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Discussion: Garmin 305 buttons disintegrating

in: Orienteering; Gear & Toys

Mar 27, 2017 3:30 PM # 
toddp:
The rubber buttons on my Garmin 305 are disintegrating, leaving the device open to water intrusion and rendering the buttons difficult to operate. Some have suggested that the device may be refurbished. Would such a refurb replace the rubber buttons?
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Mar 27, 2017 4:37 PM # 
Terje Mathisen:
Contact Garmin!

I have nothing but praise for their tech support, they have fixed my GPSs at least 6-7 times over the years, many times replacing entire units or all the internals.
Mar 27, 2017 8:24 PM # 
Nikolay:
+1 for the garmin support
Mar 28, 2017 3:22 AM # 
tRicky:
I just got a refurbished 310XT last week (my second refurbished model). The refurbished one you get isn't the same one you send to them and yes it's like new.
Mar 28, 2017 8:03 PM # 
toddp:
Too bad Garmin Support says: "Repair services no longer available."

http://www8.garmin.com/support/outofwarranty.html
Mar 28, 2017 8:08 PM # 
Nikolay:
RIP FR305
Mar 28, 2017 8:42 PM # 
toddp:
*sniff sniff*
Mar 29, 2017 11:04 AM # 
tRicky:
Oh dear, is the 310XT next?
Mar 29, 2017 2:32 PM # 
toddp:
Garmin supporting the 305 model with repairs for well over ten years was excellent service, I think.

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