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Looks like screen of 176C has been damaged---can still see it works

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  • rmoyniha176 Sep 16, 2008

    garmin no longer services this unit---but do service the non color version??

  • rmoyniha176 Sep 16, 2008

    I had that figured out
    Need a service manual and/or
    a service other than garmin

  • rmoyniha176 Sep 18, 2008

    Need a part # for Garnin 176C LCD screen
    they won't supply??

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Replace the screen after use This tough plastic cover will protect your Garmin GPSMAP 176 and 176C display. It snaps on and off with a satisfying snug click and will keep your GPS from being damaged while packed.

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Once any problem with the screen u can't do any thing.u need to change the device.

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If Garmin no longer service these units then no way left to get repair this. Buy new unit and forget about repair of this unit.

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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Http://www.portatronics.com
You can contact them and try and get an estimate or get it serviced. If you still need any assistance let me know if you have a moment to accept and rate my solution I would greatly appreciate it. If you still need assistance please do not request further assistance/reject my assistance.
Thanks,
Lee

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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    Lee A. Sep 18, 2008

    Was there a problem with my assistance once I understand your reply I can help you further.
    Thanks,
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If that is the case the only option is to look for parts for you unit and replace it yourself.

You can go to www.partstore.com or www.shopjimmy.com and inquire if they have a screen for your unit and you can try to replace it your self.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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    Thomas Lim Sep 16, 2008

    Service manuals for Garmin are pretty hard to come by. I would suggest inquire with the store where you bought the unit and inquire if they do repairs. Normally they would offer repairs for out of warranty unit.

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If the screen is already damage the only thing that can do here is to have the screen replace from the service center, so you can still use this unit...

Hope that helps...............

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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    Mark Gil Sep 16, 2008

    OK, you can also take it to any repair center near you that offer screen replacement for this unit, since your screen needs to be replace...

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    Mark Gil Sep 16, 2008

    Any repair center that offer screen replacement for GPS will be able to do the job for you...

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Hi the screen on my 176c is so dark it can barely be read. I have to turn the light on to see whats going on.Is there any way to restore it to its former glory cheers ......john wainwright. ...


John, the light sensitive IC has failed. This is a small piece of electronic wizardry that adjusts the brightnessdepending on the ambient light. At night is is supposed to add brightnes and in sunlight reduce it

The sign of failure may have been early but you didint notice it. They often turn on ok then suddenly in daylight the screen will darken, turning the unit off and on resets it for a while. however it gets worse as time goes on.. iT is not a DIY and has to be sent back to the manufacturer for correction.

Contact Garmin for a quote before submitting it for repair, you might need a chair to sit on when they give you an answer. Contact the service support in 7 hills NSW 1 800 235 822

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Need repair 176C GPS ok using plug power but battery damaged internal batt connection and will not turn on using int batt device is in NY buddy has few bucks & not wanting to buy new


I have done repairs to similar thing, what I have done, is get a "Pack" of batteries, with leads on them, similar to a cordless phone battery, but the same voltage as the ones the GPS uses, now, solder the wires onto the correct terminals. or the circuit board, make sure you rid every trace of corrosion too.Your good to go.

Feb 23, 2010 | Garmin GPSMAP 176C GPS Receiver

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The GPSmap 176c does not turn on. I have put in new batteries and cleaned the metal parts of the battery receptors


Do you use rechargeable batteries? The 176C seems to be extremely picky about the voltage. I had the same problem. Afer changing to non-rechargeable batteries, everything works fine again. Not great for the environment, but for my bearings.

Jul 12, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 176C GPS Receiver

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Will not power on


Did you use rechargeable batteries? The Garmin seems to be extremely picky about enough voltage. I had good rechargeables which I use in my foto flashlights, but they did not suffice for the Gamin. Simple non-rechargeable batteries ones solved my problem. Not good for the environment, but for my bearings...

Apr 21, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 176C GPS Receiver

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Batteries last only 20 minutes?


NiMH batteries work on less voltage than Alkaline batteries, so the unit thinks the batteries are low when they are just the wrong type, put Alkaline batteries in {and turn off the backlight if possible} and you will get your 8 hours of use.

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My 176c is not responding


get the download (updater from garmin website , download it then hook up 176c to computer and run file .if it doesnt go thru hit power and try again if you get the screen under a good light so you can see it will say downloading when this is done your screen will be back to normal .I dont remember if the unit is on when it beeps or off .try both ways if it doesnt work replace batteries as even though your not seeing the screen the unit is still on like i said ; fresh batts and try it and if it doesnt work hold down power key for a second or two and try again. good luck PS garmin doesnt know this i figured it out myself ...bob

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