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Old 02-22-11, 23:59
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I stupidly put my Garmin 800 in my back pocket with my keys. Sat on a chair and the keys caused multiple cracks in the glass screen with a small hole down the bottom of screen. Sought of looks like a cracked windscreen of a car after it's been hit by a rock.

It still works fine but is no longer waterproof. I rang Garmin and they don't do spare parts but offered me a $360 exchange. No thankyou!! Went to those mobile phone repair shops who don't have glass in the size I need.

My next idea is to contact those car repair windscreen places to see if they can fix it?? and then put an adhesive plastic film over the top.

Do any of you guys have any ideas for a solution to this problem?

Thanks in advance
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Old 02-23-11, 02:37
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Hi guys

I stupidly put my Garmin 800 in my back pocket with my keys. Sat on a chair and the keys caused multiple cracks in the glass screen with a small hole down the bottom of screen. Sought of looks like a cracked windscreen of a car after it's been hit by a rock.

It still works fine but is no longer waterproof. I rang Garmin and they don't do spare parts but offered me a $360 exchange. No thankyou!! Went to those mobile phone repair shops who don't have glass in the size I need.

My next idea is to contact those car repair windscreen places to see if they can fix it?? and then put an adhesive plastic film over the top.

Do any of you guys have any ideas for a solution to this problem?

Thanks in advance
Unfortunately it's not a simple piece of glass, in a resistive touchscreen the digitiser is built into the glass unit. A windscreen repair place may be able to fix teh glass itself, but quite likely the touchscreen will be erratic afterwards (if it works at all...)

These guys look like a likely source for parts even though the Edge 800 is not currently listed on their site:
http://satnavrepairservice.com/repai...repair/13.html
There are a number of threads about touchscreen replacement on gpspassion which list potential parts vendors' ebay names, e.g.
http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/t...OPIC_ID=125214

The following video (even though it's about replacing an iPhone screen) should give you a good idea of what you're in for if you DIY:

http://www.howcast.com/videos/183448...oken-Glass-DIY
Good luck.

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Old 02-23-11, 05:21
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Wow thanks for the comprehensive reply. Will look into it all.
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