Garmin 276C won't power up

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Bgunn, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Swapped battery and tried a different power cord. Called Garmin and they mentioned a fuse on the circuit board. Took it apart and didn't see much.
    Out of warranty now. Any thoughts ? :ear
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  2. AugustFalcon

    AugustFalcon Long timer

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    Why not just pay them to do an out-of-warranty repair. Last time I looked (quite some time back) I think it was about $150.
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  3. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Might have to do that. I had the display replaced a few months back for $160, so I was hoping for a quick fix.
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  4. RDX*

    RDX* Adventurer

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    How about a picture of the PCB, perhaps we can point out the fuse.

    /RDX* [Kryten! Unpack Rachel and get out the puncture repair kit.]
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  5. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Thanks for the reply. Didn't see anything I could replace. Sending it back to Garmin. I'll post the answer when I get it back.
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  6. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    If Garmin did it, they likely just sent a refurbished unit.

    I'd be calling Garmin and asking nicely for a warranty replacement, even it it is a few months out of the period. They are usually pretty good about that.
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  7. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Thats a good idea. I did mentioned in my email to them that I had it repaired recently for a different problem. But I was probably given a refurb off the shelf.
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  8. MuleTrain

    MuleTrain Been here awhile

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    I've noticed on mine when the battery gets low it dims the screen automatically...first time it happened it was so dim I thought it was toast. I think you hit the power button to bring up the mini pop-up screen brightness adjustment menu.

    You probably knew that already but it caught me by surprise....
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  9. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Thanks for that info. Garmin gave me a different GPS. The repair order said hardware failure. They discounted their labor rate so it cost $86.00 instead of $172.00.

    Wasn't able to save my waypoints, so its good to back that info up on occasion.

    All in all happy with the service. There turn around time was fast and this GPS has taken some serious off road jarring.

    Happy ending....:lol3
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  10. LeeU

    LeeU Been here awhile

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    Been there, I think they know when it's a hard failure-- talked to tech services lately-- they say they only replace failed units with refurished ones from Taiwan. They only repair avionics models in Olethe, KS. All others go to Tiawan.

    Lee
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