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Garmin legend hcx etrex repair

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Hello all,

Looking for a repair location in Portland Oregon 97045. It will not allow me to enter cache names. will not move top control left or right sometimes. is it worth repair? this takes all the fun out of it!

 

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Brian

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No, if you're so attached to the Legend series, you can buy one cheaper than you can get one repaired. However I believe that this is a good opportunity to move up in the world of GPSrs that support paperless caching natively.

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20 minutes ago, Mineral2 said:

No, if you're so attached to the Legend series, you can buy one cheaper than you can get one repaired. However I believe that this is a good opportunity to move up in the world of GPSrs that support paperless caching natively.

 

Precisely. These go for pennies on the dollar now, so either get a replacement for next to nothing, or upgrade!!!!

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In  couple days we will witness( or not) the equivalent of the Y2K bug in older GPSr's.  I have 2 Legends HCx's and an older 60Cx.  I akso just purchased a Montana 610t to replace my old Montana 600.  Easy to se with my old eyes.

 

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The specific question has been kind of answered (it's not worth a repair tech opening up a device that old, though the answer is "$89") but as a meta-answer to "how much would it cost to get my Garmin repaired" for a device that's out of warranty, but not discontinued, Garmin offers a flat rate "repair" that's really a trade-in. The prices are listed at https://www8.garmin.com/support/outofwarranty.html 

You might be able to find a tech that can open it up and clean the (inevitable) dirt out of the click stick, but the rubber gasket around the edge of that is really hard to ever make waterproof again. A good tech would probably replace the switch instead of trying to clean it, but it's unlikely they can even get the parts, and Garmin isn't in the parts business.


I understand the program is pretty liberal so an Oregon 650 that's been run over is $110, but this means that an Oregon 650 with a bad USB port is $110.

Don't spend $89 to repair a legend HCx in 2019. That device for $279 on Amazon is delusional. These aren't collector items...

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