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IQueM5 - Screen issue/question

I dropped my iQueM5 onto the concrete road and the screen display seems to have got screwed up! LCD is fine. In the display, I see some lines slightly above the bottom right corner. Few resets have not changed anything! I did search some forums and saw some notes about LCD and Digitizers (not aware what that is). Worst part - my warranty is over! Saw that Service for an out-of-warranty iQueM5 is $175 (unbelievably expensive)...I just cannot afford that! Is it possible to find the broken part and fix it myself (or at a local service shop)? Please advice me of any way to get this fixed for a reasonable cost! Thanks in advance!

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  • rkay notes Apr 19, 2007

    Guys... does that mean there is no other way apart from shelling out $175?

  • rkay notes May 01, 2007

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    1. No solutions found there
    2. Attaching the photo of monitor
    3. No, all I see couple of skewed lines

  • rkay notes May 06, 2007

    Tom, did you see the info I provided for your questions. Thanks!

  • absgps Jul 19, 2008

    I didn't drop my iQue m5 and I have the same issue. It was working great one day, and then completely inoperable the next. The gps still works with activesync (I can tell it's sending and receiving data), but it does me no good because all I see is a bright white screen with lines through it (looks exactly the same as the screen photo the other user attached). I've checked the battery, pulled it in and out, removed the SD card... nothing changes the screen. Help!

  • macedancer Sep 07, 2008

    I have not dropped my iQue M5 and have the exact same problem. Almost identical to the latter image. I can't find any help in the manuals either...help!



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First of all check out this manauls perehps you can Find a soultion there https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/manual.jsp?product=010-00344-00&cID=165&pID=246 2nd, if you can post a Photo of the monitor and the lines that you speak about perehps somone will understand it better 3rd, Can't you see anything in the monitor?

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