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Old 10-22-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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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.


Sure enough, can see right through it




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Old 10-23-2012, 03:25 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:46 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:42 AM   #4
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For future reference... Do not leave batteries in devices when not in use. For whatever reason they only leak in expensive devices. GH
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:14 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:26 AM   #6
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...: do not buy gear with battery damage already.
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