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    Default Is it worth it to replace a cracked screen on my Garmin

    While "riding" down a mountain this weekend my Garmin Dakota 20 came out of my motorcycle's handlebar mount and ended up between the steering stop and the mud guard.

    The result is a cracked screen.


    Has anyone had to replace a touch-screen on a Garmin Dakota / Garmin Oregon / Garmin Colorado and if so, what was the damage?


    I need an approximate cost so I can know if it's worth replacing or if I should just buy a new unit...


    Garmin SA refuses to give me any estimate (). They simply won't give me any indication of what it might cost and insist that I should send in the unit so they can prepare a quote.
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    A freind of mine's Oregon screen also cracked, he did not give me a price but sombody at Garmin told him all the tecnology lies in the screen on the touch screen models and it is better to buy a new one as the cost to fix it will be close to a new ones price. Hope this helps. But still don't have a price for you.

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    Thanks Japie


    Yup I suspect the same thing.

    But the way to decide for sure is to have an actual figure to work with.
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    In my experience anything with a damaged touchscreen will always come back uneconomical to repair...

    This is why my Oregon is insured all risks... not for theft, but for damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    In my experience anything with a damaged touchscreen will always come back uneconomical to repair...
    This is why my Oregon is insured all risks... not for theft, but for damage.
    Interesting. I never even considered insuring my GPS. Definitely worth it since I bash them up pretty good.

    How much do you pay for insurance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by diskbrakes View Post
    Interesting. I never even considered insuring my GPS. Definitely worth it since I bash them up pretty good.

    How much do you pay for insurance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    R24pm on my Cross Country policy
    Where do I sign?
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    Quote Originally Posted by diskbrakes View Post
    Where do I sign?
    You have to have a 4x4 insured with them first - the GPS is part of their lifestyle cover
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    I recently by accident cracked my dad's Nuvi 200. Took it to Avnic and did they say that they cannot fix it but would prepare a quote, basically they trade in the old on a new or a upgrade. As the Nuvi 200 is not available anymore they gave me a quote on a Nuvi 205 and did it cost me R750 for a brand new unit.

    So maybe worth your while to take the GPS there and see on what model they quote you, it's gonna save you on buying a new unit from a local retailer.

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    @Johan

    Thanks for the suggestion Johan!!

    I just contacted Garmin and they confirmed that they are willing to trade-in my broken Garmin and supply me with a brand new replacement unit for about half the price of a new one.
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    Thats good news Johan and diskbrakes. That sounds like a good offer. I will also put my Oregon and Nuvi on my insurence, thanks Simon i am a Crocountry client, so it will not be a problem.

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