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Old 06 June 2007, 18:26   #11
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All these units SHOULD be sealed. The displays should not be affected by moisture. If you can, take them back to the dealer, because anything less is a failed unit, no mistake. I mean manufacturers make these for a marine environment ..come on...they should be gas sealed, hermetically I think is the correct term
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Old 06 June 2007, 19:50   #12
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My small screen Garmin 192C was misted up first time I used it - crap. Haven't bothered changing it, as it clears after a while and it's not too obtrusive. If it gets worse, I'll be calling on Garmin's excellent customer service which everyone raves about on this forum. I should add that they did send me a new power lead for it when the contacts corroded away to nothing after 2 months
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Well, Garmin have come to the rescue again . Mind you it has taken almost 5 weeks.

I sent my steamed up 2006C back to them which was out of warranty, and they have replaced it with a newer model for a very reasonable 'repair' cost.

Worth sticking with their products me thinks.
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All these units SHOULD be sealed. The displays should not be affected by moisture.
They are sealed, just that it's only to IPX7 which is waterproof, not vapour proof. Fine in the rain, but useless in fog I suppose .
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Both my Garmin units get a bit of damp in the middle of them. The fine weather sorts them out as does a bit of use. Not ideal but they are fitted to my console and I'm too lazy to take them out and undo all the wiring.
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I have the Garmin 192 and experience the same problem but only on sunny days and it usually clears up within about 30 minutes. This is kept in the house except when in use.

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