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Garmin repair shop needed.

I have a Garmin 350 LM that is in need of repair. Does anyone know of a repair shop besides Garmin. It seems that Garmin will not repair it because it is no longer a current model. Kind of stupid to pay $600 for a unit that is obsolete as soon as they upgrade their product line.
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What does it do and Not do ? Kind of why I'm not paying high dollars for something and not be supported.
I still use my Garmin Nuvi 750 I got cheap...

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That's why I've always bought the least expensive models. The technology updates and becomes obsolete so quickly, it's seems silly to be wedded to a more expensive model. You might be able to find instructions for some repairs online. Google your symptoms, they aren't that hard to work on. (I've only fixed a couple of them)
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That's why I've always bought the least expensive models. The technology updates and becomes obsolete so quickly, it's seems silly to be wedded to a more expensive model. You might be able to find instructions for some repairs online. Google your symptoms, they aren't that hard to work on. (I've only fixed a couple of them)
Because a motorcycle specific GPS is worth the coin IMHO, I have gone the cheaper routes and that is exactly what you get. They are shock resistant, able to withstand the elements, fuel resistant, brighter screen......tough. I went the factory refurb route and got a 390LM for less than $400 delivered, that's not bad for a top of the line motorcycle GPS.
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Call them back, if they can't repair they should be able to offer a heavily discounted price on a refurb unit.

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Call them back, if they can't repair they should be able to offer a heavily discounted price on a refurb unit.

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They do not repair anything that is no longer current. They did offer me a 20% discount on a new one. I asked if it would be covered for repair in 2 years after they quit making them and was told after it drops from the line, it is no longer covered. Spend $600 for a good Zumo and it dies 2 years later but they no longer fix them. Paying a buck or so a day for a GPS is just stupid. It did serve me well with two trips to Alaska and Prudoe Bay and riding all over the US. I did find someone in MN who can repair them. That is where it is going after Daytona Bike week. Thanks for all the people who responded.
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Good info on the Garmin repair shop. It's now bookmarked for future reference.

This situation is a good reminder of why I never bought one of the really expensive Garmins (well, being cheap also figured into the equation). I've made do for years now with an automobile based Nuvi 2455, waterproofed with some outdoor silicone. I bought a backup for it back when they were still reasonably cheap, but so far I've never had to use it. The Nuvi has to be three or four years old by now.

I have noticed that the older Garmins are getting more expensive when you buy them used or refurbished. Maybe they've attained the status of a kitschy antique, like an old Philco TV set......

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I got my 350 in 2012 and is still going strong but the battery is staring to show it's age, lifetime map upgrades still work.

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