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dhally 10-22-2012 09:20 PM

How to deal with battery leakage
 
I got a great deal on a 60CSx at the REI garage sale. I thought the batteries had leaked a little but turns out it's eaten through the plastic and 3 of the battery terminals are broken or loose. Any ideas on where I can find a replacement back cover?

The circuit board had a little leakage but it cleaned right up with vinegar.
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Sure enough, can see right through it
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9Dave 10-23-2012 03:25 AM

Never seen a whole back to a 60csx available as a part. You might find one on ebay.

Another option is to send it back to Garmin for a refurb. But then your really good deal might not be such a really good deal after all.

I'm surprised REI took that back. Clearly not a manufacturing issue.

dhally 10-24-2012 07:46 PM

REI will pretty much take anything back. I thought maybe an advrider had a bricked one laying around... guess I'll also try in the flea market.

GH41 10-28-2012 04:42 AM

For future reference... Do not leave batteries in devices when not in use. For whatever reason they only leak in expensive devices. GH

Emmbeedee 10-28-2012 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by GH41 (Post 19916106)
For future reference... Do not leave batteries in devices when not in use. For whatever reason they only leak in expensive devices. GH

I must be tempting fate because I leave batteries in my gear all the time.

Often the battery damage you see doesn't come from the item being stored with batteries in it - it's because someone hasn't put the batteries in right and reverses the polarity on one, then they leak. Or they mixed battery types.

So for future reference: do not buy gear with battery damage already. :lol3

dhally 10-30-2012 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Emmbeedee (Post 19919959)
...: do not buy gear with battery damage already. :lol3

D'oh!!!


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