Shitty buttons on Garmin GPS units.

Cycle Wallah

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Anyone else have this problem with the buttons wearing out? I have emailed Garmin about this. Will let you know what they say. I have fixed mine with rolled up electrical tape.

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Captain_Slash

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No problems with any of my units Paul.

The last time I remember you talking about shitty buttons was when you were telling me about the camping trick with Cadbury's Milk Buttons
 

The Bigfella

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Same issue this week with my 650T Montana
 

bsacbob

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Was on a trip with 5 other guys the other week out of the five four of us had exactly the same problem, there used to be a Russian company on Ebay that sold the back bodies, but i just cut some inner tube and made an epoxy patch just need to make sure you have a small piece of rubber or such over the switch button so when you press it finds the switch. Been this way for almost three years now and no issues.

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Pounce

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Y'all just to heavy on the buttons, you need a light touch. Mine aren't showing any wear
 

Cycle Wallah

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Was on a trip with 5 other guys the other week out of the five four of us had exactly the same problem, there used to be a Russian company on Ebay that sold the back bodies, but i just cut some inner tube and made an epoxy patch just need to make sure you have a small piece of rubber or such over the switch button so when you press it finds the switch. Been this way for almost three years now and no issues.

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I think that Russian guy is still on ebay.
 

Cycle Wallah

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I am using a 60Cx mapping GPs Paul, these things are tough, its been down the stairs a few times and dropped loads more but keeps working
Had a etrex that was underwater for while. After 2 days drying out it came back to life.
 

Cycle Wallah

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Got an email from Garmin. The unit is out or warranty so they have offered to replace it for a fixed cost of £74.40. Which is cheaper than buying a new one.
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Captain_Slash

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I would recommend doing it from England Paul, my 60 blew up 5 or 6 years ago and it was sent to Taiwan with $100 for them to fix it or replace it with a refurbished one.
Auke handled it for me as he was aware of the procedure and everything went well until it came back to Thailand, customs here wanted an import certificate and other rubbish, when it was pointed out it was just a warranty replacement they wouldnt let it go until a bribe had been paid
 

Cycle Wallah

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I would recommend doing it from England Paul, my 60 blew up 5 or 6 years ago and it was sent to Taiwan with $100 for them to fix it or replace it with a refurbished one.
Auke handled it for me as he was aware of the procedure and everything went well until it came back to Thailand, customs here wanted an import certificate and other rubbish, when it was pointed out it was just a warranty replacement they wouldnt let it go until a bribe had been paid
Yes I was going to do it from England.
 
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