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Old 06 June 2007, 03:55   #1
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Damp in Garmin display

Hi All,
Has anyone else had problems with damp getting into the display on the large screen Garmin GPS/Chartplotters like 2006C?
The first one was replaced by Garmin but the replacement has gone wrong in a matter of weeks. Damp gets into the display and makes it impossible to read part of it.
Am I the only one?
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Hi All,
Has anyone else had problems with damp getting into the display on the large screen Garmin GPS/Chartplotters like 2006C?
The first one was replaced by Garmin but the replacement has gone wrong in a matter of weeks. Damp gets into the display and makes it impossible to read part of it.
Am I the only one?
Peter.
Nope you're not the only one, I had a 2010c in my last Rib, kept fogging up, was told by Garmin to put it in the airing cupboard for a couple of days, which seemed to rectify the problem for 3 months, then it came back so had it replaced. But you are correct you cannot read the display when it does fog up. Very Frustrating.
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Yep, me too on my 2006C. I'm on my second unit, and it fogged up quicker than the first. They did the first replacement free of charge, I'm not sure how they'll react when I send it back again.

I think its caused by water vapour getting through the little breather hole on the lower corner of the front of the unit. I'm tempted to dry mine out and stick some tape over it and see what happens. If i don't succeed I'll buy a Raymarine!
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My Raymarine is fine(touch wood)!!!
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My Raymarine is fine(touch wood)!!!
Hmm. Lucky you. Mine's not
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Hmm. Lucky you. Mine's not
Which one and what's the problem?
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Which one and what's the problem?
C70. Fogs up in nearly all weathers. Was particularly bad this weekend - virtually entire display was oblitterated... only possible to make sense of it by cupping hands around the screen and peering at it ... not good.
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C70. Fogs up in nearly all weathers. Was particularly bad this weekend - virtually entire display was oblitterated... only possible to make sense of it by cupping hands around the screen and peering at it ... not good.
I have the C80 and it's been fine - only use the normal cover - not even a console cover. Only gadget I have had trouble with is the Navman fuel computer.
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Only gadget I have had trouble with is the Navman fuel computer.
What's been the problem with that?
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Misting up all the time and 1/2 the digits missing - then it will be ok again until it rains or is damp. I thought it had packed up for good but it seems to be fine again now - didn't work for about 4 months!!!
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