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Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by True North, Jul 12, 2013.
Can a 276 with a broken screen be repaired? Garmin no longer does it.
I've not been inside of one of those units, but i'm guessing its just a ribbon cable to a mainboard. Maybe if you find a replacement screen, or buy a junked unit with a good screen you could swap em?
I dont think it could get anymore broken? Give it a shot.
Worse comes to worse, pre-order a Garmin Monterra
If you can find the parts, you could repair it.
Look at the thread on how to replace the internal battery for instructions on how to disassemble the unit.
Don't quite know what you mean by broken screen. If you are talking broken glass, that might be easier to source than the LCD. I'm trying to remember if someone at some point found a source for the glass and the display, but I couldn't find the reference.
Both the LCD and glass are broken. I replaced it with a Montana but hate to see a 276 die.
I had a BmW nav I or II i don't recall. I think it was the garmin streetpilot 2610 or something. I bought one off ebay for like 20 bucks and swapped the screen. I posted a thread here but no one had any tips so I just did it. Took me about a half hour and everything was straight forward. I am not an "electronics guy" or anything like that and I found it easy. Just do it.
Here is a place that will fix it: http://satnavrepairservice.com/repair-satnav/garmin-repair/garmin-276c-repair/1523.html.
Ebay has parts for it too.
Keep it if you can, it is a good GPS.
I just sent my broken 376c to portatronics in NY.
They may be able to fix it. However, YMMV.
In my case, they said that, since everything else was working fine, it must be the motherboard, which they can replace for $640. I respectfully declined and asked for it to be sent back.
And a-shopping I go....