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MAGELLAN EXPLORIST, BROKEN LCD

I NEED A NEW LCD FOR AN EXPLORIST 400. I HAVE CONTACTED MAGELLAN, THEY WANT ME TO SHIP IT TO THEM AND THEN THEY WILL FIX IT AND CHARGE ME APPROXIMATELY 60.00$. THIS IS A SIMPLE PART EXCHANGE AND I AM CAPABLE OF FIXING MYSELF. CAN YOU POINT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, WHERE CAN I BUY IT?

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  • tphillips Feb 19, 2008

    Broken display on explorist 400 just need the part but magellan wants me to send it in. help

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    Same here the LCD has lost it'd brightness and can barely see it

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same but not as bad I notice that the LCD has a crack in it and that will only grow in time

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you are welcome , but send me detailed photo of that lcd

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SOURCE: replacement parts for Magellan eXplorist GPS

The keypad is integral to the circuit board. You can replace the rubber membrane cover, but not the buttons. I have a few extra rubber membranes, if you are still looking. junk@jaredyates.com

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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if it is cracked then most likely it will need to be sent back to the manufacturer for repairs. If its not working correctly you could always try to do a screen calibration.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: replacement parts for Magellan eXplorist GPS

You need to be brave, but it is pretty simlple. Basically you are going to clean the rubber keypad and circuit board contacts. These contacts develop a film over time that needs to be removed. That is the main reason telephone and remote control keypads fail over time.

1. Remove the battery.
2. Remove 5 screws holding the bady together and separate the backplate from the main body.
3. Now carefully lift the circuit board out of the main body. Do not disconnect anything, but be careful with the rubber seal that fits between the back and front plates.
4. With the circuit board laying flat on your work surface, remove the rubber keypad. It is held in place over the joystick. Carefully lift it off the joystick and set it aside.
5. Use a clean pencil eraser and lightly rub the contacts on the circuit board. Do the same thing on the keypad by pushing the little knobs out where you can rub them. Blow away the dust.
6. Use a Q-tip with some alcohol to clean the contacts on the curcuit board and on the keypad.
7. When the alcohol is dry, put everything back together in the opposite order.

This should be good enough, but if it does not solve the issue, then buy a rubber keypad repair kit (an example is at http://www.mgchemicals.com/downloads/appguide/appguide0206.pdf) and try again.

Good luck.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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