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I did a dive on sunday on 32%, with my vyper set to 32%, but with a gekko set to Air, just out of interest to compare. did ~30 mins @ ~30m - got out nice & clean on the vyper but with 4 mins of stop time left on the gekko

the gekko now says "Er" - is there some way of clearing this or is it just a case of taking it diving again & it'll sort itself out?

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I did a dive on sunday on 32%, with my vyper set to 32%, but with a gekko set to Air, just out of interest to compare. did ~30 mins @ ~30m - got out nice & clean on the vyper but with 4 mins of stop time left on the gekko

the gekko now says "Er" - is there some way of clearing this or is it just a case of taking it diving again & it'll sort itself out?

thanks
Out of curiosity, and by no means a criticism, but why not complete the the 4 additional minutes? Were you interested in seeing what the computer looked like bent?

Cheers/Nic
 

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You can also remove the battery quite easily and this will reset it (works for Vyper, I imagine the Gekko is similar) but this would almost certainly void any warranty so only do in desperation!
 

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I did a dive on sunday on 32%, with my vyper set to 32%, but with a gekko set to Air, just out of interest to compare. did ~30 mins @ ~30m - got out nice & clean on the vyper but with 4 mins of stop time left on the gekko

the gekko now says "Er" - is there some way of clearing this or is it just a case of taking it diving again & it'll sort itself out?

thanks
I did the same to my mates Vyper while on holiday in the Maldives. He couldn't dive due to a bad insect bite on his foot and one of the group was diving air and the same profiles as us and the rest of the group were making the most of the free nitrox so i wanted to see the difference. After 2 dives, my vyper on 32% (what i was breathing) and his on air i got back on the boat and told him i couldn't shut it up beeping and that it still had 15 mins deco to do.

But bang on 48 hrs later it was ready to go again.
 

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Worth noting,with most computers that if you dive as soon as it clears it will severely restrict your bottom times.I'm suprised it went into err and not sos.
 

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Mine did the same in Cyprus earlier this year and, at the risk of being repetitive 48hrs later it cleared. I misread the display in my excitement and missed a grand total of 1 min at 3mtr and it didn't like it. Hasn't happened since, possibly because i've used it a lot more and can see where my mistake came from, just glad I didn't "Misread" when i needed longer deco!:embarassed:
 

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Worth noting,with most computers that if you dive as soon as it clears it will severely restrict your bottom times.I'm suprised it went into err and not sos.
Didnt think the suunto went into sos just err cos last montht on a dive two lads bent theirs and one had a suunto which said Err and the other had an aladin and it said Sos
It was funny cos he wanted to know what SOS meant on the puter:angel:
 

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It was funny cos he wanted to know what SOS meant on the puter:angel:
What, like this?

My Suunto Companion gets completely confused when you skip stops. It carries the dive on whilst on the surface.

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Having done something similar, it will clear in 48 hours. I don't believe it will tissue load you though and even whilst it is bent you can dive it in gauge mode to record dive profile to download but it won't have an active tissue model.

You should be fine now. However, these commentrs are based upon Vyper but should still apply.

By the way, I am not sure removing the battery would have cleared it as that does not clear the memory. I believe Suunto have a secret, I have to shoot you now you know, way of clearing memory which is more than battery removal. (Thats why some people like Cochrans).


Cheers, Rich.
 

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The idea of the Gekko going to ER is to prevent the diver diving again within the 48 hours.

The computers saying you messed up and for your own safety you shouldnt dive.

What the diver does on the other hand is down to the diver.

The only ways to get around the ER is to not use the computer for the 48hours (it wont be any use taking it ahyay cause it will only tell the time nothing else) or take the battery out
 

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For some reason i seem to know what almost every computer on the market looks like when its bent. :rolleyes:

Suuntos do not show SOS (or five past five) unless they are one of the older models such as a favour or solution. If you dive a modern suunto while it is still bent it will do gauge mode but thats it.
If you dive one with a very very low battery it will not tell you anything at all (time depth) and bleep every five seconds (dont ask how i know this one).
We did have a gekko go all weird, did a microsoft reboot on it (battery out and back in) and then it seemed ok. Couple of weeks later i wore it to shift a shotline and it still thought it was back on the boat.

Ho hum.
 
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