Broken GPS help

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Broken GPS help

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Post by Willie H » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:56 pm

My street GPS (Magellan Maestro 4250) screen is cracked. Does anyone know where I could find a replacement screen locally, or a reputable internet shop? I have lost bids on a few "parts only" units from e-bay, and frankly it's a crap shoot if those screens even work. So I'm pretty much tired of that route. I know it's an older GPS, but it works and I don't wana replace it yet.
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Re: Broken GPS help

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Post by cruiserlarry » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:04 pm

Willie H wrote:My street GPS (Magellan Maestro 4250) screen is cracked. Does anyone know where I could find a replacement screen locally, or a reputable internet shop? I have lost bids on a few "parts only" units from e-bay, and frankly it's a crap shoot if those screens even work. So I'm pretty much tired of that route. I know it's an older GPS, but it works and I don't wana replace it yet.
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Considering that these units are available for under $100 (Refurb for $69.95), it doesn't make much sense, IMHO, to spend time trying to repair the one you have. I'd consider this an upgrade opportunity... :lol:
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Post by Willie H » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:47 pm

I have seen how cheap the refurbs are, but I was hoping to score a screen cheaper and just fix this one since it has a bunch of addresses and stuff already in it. As far as an upgrade... I dont want to spend any more on another GPS that is only for driving around town, family roadtrips, and is moved from truck to truck.
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Post by cruiserlarry » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:09 pm

Willie H wrote:I have seen how cheap the refurbs are, but I was hoping to score a screen cheaper and just fix this one since it has a bunch of addresses and stuff already in it.

I understand about trying to avoid losing the info in the GPS. I guess the rest is weighing the value of your time and energy: finding a screen that works, getting it cheap, and repairing the GPS, vs. spending $70 and having access to the GPS quickly... ;) I didn't realize you could buy the screen for the small units separately - how much do they run when you can find one ?
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Post by Willie H » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:58 pm

I found them a while back for under 50 bucks... Just talked to a guy here at work that is willing to trade a WORKING Garmin Nuvi for my busted Magellan! :o So... problem solved. The repair money can go into the laptop system. WIN WIN for me!
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