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I purchased a Garmin GPS-8 from Golflogix in April this year. It worked very well until a fortnight ago. I was playing and the screen started flickering off and on. I had new batteries at the time and have subsequently checked them and put another set of new ones in. After flicking off a few times it permanently lost the screen. I have emailed Golflogix three times, twice to technical support and one to customer relations. This has now been going on for 11 working days, they profess on their website that they will reply in one working day. I have had absolutely no reply. As I live in Australia I paid a substantial amount for the GPS, plus freight, plus software download, plus countless batteries. Do you have any suggestions, 1. How I can get a response from Golflogix 2. How I can get my GPS fixed as it is under warranty 3. What should I do next. Kind regards, Juliet Hugo

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