Failed to receive the answer (from Suunto Vyper Air)

Henrik Brautaset Aronsen subsurface at
Tue Jun 19 12:16:29 PDT 2012

On 19.06.12 21:04, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Jef Driesen <jefdriesen at> wrote:
>> The most common error is that people forget to activate the PC mode on the
>> dive computer. But let's assume that's not the case here :-)
> The Vyper Air activates automatically when you connect it. It's only
> some older Suunto's that you need to go into PC mode manually (eg
> Gekko or the old original Vyper, I think).

Not only old ones, the Zoop needs to be put in PC mode manually as well.

> If the Vyper Air doesn't even go into "Data Transfer" mode, then that
> means that the connector is not even seeing power. Which easily
> happens with a wet connector or badly placed connector, of course.

The same happens with my HelO2, exactly as you describe it:  If the 
computer is wet or is having a bad day, I need to invoke higher (or 
lower) powers to make the "Data Transfer" text pop up on the display.


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