||01-30-13 07:51 AM
Anyone repaired the joystick on their Garmin 705 - success?
the tip of the joystick on my Garmin 705 disappeared a few weeks ago..so, basically I was left with a semi-opaque plastic piece surrounded by the rubber. That seemed to work just fine and I didn't think a whole lot about it. Yesterday I flipped it to change screens while on a ride and the small opaque plastic piece (the size of a small ball bearing?) flipped out and into oblivion. A cursory search of the 'net indicates Garmin will charge me $150 to replace the unit & in the process keep it for a month or so. Seems like for that I could find a used/damaged one & replace that piece and not be out my bike computer in the meantime. Alternately, it would seem a simple solution would be to glue/epoxy/silicone a small piece on the tip of the broken joystick thus rending it water-tight (which I assume it is not now, but I don't know) and allowing it to work properly in all directions (you can still go up/down/left/right, but you'd need something to stick in the center of it to use it to select as a button). Anyone got experience with this here?
thanks in advance!