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The power button on my Montana 650 needs to be repaired.  The rubber power button has warn off.  I have to use pen to insert a pen to turn the unit on or off.  

 

Has anyone had this problem?   Can  you order parts for  this unit?   All comments appreciated.

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7 minutes ago, Ramblin_Man said:

The power button on my Montana 650 needs to be repaired.  The rubber power button has warn off.  I have to use pen to insert a pen to turn the unit on or off.  

 

Has anyone had this problem?   Can  you order parts for  this unit?   All comments appreciated.

 

Same happened on my 600, or whatever the number.

 

I carved off a piece of pencil eraser, to give me something to push down on from the button level that goes down to that little plastic nib inside. And then I covered the hole in the rubber with a piece of duct tape, to keep moisture from getting into the unit.

 

I'm now on my second piece of duct tape after a couple years. It didn't wear out, but the edges eventually came unstuck.

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I moved this thread from the "How do I...?" forum, which is for website function and feature questions.

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How are you at DIY repairs?

 

Garmin Montana 600 Back Case

 

Whoops, that's for the 600, you have a 650, and they do not appear to have any 650 back cases at this time.

 

But, they do have this replacement button section if you want to try your hand at that! (they seem to have done an excellent job in their example photo)

 

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3 minutes ago, cerberus1 said:

and now it'll wait until I google if this is becoming a normal thing.

 

This has been a 'normal' issue for 'high mileage' Garmin GPSr for more than two decades now....

 

Where have you been?

 

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18 minutes ago, cerberus1 said:

Please explain "high mileage".  

 

I have Garmin GPSr with more than 40K cycles on the power and/or user buttons without tearing or visible damage, so I guess probably devices that have more use than that, or devices with users that do not exercise 'finesse' when cycling those buttons....

 

  

18 minutes ago, cerberus1 said:

 I know where I've been, thanks.  :)

 

Of course you do.

 

And certainly, much of that time has been here in these forums (based on your 3,207 'Likes' and 12,233 posts.)

 

  

18 minutes ago, cerberus1 said:

I use a 60csx for hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, boating, and even geocaching, yet only wore the paint off buttons..  

 

Well now, let's try to stay on topic and not compare apples to oranges.

 

The buttons you reference from your GPSMAP series device are not the same soft rubber over mold that is being discussed in this thread about the Montana 600 power button.

 

 

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Thanks for the replies. I will try the eraser fix. If that does not work I will order a new button 

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On 11/20/2020 at 7:34 PM, Ramblin_Man said:

Thanks for the replies. I will try the eraser fix. If that does not work I will order a new button 

I did the eraser fix on my Oregon 450.  Works like a charm.  Can buy a lot of pencil erasers for $38 (including shipping)!

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