Author Topic: Garmin on/ off button cover split  (Read 460 times)

gibbo

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Garmin on/ off button cover split
« on: October 10, 2019, 04:01:54 pm »
The on/ off rubber cover on my Edge 800, that I've had for a number of years now, has split leaving the internals susceptible to water ingress and then leading to a dead Garmin (possibly?).

Anyone know if you can fix them?

Ideally I'd like to keep the unit I have as the battery life is still really good and not sure if a replacement unit would necessarily be the same??

Any help appreciated.

Gibbo.

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Re: Garmin on/ off button cover split
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 05:54:12 pm »
Puncture patch or sugru?

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Re: Garmin on/ off button cover split
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2019, 06:45:57 pm »
There are now no official channels for getting an 800 repaired but Googling "Garmin 800 Repairs" throws up a few options from 3rd party repairers. Similarly searching "Garmin 800 Back Cover" on ebay gives the following result which might be worth a punt for a tenner or so. It's fairly easy to take the unit apart but you'd need a small Torx screwdriver also available on ebay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=garmin+800+back+cover&_sacat=0

Re: Garmin on/ off button cover split
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 09:51:34 pm »
Puncture patch or sugru?

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The puncture patch is a smart idea, I haven't had success with Sugru (on my Oregon)

ElyDave

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Re: Garmin on/ off button cover split
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 07:16:39 am »
Same happened with mine, and my car keys. My solution as pencil erasers in the hole to push the buttons and a couple of layers of PVC electrical tape neatly over the top.
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Kim

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Re: Garmin on/ off button cover split
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 11:04:51 am »
Maybe something from the Shoe Goo thread?
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