Help! Where to get GPS repaired?

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My Garmin approach G3 touchscreen cracked and I'd like to get it repaired. I have other GPS; e.g. approach G6 & S2, but the G3 was a bday gift and is sentimental to me. I called Garmin and they don't repair, they'll just send a refurbished one and suggested that I try a cell phone repair shop. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  • dbdorsdbdors Houston, Clear Lake areaClubWRX Posts: 1,789 ClubWRX
    edited Feb 5, 2019 4:56pm #2
    How much was the refurb? In the end that might be cheaper.



    What part of the world do you live. You can try shops like "U break I fix", but I doubt that they will have the parts.



    Search eBay for a replacement screen. It might even be a DIY project. I remember replacing iPod screens a few years ago (it came with all the tools needed).



    https://www.ebay.com...sjMf:rk:24:pf:0





    Edit:

    Also, search for parts for Garmin Dakota 10 or 20. Many times Garmin products share the same form/hardware, just different functions. Many times the part numbers are the same.



    https://www.ebay.com...7b-e:rk:13:pf:0



    https://www.ebay.com...5.c100008.m2219
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    Woods: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 8*, Fujikura Ventus 6, stiff: TM M5, 13*, Diamana Thump 75, stiff
    Hybrids: TEE CBX 3H (20d), 4H (22d), Project X Hzrdus Black Hybrid 85 6.0
    Irons: TM M6, 5-GW, Accra 80i, stiff
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 54* (bent to 55*), 60*, Accra 80i, stiff
    Putter: Evnroll ER1.2 355g, 33", KBS CT Tour Putter Matte Black, SS Counter Core Mid Slim 2.0
    Ball: Wilson Duo Professional in green & yellow
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    Accessories: Garmin G8/Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized
  • Outpost31Outpost31 Why don't we just wait here awhile...see what happens... Members Posts: 317 ✭✭
    Hi dbdors, I'm in Central Fl. I didn't ask about the refurbished price because I wanted this unit fixed (bday gift from son.) I stopped by a cell place today and he said that it would cost way more than a $60 used one on ebay. Thanks for the ebay links... I think I will open her up and see if I can find a cheap replacement screen and do it myself. I have my other GPS so I can take my time on this. Thanks again for the help! :-)
  • dbdorsdbdors Houston, Clear Lake areaClubWRX Posts: 1,789 ClubWRX
    edited Feb 6, 2019 7:29am #4
    Did they say they could actually get a screen. Good luck, Im sure you can fix it yourself.



    Edit: I haven't watched them but there are a couple of YouTube videos on the Dakota (there's a youtube video for everything).



    Post edited by Unknown User on

    Woods: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 8*, Fujikura Ventus 6, stiff: TM M5, 13*, Diamana Thump 75, stiff
    Hybrids: TEE CBX 3H (20d), 4H (22d), Project X Hzrdus Black Hybrid 85 6.0
    Irons: TM M6, 5-GW, Accra 80i, stiff
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 54* (bent to 55*), 60*, Accra 80i, stiff
    Putter: Evnroll ER1.2 355g, 33", KBS CT Tour Putter Matte Black, SS Counter Core Mid Slim 2.0
    Ball: Wilson Duo Professional in green & yellow
    Bag/Cart: '18 Ping Hoofer/Clicgear 3.5+
    Accessories: Garmin G8/Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized
  • Outpost31Outpost31 Why don't we just wait here awhile...see what happens... Members Posts: 317 ✭✭
    Thanks dbdors!
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