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Edge 305 Broken Display

LCD display broken in luggage. Can it be replaced?

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Mine broke when I flipped over my handlebars... big bloom on the LCD display. I hemmed and hawed until I realized I should just call them. Since it was out of warranty, it was a $99 charge to replace the unit with a refurb, but I thought that was better than paying full price for a new one. I got it pretty fast. They even replaced my mount for free (that stupid tab breaks off way too easily, I've gone through three of them.)  H T H.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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Your best bet on this would be to allow Garmin to handle it. These devices are so small and require steady hands and precision tools to perform the repair work. I checked out Garmin's site for "Out of Warranty" repair rates (even if under warranty - it wouldn't covered for the kind of accident it suffered), and the good news is: for just $79, it will be either be repaired or replaced with a factory "Newly-Overhauled" 305 GPS. It will also be updated with the latest software and come with a 90 day warranty.

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