/ Faulty compass
It's about 3 years old. Are they repairable?
Any suggestions on why this has happened? Could proximity to a camera or GPS in my rucksack be the cause? We also live near to overhead power lines - could electro-magnetic radiation be a cause - over a period of time?
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Silva should repair it for you for free
I would look for a strong permanent magnet near where the compass was stored. Loudspeakers, even small ones like in mobile phones are a good suspect. Magnetic catches e.g. on some cellphone cases are another. Generators like in wind up torches or motors are another.
You can use the compass to help find the source of a magnetic field - as it gets close the compass needle will move.
silva will repair for free,drop them an email and you pay the postage 1 way. Had no problem sorting mine for me last year when it reversed
Youll need three,, what if one is out, you might not know which one is correct
> Youll need three,, what if one is out, you might not know which one is correct
Could always use a compass app on your phone to check your 'real' compass.
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