Author Topic: Whoops I'm a clutz: Repair Options  (Read 879 times)

rower40

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Whoops I'm a clutz: Repair Options
« on: October 24, 2011, 09:00:34 am »
My "MemoryMap" A2800 unit was left unprotected in a bouncy pannier in close proximity to tools and other tough/hard items on 30+ miles of converted railway lines, and the screen and bezel is now scratched and abraded.  (i.e. not just a few single scratches but some whole areas that look like bathroom windows.)

The unit itself still works - touchscreen and everfink.
Do I:
a) ignore it and carry on?
b) bin it?
c) donate it (as seen) to a worthy cause?  (Any takers?)
d) attempt to polish out the scratches with toothpaste?
e) obtain a replacement screen and fix it myself?
f) something else?

Any repair advice greatfully received.
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Re: Whoops I'm a clutz: Repair Options
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 10:02:38 am »
What about calling them with your sad story, see what they suggest. It doesn't sound as if you have much to lose.

 

Re: Whoops I'm a clutz: Repair Options
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 10:11:14 am »
Acrylic polishing kit from somewhere?  I know a guy who fixed acrylic fisheye domes for underwater cameras by hand and it seemed to work OK.

Something like this I think:

http://www.glasspolishshop.com/plastic_acrylic_scratch_removal_polishing_kit

There doesn't seem to be much to lose!

Or see if your house or travel insurance would cover a professional repair.

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Re: Whoops I'm a clutz: Repair Options
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 11:18:34 am »
I've read that just sticking a screen protector on can mask superficial scratches - but yours may be too far gone for that ...

Acrylic polishing kit from somewhere? ...
There doesn't seem to be much to lose!

Best done with the unit switched off, or you might get some really weird menu options ...  :)
It's not dark yet but it's getting there.

Re: Whoops I'm a clutz: Repair Options
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011, 07:43:41 am »
T-Cut is finer than toothpaste.

I fixed a scratched GPS that way.

It is not quick.
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Re: Whoops I'm a clutz: Repair Options
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011, 09:31:18 am »
Although I've had success in the past polishing out scratches, when I tried it on Mrs Nutty's sunglasses the other month I wrecked them as the fancy coating came off and the whole lens became much worse.