Garmin 450 GPS button help

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by monzaman, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. monzaman

    monzaman Adventurer

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    So I have this junky Garmin 450 GPS. I really like it....it keeps me from getting totally freakin lost most of the time.
    Problem is the "power" button and the "up" button are coming apart. The plastic covering over the button actually. I have already replaced the screen doodad so I am comfortable working on it. I just can't find any parts for this particular repair. Anybody got any ideas where I can buy replacements. Maybe I got the wrong rep but the Garmin folks say just send it in for our flat rate fee we will fix it. All help and suggestions are appreciated!
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  2. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    You'll never find a rep who'll send or sell you parts. It really is their only fix method, to do a refurb exchange for a fixed price. In my experience their exchange prices are quite fair, but you might feel differently.

    As another inmate found recently, one broken part on a mount can be (and often is, in my experience) replaced with a whole new mount, but there are limits.

    Just think, for the refurb price, you're getting an essentially new gps.
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  3. monzaman

    monzaman Adventurer

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    Thanks for the reply. I don't really mind spending the money if I must. Just thought I would check to see if
    there was an option I might be overlooking. This is the one time duck tape and bailing wire are not gonna get
    the job done for me :D
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