Question about Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver
My garmin GPS (along with my camera, and mp3 player) were in my bag when a soda had burst inside the bag as well. I am attempting to dry them out, but I would like to know what hope I have of my GPS working after this. Any information you can provide will be appreciated. Thank you.
Reasonably well, actually. If the soda was DIET, you're in fairly good shape, as sugar complicates the process. Either way, you'll need to disassemble the unit... carefully!... so as to expose the inner circuitry. Be careful not to break any wires; things in there can be quite delicate.
Once inside, disconnect battery!
If there's sugary soda inside, gently and thoroughly rinse under a lukewarm faucet. This will NOT hurt the electronics any more than they're already hurting, and is absolutely necessary if you have any hope whatsoever of repairing this.
If there's diet soda inside the device, I recommend the same, though it's not quite as critical.
After thoroughtly rinsing and and all soda from the device, gently shake the excess water into the sink as best you can, then position the devie in front of a fan for an overnight drying session. Be sure to allow ample time to make absolutely certain that all water has been evaporated away by the blowing air. DO NOT USE A HAIR DRYER AT ANY TIME !!!!
Once dry, re-assemble and pray for the best! Caution! Be sure you've given the fan ample time to dry the device completely! Err on the side of caution by leaving it there longer than you think you need to !
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
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