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Battery compartment connectors

When inserting the batteries into the unit, the pos connector on one of the battery terminals broke loose. If I insert the broken tab back into the unit after the battery has been installed, the unit works fine. I just want to know who can fix this in Omaha, NE. Garmin wants $75.00 just to see it. HELP!

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Re: Battery compartment connectors

I had this happen with my 76CS. The cost for a look at it is $125. I used a piece of aluminum foil.

Fold it over, make certain it holds tight against the wire.

It's not the best solution, but it works.

You could also search for a device with a similar battery contact, unsolder it, and pull the Garmin apart and solder it in. I'm still looking for the right device.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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My Garmin GPSmap 76CSx was working just fine. After leaving it unused for a couple months with a pair of alkaline batteries installed, I tried to turn it on. It would not come on. I checked the battery...

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