So - any tech-toy-knowledgeable Dopers out there?
We have a LaCrosse Tech Weather Station - here is there website: http://www.lacrossetechnology.com/ws.php
We have a 4-year-old or so model; it doesn’t appear to be listed but is the Model 7078U. Anyway - like I guess any weather station, it has an outdoor sensor so it can get readings on temp, barometric pressure, etc., along with the indoor readout display.
Over the past few months, the link between the outdoor sensor and the indoor device has cut out - a lot. If you go to the LaCrosse site, they have a Troubleshooting guide which basically calls for taking out the batteries and then putting them back in - to both indoor and outdoor devices - in a certain order. Sometimes it works, sometimes it works after a few hours (I guess the satellite involved has to re-recognize the device or something) and sometimes it doesn’t work - like now for the past few weeks.
So - is this just a weather station problem and there is a regular need to re-set the indoor and outdoor devices? Is this something unique to LaCrosse Tech stuff and I should get another brand? Do these devices just have a short shelf life and are not worth fixing - just go get another? Or is there some bonehead fix I should’ve stumbled across that will take care of it for me?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!