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Old 18 May 2006, 04:36   #1
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Can anyone shine any light on this lttle prob? My Garmin 238 wont switch on. If I dab the power switch a few times it'll peep and the opening page appears then disappears. I would assume that it's a problem with the on/off switch. I've just been told by a firm in Plymouth that these things are pretty much non-repairable, however they will take a look at it and if they can't fix it I can exchange it for a new one at 1/3 rrp.
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Can anyone shine any light on this lttle prob? My Garmin 188/238 wont switch on. If I dab the power switch a few times it'll peep and the opening page appears then disappears. I would assume that it's a problem with the on/off switch. I've just been told by a firm in Plymouth that these things are pretty much non-repairable, however they will take a look at it and if they can't fix it I can exchange it for a new one at 1/3 rrp.
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Old 18 May 2006, 04:56   #3
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Thanks, I've now been on hold with Garmin Europe for 8 mins and counting.
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same here as i need a new knob!
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i need a new knob
Funnily enough, Debs told me of your problem on Saturday!
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Old 18 May 2006, 05:07   #6
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as usual, great service, they are going to send me a new knob as i dropped the other one in the water

cool guys as usual
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Old 18 May 2006, 05:13   #7
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As usual, great service until it's out of warranty. Garmin want $199 which is the repair cost regardless + postage! Sod that!
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perhaps if you showed up in person and fluttered your eyelashes and showed them your assets they might do a foc
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As usual, great service until it's out of warranty. Garmin want $199 which is the repair cost regardless + postage! Sod that!
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Old 18 May 2006, 05:23   #9
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It's now out of the boat, in my handbag and on it's way to Plymouth. I'll go and flap my eyelashes about down on Union St. That should make me enough to get my GPS fixed.
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Funnily enough, Debs told me of your problem on Saturday!
She said that it was like a real knob just much smaller.
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