You can replace a cracked GPS
screen, but you can't repair it. If your GPS is under warranty, you can
contact the manufacturer directly about sending the unit back to have
the screen replaced. If the device is not under warranty, you can still
contact the manufacturer about replacing the screen. The company will
charge a fee to replace your GPS screen if you don't have a warranty
that covers that type of repair. You can also replace the GPS screen
yourself, but be aware that replacing your GPS screen can void your
warranty. InstructionsThings You'll Need
Mini Philips screwdriver
Flat-head screwdriver or other pry tool
Purchase a new GPS LCD screen.
There are many sources online that sell GPS screens (see Resources).
Look for compatible unit information next to each replacement screen
online before purchasing it to make sure it matches your GPS model.
2Power off the GPS and remove any peripheral cables from the device.
Remove the screws from the
cover. The number of screws varies depending on the GPS; there may be
two to four screws located on the bottom or rear of the GPS. You will
need a mini Philips screwdriver (like those found in computer repair kits) to loosen the screws.
Remove any further screws holding down the internal antenna.
Wedge a flat-head screwdriver or
another pry tool in between the front and back case of the GPS. Use the
pry tool to pull the front and back cover apart. Once open, you may
notice that the back cover contains a battery or other component, and
the front cover houses the motherboard which is over the screen.
Touch a piece of metal, such as a
metal tool or metal door knob, with your hand to demagnetize yourself.
This prevents the motherboard from being destroyed by any static
electricity in your body.
Remove any screws holding the
motherboard to the front of the case. Then move the motherboard out of
the way when it is loose enough. The motherboard will still have wires
connected to different components that are embedded in the front of the
Disengage any wires that are
connecting the motherboard to the front case components such as the SD
card or phono/audio jack. There is typically a lever that must be pushed
to disengage these wires.
Pull the screen's ribbon cable
connection from the motherboard. Be careful, the ribbon cable is
delicate. Discard the old, cracked screen. You can now insert your new
screen into the front cover of the GPS. Reconnect all of the ribbon
cables and wires that you disconnected to remove the motherboard, and
close the GPS case back with the required screws.
HERE IS THE LINK BELOW TO COPY AND PASTE AND PUT IN YOUR BROWSER AND THIS IS YOUR OPTIONS, CAN CONTACT THEM AND SEND IT IN AND THEY CAN REPLACE IT FOR YOU, OR CONTACT THEM AND HAVE THEM SEND YOU OUT THE PART AND REPLACE YOURSELF, BASED ON INSTRUCTIONS I LISTED ABOVE.
MY ADVICE IS : Sense your unit is expensive and new, it is worth having them fix it or fix yourself. I hope hope this helped you, and on the good size you for sure have a good unit. Thanks Mike , your fixya Expert.
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Deborah, most of the time the fuse is in the cigarette lighter. The end unscrews. However, if that fuse blew, you may have wiring that has shorted. Much more common to blow you lighter fuse, in the car. Happens with plugging in and turning the "lighter" body, and shorting the lighter socket.
Well not sure that you posted this in the right section. If you are talking about a Rand Mcnally TND 710, then yes it won't give you text to speeech, that feature is not in the 710 the 720 or even the 510 or 520.