Garmin Out of Warranty Repairs

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by MesaMan, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. MesaMan

    MesaMan Well Preserved

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    My 376c took a hit with the audio jack plugged in - internal jack knocked loose - anyone know an outfit that will work on these units? Garmin has a flat fee of $170 - more than it and I need.
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  2. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    There's a thread around here about replacing the internal clock battery on the 276/376/478 which involves taking one apart. The directions are pretty good explaining everything. My 376 took a hit awhile back during a crash and slightly bent in the audio port too, to the point I couldn't plug in an audio plug. Taking it apart, I was actually able to re-position it and make it work again. Its not perfect, but it works.

    With it apart, I saw it really wouldn't be that bad replacing it though either.

    You probably could get any electrical guru to fix it for you. :thumb
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  3. MesaMan

    MesaMan Well Preserved

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    Perfect, found link on battery replacement, that should help. Also, website of Sharcnet repair service, but they are backed up and not taking units for repair until inventory drops.

    http://www.sharc.net/gps_repair.htm

    Thanks.
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  4. Jdubb

    Jdubb DL1000, WR250R

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    In having a problem with my GPSMap 60CSx Garmin told me they no longer support that model. Not wanting to just throw it away I searched for someone to repair it and found Chris Short in Minnesota doing some level of repair. I sent him the unit he found the problem, made the repair and shipped back...all in a period of 8 days. If you need help contact :

    Chris Short, President
    Short Tronics, INC.(Formerly PalmDr)
    Phone: 612/326-4364 but email is preferred

    Chris Short" <repairs@palmdr.com
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  5. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    ^^^^^^^^^^
    "We recently very successfully had a Garmin 450 repaired and updated for
    about $48.00 including return Priority Mail shipping.

    Chris Short
    repairs@palmdr.com
    Short Tronics, Inc.
    51612 US Hwy 169
    Mankota, MN 56001
    612/326-4364

    You contact them in advance via email, describe the work you want so they
    can give you a quote, include a check when sending the unit to them, and
    they send it back very quickly!!"

    http://www.palmdr.com/cart/index.php?main_page=about_us
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