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Hi,

Can anybody tell me whether the blue mount on the back of Garmins can be replaced? Mines on its last legs and I don't really fancy forking out for a new unit just because of damaged piece of plastic.  

 

Cheers 

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Inder [6 posts] 11 months ago
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Yes, you can replace the back. I think there is some soldering required as some of the wiring attaches to the rear cover, also a bit of silicon waterproofing required for the micro-usb port. There are companies on the internet who can do the repair (including Garmin) if it's not something you want to tackle yourself....

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The Gavalier [96 posts] 11 months ago
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I've used this:

http://www.racewaredirect.co/shop/garmin-tab-repair/

Glue it over the broken mount and away you go. Not bad for a tenner. 

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adamthekiwi [150 posts] 11 months ago
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I've just ordered the repair tab that The Gavalier mentioned... It looks like a fairly easy fix (but can report back if necessary).

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turnerjohn [51 posts] 11 months ago
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I got a second hand one for my old 800 off eBay for £20, no soldering needed but your need a tiny torx screwdriver and some patience !

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The Gavalier [96 posts] 11 months ago
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adamthekiwi wrote:

I've just ordered the repair tab that The Gavalier mentioned... It looks like a fairly easy fix (but can report back if necessary).

It couldn't be easier, I've fitted 2 and both still going strong. 

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Leeroy_Silk [171 posts] 11 months ago
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The Gavalier wrote:

I've used this:

http://www.racewaredirect.co/shop/garmin-tab-repair/

Glue it over the broken mount and away you go. Not bad for a tenner. 

Cheers 'The Gavalier'. 

I'm definitely going to give that a go first. To all the rest who replied, thanks nice to know I still have options.