How to deal with battery leakage

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by dhally, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. dhally

    dhally Hammerhead

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    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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  2. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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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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  3. dhally

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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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  4. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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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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  5. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    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
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  6. dhally

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    D'oh!!!
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