store and get the battery replaced. The watch restarts
automatically and works perfectly fine again. DON'T send it to Nixon, they will
charge you for shipping, battery replacement, the new battery etc. Although it
should be covered by the guarantee. Just get a new battery, it cost me 16 USD
and the watch is good again, waterproof and works perfectly. Nixon authorized
repair centers will charge you extra for pressure testing. I had this on my
second Lodown, after I had it two weeks only...
3) Watch freezes: All digits are on at
the same time, none of the buttons brings a reaction. I had this problem on my
first lodown. Just get a new battery, that solves the problem. But again
DON'T use authorized Nixon repair
centers, it costed me almost 45 USD, just to get a new battery. Although the watch
was only 1 year old and guarantee should have covered this case.
In general the Nixon Lodown is a good watch,
looks good, has all features you need, as long as it works. The problem with
the watch is, the above problems occur pretty often. I have my second Lodown
now and I am very disappointed with the Nixon customer service. Although
clearly guarantee cases, they will charge you for every single problem you have
with the watch. My advice, bring the watch to a regular watchmaker.
After all, I don't understand why the Nixon
Lodown manual does not mention all the above issues. The manual is completely
useless, very poor from Nixon. You have to dig online to solve any issues on
the watch. In summary: The Nixon Lodown watch is good, Nixon customer service and
guarantee is a joke. ROM FAIL and freeze
is solved with replacing the battery.
Jan 26, 2011 |
Nixon Lodown Watch