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Thread: Citizen Eco-drive capacitor replacement

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    Craftsman
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    Citizen Eco-drive capacitor replacement

    I bought a titanium Citizen Eco-drive chrono, I think the model number is AV0020, in 2004 or 2007, which I donated to my lad in an attempt to get him to wear a watch (mobile phone generation). It seems to have worked as he wears it a lot, but now it has apparently stopped. He reports the power reserve indicator is still showing a good charge but it has stopped and is unresponsive. Obviously I can't see him to have a look myself.
    I'm thinking the capacitor has given up the ghost, but perhaps someone has an alternative suggestion?
    Assuming it is the capacitor, can anyone suggest a source for a replacement? I've had a look on Youtube and it "seems" an fairly easy job to replace it.
    I have tried to search on here but I am useless at finding anything I look for so any links would be gratefully received.

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    I’d think if it’s showing a charge it’s ok
    Maybe another issue- is get him to get it outside in the sun for a day- maybe in the garden if he has one - if it’s low on charge that would revive it
    Edit
    I see it’s the 2100 chrono- I’d get it in the sun as above then try a full reset 1st

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    Thanks for that, will give him a shout.
    Failing that I could donate my SKX009 but his usage suits a quartz or Eco-drive better.

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    Citizen Eco-drive capacitor replacement

    Iíve just replaced the capacitor in one of my eco-drives. Despite sitting on the windowsill for several days and seemingly recovering, it went into power saver and sleep mode within a couple of weeks.
    Took the plunge and ordered from eBay user everythingwatchesuk. Came in a genuine citizen package and the watch now functions perfectly. Just search for the movement number (in my case E870) and select the appropriate cell / capacitor. As simple as a battery change, then put the watch into hard reset and set the date and time, away you go.


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    I've suggested the direct sunlight plan to him and he will give it a go. Failing that we will try a new capacitor for about £20. The watch is in very descent nick so it would be a shame to scrap it. Thanks for the info.

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    Cousins price is good and last time I managed to order one with standard postage
    Iím sure one the members was offering a replacement service for a decient price - basically cost plus postage

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    I think you're right, but as I'm rubbish with the search button I can't find it. I would be very grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.

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    Many thanks. I will see how it's performing (not had a great deal of sunlight in the past few days sadly)

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