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Old 08-04-2005, 07:01 AM
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I have a Garmin 2010C that has fogged the last 3 times out. Fog will clear up in about 2 hours. Garmin told me they are backed up on screen replacement (2-3 weeks). I planning to send it back after fishing season. So here is my plan in the mean time. Leave it on in the house for 12-24 hours, cook the moisture out. Then seal it in a 2 gallon zip lock bag until I use it again. Then when I done for the day seal it up again. Hopefully this will do the trick. Is their any chance of screen burn it while its sitting?
Old 08-04-2005, 07:13 AM
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Garmin units are filled with nitrogen,so the unit is shipped dry and should not fog.Your unit must have a seal problem and lost it's nitrogen and now has regular air in it and has some moisture it has picked up.Your plan should be very workable,if the moisture level is low when you turn it off and place it into the bag.
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Good idea - you might even want to add a pouch or two of silica gel to keep it dry.
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Just get it shipped back when you can. Even though you might not see moisture on the screen anymore the boards will get coroded.
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Well, that idea did not work. I just got off the phone from Garmin after a 35 min wait. Their still telling me about 3 weeks for a new screen. I told the guy that nutz. He said the problem was they are having to replace alot of their screen. That's just what I wanted to here after spending $1700.00
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Garmin seems to have a non reflective coating issue on most, if not all of their color units (check threads here and elsewhere). The coating seems to rub or flake off if it's not treated with very tender loving care. Mono screens are not effected. As a result, they are having to replace a large number of screens under warranty. This is not limited to the 2010....so don't feel badly.

I guess the good news is that they will replace the screens under warranty...unfortunately the bad news seems to be that the new screens still have the same non reflective coating on them so you may have to do this more than once or until Garmin says they won't fix screens with coating problems any more.
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Think Tweiss - 8/8/2005 11:02 AM

Garmin seems to have a non reflective coating issue on most, if not all of their color units (check threads here and elsewhere). The coating seems to rub or flake off if it's not treated with very tender loving care. Mono screens are not effected. As a result, they are having to replace a large number of screens under warranty. This is not limited to the 2010....so don't feel badly.

I guess the good news is that they will replace the screens under warranty...unfortunately the bad news seems to be that the new screens still have the same non reflective coating on them so you may have to do this more than once or until Garmin says they won't fix screens with coating problems any more.
And Garmin still will not admit their is a problem with the coating on the screen. My screen has been great "except for the fogging", I put some purplemoo on it when I 1st got the unit. I does make the screen a bit darker, but so far no flaking at all. I can see waiting 3-5 days for a repair, but 12-15 working days??? WTF. I'm going to the Outer Banks for 2 weeks in about 3 weeks. I'm affraid to send the unit back because I might not get it back in time for the trip.
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Default Re: Garmin 2010C fogging screen burn in?

I had a hummer sounder once that fogged all the time, kept it in the hot water closet when not using and cured the problem.
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I have a Garmin 3306c which has fogged since day 1. I have had five (n=5) exchanges with Garmin with 2 different units. They even offered finally to upgrade me to a 3010c - which I can't fit on my console. The thing that really p------s me off is that they act shocked at my problem @ Tech Support. But from reading this forum, it seems like this is SOP for the units. It is pretty annoying as well as a little dangerous to have an effective black-out (or gre, fog-out) of 80% of the screen for the first 20-30 min. after the sun hits the screen. I had really expected more from Garmin.

Has anyone experienced failures they may attribute to all that vapor (mine appears to have 2 or maybe 3 layers of fog either among the lamina of the screen and/or below). My fear is that by the time my warranty runs out in the winter the microcircuitry in the unit is likely to suffer.

I'm really fed up with Garmin acting like I am the only one in North America with a screen fogging problem. Be forewarned!
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I have posted and preached on here all the screen problems with Garmin for 2 years, especially the 2006c 2010c and th enew 3006 and 3010c units. I had a 2006c with major screen problems everytime I turned around.
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The thing that cracked me up is that I was onthe phone with garmin tech 6 months ago and asked if they were going to do anything about the screen issue. The tech says "no, there is nothing wrong but I removed mine with windex ammonia and I like it much better"

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